Confirmandi & Family Members Pilgrimage to Italy
Saint Mary's Basilica
March 31 - April 6, 2024
$3600 per person
This pilgrimage will immerse you in the vast cultural and Catholic heritage of Italy. The itinerary features four nights in Rome and two nights in Assisi, with a day-trip to Orvieto along the way. Daily Mass – the cornerstone of each day – will be complemented by a touring program designed to complement the rich Catholic classical education of the Basilica School of Saint Mary. Highlights in Rome include the Papal Basilicas, the Catacombs, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, and many other incredible churches, basilicas and holy sites.
Private bus transportation, private Catholic guides, all tours, tickets and gratuities, and daily breakfast and daily lunch or dinner are included in the price. One daily meal (either lunch or dinner) is the only item not included in the price and roughly $150 should be budgeted for each student for meals that are not included and souvenirs.
PLEASE NOTE THIS TRIP IS ONLY OPEN TO CONFIRMANDI & THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS. CONFIRMANDI MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN THROUGH OCTOBER 20, 2023. AFTER THIS DATE IT MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE TO ADD TRAVELERS. REGISTER TODAY BELOW.
The Itinerary - An Overview
In order to bring you face to face with the living Church, we’ve arranged hotels in the heart of the Church. In Rome you will lodge near Vatican City for four nights at the Casa per Ferie at Santa Maria alle Fornaci. In Assisi you will spend two nights in a religious guest house in the heart of the medieval city.
Our pilgrimage to Italy begins 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 Clare.
On the way to Assisi we will visit Orvieto, home to one of Europe’s finest Gothic cathedrals, the Duomo of Orvieto, which serves as a solemn reliquary for the Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena.
Our guesthouse in Rome – located next to Vatican City – will give us easy access to the heart of the Church, the place of Saint Peter’s martyrdom and the seat of the Vicar of Christ, the Pope.
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.
important dates and action items
Registration - Until October 20, 2023
Registration is open through October 20, 2023. In order to register click "Register Now" on the top of this webpage and follow the prompts on the form.
Passports - Upload or Apply Today
After registering we will send you a link to upload your passport. If you do not have a valid passport you must apply ASAP. It can take up to three months for new and renewed passports to arrive. Passports must be valid six (6) months AFTER the date of return to the USA.
Welcome Boxes - February 2024
ProRome Tours will send Regina Luminis welcome boxes to distribute to all trip participants in February 2024. Items include: name tags, luggage tags, final detailed itineraries and more.
Zoom Meeting - February 2024
In late February of 2024 (dates TBD), ProRome Tours will host a preparatory Zoom meeting for all participants.
Final Trip Information - March 2024
About one month before the trip we will send out by email the final trip information, which will include the final detailed itineraries, the rooming lists, the e-ticket numbers for your flights (if booked through ProRome) and any other pertinent trip information.
Pricing, Payments & Cancellation
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.“