Jordan Extension Trip prior to Israel (SOLD OUT) – February 2017

11 February 2017 to 16 February 2017



Arrival in Amman Jordan

Today everyone arrived on Air France safely and excitedly in Amman Jordan. We took them to our hotel for a great dinner and Mass and then to bed for a big day tomorrow.

Here you can see all your loved ones arriving and see some good views of the beginning of the pilgrimage and our hotel. Lots more tomorrow!

Birthplace of Prophet Elijah, Jerash, Wrestling with Angels... 2nd Day in Jordan

A great first full day in Jordan. We started by visiting the birthplace of Elijah, then Mass at a church that just experienced a miracle of Mary (Fr. Conlon’s Homily), then a great authentic Jordanian lunch.

In the afternoon we visited to the exquisite Roman ruins of Jerash. Then we visited the Jabbok River where Jacob wrestled with God and I wrestled with Fr. James! Here Jacob and was given the new name of Israel. Enjoy!

Amman to Mt. Nebo to Madaba to Petra Jordan

Third day in Jordan seeing so much! Mass at Mount Nebo where Moses looked across the Jordan Valley into the Promised Land (excellent homily here).

Amazing Petra: World Heritage Site of Stunning Beauty!

IMG_7141Colorful gorges, galloping horses, Bedouins and Camel drivers, the Treasury of Indiana Jones’ fame, rock caves and tombs, hot mint tea, multi-colored sandstone corridors 300 feet high – great experience.

Many people said they were happy to scratch this one off their “Bucket List.”

We also had Mass in one in one of my favorite Middle East churches with the paintings throughout the church depicting the Holy Land and many of the biblical places we’re visiting. Excellent homily by Fr. James Conlon. It is a stunning church and I think you’ll enjoy it. And…much more!

Jordan Group at Jesus' Baptism and the Crossing into Israel; Group #2 Arrives in Israel

IMG_7293(Picture: Contigency from St. Francis of Assisi in Ann Arbor Michigan)

Today the Jordan group left them on and we drove down to the Jordan River and had Mass on the shores of the river where Jesus was baptized. You can watch/listen to the homily and watch the renewal of baptisms here.

We then drove along the Jordan River north and crossed over into Israel and around the Sea of Galilee to our hotel in Tiberias.

The second group, coming from the United States today, arrived early at the airport and we picked them up and brought them up to Tiberias in time for dinner and Mass along the shore of Galilee.

Enjoy the movie for each group below.

About the Pilgrimage

Watch the entire 1 hour pilgrimage video below, or download the HD video file onto a flash drive to watch on your widescreen TV.

Jordan Pilgrimage February 2017 from Steve Ray on Vimeo.

*Airfare:  New York to Amman, Jordan, returning from Tel Aviv, Israel
*Full accommodations in Jordan as follows: (3) nights in Amman and (1) night in Petra
*3 lunches and 4 dinners
*All meals, tips and costs included

Click on the image below and discover the foods of Jordan!

Click on the image and discover the foods of Jordan

With Teresa Tomeo (Ave Maria Radio’s Catholic Connections and EWTN’s Catholic View on Women along with Fr. James Conlon, pastor of St. Francis Parish in Ann Arbor.


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