Monday, February 13, 2017

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!

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St. Mark: Very Important; Very Little Known

by Steve Ray on February 13, 2017

St. Mark: Very Important Biblical Guy, Yet Relatively Unknown
Let me introduce you to him…

StMark3CorbertGauthier“His voice boomed over the crowds in Rome as they had all around the Empire. The large fisherman was aging but his voice was still filled with intensity and conviction. The thronging crowds listened with curiosity.

      “Rome was the hub of the civilized world and Peter preached the message of a Jewish rabbi named Jesus from the far away country of Israel.

Many in the crowd had believed in Jesus and had become part of this new society called the Church—the Church of which Peter was the acknowledged head. Standing at his side was his fellow-worker and secretary John Mark……”

For the whole story, click here.  For the story of Peter and Rome filmed on location, click here.

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