Day 1 ~ Monday, April 24
Depart Cincinnati today on board your overnight transatlantic jet flight to Rome, arriving the following day. Enjoy a full meal service as well as in-flight entertainment such as movies, music, etc.
Day 2 ~ Tuesday, April 25
Your spiritual pilgrimage begins with your arrival in Rome. After arriving at our guesthouse, we will prayerfully start our pilgrimage with Mass and a brief orientation meeting. After which, we will spend time in St. Peter’s Basilica where you will have an opportunity to climb Michelangelo’s dome (cupola).
Day 3 ~ Wednesday, April 26
After breakfast, we will have the extraordinary opportunity to attend an Audience with our Holy Father, Pope Francis. The afternoon will be spent visiting one of Rome’s most charming neighborhoods: Trastevere. Here, we will pray in the basilicas of St. Mary and St. Cecilia.
Day 4 ~ Thursday, April 27
After breakfast with the Sisters, we will spend our day visiting and praying in the remaining three Major Basilicas of Rome: St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, and St. Paul Outside the Walls. In addition, we will have the opportunity to visit the Church of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem and prayerfully ascend the Holy Steps.
Day 5 ~ Friday, April 28
The morning begins with a journey to Piazza Navona and St. Agnes in Agony, the Pantheon, and St. Mary Above Minerva. After lunch, we will begin our journey to Assisi as we take a charming train ride through the Italian countryside. Thus begins our weekend retreat in Assisi.
Day 6 ~ Saturday, April 29
After breakfast in Assisi, we will have the opportunity to visit the Basilica of St. Clare (where we will pray in front of the San Damiano Crucifix of St. Francis). Afterwards, we will make our way up to the Basilica of St. Francis to celebrate Mass. The afternoon is scheduled free time to explore the historical city, dine, and maybe even a bit of shopping.
Day 7 ~ Sunday, April 30
After breakfast, we will check out of our hotel and make our way to the breathtaking Santa Maria degli Angeli (which houses St. Francis’ Portiuncula) for Sunday Mass. After lunch, we will board our train back to Rome. Once in Rome, you will have a free evening to dine and explore.
Day 8 ~ Monday, May 1
We will spend our final full day in Rome at Vatican City. We will have a private tour of the Vatican Museums and Vatican Gardens, culminating with the experience of the Sistine Chapel. In addition, (reservations permitting) we will have the opportunity to visit the necropolis of St. Peter’s Basilica ending with the prayerful veneration of the bones of St. Peter.
Day 9 ~ Tuesday, May 2
With vivid memories of Rome and Assisi we will transfer to the airport and board the return flight back to Cincinnati, arriving the same day.
What Places Will We See?
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. While many tours and other pilgrimages spend two or three days in Rome, we offer the time necessary to see places few others do. On the list below, you will find all of the sites we will visit as a group, as well as some that you will have the opportunity to visit in your free time:
Incredible Tours and Seeing the Pope:
Breathtaking Churches often missed by others:
And much, much more!!!
Registration & Payment
PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of spots available. Please register as soon as possible to secure your spot.
The total fee is $3,450 per person. Single occupancy pricing and land-only pricing available upon inquiry.
Your reservation is secured only with receipt of your $500 deposit. Deposits are due 7 days after registration.
Payment should be made by check and mailed to:
St. Charles Catholic Pilgrimages
1257 Fagins Run Road
New Richmond, Ohio 45157
We also accept Credit/Debit card payments (4% service fee). If you wish to pay with a card, we will send you an invoice via email with detailed instructions on how to pay through PayPal.
There is no deadline to register, but please don't delay, the limited spots are expected to fill up fast.
The final payment of $2950 is due January 24, 2023.