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Special Pilgrimage from Denver to
with Optional Extension to
September 24 - October 2, 2018

Proposed Itinerary

Day 1 - USA - Medjugorje
Depart Denver for your overnight flight(s) to Europe. Dinner and breakfast will be served on transatlantic flight.

Day 2 - Arrive Medjugorje
Upon arrival at the Airport you will meet your tour guide, and board your private motorcoach for the 2 1/2 hour drive to the village of Medjugorje, where you will be introduced to your host family in whose comfortable, yet modest inn you will be staying for the next 7 nights.

Day 3 to 8 - Medjugorje
During your stay, you will experience the beauty and peace of this simple village, and have the opportunity to share your faith with pilgrims from all over the world. Here are some of the activities planned for the week:
     Daily Mass: Each morning, at 10:00am (noon on Sunday), the group will assemble at St. James Church for Mass and the blessing of religious articles immediately following.
     Climb Apparition Hill: 
Recite the Rosary while climbing the hill to the place where the visionaries first allegedly encountered Our Lady.
     Climb Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain): 
In 1933, the villagers built a 30' high cross atop a mountain to commemorate Jesus' passion and death on the cross. Climb to the top, stopping 15 times along the way to rest and Pray the Stations of the Cross.
Join the villagers and fellow pilgrims in praying the Rosary in St. James Church at 6pm, and stay for the alleged apparition of Our Lady to the visionaries at 6:40pm. Stay for the Croatian Mass the Blessing of the Sick immediately following.
     Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 
Our Lady has always called us to be close to Her Son. Join fellow pilgrims for Adoration on Tuesday and Saturday at the outside altar of St. James Church, and for Veneration of the Cross on Friday inside the church. Adoration is also available in the Chapel every afternoon.
     Meetings with the Visionaries: 
Pending their availability, the guide will arrange meetings with the visionaries.
     Visit to the Community of Cenacolo: 
Founded by the Sisters of Charity, Cenacolo is a community for young men and women who have lost their way in life, and are on the road to recovery. We will hear their inspirational words about their journeys back to Jesus Christ. 
     Prayer at the Statue of the Risen Christ: 
Pray at the bronze statue located on the grounds of St. James Church, and witness the droplets of water that miraculously seep out of Christ's right knee.

Day 9 - Medjugorje - USA


Day 9 - Optional Extension to Rome
Depart Medjugorje for Rome, the Eternal City. Upon arrival you will meet your Tour Escort and enjoy a free afternoon for rest and relaxation before dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 10- Rome (Papal Audience and Vatican Museum)
Today you will make your way to Vatican City where you will attend the Papal Audience given by His Holiness Pope Francis (pending the papal schedule). Following the audience you will take a tour of the Vatican Museums, which contain awe-inspiring relics and works of art donated throughout centuries as tributes of faith. You will visit the Tapestry Gallery, the Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel where you will see Michelangelo's masterpiece, the Final Judgment. Visit St. Peter's Basilica, built on the site where St. Peter was martyred, to pray at the tomb of Pope John Paul II, and to marvel at Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini's bronze canopy.

Day 11- Christian Rome
After breakfast depart on your sightseeing tour of some of the most significant Catholic sites in Rome. You will see the Basilica of St. Mary Major, one of the oldest shrines dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, which contains a relic from the manger of the infant Jesus. You will visit the Holy Stairs and visit the Basilica of St. John the Lateran, which was the residence of the popes prior to returning to Rome in 1377. Also explore St. Paul Outside the Walls, which houses the remains of St. Paul under its main altar. Visit the catacombs of St. Callixtus, where the early Christians hid themselves to escape persecution.

Day 12 - Classical Rome
This morning you will see the highlights of ancient Rome, including the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. A walking tour will bring you to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain where you can take part in the tradition of throwing 3 coins into the fountain in hopes of returning to Rome.

Day 13 - USA

Tour # MJ18 0924-JD 
&  MJ18 0924-EXT
                          Tour Features
*Round trip airfare from Denver (including taxes and fuel surcharges)
*7 nights Accommodations in Medjugorje: Family Owned Pensione
*4 nights Accommodations in Rome: First Class Hotel
*Breakfast and Dinner daily
*Transfers between airport & lodgings by Private Motorcoach
*English Speaking Tour Escorts and Professional Guides
*Sightseeing in Rome as indicated in itinerary
*Papal Audience (if the Pope is in residence)
*Welcome Packet / Document Portfolio
*Daily Mass and all spiritual activities coordinated

Medjugorje Tour Price: $2,745pp from Denver
Optional Rome Extension: $1,400pp
Prices based on double occupancy

Single Rooms available for additional Supplement,
Optional Travel Insurance Recommended

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