Holy Week Pilgrimage in Rome

Enter into the story of Jesus on our Holy Week Pilgrimage to Rome. The holy week pilgrimage is available to all our students abroad during the Spring 2019 semester. Guided tours of St. Peter's Basilica, St. Paul Outside the Walls, along with access to celebrate Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square with Pope Francis. Join us for the full pilgrimage experience or just Easter Sunday Mass. Choose the option what works best for you:

Option 1:  4-Day Holy Week Pilgrimage

The 4-Day Holy Week Pilgrimage includes visits to many of Rome’s historically significant churches and religious sites, structured time for prayer and reflection and awe-inspiring Triduum liturgies in a variety of settings (and languages!) from Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. The Full-Track Pilgrimage will be a wonderful way to spiritually enter into and reflect upon our Lord’s Passion and Resurrection.

The 4-Day Holy Week Pilgrimage is limited to the first 40 students who register and requires participation in all events (with the understanding that travel to/from the pilgrimage will vary with each student). If you have a conflict with your arrival into or departure from Rome, please notify us ahead of time.

Pilgrimage Cost:

Cost is $40 and can be paid online during registration. Thursday night dinner, guided Tours of Rome’s sacred sites, an Easter Sunday Mass ticket and reception are included with registration.

The pilgrimage cost does not include housing. *We recommend choosing housing near the Vatican or the Coliseum in an effort to minimize your commute each day

The 4-Day Holy Week Pilgrimage includes opportunities for prayer followed by guided tours of:

  • St. Peter’s Basilica

  • St. John Lateran Basilica

  • Santa Maria Maggiori

  • St. Paul Outside the Walls

Additional sites:

  • Holy Thursday Mass at Santa Maria with the Community of Sant'Egidio

  • Holy Thursday Rome walking tour of the altars of repose

  • Scala Sancta “Holy Stairs”

  • Sant’Alfonso, Santa Croce in Gerusalemme

  • Stations of the Cross at the Coliseum

For questions, please contact Christian Santa Maria at santamaria@nd.edu

 

Option 2:  Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square

The Easter Sunday Track a ticket for Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square with a reception to follow at the Rome Global Gateway.

Pilgrimage Cost:

Cost is $10 and can be paid online during registration. Easter Sunday Mass ticket and closing reception are included with registration.

  • Easter Sunday, April 21:  Mass with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square, Vatican City at 10:15 a.m. (ticket required; ticket for this mass is included with registration for the Easter Sunday Track) and early-evening closing reception at the Rome Global Gateway.

For questions, please contact Christian Santa Maria at santamaria@nd.edu