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Air Fare from New York/Newark round trip
Accommodations are central locations
Private transfers to/from airport
Full breakfast and dinner daily
Local guide throughout your stay
Daily Mass and spiritual devotions
Visit to Fr. Jozo
Important historical sights,
events in Medjugorje,
Apparition Hill -Podbrdo
Mt. Krizevac - Cross Mountain
Private transfers to/from airport to hotel
(if Pope is not traveling)
Guided Sights per itinerary
All entrance fees
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Day 1 - Depart
USA for Rome.
Day 2 Holy
the Footsteps of Sts. Peter & Paul
We arrive in Rome today beginning our visit
with Mass at the Tomb of St. Paul*(accompanied by Fr. Pat Hensy, Fr. Allan Weinert, Fr. Don Zimmerman ).
Holy Rome St. Peters Basilica Papal
This description is certainly not enough to express the
emotions you feel as you descend from the upper church of
St. Peter's - as if we are traveling back in time - to the
sacred gravesite of St. Peter. Leaving for the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Piazza Venezia
and the amazing Pantheon, visiting the Gianicolo, the Piazza
Navona, Bernini's Four Rivers Fountain and Castle
Day 4 Roman
Relics of Faith
Appian Way Coliseum Santa Maria Maggiore
San Giovanni Scala Santa
Leaving by motor coach this morning via Piazza Venezia's
impressive monument dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II, we continue by foot to the famous Piazza
del Campidiglio designed by Michelangelo and begin our walk thru the
Roman Forum to enter the Coliseum. Our coach will then continue by the
Circus Maximus and the Pyramid of Caius Cestius before
arriving at the tomb of St Paul Outside the Walls*
afternoon visit includes the Esquiline Hill, to see the
treasures of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, driving by
coach to stop at the Holy Staircase, the Lateran Palace and
enter the Basilica of San Giovanni - the cathedral of Rome to revere the relics of our faith. Driving along the Ancient
Appian Way, where we pass the Chapel of "Domine Quo
Vadis" before arriving at the Catacombs, the ancient
underground cemeteries and first hiding places for the
Christians. (A visit will be made to either the Catacombs of S.
Callisto, Santa Domitilla or San Sebastiano depending upon
seasonal conditions.) Returning to our hotel we end with a spectacular view of the Baths of Emperor Caracalla.
Day 5 Mystical Assisi
Early morning drive through vineyards and rolling hills to a
place where your worries give way to inspiration - Assisi.
You ascend to the mystical city of St. Francis and St. Clare
encircled by ramparts, hardly changed since the Middle Ages.
In the great San Francesco Basilica we descend into his crypt
to kneel before his tomb in prayer.
We visit the sites
where Francis and his wandering band of �God�s
troubadours' reinvigorated God�s kingdom on earth. After venerating the
incorrupt body of St. Clare at Santa Chiara, you continue on to
the Duomo, San Rufino, Santa Maria degli Angeli, the Porziuncola - the roseto into which St. Francis threw himself
to overcome temptation, the cave in which he lived and the
cross where he received his stigmata.
The reminders of
Francis and Clare in all of these places, make much more real
and concrete: the mystery of holiness and the mystery of
Christ himself. The
enchanting winding streets of this little town easily carry us
back to the time of Francis. As we walk along on our guided
visit we come to understand, the more that Francis embraced
the grace of Christ, the more that Christ shone through
him until he bore the marks of Christ in his own body.
Day 6 Rome to Medjugorje
Farewell Mass at St. Peter's Basilica with free time before departing
for the airport and your flight to Medjugorje.
Day 7 Medjugorje
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There is still time. The
Blessed Mother still appears every day to three of the
remaining six visionaries. We do everything to help you make
a fruitful pilgrimage leaving all the details to us. Our
arrangements give you the flexibility & freedom to join or
not join in pre-arranged meetings. Since 1984 when we led
the first group from the USA to Medjugorje, we have always
accompanied our pilgrims
(see accompanying list) setting the standard which others have copied. Our photos from the early days
reflect we have been
Devoted....Since The Beginning.
arrival in Croatia, stops at
outdoor grottos in thanksgiving for our
safe journey depend on before arriving in Medjugorje
at 12 noon. Since we stay with the visionary's
relatives and in the visionary's homes - we are welcomed
into their home where they prepare your meals - it feels as
if you are at home. It's still the custom to have
grandparents and parents' children with their children in
the same house living together. We are close by, only a
leisurely 3 minute walk, about 60 feet from St. James
Church. We will meet the local villagers and hear them tell of
personally seeing a light travel from the hill of apparition
across the fields and stop on the church where the
visionaries were praying.
