© 2019 Marian Friars Minor

April 20-28 2020

Young Adult Men; ages 18-35

November 9-17, 2020

Walking Pilgrimage of Rome

We will be seeking out the many saints and holy sites to be venerated in Rome as we make our way on foot through the Capital City of our Holy Faith. Being the center of 2,000 years of our Catholic faith, every side street seems to have something to offer the pious pilgrim.  Many visit this Holy City only as religious tourists but for centuries Christians have walked to Rome, some even died there, all with the one hope of being able to kneel, even if only for a moment, at the tombs of the Apostles.  Many popes have given the very soil of Rome to distinguished persons as a precious relic, being made holy , as it was, by the blood of the martyrs.  Today its streets and sidewalks, and its many churches have been graced by innumerable heroes of the faith.  Therefore it is our hope not to offer just one pilgrimage to Rome but 8 pilgrimages in Rome, and one to the Venerable city of Assisi.

We will visit all the major basilicas and principle holy sites, walking the same paths that the multitudes of Christians pilgrims and saints have walked before us. We will Rome as they visited it, kneeling where they knelt and praying where they prayed.   

         

We will be staying at a bed and breakfast 10 minutes on foot from St. Peters Basilica, in the charming Trastevere district, the oldest part of Rome. The cost includes bed and breakfast for 8 nights, Rome city tax, travel to and from the airport, tickets to the Vatican Museum, the Scavi tour of the Roman Necropolis under St. Peter's Basilica, where St. Peter's bones are, the excavation site under St. Clement's Minor Basilica, and the Catacombs of St. Callixtus, as well as travel cost to and from Assisi.

The pilgrimage will be led and guided by Friar Anthony, who, having lived for many years in Italy and himself, has led numerous pilgrims though the streets of Rome.  Authentic Christian Pilgrimage is very dear to Friar Anthony and it is his joy to share this ancient tradition with you. 

 

Cost: $830 per person, that is about $92 a day. (Airline Tickets are at your own expense; and need to be purchased ASAP, please first call or email Friar Anthony for details (currently tickets are just under $900.) Deadline to sign up is February 24, 2020, at which time all pilgrimage fees will need to be paid in full. 

 

Example of Pilgrimage Schedule

 

Mon April 20: Departure from Cincinnati Airport, 

Check-in 

Possible visit to Trastevere district (Lunch)

St. Maria Trastevere, Santa Cicilia, St. Charles Sezze

Holy Mass @6:30 (FSSP)

Dinner

 

 

 

Tuesday 21:

7am; Mass St. Peter's 

Breakfast

Visit to Saint Peter's (prayers)

11am Scavi tour

Lunch (talk on Martyrdom)

3-6pm: Purgatory Museum, foot bridge by San Angelo, Porta del Popolo, Santa Maria del Popolo, Spanga, San Andrea dei frati

 

 

 

Wednesday 22

7:30 Holy Mass

Breakfast

Holy Stairs, Holy Cross, St. John in Lateran, San Stefano in Rotondo (14:30-17;30), Maria in Dominica, P. S.S. Giov. e Paolo, San Gregorio Magno

 

 

Thursday 23

Mass 7:30

Il Gesu, Ara Coeli, San Pietro in Vincoli, San Martino ai Monti, Prassede, San Maria Maggiore, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, San Pudenzia, Sant’ Agata dei Goti and other churches, to SS. Apostoli.

 

 

 

Friday 24

Possible Mass at the Annuziatina or 9am at the FSSP

Mamertine Prison, Forum and its churches, Coliseum, Constantine’s Arch St. Clements with excavation.

(Possible visit to St. Peter's)

 

 

 

Saturday 25:

7:30 FSSP,

Seven Churches Walk (St. Mary Maggior, St. Lawrence, Holy Cross, St. John Latern, St. Sabastion, St. Paul Outside the Walls)

 

 

Sunday 26

Assisi

St. Mary of the Angels

Monday 27

Mass 7:30 followed by Breakfast

Catacombs of St. Callixtus, St. Paul Outside the Walls, Tre Fontana, OL of Revelation.

6:30 Tea at the Casa San Giuseppe

Sunday 28

Mass 7:30 Breakfast

Vatican Museum, St. Peter's for prayer and thanksgiving

Leave from Casa San Giuseppe by 3;30pm