The pilgrimage is designed to immerse you in Rome. You will be able to soak in the beauty, culture and most importantly the Catholicity of this awesome city. You will visit the churches and other holy places that are found throughout the city and pray at every church they enter. This is our primary reason for being in Rome: to encounter Our Lord in the city that most reflects His beauty and awe. However, they will also take time to experience the smells, sounds, sights, tastes and culture of Rome.
This is a walking pilgrimage. Short rides on Rome’s public transportation are used to get us to the area we want to be in on a particular day. After that we will walk, a lot, so the students should be prepared.
We will celebrate Mass every day at the Basilicas and churches in Rome and Assisi. After our morning activities and lunch, we'll enjoy some afternoon sites until around 5 pm, giving everyone time to rest up before dinner.
There are over 900 churches in Rome, not to mention all the other historical sites. These churches are some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring in the world. We will see St. Peter's Basilica, St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, the Spanish Steps, St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, the Pantheon, the Coliseum, the Holy Steps, the Relics of the True Cross, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain, the Forum and much more. We will see the bones of St. Peter, the first pope, deep below St. Peter's Basilica, and we will see our present Holy Father, Pope Francis, at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
In Rome you will also visit the tombs of St. Paul, St. John Paul II, St. John XXIII, St. Pius X, St. Cecilia, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Monica, St. Robert Bellarmine, St. Ignatius or Loyola, St. Aloysius Gonzaga and more
We will also take a day trip to Assisi, home of St. Francis and St. Clare, where we will visit and pray at their tombs.
9 Day Pilgrimage
Rome & Assisi
per person/double occupancy
Roundtrip flight from Toronto Airport
Lodging in Rome.
All breakfasts & dinners.
Metro and Bus Pass for all of Rome for your entire stay.
Round trip train tickets for day trip to Assisi.
Tickets to the Vatican Gardens, Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
Tickets to the Scavi Tour: a guided tour deep beneath St. Peter's Basilica where you will see the tomb and bones of St. Peter (depending on avalability).
Tours throughout Rome of some of the best basilicas, churches and historic sites.
There are no other hidden taxes or fees.
You are responsible for:
All other meals besides breakfast and dinner.
Transportation to and from Toronto Airport.
Entrance fees to additional places not mentioned above, which are optional, like the Coliseum and church excavations.
Please Register Soon!
Space is Limited!
Registration & Payment
PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of spots available. Please register as soon as possible to secure your spot. The pilgrimage my sell out soon.
The total fee is $2400 per person/double occupancy.
Your reservation is secured with receipt of your $300 deposit, which is due September 1, 2017.
Payment should be made by check and mailed to:
PO Box 44
East Amherst, NY 14051
PAYMENTS SHOULD NOT BE SENT TO THE SCHOOL OR ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH.
If you wish to pay through Paypal a 4.5% service charge will be added.
There is no deadline to register, but please don't delay, the limited spots are expected to fill up fast.
The final payment of $2100 is due Nobember 1, 2017.
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