This May I’ve been enormously blessed to be on an “Off the Beaten Path” pilgrimage to Jordan and Israel with Lino Rulli from SiriusXM’s The Catholic Channel (ch. 129) and a fun group of pilgrims.

Here is the Sunday homily given at the ancient site of Petra in Jordan. This is quite simply one of the most spectacular places I’ve ever seen. (As you’ll likely gather from the brief homily, Mass was kept relatively short as we had just hiked for a couple of hours.)

Readings: Acts 10.25-26,34-35,44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 4.7-10; John 15.9-17 (see the readings at

Here are some photos from Petra (click to enlarge). Yes, I rode a camel. 😆

The Treasury in Petra, Jordan