||Special Pilgrimage to
Rome and Medjugorje
with the MIR Group
June 4-16, 2018
Fr. Ryan McCoy, Spiritual Director
Day 1 – New Orleans - Rome
Depart New Orleans for your connecting flights to Rome. Dinner and breakfast
will be served aboard transatlantic flight.
Day 2 - Arrive Rome
Upon arrival in Rome Airport you will find your luggage and exit the baggage
claim into the arrivals hall where you will be greeted by your tour escort
and/or driver and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a free afternoon for rest,
relaxation, or exploration. Your tour escort can suggest sights or walks for you
to enjoy. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 3 - Rome (Papal Audience at the Vatican – pending the Pope’s schedule)
This morning the group will go to Vatican City to attend the weekly Papal
Audience and Blessing given by His Holiness Francis. Following the audience
visit of the Vatican Museums, a group of most impressive edifices with hundreds
of galleries filled with art treasures. See awe-inspiring relics and works of
art donated throughout centuries as tributes of faith. Through the tour you will
cover The Tapestry Gallery, The Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel, containing
Michelangelo's mural of the Last Judgment. Later, enter the largest church in
Christendom St Peter's Basilica, built on the site where St Peter was martyred,
and which contains Michelangelo’s Pieta and Bernini's amazing bronze canopy. You
will have time to pray at the tombs of St. Pope John Paull II, and St. John
XXIII. Dinner and overnight in Rome. Day 3 - Christian Rome
Day 4 - Christian Rome
This morning depart for a sightseeing tour of a lifetime! Although, our focus is
on "Christian Rome" also you will see many important cultural and monumental
sights around Rome. The tour includes three Basilicas: St Mary Major, one of the
oldest shrines dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, a shrine that contains a relic
from the manger of the infant Jesus; the Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme
(Basilica of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem) which was designed to house the relics
of the True Cross found by the St. Helen on Calvary; and the Basilica of the St
John in Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome and the former residence of the popes
prior to their return to Rome in 1377. While here you may cross the street and
have the opportunity to climb the “Holy Stairs,” which is the actual staircase
from the palace of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem, brought to Rome by St. Helen in
the 4th century.
Day 5 - Rome
This morning you will begin with a visit to the Basilica St. Paul Outside
the Walls, which houses the remains of St Paul under its main altar, followed by
the Basilica of Saint Sebastian Outside the Walls and the Catacombs of St.
Sebastian, which are located along the Via Appia Antica. On the way back to the
city center, you will see the ancient Baths of Caracalla, Arch of Drusus, Chapel
"O'Domine Quo Vadis?" and the Tomb of Celilia Metella before returning to the
hotel. This afternoon you'll have the option to stroll through the Histoical
Center of Rome to see the Fountain of Trevi and enjoy gelato in Piazza Navona.
Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 6 - Rome - Medjugorje
Depart for Rome Airport for your one hour flight to Croatia. Upon arrival
you will be greeted by your Guide who will accompany you to Medjugorje and
recount the story of Our Lady’s Apparitions along the way. Dinner and overnight
Day 7 to 12 - 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.
Apparitions: 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 out-side 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 13 - Medjugorje - USA
After an early breakfast, depart for Sarajevo (Split or Dubrovnik) Airport
for return flights to the USA.
Included Tour Features
• RT air from New Orleans, incl. airport taxes & fuel surcharges
• 4 nights accommodations at First Class Hotel in Rome
• 7 nights accommodations at the Home of a Medjugorje Visionary
• Transfers between Airports and lodgings via Private Motor coach
• Professional English Speaking Escorts and Guides in Rome and Medjugorje
• Breakfast and Dinner daily
• Tips/Donations for Guide, Bus Drivers and House Staff in Medjugorje.
• Back Pack & portfolio of all travel documents
• Daily Mass and Spiritual activities coordinated with Fr.Ryan McCoy
Tour # MR18 0604-RM
Tour Price: $4,559pp from New
or $4,359pp from New York
Call for prices from other cities in USA and Canada.
All Prices Based on Double Occupancy
Single Rooms available for $620 Supplement
Optional Travel Insurance Available - Highly Recommended!
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