A pilgrimage is different from a vacation. A pilgrim is one whose internal travel parallels the external trip. On a pilgrimage, the interior journey is kept at the forefront of the traveler’sawareness. ~ Stephen J. Binz (excerpt from The Bible Today, 2016)
Join Father John Quigley, OFM, who will lead our small group of about 15 pilgrims for a week in Assisi and a week in Rome. Together we will celebrate Mass and visit shrines, holy places and notable sites each day. Price includes round-trip airfare from Cincinnati to Rome, all lodgings and ground transportation, meals while on pilgrimage (except three evening meals “on your own”), and entry fees for group events. The Pilgrimage schedule is posted below. This pilgrimage will involve a lot of walking, including hills and cobblestone streets.
Price per person for this small group, two week pilgrimage is $4,400 USD.
Price per person excluding airfare is $3,125 USD. See Assisi-Rome Registration Form for details. Reservation deadline is March 31, 2017, with $500 paid per person. To make your reservation, or for more information, please contact: Fr. John (513) 739-3969; email@example.com or Marc Greenberg (513) 310-1787; firstname.lastname@example.org
We will hold a pilgrimage orientation gathering in Cincinnati for participants in the fall.
Saturday 10/28 Depart for Rome at Cincinnati – No. KY Airport (CVG) at 3:10 pm on DL 4125. Change planes at JFK.
Sunday 10/29 Arrive in Rome at Fiumicino – da Vinci Airport (FCO) at 9:45 am. Together by bus to Casa Papa Giovanni Pensione in Assisi.
Mon.-Sat., 10/30-11/4 Pilgrimage in Assisi, visiting San Damiano, San Rufino d’Arce, Porziuncola, San Francesco & Santa Chiara (St. Clare) Basilicas, Carceri Hermitage, Santa Maria Maggiore Church, with a day trip to La Verna and more. Two afternoons and evening meals on your own in Assisi.
Sunday 11/5 Depart for Rome by bus. Lunch and tour of the Shrine of Greccio on the way. Arrive early evening at il Cantico Hotel in Rome.
Mon.-Fri., 11/6-11/10 Pilgrimage in Rome and Vatican, visiting sites including St. John Lateran Basilica, San Clemente Basilica, the Colosseum, Basilica of Santa Maria (Ara Coeli), Roman Forum, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, San Isidoro (Irish Friars), Trastevere and more, plus dinner with Bob Mickens, veteran Vatican correspondent.
Tuesday 11/7 Mass at St. Peter’s followed by Basilica tour. The afternoon and evening meals are on your own (a good time to visit the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel self-guided tour.)
Wednesday 11/8 Papal Audience Wednesday morning.
Saturday 11/11 Bus from hotel to FCO for departure at 12:30 pm on DL 445. Change planes at JFK. Arrive CVG at 8:38 pm.
We will hold a post-pilgrimage gathering in Cincinnati for participants to pray and “unpack” together what this pilgrimage meant to each of us.