It seems what Vicka had said in 1991 when she visited the
USA and spoke to our group would even
apply today: "It's so
evident that those people (pilgrims) are protected by Our
Lady. This is so obvious. They don't have to be afraid of
coming to (Medugorje). "
Day 8 - Medjugorje - A window to heaven
guide coordinates meeting the visionaries at their home,
conferences, prayer meetings and all devotional events
during your stay with detailed itinerary of each days
schedules. In 1981 when Fr. Jozo was imprisoned, Fr.
Tomislav Pervan became the next pastor of St. James. Since
1984, we have been under the supervision of the Franciscans
in Medjugorje. He advised us to have our pilgrims taken care
of in Medjugorje not only by a guide approved by the church
but by one who lives there as well.
Jill Jensen, who was with us on one of our pilgrimage
departures to Medjugorje had all that life could offer; she
was a bright and attractive young lady who thought that
drugs could never happen to her. Then one day in high school
she tried marijuana. Soon she was trapped. Once she was
hooked, she began to lie, steal, and even ruin the lives of
others to satisfy
her relentless appetite for drugs. Eventually, she was
hooked on cocaine. The drug was so overpowering that she
would often hallucinate and literally rip at her hair and
her skin. She received a miracle; SHE WAS HEALED - FROM
DRUGS - but more importantly, she had a personal conversion.
Jill Jensen's testimony is a dramatic example of how God can
take an impossible situation and change it for the better.
Today, she is helping other addicts to find hope -
conversion - and a way out of their addiction.
We even have
a photograph taken of her
"the day before and the day after" her healing.
Be assured the
same gift can be yours if you trust and make the journey.
Day 9 - A Place Called
Peace - Apparition Hill
We follow the path to start the climb up Apparition Hill
where they first saw the Blessed Mother.
Many times Ivan, Vicka and Marija would often gather with
their prayer groups to pray
before the Blessed Mother appeared to them. Vicka told us the Blessed Mother had shown her Paradise, Purgatory and Hell and asked her to pray for the
souls in Purgatory. On another occasion when Lois and our pilgrims stayed
at Jacov's home he told us of the time he and others were praying for Fr.
Jozo when Fr. Jozo had appeared to him even though he was
The village and Fr. Jozo
Hear and experience the presence of Fr. Jozo at his prayer and healing service (as long as he is available.
i.e. not traveling.) in his parish at Sirojki Briej. His meditations and service still find
us in church at the Hour of Mercy - 3:00 p.m. - the moment
of Jesus' death on the cross. At this hour, Our Lord revealed to
Faustina, you can obtain everything for
yourself and for others for the asking and to: ...immerse
yourself in prayer where you happen to be, if only for a
very brief instant. There is time to visit the
nearby cave of the martyrs'. Returning to the village
in time for the Apparition.
Day 10 - Return home
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11 Days from
Rome - 5 days
Medjugorje 6 days
Day 1- 9
Refer to itinerary above.
Day 10 Medjugorje - A time of great grace At the Blue Cross or on the pathway through the fields where
the visionaries first ran to hide from the secret police,
walking this holy ground frees you and heals you. What
graces you will receive. Why would you deny yourself?
Optional guided visit begins as we drive along the Adriatic
Coastline this morning for Dubrovnik. Surrounded by crystal
clear waters, it's a fairy tale city come to life with
ramparts and a wooden draw-bridge with no vehicles allowed
within its walls. Visit Dubrovnik's Mala Strana, the
Renaissance fortress Monastery of the Holy Savior and the
churches of St. Roc and St. Ignatius and incorrupt body of
Saint Sylvan. This evening we return in time for dinner and
Day 11 - Return home.
We leave after an early breakfast for our
return flight home.
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