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In the Footsteps of St. Pio of Pietrelcina
San Giovanni Rotondo
     
Date 15 March 2018 Online Booking
Depart from Dublin
Arrive to Rome
Duration 4 nights
Price €699
  • Dublin –Rome return flights
  • Celebrate Mass in the Church of the Holy Family in Pietrelcina, birthplace of St. Pio
  • Walking tour of Pietrelcina
  • Visit to Piana Romana
  • Four nights accommodation in the Hotel Colonne in San Giovanni Rotondo (3 nights full board / 1 night half board)
  • Mass in the ancient church of Our Lady of Grace
  • Visit to the old tomb in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Grace
  • Visit to the English Office with blessing with the relics of St. Pio
  • Tour of the capuchin friary
  • Mass at the sacred cave in Monte Sant’Angelo
  • Tour of the hospital, ‘Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza’
  • Mass and visit to the Church of St. Pio of Pietrelcina
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Time for private prayer and reflection
  • Celebrate Mass in Lanciano, site of the first Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church
  • Complimentary comprehensive pilgrim travel insurance up to 85 years
  • One item of carryon luggage (10 kg)
  • *** NOT INCLUDED ***
  • Single room supplement €30 per night
  • Gratuities
  • In-flight catering & meals where not stated

 

Pilgrimage Itinerary

Day 1 - Thursday, 15th March

We will depart in the morning from Dublin to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome we will transfer to the town of Pietrelcina, birthplace of St. Pio. We will celebrate Mass in the Church of the Holy Family and afterwards have a walking tour of the town visiting the Forgione family home where Padre Pio was born and the Church of Sant’Anna where he was baptised.

After free time for lunch we will travel to nearby Piana Romana and see the tree beneath which Padre Pio received the Invisible Stigmata before continuing our journey to San Giovanni Rotondo where we will stay in the Hotel Colonne for the following four nights.

Day 2 - Friday, 16th March

This morning we will celebrate Mass in the ancient Church of Our Lady of Grace and afterwards visit the old tomb where the remains of St. Pio rested for over forty years. Today we will have the opportunity to venerate the remains of St. Pio in the old tomb and have time for private prayer.

In the afternoon we will visit the English Office and will learn of the incredible life of the saint and receive a blessing with the glove and crucifix of the humble friar. We will continue our pilgrimage in the footsteps of the saint with a visit to the capuchin friary where we will see the cell where Padre Pio lived and died. Our tour will end in the choir loft of the ancient Church of Our Lady of Grace where the humble friar received the gift of the Visible Stigmata almost 100 years ago. After private prayer we will return to our hotel for evening meal.

Day 3 - Saturday, 17thMarch

This morning we will travel to Monte Sant’ Angelo, home to the oldest shrine in Western Europe dedicated to the Archangel Michael. We will celebrate Mass at the sacred cave and afterwards have time at leisure for sightseeing before returning to our hotel for lunch.

In the afternoon we will have a tour of the hospital, ‘Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza.’ - considered to have been Padre Pio’s greatest creation. We will have time at leisure and return to our hotel for our evening meal.

Day 4 - Sunday, 18th March

This morning we will attend Mass in the sanctuary as the precious relic of the body of St. Pio will be returned to the crypt in the Church of St. Pio of Pietrelcina.

In the afternoon we will walk the Way of the Cross and have time for private prayer and reflection.

Day 5 - Monday, 19th March

This morning we will depart San Giovanni Rotondo and travel to Lanciano, site of the first Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church where we will celebrate Mass and afterwards venerate the relics.

After free time for lunch we will transfer to Rome for our return flight to Dublin.

*It is our intention to follow the itinerary as outlined above, however due to many factors like local holidays, traffic or weather conditions it may be necessary to make changes to the order of events or even the cancelation of certain events.

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