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Benevento & San Giovanni Rotondo - 17 September 2018

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€955 per person
for 2 people (seperate beds)
Double Room €955 per person
for 2 people (double bed)
Triple Room €955 per person
for 3 people (three seperate beds)
   
       
Depart from Dublin    
Arrive to Naples    
Duration 7 nights    
Price Includes
  • Dublin – Naples return flights
  • Two nights accommodation in the Grand Hotel Italiano on a half board basis
  • Mass & walking tour of Pietrelcina
  • Visit to Piana Romana
  • Visit to the capuchin friary in Morcone
  • Mass in the cathedral in Benevento
  • Visit to the capuchin friary of Sant’Anna in Foggia
  • Five nights accommodation in the Hotel Colonne in San Giovanni Rotondo (5 nights full board basis)
  • Mass in the ancient church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Visit to the English Office & tour of the sanctuary
  • Mass at the hospital, ‘Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza’
  • Visit to the house of Mary Pyle
  • Mass at the sacred cave in Monte Sant’Angelo
  • Time at leisure for shopping and personal sightseeing in the town of Monte Sant’Angelo
  • Visit to the cemetery in San Giovanni Rotondo
  • Attend the Vigil ceremony in the open Church of St. Pio of Pietrelcina
  • Stations of the Cross
  • Time for private prayer at the crypt of St. Pio
  • Comprehensive pilgrim travel insurance up to 85 years
  • One item of carryon luggage (10 kg)
  • *** NOT INCLUDED ***
  • Single room supplement €350 (limited availability)
  • 20 kg Check-in bag (€50 return - subject to airline conditions)
  • Gratuities
  • In-flight catering & meals where not stated

 



Monday, 17th September/
We will depart in the afternoon from Dublin to Naples. Upon arrival in Naples we will be met by our Tour Escort and transfer to the Grand Hotel Italiano in Benevento where we will stay for two nights on a half board basis. ~ ~ ~
Tuesday, 18th September/
This morning we will visit the town of Pietrelcina, birthplace of St. Pio. We will celebrate the opening Mass of our pilgrimage in the Church of the Holy Family and afterwards take a walk through 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 in Pietrelcina we will visit Piana Romana and see the tree beneath which Padre Pio received the invisible stigmata. ~ ~ In the afternoon we will visit the capuchin friary in nearby Morcone where Padre Pio entered on the 6th of January 1903. We will have a tour of the friary and see the cell occupied by the young novice. ~ ~ Upon our return to Benevento we will visit the cathedral where Padre Pio was ordained on the 10th of August 1910 and have time for prayer before returning to our hotel for evening meal. ~ ~ ~
Wednesday, 19th September/
This morning we will check out of our hotel in Benevento and travel to Foggia where we will visit the capuchin friary of Sant’Anna where Padre Pio arrived in February 1916. We will celebrate Mass in the ancient church and have time for prayer before continuing onto San Giovanni Rotondo where we will stay for the following five nights. After lunch we will check into our rooms and have the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. ~ ~ ~
Thursday, 20th September/
This morning we will celebrate Mass in the hospital, ‘Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza.’ and afterwards take a tour of the hospital, considered to have been Padre Pio’s greatest creation. ~ ~ In the afternoon we will visit the Church of St. Pio of Pietrelcina. After time for prayer in the Chapel of Adoration we will have the opportunity to admire the fine mosaics of Fr. Marco Ivan Rupnik, depicting scences from the lives of St. Pio of Pietrelcina and St. Francis of Assisi. We will arrive at the crypt and have time for private prayer in front of the mortal remains of St. Pio. ~ ~ During this special day we will have the opportunity to witness the cermonies taking place to mark this great occasion of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of St. Pio receiving the wounds of Christ. ~ ~ ~
Friday, 21st September/
This morning we will visit the house of Mary Pyle. ‘L’Americana’, as she was popularly known by the locals of San Giovanni Rotondo, gave up her wealthy lifestyle to dedicate her life to Padre Pio. She built a house close to the friary and welcomed into her home the many pilgrims arriving to San Giovanni Rotondo to attend Mass and confess to Padre Pio. ~ ~ After the celebration of Mass, we will visit the English Office where we will learn more of the life of St. Pio and have a blessing with the glove and crucifix of the saint. ~ ~ We will return to our hotel for lunch and have the afternoon at leisure ~ ~ ~
Saturday, 22nd September/
This morning we will travel to Monte Sant’ Angelo, home to the oldest shrine in Western Europe dedicated to the Archangel Michael. Here we will celebrate Mass and afterwards have time for sightseeing. ~ ~ As we return to San Giovanni Rotondo we will visit nearby St. Matthew's monastery where we will receive a blessing with the relic of St. Matthew and holy oils. After lunch we will have the afternoon at leisure to prepare for the vigil ceremony which will take place tonight. ~ ~ After our evening meal we will have the opportunity to witness the wonderful vigil celebration taking place at the sanctuary as we celebrate the life of St. Pio on this the 50th anniversary of his passing to eternal life. ~ ~ ~
Sunday, 23rd September - Feast Day of St. Pio of Pietrelcina/
After breakfast we will celebrate Mass and afterwards walk the Way of the Cross. ~ ~ In the afternoon we will return to Church of St. Pio of Pietrelcina and have time for private prayer. This evening we will join with the local people as the statue of St. Pio is brought in procession through the town of San Giovanni Rotondo, home to Padre Pio for over 50 years. ~ ~ ~
Monday, 24th September /
This morning we will depart from San Giovanni Rotondo and travel to Naples airport for our return flight to Dublin. ~ ~ ~
As we must follow instructions of the sanctuary and authorities in relation to accessibility, the above itinerary may be subject to change



   
 

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