Join Father Chad Vanhoose
On Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi
September 24 – October 3, 2023 / $4600 air-inclusive from Minneapolis MSP
This pilgrimage will immerse you in the incredible history, heritage and traditions of Roman and Catholic civilization. Featuring visits to Rome and Assisi, this pilgrimage includes everything in the cost except daily lunch.
Daily Mass – celebrated at the tombs of great saints and martyrs – is the foundation of each day. This will be complemented by a robust and immersive touring program through the greatest lives, moments and monuments of our Catholic heritage.
This trip also features the Diaconate Ordination Mass of seminarian Joe Wappes (Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis) in St. Peter’s Basilica.
This trip is limited to 35 guests and is first-come, first-served.
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 four 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.
Audience with the Pope
On this pilgrimage we will attend a General Audience with Pope Francis in Saint Peter’s Square. Seeing the Vicar of Christ and receiving his blessing is a must for every pilgrim to Rome!
Ordination Mass in the Vatican
The Diaconate Ordination Mass of seminarian Joe Wappes is one of the highlights of this trip! We’ll also attend his first Mass as a deacon and listen to his first homily!
Our pilgrimage to Italy comes to an end in the Seraphic City, Assisi! For two days we will explore this incredible medieval city, following in the footsteps of the great Saints Francis and Claire!
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 everyone purchase 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.
Seats and Upgrades
The group will be allocated a block of seats in the economy cabin of the airplane and seats will be assigned automatically during check-in. Passengers with the same last name will be seated next to each other.
As upgrades are not possible on group bookings, we suggest that you book the same flight as the group should you prefer to upgrade. In this event you will be given the “flying separately discount”, which is $1200. Please contact us for the correct group flight information and travel agency suggestions.
Meet the Team
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.“