a Confraternity of St. Peter pilgrimage to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the FSSP
October 15-24, 2018
with Fr. Zachary Akers, FSSP
A Confraternity of St. Peter pilgrimage to Italy to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fraternity of St. Peter; a society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right, founded in 1988. With the ancient liturgy at its wellspring, the order has formed nearly 300 priests who are serving in 129 dioceses around the world.
Come join the Confraternity, the FSSP’s lay Sodality, on pilgrimage to Rome, the heart of the Catholic Church to pray at the tomb of St. Peter, “Prince of the Apostles” and at a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving at the orders Roman parish. Also visit Manoppello, Monte San’ Angelo, Mugnano del Cardinale, Pompei, Amalfi, Ravello & Naples!
- A Solemn High Mass at the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter's Rome Parish on Oct. 18th, 2018; the 30th anniversary of the order followed by a festive dinner
- Staying at a hotel in the heart of ancient Rome
- The four major Churches of Rome and the Catacombs (secret underground burial places of early Christians)
- Holy Veil of Manoppello
- Shrine of St. Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo on the 50th anniversary of his death
- Mountain cave of Monte Sant'Angelo on the Adriatic where St. Michael the archangel appeared four times
- Shrine of St. Philomena in Mugnano del Cardinale
- Amalfi Coast on the Gulf of Salerno
- Rosary Basilica of Pompei (tomb of Blessed Bartolo Longo) and the ancient ruins of the old city
- Tomb of St. Andrew the Apostle in Amalfi
- Ravello, one of the most beautiful villages in the world
- Tomb of St. Guiseppe Moscati, "Holy Doctor of Naples"
- Cathedral of San Gennaro in Naples (where an annual miracle occurs)
Cost:$3495 from NY JFK
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R/T non-stop airfare from NY JFK on AA
Land transportation by luxury motorcoach
8 nights at 3 & 4* hotels with private bath
Breakfast daily and 7 dinners
Guided touring as indicated on itinerary
Daily Traditional Latin Mass
Cost is based on double room occupancy
Add $495 for a single room
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Day 1 - Evening departure on-board a flight from NY JFK to Rome, Italy.
Day 2 - Morning flight arrival at the Rome Fiumicino Airport. Transfer into the city, stopping at St. Paul Outside the Walls, the first of the four ancient, Papal, major basilica's that we'll visit while in Rome. Continue on to our hotel in the heart of the historical district for check-in (for three nights) followed by an afternoon at leisure to visit the ancient Pantheon, Piazza Navona (Bernini's four rivers fountains) and the FSSP Church of Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, which is celebrating their tenth anniversary!
Day 3 - Morning at leisure giving time for the Papal Audience on St. Peter's Square. Afternoon visit to St. Peter's Basilica; among the most sacred sites of Christendom as it is built over the burial site of its namesake; Peter the Apostle, first Bishop of Rome. Continue on to the major basilica of St. Mary Major, one of the first shrines dedicated to Our Lady. Among its highlights are the Crypt of the Nativity (containing relics of the cradle of Our Lord) and the tomb of St. Pius V, the “Holy Pope of Lepanto”. Lastly, visit the minor basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli, first rebuilt on older 5th-century foundations to protect the relic of the chains that bound St. Peter during his imprisonment in Jerusalem.
Day 4 - Today we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Fraternity of St. Peter in 1988. Join with Fraternity priests and laymen at a Solemn High Mass of Thanksgiving, Vespers and exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at the FSSP Church. Afternoon visit to the original site of the Vatican, the major basilica of St. John Lateran. Within the main altar is the wooden altar on which St. Peter offered Mass. Next to the Lateran is the Scalla Santa, built to enclose the staircase that Christ walked up to meet Pontius Pilate. Finally we will travel outside the Roman walls along the ancient Appian Way to visit one of the Catacombs where many early persecuted Christians were buried in an underground maze of passageways, several stories deep. Visit the Church of Domine Quo Vadis, built over the site where it is traditionally believed that St. Peter met Our Lord while fleeing persecution in Rome.
Day 5 - Morning check-out and departure east for the Adriatic Sea, stopping en-route in Manoppello to visit the Capuchin Shrine of the Holy Face. Follow in the steps of Pope Benedict XVI who visited here on Sept. 1, 2006 to pray before the sacred image. Continue on to San Giovanni Rotondo, home of the Capuchin friar, St. Padre Pio, set upon a gargano overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Evening arrival and check-in at our hotel in San Giovanni Rotondo (2 nights).
Day 6 - Morning tour in the footsteps of St. Padre Pio. Visit the 17th-century Church of Our Lady of Grace where he offered Holy Mass so devoutly and heard confessions for over fifty years. See the choir loft crucifix (before which he was praying when he received the stigmata), his cell and the chair in which he died in September of 1968, fifty years ago. Afternoon excursion to the ancient cave of St. Michael the Archangel in nearby Monte Sant'Angelo; one of the most visited shrines of the early Christians. Here St. Michael appeared on four different occasions from 492 to 1656.
Day 7 - Morning check-out and departure west for Mugnano del Cardinale to visit the Shrine of St. Philomena, the 15th-century virgin martyr of whom St. Gregory XVI said "Whatever you ask of her, she will obtain for you". Continue southwest for Pompei. Afternoon arrival in Pompeii and visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, founded by Blessed Bartolo Longo, “Apostle of the Rosary”. Visit the famous ruins of Old Pompei, destroyed and partially buried during the two day eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Continue on to our hotel in Vico Equense overlooking the Bay of Naples. Early evening arrival and check-in (2 nts.).
Day 8 - A day excursion along the Amalfi coastal road with some of the world's most dramatic and beautiful scenery. Our destination is the village of Amalfi to visit the cathedral enclosing the tomb of the Apostle Andrew, one of Jesus' closest disciples. Pass by legendary Positano and stop at the mountain village of Ravello, a jewel overlooking the sea. Late afternoon return to Vico Equense.
Day 9 - Morning check-out and departure for Naples, one of Italy's oldest and most beautiful cities. Enjoy a walking tour of the historic center beginning at Piazza Gesu Nuovo to visit the church enclosing the tomb of St. Giuseppe Moscati, the "holy doctor of Naples". Walk through Via San Gregorio Armeno, the street of the nativity scene makers, and end up at the Cathedral of San Gennaro wherein is kept the holy reliquary with the blood of St. Januarius, 4th-century Neopolitan bishop and martyr, that has liquified yearly over the last six hundred years! Continue on towards Rome for overnight at our hotel in Fiumicino near the airport.
Day 10 - Morning flight departure for our return flight from Rome to NY. Early afternoon arrival in NY.