SALESIAN FAMILY PILGRIMAGE 2022 TO ITALY: ALL DETAILS FOR OUR USA FAMILY MEMBERS

SALESIAN FAMILY PILGRIMAGE 2022

SALESIAN HERITAGE AND ROME

(all choices include air travel dates)

OPTION A: JUNE 11-JUNE 27, 2022 – FULL PILGRIMAGE

OPTION B: JUNE 16-JULY 2, 2022 – FULL PILGRIMAGE

PACKAGE A: JUNE 18-JUNE 29, 2022 – ROME, FMA 150th, & VALDOCCO

PACKAGE B: JUNE 23-JULY 2, 2022: THE VATICAN & SALESIAN HERITAGE

Purposes of the pilgrimage:

1. Empowering Salesian Family members to take the lead in combined family and youth ministry at home.

2. Formation of Salesian Family members in our history, charism, spirituality, and mission by visiting our Salesian Holy Places with guided prayer, reflection, and sharing – focusing on being Salesian disciples and apostles. We have a team of Salesian Family Leaders comprised of FMA, SDB, and SSCC who are preparing special activities for the various groups on the pilgrimage: young adults (18-30 years of age), with a vocational thrust; families with younger children with a focus on the Preventive System and family life; single and married adults, with vocation, mission, and Salesian vocation orientation; and children, with a view to seeking God’s Will for them in their lives and to live as faithful Catholics.

3. Growth in our sensus ecclesiae, belonging to the Salesian Family, and living our lives oriented around Don Bosco’s 3 loves: Mary, Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, and the Holy Father.

Ad maiorem Dei gloriam et animarum salutem!

OPTION A ITINERARY: JUNE 11-JUNE 27, 2022

June 11, 2022: Group travel departure(s) to Rome (FCO)

PIEDMONT: SALESIAN HOLY PLACES

  • 12 Arrival in Milan airport and transfer to Becchi/Valdocco; pranzo
  • 7PM – Opening Mass (site – TBD)
  • 13 & 14 walking tour of Torino for half the group; bus/walking tour of Colle area for the other half  (Renewal of Promises/Pledges: ADMA, SSCC; Renewal of Baptismal Vows at the tomb of Pier Giorgio Frassati: all, especially single individuals):
  • Torino:
  • AM – Forca della Ronda, la Consolata, Villa Barolo, Senate & Prisons, Pharmacy, S. Francesco di Assisi Church & Convitto, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Reale, il Duomo (la capella della Sindone & Pier Giorgio Frassati’s tomb), City Hall, St. Dominic’s Church, Porta Palazzo; pranzo
  • PM – Visit the Basilica and Casa Don Bosco Museum; il Rifugio, il Cottolengo, St. Peter-in-Chains, 35 (FMA 3rd Motherhouse), Borgo Dora; cena
  • Becchi:
  • AM – Capriglio, Castelnuovo Don Bosco (Renewal of Vows of the SDB in the chapel in Joseph’s House),  la Madonna del Castello, and the Moglia Farm, pranzo
  • PM – Morialdo, Mondonio, Colle Don Bosco; cena
  • 15  Transfer to Nizza  for lodging on the 15th, with stop in Chieri:
  • AM – Chieri: Christ the King San Luigi School, Chiesa di S. Domenico, Foa’ Elia’s shop, Chiesa di S. Filipo Neri & Seminary, Public Schools (49 Via Vittorio Emanuele), Tailor Cumino’s home (24 Via Vittorio Emanuele), St. Anthony’s Church. Pianta’s cafe, il Duomo di Chieri, Houses of Fr. Maloria and Marchisio (Piazza Mazzini 1 and 8), & pranzo (italics: if time permits)
  • PM – Nizza Monferrato, FMA second Motherhouse and where St. Mary Mazzarello entered Heaven; cena
  • 16: Transfer to Mornese for lodging on the 16th – Birthplace of St. Mary Mazzarello and FMA first Motherhouse:
  • AM – Retreat at the Tempio, i Mazzarelli, Shrine to MHC, pranzo
  • PM – the Collegio (Renewal of Vows: FMA), Mornese town, the Valponasca, cena

