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Photo at the Wadi Rum or Roman Valley

Much-travelled Catholic News contributor Felix Edinborough writes about a recent T&T-St Lucian pilgrimage to Jordan and Israel.

Here we were in the Citadel in Amman, Jordan, marvelling at how history, spanning thousands of years, was preserved from the Roman, Byzantine and Islamic periods. We were a group of 30 pilgrims from St Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago.

The journey started one Thursday evening in November from Piarco and after stops in St Lucia where some members of the group joined us, and in London where we changed airports, we arrived in Amman the Friday night just in time for a well-deserved sleep.

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