Spring Pilgrimages

Rome Pilgrimage Spring 2019

Discover how, through art and beauty, you can encounter God's invitation to a life of faith. Discover how beauty and art invites us to encounter God’s invitation to a life of faith. Campus Ministry is partnering with the McGrath Institute for Church Life to offer a pilgrimage that explores how the beauty and meaning found in art shapes Christian spirituality and imagination. Join us as we journey to Rome, Florence, and points in between on a pilgrimage that embodies the prayer of the heart surrounded by the beauty and imagination of Italian art.

Students will:

  • Discover pilgrim sites in Rome including: the Vatican museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, San Clemente, San Bartolomeo all’Isola and the Ancient City

  • A mid-week, retreat in Orvieto, Italy

  • Explore pilgrim sites in Florence, Italy including: Duomo Complex, San Marco and Santa Maria Novella.

Pilgrimage Dates:

March 9th-16th, 2019

Theology Requirement:

This pilgrimage is designed for students who have completed their 100 and 200 level theology requirement with the university. The pilgrimage has a required theology course that will be held during the Spring 2019 semester. Students interested in this pilgrimage must get approval from the Department of Theology to sign up for the course. Students must be enrolled in the course to take part in this pilgrimage. Questions regarding the class or getting approval from the Theology department can be directed to Professor Leonard J. Delorenzo: ldeloren@nd.edu.

Pilgrimage Cost

The cost of the pilgrimage is $1700 and will cover transportation from South Bend, lodging, pilgrimage destinations, supplies, and two meals each day.

*Please note: Please do not let finances inhibit your ability to apply for or participate on this pilgrimage. Financial support requests are reviewed in collaboration with the Office of Financial Aid, and financial support availability will be communicated upon acceptance. Please contact us to learn more information about financial support opportunities.


Upon acceptance into the course and pilgrimage, availability and amount of financial support will be communicated. Participation in the pilgrimage is not required as part of the course, but is strongly encouraged.

If you have any questions about the pilgrimage, please contact Christian Santa Maria: santamaria@nd.edu.