4 Jordan: Amazing Petra!

by Steve Ray on November 8, 2022

We woke up to the sun shining on the mountains outside our breakfast window at the Marriott Hotel in Petra Jordan. Right before our eyes was the tomb of Aaron, the high priest, the brother of Moses, on the top of Mount Hor (Num 20:22-28).

Then we took our tour of Petra which has to be seen to be believed. Pictures and videos do NOT do it justice. We had a wonderful time walking through the cavernous corridor and arriving around the last curve to see the magnificent Treasury.

A lot of pictures taken of camels and donkeys drinking of Bedouin tea and coffee, and eye-popping views and scenes. Many people took the golf carts back up the corridor to return to the visitor center, our bus and lunch.

After a 2.5 hour drive north we arrived at Our Lady of Peace Center for a lovely Mass, surrounded by paintings of the Holy Land and biblical themes. Since it was November 8, the day for the elections in the United States, Fr. Frans gave a powerful homily on the importance of voting. Our Catholic faith and for LIFE. We arrived at the Dead Sea and checked in at the Marriott Hotel Resort.

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