Light of the World Catholic Church
A Eucharistic Pilgrimage to Italy
May 20 – 31, 2024 / $5240 air-inclusive from DENVER
*UPDATE – THIS TRIP IS FULL. A SECOND TRIP HAS BEEN PLANNED FOR LIGHT OF THE WORLD – JUNE 17 – 28, 2024. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT THIS WEBPAGE.
Led by Father Matthew Book, the pastor of Light of the World Catholic Church, this pilgrimage includes visits to Italy’s most beautiful and sacred places, with a particular emphasis on the Eucharistic Miracles of Italy. The itinerary features two nights in Siena, two nights in Assisi, two nights in San Giovanni Rotondo and four nights in Rome, with day trips to Orvieto, Lanciano, Monte Cassino and the Sanctuary of Saint Michael included along the way.
Daily Mass – the cornerstone of each day – will be complemented by a rich Catholic touring program designed to bring the pilgrims face to face with the great saints, martyrs, Eucharistic Miracles and cultural heritage of Roman Catholicism.
Beautiful four star hotels, private bus transportation, private Catholic guides, all tours, tickets and gratuities, and daily breakfast and dinner are included in the price.
Growing Closer to Our Lord in the Eucharist
The Eucharistic Miracles of Bolsena (in Orvieto), Lanciano and Siena are included, as are visits to the tombs of Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint Francis, Saint Clare, Saint Padre Pio, Saint Benedict, Saint Scholastica, Saint Peter, Saint Paul and so many more.
Our trip begins with a visit to Orvieto, where we will venerate the great Eucharistic Miracle. We’re then off to Siena, a medieval city in Tuscany famous for its wine, horse races and most importantly, its saints and miracles. Our hotel here is the four-star Hotel Garden.
From Siena we’re off to Assisi, where we will venerate the relics of Saint Francis and Saint Clare and explore the many sites associated with these great saints. Our hotel here is the four-star Asisium Hotel, located next to the Basilica of Saint Clare in the heart of Assisi.
After Assisi we’re headed south to San Giovanni Rotondo, where Saint Padre Pio lived, worked countless miracles and where his incorrupt body now lies. We’ll also visit the Sanctuary of St. Michael the Archangel. Our hotel here is the four-star Hotel Gran Paradiso.
Leaving Padre Pio, we head northeast towards Rome, stopping at Monte Cassino along the way. Our pilgrimage will then culminate with four days in the Eternal City, where we will stay in the beautiful four-star Hotel Michelangelo next to the Vatican.
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ETIAS Application Required Starting in 2024!
Starting in 2024, any individual from the United States traveling to a EU Schengen country (eg. Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal) will be required to fill out an ETIAS application at least 96 hours before departure. There is a fee of 7 EUR to fill out the application. ETIAS will only accept electronic payments from your debit or credit card. Once payment is completed, most applicants will receive approval within minutes. An approved ETIAS visa waiver will be valid for three consecutive years upon issuance. For more information or to complete the application, visit here.
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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.“