We have carefully budgeted our Classic Pilgrimages for families, couples and single 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 us in Italy for our first annual Inside the Vatican magazine pilgrimage and dinner. During this pilgrimage, we will explore “The Greatest Holy Presences,” beginning with the The Face of Christ in Manoppello and the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist in Lanciano. [For more information on the Face of Christ in Manopello, read a REVIEW of Paul Baddes books, The Face of God and True Icon, that appeared in the online publication of Inside the Vatican magazine on September 12, 2012.]
Then we will spend time encountering St. Peter by attending Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica and receiving the Angelus message from Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square. Next, we will travel to Subiaco to explore St. Benedict and the monastic life with a reflection by one of dear friends, a Benedictine monk. Thereafter, we will journey to the south of Rome where we will learn about St. Paul.
Our “Day of the Ordinary Pilgrim” will include attending the Papal Audience and enjoying a walking tour of Baroque Rome led by Dr. Robert Moynihan, founder and editor of Inside the Vatican magazine. While in Assisi, we will encounter the life of St. Francis, the “Extra-Ordinary Pilgrim.” Finally, we will spend a day with Mary and the importance of mission.
To end this special pilgrimage, pilgrims will attend and participate in a Vatican Forum. A panel of Vatican experts and staff members moderated by Dr. Robert Moynihan, will discuss and answer questions on pressing issues facing the church today.