OPTION B ITINERARY: JUNE 16-JULY 2, 2022 BEGINS HERE

June 16, 2022: Group travel departure(s) to Rome (FCO)/Milan (MXP)

  • 17 Transfer to Orvieto and Assisi for lodging on the 17th & 18th
  • 18: Perugia & Assisi
  • AM – Perugia Holy Mass in the Duomo di San Lorenzo with relic of Mary’s betrothal ring to Joseph (Renewal of Marriage Vows); Assisi, Basilica di S. Maria degli Angeli, pranzo (self-service restaurant)
  • PM – Assisi, guided walking tour: Basilica di S. Francesco, Piazza del Comune, Chiesa di S. Maria Maggiore by way of Via Bernardo da Quintavalle (home of Francis’ first follower), Chiesa Nuova, Basilica di S. Chiara, cena at Domus Laetitiae for the entire group (TBD)
  • 19: Orvieto
  • AM – the Corpus Domini Mass followed by medieval procession with the Sacred Corporal of the Eucharistic Miracle through the streets
  • PM – transfer to Rome, pranzo along the route

PACKAGE A ITINERARY: JUNE 18-JUNE 29, 2022 BEGINS HERE

June 18, 2022: Group travel departure(s) to Rome (FCO)

ROME: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE MARTYRS

  • 19: Rome – lodging from the 19th to 26th AM; cena included; pranzo on own, unless otherwise noted
  • 20 The Vatican
  • The Gardens, the Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Basilica of St. Peter guided visits
  • Later evening – “Rome by night” bus tour
  • 21 Ancient Rome
  • AM – Domus Aurea, Guided tour of the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and the Palatine Hill Excavations; Carcer Tullianum, Chiesa di S. Giuseppe dei Falegnami; Circus Maximus, Chiesa di S. Giovanni e Paolo, Case Romane al Celio (italics: optional – extra cost)
  • PM –Chiesa di S. Prisca, Chiesa di S. Sabina, Basilica di S. Sabina, walk along the “Lungotevere”, Hebrew Quarter, Chiesa di S. Cecilia in Trastevere
  • Evening in Trastevere,(pizza and gelato for cena)
  • 22 Basilica of St. Paul-Outside-the-Walls and the Parthenon Area
  • AM – Basilica di San Paolo fuori le mura; Chiesa di Sant’Agnese in Agone, Chiesa di Sant’Agostino, Piazza Navona or Campo de’ Fiori offer many places to eat
  • PM – the Pantheon, Chiesa di Santa Maria in Via Lata, and Chiesa di S. Marcello in Corso
  • Evening – Greeting la Madre and the FMA General Councilors for the 150th of the Institute (TBD)
  • 23: The Via Appia and St. John Lateran Areas
  • AM – Domine Quo Vadis Church, Catacombs of St. Callixtus; pranzo at the Catacombs? (TBD)
  • PM – Basilica della S. Croce in Gerusalemme, Amphiteatrum Castrense, Sancta Sanctorum, Scala Santa, Basilica di S. Giovanni Laterano, Basilica di S. Clemente (underground tour optional – extra cost)

PACKAGE B ITINERARY: JUNE 23-JULY 2, 2022 BEGINS HERE

June 23, 2022: Group travel departure(s) to Rome (FCO)

  • 24: Sacro Cuore and St. Mary Major Area
  • Basilica del Sacro Cuore and Don Bosco’s rooms (Participation in the Holy Mass for the Rector Major on his feastday; greeting him and the SDB World Councilors)(Consecrations to MHC and St. Joseph)
  • Basilica di S. Prassedes, Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore, Baths of Diocletian, Basilica di S. Pudenziana, Basilica di S. Pietro-in-Vincoli (italics: optional – extra cost)
  • 25: Rome
  • Free day in Rome or Visit the Shrine of St. Maria Goretti and the Allies’ WWII Cemetery in Anzio; or Excursion to Pompeii or Herculaneum or the Naples Museum, the shrine of Dr. Moscati, and Pizzoratorio for lunch; or the Papal Palace at Castelgandolfo; or the excavations at Ostia Antica (extra cost)
  • The Museums, the Sistine Chapel, and the Basilica of St. Peter (Package B)
  • 26: Rome (Vatican)
  • AM – Concluding Mass with Pope Francis
  • PM – Departure for Mornese; pranzo en route

