I am happy to invite you to join me on a pilgrimage to Italy, May 21 – May 30, 2018, which departs from Philadelphia. The pilgrimage has a Eucharistic focus and includes a visit to Orvieto, a medieval city outside of Rome, where a Eucharistic Miracle occurred in 1236 AD. A consecrated host turned into flesh there and began to bleed profusely and stained not only the corpus but also the marble steps of the sanctuary floor. This miracle resulted in the institution of the Feast of Corpus Christi as a universal feast day of the Church by Pope Urban IV in 1264.
Other highlights of the pilgrimage include visits to the Vatican, the major basilicas of Rome, the Catacombs, Imperial Rome, the Baroque squares, other important Roman churches, excursions to Assisi and Siena and a free day in Rome.
The accommodations are first class, open hot breakfast buffet daily, several “pilgrims’ dinners”; all admission charges and daily tour guides are included. The cost for land and air from Philadelphia is $4,095.00. For more information contact the rectory, or Kristine at Select International Tours, 800-842-4842; Kristine@select-intl.com.
It will be ten days of Eucharistic devotion, enjoyment, fraternity, cultural engagement and rest. I hope you are able to join us for this unique experience of Catholic faith and history.
St. Peter, pray for us!
Fr. Tim Byerley, Pastor