Pilgrimage to Italy
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Led by His Excellency, Bishop Jeffrey R. Haines and Very Reverend Jerry Herda
8-Day Pilgrimage to Italy | September 12–19, 2024
I would like to invite you, your relatives, and friends to join us on our special pilgrimage to Italy! This pilgrimage will take us to the sacred sites of our Catholic faith, beginning in Assisi, the place where St. Francis preached and St. Clare founded her own community of “poor ladies.” We’ll walk in the footsteps of these revered saints and seek to imitate them as inspired servant leaders. We’ll continue to Orvieto, where the Eucharistic miracle of Bolsena is conserved, and tour the magnificent 13th-century church with its marble exterior of alternating black and white stripes.
Our pilgrimage will culminate in Rome, ever ancient, ever new! We’ll tour the city’s major Papal Basilicas, visit the Vatican Museums, celebrate Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, and attend a Papal Audience with our Holy Father. Of course, we’ll visit the sites of historic Rome as well, from the Pantheon to Trevi Fountain, the famed Spanish Steps, and more. We’ll even enjoy a day in Castel Gandolfo, the summer residence of the pope. Tour the Papal Palace and extensive gardens, and enjoy a regional wine tasting and festive dinner in this attractive hilltop town.
Best of all, we will be celebrating our faith, forming deeper bonds of friendship, and enjoying food and customs of another culture. There is nothing like sharing such experiences with friends and family in faith. Please consider joining us!
Bishop Jeffrey R. Haines and Very Rev. Jerry Herda
Full package price including airfare: $4,595
from Chicago O'Hare International Airport, per person, double occupancy
Air and Land Package
Cost is $4,595 per person sharing a room when paying by cash/check. $4,795 if paid by credit card. Minimum deposit is $500.
Land Only Package
For Land Only travelers not requiring air transportation, the cost is $3,495 per person when paying by cash/check. $3,695 if paid by credit card. Minimum deposit is $500.
Would you like your own room?
For single travelers wishing to have their own room, the cost is an additional $895 per person for a single room.
*Package pricing is estimated and subject to change until we have confirmed airline arrangements by October 20, 2023.
Enrollment Deadline: August 31, 2023
Final Deposit Deadline: May 31, 2024