Special Pilgrimage with
The MIR Group
for "the Young
& Young at Heart"
San Giovanni Rotondo
Fr. Mike Snyder-Spiritual
& Terri Smith
- Group Leader
June 4 - 16, 2019
Day 1 – Depart New Orleans for Europe
Depart New Orleans on your connecting flights to
Europe. Dinner and breakfast are served aboard transatlantic flight.
Day 2 - Arrive Italy
Upon arrival into Bari you will be greeted by your Guide
who will accompany you to San Giovanni Rotondo, the hometown of Saint Padre Pio
for dinner and overnight,
Day 3 - San Giovanni Rotondo (Full Day)
This morning you will visit the Old Church to celebrate
Mass and tour the sanctuary. It is here that you will view the crucifix, in
front of which St. Pio received the stigmata, and visit the confessional from
where St. Pio spent an innumerable amount of hours listening to confessions. The
afternoon is free for prayer and reflection. After dinner, you may choose to
join the weekly Candlelight Procession and Rosary at the Sanctuary of St. Pio at
Day4 - Lanciano - Manoppello
Today you will head to Lanciano and have Mass at the
Church of St. Longinus, site of the Eucharistic Miracle.. After time for
reflection, you will travel through the Italian countryside on the way to
Manoppello where you will visit the church containing the miraculous image of
Christ's face on a veil, the "veronica" (true icon) in the Santuario del Volto
Santo. You will have time for prayer and veneration, before returning to San
Giovanni for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 - Pietralcina - Monte Santangelo - O/N Ferry
This morning you will visit Pietralcina, the town where
Padre Pio was born. You will see his native house and the Church of the Holy
Family, with an adjacent convent and museum dedicated to Padre Pio. You will
also visit the pilgrim’s house which was built to welcome pilgrims from around
the world and the parish church, Santa Maria degli Angeli, located in the center
of the town. This was the church where Padre Pio celebrated his first Mass.
After time for lunch, you will travel along the beautiful Gargano Peninsula to
the Grotto of St. Michael the Archangel, a shrine consecrated by St. Michael.
Himself. Following the visit to the grotto, travel to the Port of Bari, where
you will board your overnight ferry to Dubrovnik. Dinner and overnight onboard.
Day 6 - Dubrovnik - Medjugorje
Upon arrival in Dubrovnik, you will be greeted by your
Guide who will escort you to the Old City where you will have time to explore on
your own. Inside this Medieval Walled City you will see the Church of St. Blase,
the Patron Saint of Dubrovnik. After re-boarding the bus, you will drive up the
scenic Adriatic Coast on your way to Medjugorje. Dinner and overnight in
Day 7 to 12 - Medjugorje
Here are some of the activities planned for the week:
Each morning, at 10:00am (noon on Sunday), the group will
assemble at St. James Church for Mass and the blessing of religious articles
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 Pray the Stations of the Cross.
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
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
After an early breakfast, depart for Sarajevo (Split or Dubrovnik) Airport for
return flights to the USA.
Tour Features Included in Price:
• RT air from New Orleans, incl. airport taxes &
• 3 nights accommodations in San Giovanni Rotondo
• 1 night stateroom accommodations aboard Overnight Ferry
• 7 nights accommodations in Medjugorje
• Transfers between Airports and Medjugorje via Private Motorcoach
• Professional English Speaking Guide in Italy & Medjugorje
• Breakfast and Dinner daily
• Back Pack & portfolio of all travel documents
• Daily Mass and Spiritual activities coordinated by Fr. Michael Snyder
San Giovanni & Medjugorje Tour # PPM19 0604-TS
Tour Price: $4,285* from New Orleans
(includes ALL Airport Taxes & Fuel Fees)
*Price based on double occupancy
Single Rooms & Optional Travel Insurance Available
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