Confraternity Plans 25th Anniversary Pilgrimage to Italy in October

Saint Peters Square in Rome

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The Confraternity of Saint Peter is welcoming Fraternity supporters to attend a pilgrimage to Italy to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. The pilgrimage will be held from October 14-23, 2013, being led by Fr. James Fryar, FSSP, the Chaplain of the Confraternity of Saint Peter.

Dates: October 14‐23, 2013

Approximate Cost: $3595 all inclusive from NYC, double occupancy (single occupancy +$395)

For more information and questions, call Tish Gallagher at (916) 223-3112 or review the pilgrimage on Syversen Tours.

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St Peters Basilica in RomeIncludes:

  • Round trip, non‐stop air from JFK in NYC, all airport taxes
  • Land travel by luxury motor-­coach
  • 3  hotel accommodations w/ private bath
  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • All touring as indicated on itinerary
  • Daily Holy Mass

Highlights of the Pilgrimage:

  • A Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving in Rome on the 25th anniversary of the FSSP
  • A General Audience with Pope Francis
  • The four Major Churches of Rome
  • The Catacombs (secret underground burial places of the early Christians)
  • The Holy Staircase (Scalla Santa) on which Christ climbed to meet Pilate
    Shrines of St. Gerard Majella, St. Maria Goretti & St. Philomena
    Rosary Basilica of Pompeii (tomb of Bl. Bartolo Longo) and the ancient ruins of the old city
  • The home of St. Guiseppe Moscati, the holy Doctor of Naples
  • The tomb of St. Andrew the Apostle
  • The exquisite towns and scenery of the Amalfi Coast

Daily Itenerary:

Day 1 – Evening flight departure from NY JFK Airport on-board a flight to Rome, Italy.

Day 2 – Morning arrival at the Rome Fuimicino Airport and transfer to downtown Rome for
check-in at the Hotel Conciliazione within close walking distance to St. Peter’s
Square & Basilica. Time to rest in the afternoon followed by Holy Mass at the FSSP Church
later in the day.

Day 3 – This morning join with pilgrims from all over the world for an audience with the Holy Father on St. Peter’s Square. Afternoon tour to visit two of Rome’s major basilica’s; St. Mary Major & St. Paul Outside the Walls. Passing by the ruins of the Roman Forum and the Coliseum, our first stop will be at 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) & the tomb of St. Pius V, the “Holy Pope of Lepanto”. Next, visit the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, built over the tomb of St. Paul, “the tireless traveler of Christ”.

The Roman Forum in Rome

The Roman Colosseum in Rome

The Catacombs of Rome

Day 4 – Morning visit to St. Peter’s Basilica as well as one of the Catacombs. As the principal church of the Pope, St. Peter’s is among the most sacred sites in all of Christendom as it is built over the burial site of its namesake; Peter the Apostle, first Bishop of Rome. Continue on to one of the Catacombs, the underground tunnels where the early Christians buried their dead during the persecutions. Afternoon at leisure. You may want to take this time to climb the Spanish Steps, see the grand fountains of Bernini at the Piazza Navona and marvel at the breathtaking interior of the ancient Pantheon.

Start the Pilgrimage with Mass at Our Parish in Rome, Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini

Day 5 – Today is the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Fraternity of St. Peter on Oct. 18, 1988. Join with Fraternity priests and laymen at a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving at the FSSP Rome Parish of Santissima Trinita dei Pellegrini. Also visit the original Vatican, the Basilica of St. John Lateran. Within the main altar of this basilica is the wooden altar on which St. Peter offered Mass while in Rome. Adjacent to St. John Lateran is the Church of Scalla Santa, built to enclose the staircase that Christ walked up to meet Pontius Pilate.

Saint John Lateran in Rome

The Interior of St. John Lateran in Rome

Day 6 – Morning check-out and departure south for the ancient city of Pompeii. Afternoon arrival and visit of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, founded by Blessed Bartolo Longo, “Apostle of the Rosary”. Visit the basilica and the famous ruins of the old city, destroyed and partially buried during the two day eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. Late afternoon arrival and check-in at the Hotel Casa Del Pellegrini in Sant’Anastasia, next to the Shrine of Madonna dell’Arco, where we will spend the next three nights.

 Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii

Day 7 – Full day excursion to the shrines of St. Gerard Majella, the 18th Cnt. patron of expectant Mothers and falsely accused, in Materdomini, and St. Philomena, powerful 4th Cnt. virgin martyr, in Mugnano del Cardinale. Late afternoon return to Sant’Anastasia.

Shrine of St Filomena

Day 8 – A day along the exquisite Amalfi coast! Upon arrival in the picturesque town of Amalfi, visit the Cathedral of St. Andrew, wherein are the relics of this great Apostle of the Cross. Time at leisure in Amalfi before returning to Sant’Anastasia.

Shrine of St Andrew in Amalfi

Day 9 – Morning check-out and departure for Rome, first stopping to visit the Shrine of St. Guiseppe Moscati, the holy doctor of Naples. Continuing north, we will stop in Nettuno to visit the Shrine of St. Maria Goretti, 19th Cnt. “Lily of Purity” and Patroness of Youth. Late afternoon arrival and check-in at our hotel near the Rome Airport. Farewell Dinner.

Day 10 – Morning departure from Rome FCO for our return flight to NYC.

March 4, 2013