Spiritual Director: Fr. Arturo Romero
Group Leader: Mike Zagyva
September 14 - 22, 2020
*Optional Post Tour to Rome - September 22 - 25, 2020
$150 Discount Book Before December 31, 2019 - Promo Code: MIKE2020
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare from
- Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- Accommodation at Modern Pansion with private baths in Medjugorje:
- ~7 nights: Medjugorje, Modern Pansion, Medjugorje
- Rome Post Optional:
- ~3 nights: Rome, Le Meridien Visconti Rome, Hotel De La Conciliazione
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Breakfast and dinner daily
- Wine with dinners
- Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
- Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
- Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
- Mass daily & Spiritual activities
- Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
- Visit to Community Cenacolo
- Meeting with Visionary (pending schedule)
- Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
- Lunches, Beverages, Tips to your guide & driver.
Mon, Sep 14, Depart Portland
Depart for your overnight flight. Meals are served on board.
Tue, Sep 15, Arrive Medjugorje
Early morning arrival in Europe where you will board your flight to Split, Dubrovnik or Sarajevo. Upon arrival you will find your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the arrivals hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver. You will be escorted to the vehicle which will then take you on the 2 hour drive to the village of Medjugorje. Once there you will meet your fellow pilgrims. You will also be introduced to your host family in whose comfortable, yet modest inn you will be staying for the next seven nights. Enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring for the evening.
Wed - Mon, Sep 16 - 21, In Medjugorje
Experience the beauty and peace of this simple village. During your stay in Medjugorje you will have the opportunity to share faith with pilgrims from all over the world. Our local guide will accompany us throughout your stay.
Some activities that will accompany you in your spiritual journey:
Attend Daily Mass: Each morning, at 10:00A.M, your group will assemble at St. James Church for Mass (English-Speaking). At the end of each Mass, regardless of language, there is a blessing of the religious articles that you have with you.
On Feast Days, and Sundays: English Mass is at Noon.
Climb Apparition Hill: This mountainous hill is where the visionaries first encountered Our Lady. Also, at the base of this hill is a Blue Cross, where it is said Our Lady appeared to the children while they hid from the communist police in the early days of the alleged apparitions. When climbing, your group is invited to recite the Rosary, pausing five times for each decade of the Rosary. At the top of the hill, you will witness the exact location of the first alleged apparition of Our Lady to the visionaries, and enjoy private time in prayer.
Climb Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain): In 1933, the villagers built a 30' high cross atop a mountain to commemorate Jesus' passion and death on the cross. Your group will have the opportunity to climb this mountain, and venerate that very cross. When climbing, your group is invited to pray the Stations of the Cross (to meditate on Jesus' suffering Road to Calvary), pausing fifteen times for each Station.
Apparitions: Each evening at 6PM, your group will join the villagers and fellow pilgrims of Medjugorje in saying the Rosary as all anxiously await the alleged arrival of Our Lady to the visionaries. Following the apparition, at 6:40 PM, feel free to stay at St. James Church and attend the Croatian Mass. Following the Croatian Mass, there is a Blessing of the Sick.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Our Lady has always called us to be close to her Son. For this, you will have the opportunity to adore the Blessed Sacrament at the outside altar of St. James Church. Adoration is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays; Veneration of the Cross is held on Fridays inside the church. Additionally, there is an Adoration Chapel on the grounds of St. James Church. Adoration is held here in the afternoon hours.
Meetings with the Visionaries: Pending their availability, your guide will arrange meetings with the visionaries at their homes.
Visit to the Community of Cenacolo: You will have the opportunity to visit the community of Cenacolo, founded by the Sisters of Charity, for young men and women who have taken a wrong path and are on the road to recovery. You will be able to listen to their inspirational words about their journeys back to Jesus Christ.
Prayer at the Statue of the Risen Christ: Located on the grounds of St. James Church, is the bronze statue of the Risen Christ. Many pilgrims sit and pray on the benches surrounding this peaceful statue. This statue miraculously seeps droplets of water at all times of the day, out of Christ's right knee.
