Join Father William Langan on Pilgrimage
Sicily and Malta
October 15 - 25, 2024
Our pilgrimage will explore the rich culture, history, and architectural and artistic traditions of Sicily and Malta. We’ll begin in Palermo, the capital of the autonomous region of Sicily, founded some 2700 years ago by the Phoenicians, the famous seafaring people of classical antiquity. After two nights in Palermo we will set out and explore Sicily’s many wonders, such as Agrigento, Siracusa, Taormina and Mount Etna. We’re then off by ferry to Malta, the island-stronghold of the Mediterranean Sea, whose official state religion is still Roman Catholicism. Here we will spend three nights in Valletta, the capital, before returning home.
This trip is limited to 40 guests and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Airfare from New York (EWR or JFK) has not yet been included in the cost. When airfare becomes available in December 2023, group airfare will be arranged and added to the cost.
Morning Mass will begin each day, opening our hearts and minds to the grace of God. The daily program will follow, complete with private tours and excursions, all by private coach (note that roughly 3-6 miles will be walked each day). At the end of each day we'll then sit down together to enjoy the culinary delights of the Mediterranean. All hotels are rated 4 or 5 stars and your tours and transfers will be privately guided.
Our pilgrimage begins in Palermo, the fascinating capital city of Sicily. Here we will spend two days exploring the rich history and monuments of this incredible city. Our hotel is the four-star NH Palermo.
Leaving Palermo behind we’ll traverse Sicily towards Siracusa, stopping along the way at the Greek temples near Agrigento. Continuing on to Siracusa, we’ll spend two nights at the four-star Mercure Siracusa.
From Siracusa we head east towards Taormina, stopping along the way at Europe’s most famous volcano, Mount Etna. In Taormina our hotel is the four-star EuroStars MonteTauro, which overlooks the Mediteran Sea.
Leaving Sicily behind, we’ll board a ferry for the Catholic island-country of Malta. For three nights we will stay in the historic center at the five-star Palazzo Consiglia. Tour concludes in Malta.
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!
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Additional Trip Information
Saint Paul, the great apostle to the Gentiles, will be our trip patron. Not only did Saint Paul sojourn in Malta and help to establish a Christian community there, but he also visited Sicily and assuredly assisted in the formation of a Christian community in Siracusa. As the patron saint of Malta, Saint Paul will protect us on our journey. Saint Paul, pray for us!