***June 27, 2022: Group travel departure(s) to home from LIN/MXP in Milan for Option A only***

PIEDMONT: SALESIAN HOLY PLACES

  • 27: Mornese
  • AM – Retreat at the Tempio, i Mazzarelli, Shrine to MHC Guided visit, pranzo
  • PM – the Collegio (Renewal of Vows: FMA), Mornese town, the Valponasca; transfer to Nizza, cena
  • 28: Nizza Monferrato & Chieri
  • AM – Guided visit of FMA second Motherhouse and area, pranzo
  • PM – Chieri: Chiesa di S. Domenico, Foa’ Elia’s shop, Chiesa di S. Filippo Neri & Seminary, Public Schools (49 Via Vittorio Emanuele), Tailor Cumino’s home (24 Via Vittorio Emanuele), St. Anthony’s Church. Pianta’s cafe, il Duomo di Chieri, Houses of Fr. Maloria and Marchisio (Piazza Mazzini 1 and 8), supper (italics: if time permits); transfer to Torino

***June 29, 2022: Group travel departure(s) from LIN/MXP  in Milan for home for Package A only***

  • 29: Becchi
  • AM – Capriglio, Castelnuovo Don Bosco (Renewal of Vows of the SDB in the chapel in Joseph’s House),  la Madonna del Castello, and the Moglia Farm, pranzo
  • PM – Morialdo, Mondonio, Colle Don Bosco; cena
  • June 30: (Renewal of Vows/Promises/Pledges: ADMA, SSCC; Renewal of Baptismal Vows at the tomb of Pier Giorgio Frassati: all, especially single individuals):
  • Torino
  • AM – Forca della Ronda, la Consolata, Villa Barolo, Senate & Prisons, Pharmacy, S. Francesco di Assisi Church & Convitto, Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Reale, il Duomo (la capella della Sindone & Pier Giorgio Frassati’s tomb, City Hall, St. Dominic’s Church, Porta Palazzo; pranzo
  • PM – Visit the Basilica and Casa Don Bosco Museum; il Rifugio, il Cottolengo, St. Peter-in-Chains, 35 (FMA 3rd Motherhouse), Borgo Dora;
  • July 1: Free time in Torino; Closing Mass at the Basilica at 3:30PM, cena; Departure for home from Milan Airports for Option B and Package B
  • July 2: Departures for home from Milan Airports for Option B and Package B
ALL COSTS QUOTED ABOVE ARE IN USD AND FOR PILGRIMS TRAVELLING FROM THE USA

INCLUDED IN THE COST:

  • Registration fee (fully refundable under certain conditions – please refer to the contract.)
  • Lodging, breakfast, & supper
  • Lunch on many days
  • VAT & City taxes
  • Tour bus and tips for the driver
  • Stipend & tips for the guides, where applicable: English, French, and Spanish
  • Skip-the-line entrance fees at the various sites
  • Roundtrip Airfare from New York City area airports

OPTIONAL:

  • Emergency medical insurance
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance

The Organizers strongly recommend Pilgrimage cancellation insurance. Please see below:

You may consider applying for “cancel for any reason” insurance. One example would be: “Safe Travels Voyager” Travel Insurance. If you purchase the insurance from this company within 21 days of paying your initial Pilgrimage deposit, then you have the option to add: “Cancel for Any Reason”.  This option allows you to cancel your Pilgrimage up to 2 days before you depart for any reason, such as fear of traveling due to the Coronavirus or the U.S. State Department’s issuing a travel warning, and receive up to 75% of your non-refundable Pilgrimage costs: https://www.sevencorners.com/plans/Pilgrimage-protection.”

(This is not an endorsement of this insurance.)

All accommodations, bus transportation, and group air travel have been secured already. Costs have been calculated on a $1.20 to 1 Euro rate, double occupancy in the religious houses, 40  paying adults/bus, and at current quoted prices; requested singles will incur a surcharge of $250.00.

Please refer to the homepage of the Portal – https://DonBoscoSalesianPortal.org – or the September 2021 issue of Snippets for registration, registration fees, and payment schedules.

Registration closes January 24, 2022.

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