Following in the Footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Peter through Umbria and Rome
Experience the beauty, history, culture, and faith as seen through the eyes of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Peter. From Assisi, to Greccio, Orvieto, Bagnaia, Tarquinia, Cerveteri, Rome and more - this powerful pilgrimage promises to renew, inspire, and awe every aspect of your faith!
The Jordan Pre-trip extension is $2,449. This is our favorite time of year to visit the Middle East – smaller crowds and cooler weather. Lovely time to visit the Holy Land — Jordan and Israel!!
We have the best Mass sites selected for you and we will visit every Rosary site and pray that Mystery while there.
Steve and Janet have partnered with the same Catholic Nazarene guide for all their trips over the last decade. Amer is a practicing Catholic and a walking encyclopedia. We consider him the finest Christian guide in the Holy Land–and we are not alone in that assessment. Having a Christian guide is very important.
You’ll enjoy Steve and Janet’s trusted hotels and delicious meals including some amazing dinner experiences away from the typical hotel buffets.
Wine is provided with all dinners along with a wide range of cuisines to experience the Holy Land to it’s fullest.
You will receive their 110-page color handbook, daily YouTube videos so your family and friends can join you virtually every day and a fully edited movie of your trip upon your return home.
Steve personally teaches at the holy sites and shares experiences from over 150 previous trips to Israel and other biblical lands since 1995. We do everything we can to support the local Christians who only make up 1.5% of the population.
Daily Mass at the holiest sites and we pray every Mystery of the Rosary where it took place. Also, pray the Stations of the Cross on the way to Calvary and Mass at the Tomb.
Enjoy a group of like-minded Catholics from around the country for a marvelous pilgrimage through the land of our Lord and Our Lady. We will share ministry and ideas along the way– to help and encourage all the deacons and their wives.
In Jordan you will visit all five of the Pilgrimage Sites designated during the visit of Pope John Paul II. Each of them are marvelous biblical sites in addition to all the others you will visit.
A prayerful and powerful pilgrimage awaits you in the Holy Land with Father Declan McNicholas. Experience the perfect blend of faith and culture on this spectacular tour of the Holy Land! Journey to the heart of the Catholic Faith and explore the world’s most beautiful sacred spaces. Visit stunning sights where our faith began in the cities of Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, and more. Time to pack your bags for the trip of a lifetime!
Rome & Assisi, Italy | Jan 01, 2023 - Jan 09, 2023
Experience the perfect blend of faith, culture, and history on this extraordinary pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome! Journey with classmates to the heart of the Catholic Church and explore some of our faith’s most beautiful sacred spaces. Visit stunning basilicas, museums and ancient sites. Enjoy Italy and all it has to offer, including wonderfully classic Italian cuisine on this one-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage!
“Lord, let your dust be upon me.” Respond with us to Jesus’ invitation to ‘Come and follow’ Him like never before, through modern-day Galilee, Nazareth, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Together we will share daily Mass, Spirit-filled messages, and powerful prayer encounters as we walk where Jesus walked. Rather than a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ encounter with Christ, we believe this will be a turning point for new life that endures.
Please join us on this special pilgrimage to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Catholic Studies in Rome - a transformative part of Catholic Studies. Highlights include a private after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, an excursion to Orvieto, daily Mass at unique and historical churches (including St. Peter's Basilica), conversations with Vatican officials about the global Church, and opportunities to interact with Catholic Studies students and faculty. This is a unique opportunity to see Rome, not as a tourist but as a pilgrim, and to deepen your understanding of the intellectual, cultural, and spiritual experience of Catholic Studies.
Main Tour: Burgundy region - While the Burgundy region of France is renowned for its glorious wines, the Catholic origins of these exquisite terroirs are almost forgotten. From the age of Charlemagne, Benedictine tended this special soil learning how to coax the finest flavors from the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, depending on the perfect balance of sun, wind, earth and water, until the vineyards were expropriated during the French Revolution. This very special tour explores the deep Christian roots of wine and the fruit of Christ’s first miracle, drawing together art, spirituality and a mini-course in learning to taste and appreciate some of the finest wines on Earth.
Follow the footsteps of the Benedictines at Cluny and Citeaux, and visit the shrine at Paray-le-Monial where the Sacred Heart appeared to Margaret Mary Alacoque, igniting that world-wide devotion. See some the greatest churches of the Romanesque era, the Cathedral of Autun and Vezelay, the site of Mary Magdalen’s burial. This extraordinary architectural period, with its virtuoso stone carving and powerful presence, was the Catholic church’s earliest expression of a global style. Led by art historian Liz Lev and theologian Thomas Williams on this special journey, you can enjoy their expertise as certified sommeliers!
Pre-Tour: Paris - Experience Paris with world-renowned art historian, Dr. Liz Lev. Witness the art, faith and culture come alive as she leads you through the Christian history of Paris, the architectural masterpieces and the beauty house within the Louvre Museum. Do not miss this incredible opportunity!
Youth of the World are invited to join Pope Francis in Lisbon to celebrate World Youth Day! Attend World Youth Day events, including the Saturday night Vigil and Sunday Papal Mass. Attend catechesis and, visit the World famous pilgrimage site in Fatima.
Youth of the diocese of Winona are invited to join Pope Francis in Lisbon to celebrate World Youth Day! Attend World Youth Day events, including the Saturday night Vigil and Sunday Papal Mass. Attend catechesis and, visit the World famous pilgrimage site in Fatima. Enjoy a post trip extension to Spain where you will experience sites in Madrid, Toledo and Avila.
Youth of the diocese of Saginaw are invited to join Bishop Gruss and Pope Francis in Lisbon to celebrate World Youth Day! World Youth Day will be a memorable pilgrimage with days of catechesis, festival, prayer and the Sacraments. Pilgrims will end the pilgrimage with a 24 hour prayer vigil and Mass with the Holy Father.