assisi

Rome and Medjugorje

10 giorni / 9 notti


Upon arrival at Rome airport your tour escort will greet and welcome you to Italy. Start with a tour of this amazing city, which has the inique combination of being the spiritual capital for all Catholics and the centre of Western Civilization. Visit a vast collections of masterpieces in the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo’s famous ceiling and “Last Judgment”. This afternoon, during your Christian Rome tour, you will visit  St. John in Lateran, the cathedral of Rome. You will also see the Holy Steps climbed by Christ in Jerusalem, and the Basilica of the Holy Cross, where some of Christianity’s most important relics, including one of the True Cross. Of all the churches in Rome dedicated to the Madonna, visit the largest, Santa Maria Maggiore which was built in 440 by Pope Sixtus III. Celebrate Mass at Santa Maria Maggiore . Dinner and overnight (B,D)

 

After breakfast attend the weekly Papal Audience. Lunch in on your own. Your day in Rome offers you some free time this afternoon for shopping or sightseeing before gathering at St. Peter’s. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Today, with your guide, you will explore Ancient Rome with a tour that includes the Coliseum, Capitol Hill, The Vittorio Emanuele Monument, The Roman Forum, Circus Maximus and Michelangelo’s statue of Moses at St. Peter in Chains church. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

 

After breakfast we leave by coach for the airport to catch our flight to Dubrovnik, Split or Sarajevo – all three airports distance from Medjugorje from 2 ½ 3 hours. Arrival in Medjugorje. Dinner and overnight.

Experience the beauty and peace of this simple village. During your stay in Medjugorje you will have the opportunity to share faith with pilgrims from all over the world. Our local guide will accompany us throughout your stay.

Here are some of the activities you’ll be sharing with our fellow pilgrims: Each morning at 10am we assemble at St. James Church for the English-language Mass (Feast days and Sundays English Mass is at Noon). Follow the path up Apparition Hill where the visionaries first encountered Our Lady. Touch and pray before the cross that commemorates the spot where Mary first appeared to the visionaries.

Each evening at 5pm or 6pm daylight savings time, we will join the villagers and pilgrims to pray the rosary. The apparition takes place at 5:40pm or 6:40 daylight savings time, and then stay on for Croatian Mass. Don’t miss on Tuesdays and Saturdays Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and on Fridays Veneration of the Cross in the Church. Each evening during Croatian Mass, there is the Blessing of the Sick and blessing of the items you have with you.

Our guide will arrange meetings with the visionaries at their own homes provided that they are in Medjugorje during your trip, and pending their availability. We will have the opportunity to climb Krizevac Mountain, where in 1933 the villagers built a 30? high cross on the anniversary of Jesus’ crucifixion. Visit and pray at “Blue Cross”, which is a place of great healings and graces- a very special place at the base of Apparition Hill.

After breakfast you will continue religious activities with free time for souvenir and shopping. In the afternoon departure from hotel for our return journey to Split. Embark, dinner on board and overnight en suite cabins.

Breakfast on board. Early morning arrival in Ancona and transfer to Assisi. Guided visit of the Basilica of St. Francis, with its awe-inspiring frescos by Cimabue, Giotto, Martini, Pietro Lorenzetto and other renowned artists, San Rufino, where St. Francis was baptized, and St. Clare to see the Crucifix that spoke to St. Francis “Go and repair my house which, as you see, il falling into ruin”. This revelation led him to a life of piety. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis. Our return journey to Rome takes us through rolling hills, olive groves and hill top villages of the Umbria region. We arrive in Rome late evening. Dinner and overnight.

After breakfast transfer to airport for your return trip home. Safe journey and God bless    


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