Noon arrival in Rome. Upon arrival transfer to San Giovanni Rotondo, time for rest, dinner and overnight.
San Giovanni Rotondo
Full day in San Giovanni Rotondo. We start our day with Mass at the Church where Padre Pio said Mass most of his days, and then we visit His tomb and the museum. Later time for The Way Of The Cross, some free time for rest and individual prayers, dinner and overnight.
Bari / Dubrovnik
After morning Mass we travel to Bari. En route we stop at Monte de San Angelo, the oldest shrine in Europe dedicated to the archangel Michael. Continue to Bari to visit the Basilica of St. Nicolas, containing relics of St. Nicolas. After dinner we board an overnight ferry to Dubrovnik in Croatia.
Dubrovnik / Medjugorje
Morning arrival in Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean. We visit the mediaeval old town surrounded by walls, we see Bell Tower, Pile Gate, Onofrio Fountain and Placa Stradun. Continue to Medjugorje for Mass, some free time, dinner and overnight.
Full day in Medjugorje. We visit and pray at the Apparition Hill and “Blue Cross”, a place of great healing and graces. Mass, time for individual prayer, dinner and overnight.
Split / Ancona
After breakfast time to visit the famous mountain of the Stations of the Cross and the Rosary Mountain. Some free time. Afternoon we depart to Split. After dinner we board an overnight ferry to Ancona in Italy.
Cascia / Assisi
After morning arrival in Ancona we travel to Cascia, the city of St. Rita, where we visit Basilica dedicated to her. Continue to Assisi for Mass, dinner and overnight.
Assisi / Rome
Today we visit the upper and lower basilica of St. Francis of Assisi where we celebrate Mass and continue to the church of St. Mary of the Angels. Afternoon departure to Rome for dinner and overnight.
This morning we attend the Audience with the Holy Father. Afternoon our tour of Rome takes us to the Basilica of St. Paul’s in Chains, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and views of the Coliseum, Forum Romanum and Trevi fountain. Mass, dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we visit the St. Peter’s Basilica and the tomb of St. John Paul II. Mass in one of the churches in Rome, some free time, dinner and overnight.
Return to Calgary
This morning we are transferred to the airport for a flight back to Calgary. Evening arrival.
PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY, CROATIA & MEDJUGORJE
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