Mother of Divine Grace
An Italy Trip for Fathers and Sons
July 13 – 24, 2023 / $3400.00 per person (without airfare)
This trip is for Mother of Divine Grace male students (ages 13 – 18) who are accompanied by their fathers.* With overnight stays in Rome (6), Assisi (2) and Norcia (2), this trip will explore the most incredible places of Italy over the course of ten full days.
Every day begins with Mass followed by a unique touring program through Italy’s greatest sites. The educational component of this trip is complemented by outdoor adventures, such as swimming, hiking, rafting and mounting biking. The boys will also have the opportunity to venerate the relics of dozens of incredible saints and martyrs along the way, learning from their example and growing in the Faith.
Capped at thirty-two participants, places are secured on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost does not include airfare. Please see the below section on airfare for more information.
*If a father cannot attend, please see the FAQ section at the bottom of this webpage.
REGISTER BELOW. EACH PARTICIPANT MUST REGISTER.
Covid-19 Travel Requirements? None!
The Eternal City
Every morning we will depart our Vatican-area villa into the busy streets of 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.
Hiking & Rafting
We’ll spend two days in a country hotel near the ancient town of Norcia, the birthplace of Saint Benedict. Here we will enjoy hiking, whitewater rafting and some time with the Benedictine monks of Norcia!
We will spend two days touring the medieval city of Assisi and adventuring in the mountains above. The boys will have the unique opportunity to walk in the very footsteps of one of history’s greatest saints and adventurers, St. Francis.
The Castelli Romani – the mountainous area south of Rome – is characterized by its castles and lakes – Nemi and Albano. We’re going to bike through these mountains and swim in the incredible crater-lake of Albano.
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.
Everyone is expected to arrange their own flights for this trip. If you would like ProRome to arrange your flights, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, detailing your request. Please note that we cannot arrange flights using Points or Miles. If you would like to use Points or Miles to book your flight, please contact the airline directly.
Departure, July 13, 2023: Please arrange flights to Rome departing North America on the 13th of July, arriving in Rome on July 14th. You should fly into Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO). We suggest arriving in Rome in the morning or early afternoon.
Return, July 24, 2023: Departure is on July 24, 2023. Please arrange flights with a departure time later in the late morning or afternoon if possible, as the transfer from Assisi to Rome FCO on the 24th is about 2.5 hours by car.
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.“