February 10 - 18, 2025
The Incorruptibles of Italy Pilgrimage Retreat
Join Fr. Josh Johnson and Sr. Josephine Garrett on this once in a lifetime pilgrimage to Italy! Highlights include nights in Assisi and Rome, visits to the tombs of numerous incorruptible saints, and a stop in the beautiful hillside village of Orvieto. During the pilgrimage, you'll also walk through the holy doors to receive your plenary indulgence. The Jubilee Year is an amazing time to visit Italy with all its' history, culture and magnificent culinary experiences!
• 7 nights at hotel/religious house accommodations - 1 night in Vicenza - 3 nights in Assisi - 3 nights in Rome
• Meals - Continental breakfast daily | 2 lunches | 3 dinners with wine, including a welcome and farewell dinner
• Luxury motor coach for airport transfer in Italy and specified sightseeing
• Local, Catholic tour manager while in Italy
• Tour manager from the USA
• Local guides according to the itinerary
• Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
• Arrangements of daily Mass including donations in unique and historical churches
• Hotel & city taxes and porterage for 1 piece of luggage
• Whisper sets
• Gratuities payable to tour manager, guides, and drivers
PILGRIMAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
• Airfare. This tour is sold Land Only.
• Meals not specifically identified
• Beverages with meals unless specified
• Other personal expenses
• Items not specifically mentioned above
EXCITING DETAILS TO COME
• “Tour is Confirmed” Email | Sent when the minimum number of travelers has been met and no later than 90 days prior to departure
• Hotel Information Email | Sent approximately 45 days prior to departure
• Final Travel Document Mailing | Sent approximately 10 days prior to departure
Day 1: Monday, February 10 - Depart for Italy
Depart on overnight flights to Venice, Italy.
Day 2: Tuesday, February 11 - Arrive in Venice | St. Josephine Bakhita Shrine
Upon arrival in Venice, you will be greeted at the airport by your Italian tour manager. Transfer by private motor coach to Schio and visit the Church of the Holy Family to learn about the life of St. Josephine Bakhita. Celebrate Mass, followed by a Holy Hour. Continue to Vicenza for hotel check-in and a group welcome dinner. Overnight in Vicenza.
Day 3: Wednesday, February 12 - Assisi
After a leisurely breakfast, depart for Assisi, the City of Peace, stopping enroute for lunch on your own. Upon arrival, celebrate Mass at St. Mary of the Angels Basilica, and see the famous Porziuncola where the Franciscan order began. Spend time in prayer after walking through the holy doors, receiving a plenary indulgence. Check in to your hotel and gather for a group dinner. Overnight in Assisi.
Day 4: Thursday, February 13 - St. Clare of Assisi | Blessed Carlo Acutis
Experience a visit to the tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis and learn about the sanctified life of this beatified and incorruptible millennial. Continue with a walking tour and end at the Church of St. Clare to see her incorruptible body and the Cross of San Damiano, which spoke to St. Francis, leading him to a life of piety. After celebrating Mass, the remainder of the day is yours to explore and taste specialties of the region including olive oil, truffles, Norcia sausage and cheeses. Spend time in evening prayer and sharing of graces before dinner on your own. Overnight in Assisi.
Day 5: Friday, February 14 - St. Francis of Assisi
Embark on a morning guided visit of the Basilica of St. Francis and celebrate Mass. Then, depart for the Franciscan Hermitage to pray a Holy Hour. Afterward, enjoy leisure time to explore the art, architecture, and serenity of this Umbrian town. Gather for evening prayer and sharing of graces before dinner on your own. Overnight in Assisi.
Day 6: Saturday, February 15 - Orvieto | Rome
Check out of the hotel and depart for Rome, stopping in the beautiful hilltop city of Orvieto. Celebrate Mass at the Duomo, followed by a guided tour to learn about the Eucharistic miracle, which led to the celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi. Relax with an enjoyable wine-tasting lunch to sample the region’s renowned selections. Continue to the Eternal City for hotel check-in and dinner on your own. Overnight in Rome.
Day 7: Sunday, February 16 - Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth | Bl. Anna Maria Taigi
Experience a full day with the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. Founded in Rome in 1875 by Frances Siedilska, the congregation has grown to 1,100 sisters serving families in 14 countries all over the world. Celebrate Mass at the Chapel, with time to pray and venerate the tomb of Mother Mary of Jesus the Good Shepherd. Enjoy lunch with the community before visiting the Church of San Crisogono. There, Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, a wife, mother and mystic, remains incorrupt. Enjoy free time on your own before an overnight in Rome.
Day 8: Monday, February 17 - St. Peter's Basilica | Scavi Tour | Farewell Dinner
Begin with a morning Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Take a guided tour of this magnificent church with a visit to the tomb of Pope Saint Pius X, who was found to be incorrupt 30 years after his death. Pending availability, take an exclusive tour of excavations below the Basilica, ending at the resting place of St. Peter. Enjoy a special farewell dinner together, concluding the pilgrimage. Overnight in Rome.
Day 9: Tuesday, February 18 - Depart for USA
Check out of the hotel and depart for the Rome airport for your flights to the USA.
Itinerary is tentative and subject to change
PRICES STARTING AT
$3,299 - Price per person, double occupancy
*This price reflects a $100 per person Early Booking Discount for deposits received before 12/31/2023 and an $95 per person Check Discount for those paying the remaining balance by check after the initial deposit.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT +$1,000
Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) travel protection is highly recommended.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND CANCELLATION TERMS
Deposit: $500 per person due upon registration
Second Deposit: $1,250 additional due 150 days prior to departure (9/13/24)
Final Payment: Balance due on or before 90 days prior to departure (11/12/24)
All payments are non-refundable, and subject to CTS Terms and Conditions including the CTS Liability Release. All cancellations must be received in writing. Penalties will be determined according to postmark date, or date of the fax or email sent by the cancelling passenger
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