Italy/Medjugorje Pilgrimage – Oct 28 - Nov 10, 2020
|Oct 28, 2020||Nov 10, 2020||Medjugorje, Loreto, Lanciano, Cave of St Michael, Padre Pio, Rome||$3299
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Our pilgrimage prices are all inclusive: transfers, tips, and airport taxes are all included. Travel insurance is not included but is available for purchase.
Oct 28 - Depart USA
Depart USA for overnight flight to Munich. (Dinner and Breakfast will be provided on the international flight)
Oct 29: Munich - Medjugorje
After arriving in Munich, we will depart for our short flight to Sarajevo, where our motor coach will be waiting to transfer us to Medjugorje. We will check into our host home for dinner and you will have time to attend Mass and the evening program at St James.
Oct 30 - Nov 4: Medjugorje
We will be in Medjugorje for 5 days and 5 nights. Our guide, Miki Musa will set the schedule each day depending on what is happening in Medjugorje. Holy Mass will be celebrated each day at St. James Church. We will attend a private talk with the visionary, Mirjana and have a group photo taken with her. We will also climb Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain, attend talks by the other visionaries or priests, as available, and visit the Cenacolo Community and Mother's Village. We will attend Our Lady's Apparition to Mirjana on June 2nd. Every evening at St. James, there is Rosary, International Mass and healing prayers. Adoration is available each afternoon from 2 to 5 PM and two or three evenings each week. Reconciliation is available each evening at 5 PM. Breakfast and lunch provided each day while in Medjugorje. Dinner own your own.
Nov 4-5: Medjugorje - Split - Ancona
We depart Medjugorje in the late afternoon and travel by private motor coach to Split, where we will catch our overnight ferry to Ancona, Italy.
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided in Medjugorje. Dinner will be provided on the ferry.
Nov 5: Ancona – Loreto – Lanciano – San Giovanni Rotundo
After breakfast, we will disembark the ferry in Ancona and travel by private motor coach to the Holy House of Loreto, alleged to be the house where Mary was born and raised. According to a 14th century legend, the Holy House was flown by angels to its present location to protect it from the Islam invasion of the Holy Land. Then we will continue to Lanciano to visit the site of the Eucharistic Miracle dating back to the 7th century. We will view a short film about the miracle and then Fr. Richard will celebrate a private Holy Mass for us at the Chapel of the miracle where we will have the opportunity to view and pray before the bread and wine that changed to the flesh and blood of Our Savior. After lunch, we will continue by private motor coach to our hotel in San Giovanni Rotundo for dinner and overnight. Breakfast provided by the ferry. Lunch on your own and dinner provided by the hotel.
Nov 6: Cave of St Michael – Padre Pio – Rome
After breakfast we will depart for Monte Sant Angelo (the Cave of St. Michael the Archangel). This is the only Catholic church in the world that has not been consecrated by a Bishop because it was consecrated by St. Michael the Archangel who appeared here on more than one occasion over the centuries. St. Padre Pio asked pilgrims to pray at this cave before coming to him for Confession. We will visit the cave and you will have some free time to pray and then grab some lunch. We will return to San Giovanni Rotundo to visit the Shrine of St. Padre Pio and Fr. Richard will celebrate private Holy Mass for us at the very altar that St. Padre Pio celebrated his last Mass. After Mass, we will visit the English Office and Fr. Richard will have an opportunity to bless each of us with a glove worn by the Saint as well as his personal crucifix. We will then depart for Rome. Breakfast provided by the hotel. Lunch and dinner on your own.
Nov 7: Church of Santa Croce - Holy Stairs - St. John Lateran – Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
The morning after we arrive in Rome, we will have breakfast and then travel by the Metro to the Basilica of St John Lateran where Fr. Richard will celebrate Holy Mass. After Mass we will visit Santa Croce (the Church of the True Cross) to see the relics of the Passion brought to Rome by St. Helen. Then we will take a short walk to climb the Holy Stairs. These stairs were brought from Jerusalem and are the very stairs that Jesus climbed for his judgement by Pontius Pilot. You will have the opportunity to climb them on your knees. We will then have lunch on our own. After lunch we will have a guided tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Then you are free for dinner and overnight at the hotel. Breakfast provided by the hotel. Lunch and Dinner on your own.
Nov 8: St John Lateran – St Paul Outside the Wall
After breakfast we will visit the Basilica of St Mary Major and after lunch, we will go to St John Lateran for a guided tour of the Basilica. The tour will then continue to the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Wall where St Paul is buried below the altar. After the tour Fr. Richard will celebrate Holy Mass at the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Wall. After Mass you are free for dinner and overnight at the hotel. Breakfast provided by the hotel. Lunch and dinner on your own.
Nov 9: St. Peter Basilica - Free Time
We will rise early and leave the hotel to go to St Peter’s Basilica where Fr. Richard will celebrate Holy Mass. After Mass, we will have a guided tour of the Basilica. You will then have the remainder of the day free to explore Rome and visit any of the many sites such as the Coliseum, the Forum, Trevi Fountain or some of the other 700+ churches in Rome. Breakfast provided by the hotel. Lunch and Dinner on your own.
Nov 10 Rome - USA
This morning we say goodbye to Rome and carry our many memories of Medjugorje and Italy home with us.
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