Inviting Students, Chaperones, Faculty and Staff of the Chesterton Schools Network
Chesterton Schools Network Pilgrimage to Italy
March 13 – 24, 2023 / $2400.00 + airfare
This pilgrimage will explore the great history, heritage and traditions of Roman Catholicism. Featuring visits to Rome, Assisi, Florence and Orvieto, everything is included in the cost with the exception of daily lunch. See the below pricing section for payment amounts and due dates.
On this trip you can expect daily private Masses celebrated by our chaplains, beautiful religious guesthouses within Vatican territory, and an expansive program of tours and immersive experiences through Catholic faith, history, tradition and culture.
Please see the brochure (linked below) for a detailed itinerary, and the FAQ section below for specific flight information and accommodation information.
This pilgrimage is open to students, faculty, staff and chaperones of the Chesterton Schools Network. Register below! Each participant must register.
Covid-19 Travel Requirements? None!
On this trip we will venture in the footsteps of the greatest saints and martyrs of our Catholic heritage. We will experience the history and magnificence of Rome firsthand and explore the most incredible places of Italy.
This trip features six full days in the Eternal City. We will explore Rome’s greatest sites, from the tunnels of crypts and catacombs to the many ancient amphitheaters and early Christian churches.
Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance. The perennial beauty of this city was accomplished by artists who were deeply inspired by their faith. Their handiwork will inspire in us a deeper love for the Divine.
Our pilgrimage features a day-trip to Orvieto, home to one of Italy’s finest Gothic cathedrals, the Duomo of Orvieto, which serves as a solemn reliquary for the Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena!
For two days we will explore Assisi, following in the footsteps of Saint Francis and Saint Clare. We will learn their stories and pray at their tombs, and come to realize the beauty of holy poverty.
Pricing, Payments & Cancellation
In order to register simply fill out the form at the top this page! Your place on the trip is then secure!
Purchase Travel Insurance
We will send you an insurance quote as soon as you register. We strongly suggest that everyone purchases travel insurance.
Upload Passport Information
Apply as soon as possible. NB - Passports that expire within six months of the travel dates are not valid to enter Europe.
The Chesterton Academy of the Twin Cities is flying from MSP. The Chesterton Academy of the Holy Family is flying from Chicago. All other Chesterton Academies will fly from JFK on a direct Delta flight from JFK to Rome. Click on “Important Flight Information” below for detailed flight information.
Seating: Seats on group flights will be assigned by the airline prior to travel. Groups are usually seated all together.
Additional Trip Information
St. Joseph – the foster father of Jesus Christ – is the greatest of saints. As our trip patron, we will pray to St. Joseph before and during the trip, asking this incredible man, the protector of the child Jesus, to protect us on our pilgrimage!
“The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her course.“