This pilgrimage is specifically designed to appeal to Deacons and those candidates in Diaconate Formation. Other Happy Pilgrims interested in learning about the inner workings of Rome are welcome! The itinerary will focus on the lives of St. Lawrence and St. Stephen, throughout Assisi and Rome.
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This pilgrimage is specifically designed to appeal to Deacons and those candidates in Diaconate Formation. The itinerary will focus on the lives of St. Lawrence and St. Stephen, throughout Assisi and Rome. Here are some highlights:
Date : June 19-20, 2019
Depart LAX ~ Arrive Rome airport ~ Assisi
Wed, 6/19- depart LAX Thurs, 6/20- Arrival at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport. English speaking tour manager will greet us inside customs area. Transfer to Assisi. Leisurely afternoon. Private Mass before dinner. Welcome dinner at hotel.
Date : June 21, 2019
AM: Private Mass at the Tomb of St. Francis. Tour of the Basilica of St. Francis and the Franciscan complex accompanied by an English-speaking friar. Proceed in Assisi to walking pilgrimage tour of the city, Chiesa Nuova, Piazza del Commune, Temple of Minerva, Basilica of St. Clare. Visit the Crucifix of San Damiano and the incorrupt body of St. Claire. PM: Own lunch. Afternoon FREE to explore the joys of Assisi. Dinner on own.
Date : June 22, 2019
Porziuncola ~ Rome
AM: S. Maria degli Angeli for Private Mass. Tour of Basilica and the Porziuncola, the little chapel where St. Francis gathered his followers. PM: Proceed to Rome, own lunch at Autogrill on the way. Welcome dinner at hotel.
Date : June 23, 2019
Rome ~ Capitular Mass at St. Peter’s ~ Papal Angelus
AM: St. Peter’s Square. Attend Private Mass and the Capitular Mass at St. Peter’s. Papal Angelus & Blessing afterwards. Group lunch. Afternoon FREE at leisure. 6:00- Return to hotel -OR- stay in town for own dinner, and return to hotel on your own.
Date : June 24, 2019
Rome ~ Churches of St. Lawrence ~ Trevi Fountain ~ Piazza Navona
Full day dedicated to St. Lawrence. AM: Private Mass at San Lorenzo fuori le Mura, one of the seven pilgrimage churches of Rome. Group Lunch. Afternoon: San Lorenzo in Lucina, San Lorenzo in Damaso. Also, visit Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona. Group Dinner at hotel.
Date : June 25, 2019
Rome ~ Vatican Museums ~ Sistine Chapel ~ St. Peter’s Basilica
AM: Vatican Museums, the Sistine chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Group lunch. PM: Walking tour of Ancient Rome, including Coliseum (outside), Roman Forum, Venice Square. Consider buying souvenirs for Papal Blessing on Wednesday. Basilica of St. Mary Major. Venerate relics of Jesus’ crib. Private Mass. Own dinner.
Date : June 26, 2019
Rome ~ Papal Audience
After an early breakfast, depart for St. Peter’s Square. Attend the Public Audience with Pope Francis. Group lunch. PM: 5th Century Basilica of S. Stefano Rotondo, dedicated to St. Stephen, first martyr. Next, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Cathedral Church of Rome. Private Mass. Return to hotel for Group Dinner.
Date : June 27, 2019
Rome ~ Catacombs ~ Abbey of the Three Fountains ~ Farewell Dinner
AM: Catacombs of St. (Deacon & Pope) Callixtus. Abbey of the Three Fountains, site of St. Paul’s martyrdom. Own lunch. PM: Proceed to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. Private Mass. Return to hotel. Farewell Dinner at a secret venue.
Online Pricing Includes:
To make your online reservation as all-inclusive as possible, taxes and gratuities are being included. There is also a 4% credit card convenience fee.
- Roundtrip tourist-class airfare from Los Angeles
- English-speaking tour guide from touch-down to take-off
- 4-star hotel accommodations based on double occupancy (single supplement available, $595)
- Private deluxe motor coaches, movements as per itinerary
- Local Guides in Assisi and Rome
- All breakfasts, buffet style
- 4 group dinners at hotels
- 3 group lunches: Rome
- Farewell Dinner
- Assisi: tour of St. Francis Basilica led by English-speaking Friar
- All entrance fees and headsets
- Luggage porterage, one piece per person, at hotels
- Group donation for all private Masses
Online Pricing Excludes:
We strongly recommend all travelers purchase travel insurance. It is not included in your online ticket purchase. However, we are happy to assist you in purchasing travel insurance, just call or email us! Typically, travel insurance runs 7-10% of the total trip cost, based on coverage and age.
- Travel Insurance (7-10% of total trip cost, based on coverage and age. Details & quotes available upon request)
- 3 dinners, 4 lunches
- All drinks, except during Farewell Dinner
- Luggage porterage at airports
- Embarkation taxes, possible fuel surcharges
- Private Gratuities
- Any items of a personal nature or not specifically mentioned above