City of Mosaics: Madaba, Jordan & St. George Church

Join Angela Sealana as she embarks on this week’s spiritual pilgrimage to the Madaba, Jordan, also known as the City of Mosaics. This ancient town and sacred pilgrimage destination has a long history that is mentioned in the Bible, specifically in the books of Numbers (21:30) and Joshua (13:9). We will visit a large mosaic floor in what is now the Orthodox Church of St. George, in Madaba. This is the oldest known & best-preserved map of the Holy Land.

During our journey, you will hear about:

  • The ancient map of the Holy Land looks like, its fascinating history, and how it gives us a glimpse into the past
  • The brilliantly colorful artwork of St. George Church, and what it’s like to visit there
  • The City of Mosaics; Madaba, Jordan, and personal experiences as a pilgrim in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • How this all connects to our daily lives, particularly what we can learn from mosaics.

We are so grateful to this month’s sponsor, Veronica Leal in honor of Deacon Dan McShane, who made this podcast episode possible.

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Jewel for the Journey:

Our differences, then, are not a detriment or a danger; they are a source of richness. As when an artist is about to make a mosaic: it is better to have tiles of many colors available, rather than just a few! – Pope Francis (Urbi et Orbi, 12/2018)

A Closer Look at Madaba, Jordan & St. George Church:


Get More Out of Your Journey with These Suggested Readings:

“They had everything in common. ‘Everything the true Christian has is to be regarded as a good possessed in common with everyone else. All Christians should be ready and eager to come to the help of the needy . . . and of their neighbors in want.’ A Christian is a steward of the Lord’s goods.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 952)

“Christian intercession participates in Christ’s, as an expression of the communion of saints. In intercession, he who prays looks not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others, even to the point of praying for those who do him harm.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2635)

Where is The Church of St. George in Madaba Located?

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