This pilgrimage will not be a “dawn to dusk” rush, checking off places on a “must see” list. Rather, it will be a quiet journey to some of the key places in the history of our faith, places we will see in a calm, prayerful way. We will make this journey together. Over 10 days, I will introduce you to the Italy I have come to know and love after 30 years of reporting on the Vatican, and coming to know personally St. John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis.
The trip will take us from Assisi, to Norcia, to Loreto, to Rome — from the loveliest hill town in Umbria, to the walled city of Norcia in the snow- capped Apennine Mountains of central Italy, to the town of Loreto over looking the Adriatic Sea, to the eternal city of Rome, and to the Vatican itself.
All of our pilgrimages are planned to be quiet and prayerful. We want your journey with us to be a peaceful, enjoyable, and unforgettable experience: a journey that both enriches your life and deepens your faith.Although you will visit many very special places, your journey is a pilgrimage, not a tour. The spiritual dimension — the search for a deeper encounter with God and a better appreciation of the history and life of the Church — is central. This is why the pace of our pilgrimages will be slow and peaceful, not rushed. There will be time to think, to reflect, and to pray.