Classic Italy Pilgrimage
“Women Saints Through the Centuries”
Rome: October 10 – 18, 2022
We have carefully budgeted our Classic Pilgrimages for travelers so that they can experience the unique qualities of Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages at our most affordable price, without sacrificing Inside the Vatican integrity and style. These pilgrimages are limited to 35 pilgrims, never more! We cap the number of pilgrims because we want to keep each pilgrimage as intimate as possible.
Join Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages in this unique opportunity with Barbara Heil and our own, Deborah Tomlinson, on a sacred journey through Rome and nearby areas, encountering Our Lady and the feminine genius’ of the female saints, leaders and benefactors of the early Church and Rome.
During our time in Rome we will be staying at the beautiful Villa Serenella, a stately, typically Roman villa-turned- monastery surrounded by 13 acres of olive groves, pine trees, and walking paths. Situated outside of the city, the Villa Serenella is a perfect place to retreat to and relax after a day of touring the city!
A Letter of Invitation …
I would like to invite you to join Deborah Tomlinson and myself on a Roman pilgrimage in the footsteps of our sisters in the Faith, who call us to enter with them into the Kingdom of Heaven. From the earliest days of the church, women have been an integral part of the Church and the Faith.
More than a tour, it will be a true pilgrimage – a journey both physical and spiritual – that we will travel through Rome and Assisi, where we will drink of the legacy and lives of many women who were faithful witnesses of the Faith through their lives, leadership, witness and even death. In Rome, we will visit the shrines of Sts. Prassedes and Pudentiana, early Roman believers, sisters and daughters of St. Pudens, baptized by St. Paul, and women who offered shelter to St. Peter! We will participate in a Papal audience and then go to Our Lady of Revelations where the Holy Mother Mary appeared. We will also visit the Vatican museums and the Catacombs of St. Priscilla, with its Marian depictions and mural of an early Christian woman.
We will go to Assisi, to the chapel of St. Clare, as well as St. Francis, and continue our pilgrimage with special Masses, time for prayer and contemplation, returning to Rome to visit holy sites associated with St. Barbara, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Bridget, the Blessed Virgin, St. Monica, and more!
Plus, we will see original Caravaggio paintings during our journey, as well as tour a nearby winery and enjoy an Italian cooking class for good measure! Please read the Information and Registration Packet for the complete schedule and make plans to join us for this unique pilgrimage in the footsteps of women saints through the centuries.
– Barbara Heil