“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”-St. Augustine
Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages are different from all other tours and pilgrimages. We craft a daily itinerary which creates a fabric woven of spiritual, historical and personal elements – the personalities of great saints, the personalities of those we encounter and the personalities of our pilgrims with everything they bring from their lives and their faith journeys. Our pilgrimages, therefore, are unique, unrepeatable experiences.
Our Signature Pilgrimages — small, private groups averaging 15 pilgrims – are impossible to mass produce. They are like a product of an artisan, a work of art that reflects the painstaking commitment of an artist to create something of great and unique beauty. Personal encounter is the key to our Signature Pilgrimages. With more than 30 years of publishing Inside the Vatican magazine, we have colleagues and friends all over the world — and many of them have become part of our Pilgrimage family.
Our Classic Pilgrimages are carefully budgeted for families, couples and single travelers so that they can experience the unique qualities of Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages at an affordable price, without sacrificing Inside the Vatican integrity and style. We often stay in a lovely, secluded monastery on the outskirts of Rome, or a charming guesthouse in the Medieval city of Assisi; wherever we stay, our accommodations are always quiet, comfortable and conducive to the rich spiritual experience we strive to have on each of our pilgrimages.
An Inside the Vatican pilgrimage is a total immersion experience—unrepeatable and unforgettable, informative and transformative. Our focus is not solely on the stones of the churches and basilicas we visit in places like Assisi, Norcia or Rome, but also on those “living stones” which are the souls of the people we encounter in these places — the Franciscan Sisters and Brothers of Assisi, the Benedictine Monks of Norcia, the Vatican Cardinals and Monsignors, the Swiss Guards in Rome and even ourselves, the pilgrims.
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Signature ITALY April 2023
Easter in Italy
Join us as we begin our pilgrimage in the Umbrian hills near the very center of Italy. Assisi is one of the loveliest, most peaceful cities in the world. The very light and air of the city seem filled with the presence of the spirits of St. Francis and St. Clare. We will spend three nights in this special city, preparing for Easter — studying the readings of the Easter Vigil Mass.
Classic ITALY April 2023
Miracles of Mercy
Join us in Rome as we celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy and discover other “Miracles of Mercy”. We pilgrimage to some of the holiest sites in the city of Rome, including the site of Our Lady’s visit to Alphonse Rattisbonne as she appears on the Miraculous Medal, and in the small towns of Lanciano and Manoppello. Experience the transforming power of God’s love for us.
Classic ITALY June 2023
Toward the Face of Christ
From the ancient rooms where St. Peter lived for seven years, to the bishop’s residence in Assisi; from the treasure trove of art and faith at the Vatican Museum, to the Benedictine monastery of Norcia; we will encounter some of the “living stones” of our Church, as we journey toward the Face of Christ in the form of the miraculous Face of Manoppello.
Signature ENGLAND June 2023
St. Thomas More
Join us in this unique journey to England following in the footsteps of great English men of faith such as Saints John Henry Newman and Thomas More! You will have the opportunity to stand in Saint Thomas More’s cell in the Tower of London, where he spent his last month before his martyrdom. We will also visit Oxford, where Saint John Henry Newman lived and taught.
Classic IRELAND July 2023
Saints and Scholars
Come join us on a faith journey through Catholic Ireland beginning where it all began, at the Hill of Slane, and continuing around the country on a path that takes the ancient stones scattered all around and makes them life-giving for today, for you. For generations, Ireland has been perceived as a Catholic country, holding fast to the values of Christ’s teaching.
Classic ENGLAND August 2023
Join us as we journey through England, seeking Our Lady, and deepening our own devotion to her. Trace the history of Catholicism in England — called by the devout King Richard II “Mary’s Dowry.” Travel from Ramsgate, where the “Apostle to the English,” St. Augustine, first landed, to Walsingham, “England’s Nazareth,” visiting many places along the way.
Classic ITALY October 2023
Annual ITV Magazine
Join us for the Annual Inside the Vatican magazine pilgrimage to Italy! Visit some of the holiest sites in Rome including the four papal basilicas. Attend a special dinner in Rome with many of our friends, a Vatican Forum, a panel of important Vatican staff members moderated by our own Dr. Moynihan to discuss issues facing the Church today.
Classic ITALY October 2023
Women Saints Pilgrimage
Join us on this unique opportunity as we journey through Rome, encountering the spiritual places of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Clare of Assisi, St. Catherine of Siena, and many more. We hope to understand the lives and spirituality of these women of God, so we may deepen our understanding of our own dignity as Christian men and women.