8 Day Medjugorje, Rome and Assisi

*** DAILY MASSES INCLUDED ***

DAY 01: BEGINNING OUR PILGRIMAGE.    Depart   North America via jet service.  Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

DAY 02: DUBROVNIK / MEDJUGORIE.  Arrival this morning we in Dubrovnik and meet our motorcoach for the drive to Medjugorie.  Check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.

 Blessed Virgin Mary Statue on Mount Podbrdo, the Apparition hill

Blessed Virgin Mary Statue on Mount Podbrdo, the Apparition hill

DAY 03:  MEDJUGORIE.   In the morning attend mass at the St. James church (held in English) and join the villagers and pilgrims from all over the world for the evening Rosary and Croatian Mass. Our guide will take us to the Holy Shrines and religious sites of Medjugorie. and introduce us to the visionaries for a talk. We will climb the Apparition Hill 'Podbro' and the Cross Mountain 'Krizevac'. We will spend time in prayer and meditation at the most peaceful place in world where our Blessed Mother first appeared to the children. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

DAY 04:  MEDJUGORIE / DUBROVNIK / BARI.   This morning is at leisure in Medjugorie for activities of your own. Late this afternoon we drive back to Dubrovnik and board our overnight ferry to Italy.  Dinner and breakfast served during the cruise.

DAY 05:  BARI / ROME / ASSISI.    Arrive this morning at Bari, Italy.  We board our bus for the drive to Assisi.  Enjoy a panoramic ride through the Italian countryside. Check into our hotel for dinner and overnight.

 Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi

Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi

DAY 06: ASSISI.   Today our sightseeing tour includes visits to the Church of St. Clarewhich houses her incorrupt body. One of the chapels contains the crucifix that bowed its head and ordered St. Francis to “repair God’s Church”.  Afterwards, your will tour the Basilica of St. Francis built in 1228 to house the Relics of the saint. The “upper “ basilica houses beautiful frescoes of Giotto.  Before leaving Assisi , visit the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli, containing the famous Porziuncola.  The very ancient chapel, venerated for an apparition of angels within it, was originally property of the Benedictines of Subasio. It was located on a piece of land known as the Portiuncula; this name became attached to the chapel.  After a long period of abandonment, it was restored by St. Francis. Here he was given a dear understanding of his vocation. He founded here the Order of Friars Minor (1209), "establishing here his home".  Dinner at hotel and overnight

DAY 07:   ASSISI / ROME.   This morning is at leisure for activities of your own in Assisi.  After lunch we drive to Rome.   Visit the Vatican City to see the Museum, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peter's Square, Church of St. Peter and the Basilica of St. Paul.  Dinner and overnight at our hotel.

DAY 08:   ROME / NORTH AMERICA.    Early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to home - the end of a memorable pilgrimage.