Tue, Sep 22, Medjugorje - Portland
After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, we leave by motor coach for Dubrovnik Airport for return flights home.
Or Post Tour to Rome
Tue, Sep 22, Medjugorje - Rome
Arrive Rome ! Welcome to Rome, one of the most magnificent and interesting cities in the world, also known as the "Eternal City"! After you land, collect your luggage at the baggage claims and proceed to the Arrivals Hall. Here you greeted by your tour guide and/or driver, who will be transfer you to your hotel. You will make your way to Mass, followed by a welcome dinner. This evening, you may walk to St. Peter's Square for Rosary (optional).
Wed, Sep 23, Rome: Papal Audience - Trevi Fountain / Piazza Navona - Basilica of St. John the Lateran and St. Mary Major - Holy Steps
Following breakfast, you will make your way to St. Peter's Square to attend the Papal Audience, led by His Holiness, Pope Francis. (Papal Audience: Is scheduled to take place every Wednesday, pending the schedule of Pope Francis.) Following the audience, you will make your way to the Trevi Fountain built in the 15th Century to mark the ending destination of the Aqua Virgo - a man-made channel erected in 19 B.C or Piazza Navona where at the center: Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi "Fountain of the Four Rivers. After free time for lunch, you will visit the Basilica of St. John the Lateran, the Pope's cathedral church, where relics of both Peter and Paul remain under the main altar. It was here that Pope Francis was formally installed as Bishop of Rome. Next, you cross the street to see the Holy Staircase, believed to be a staircase from Pilate's palace in Jerusalem and brought to Rome by St. Helen in the 4th century. Time permitting, you may climb the steps on your knees in memory of Christ's Passion. Continue to the Basilica of St. Mary Major, the most important and the oldest church dedicated to Our Lady. St. Mary Major contains a relic from the Manger of the infant Jesus. You will celebrate Mass, and then make your way to dinner and overnight. *The Scala Santa is currently under restoration. Thus, the Vatican has displayed an image replicating the stairs in front of the entrance where you will walk in. There are several staircases just to the side of the Scala Santa that you may ascend on your knees. You will still be able to receive the same graces and indulgences by going up any of the alternative stairs.
Thu, Sep 24, Rome: St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican Museum - Appian Way - Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls - Catacombs
Following breakfast, you will depart to celebrate Mass in the largest church in Christendom, St. Peter's Basilica, built on the site where St Peter was martyred. Unsurpassed in beauty, a monument to the long history of the Catholic Church, to which pilgrims come from around the world, St. Peter's is the grandest of the world's churches. Marvel Pieta and Bernini's amazing bronze canopy. Following Mass, you will visit the Vatican Museums, containing a group of the most impressive edifices with hundreds of galleries filled with art treasures. See awe-inspiring relics, and works of art donated throughout centuries as tributes of faith. You'll cover The Tapestry Gallery, The Raphael Rooms and the most overwhelming Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's Masterpiece, a restored mural of the Last Judgment. The tour ends as you make your way back into St. Peter's Basilica. Pope Francis visited the tomb of St. Peter, following his elevation, for a visit of devotion that lasted 45 minutes. He is the first Pontiff to visit the necropolis since extensive archaeological excavations were conducted at the ancient site decades ago. You will also visit the tomb of Saint John Paul II located at the Vatican. There will be free time for lunch, and then you will continue on to visit St. Paul, outside the walls. Continue your tour via the Appian Way -- the oldest road from Roman times -- plus the famous Domino Quo Vadis Chapel; see the ancient Baths of Caracalla and Arch of Drusus; see the Tomb of Celilia Metella, and the catacombs of St. Callixtus, where the early Christians hid themselves to escape persecution. You will conclude your day and wonderful stay in Rome with dinner at a local restaurant in Rome.
Fri, Sep 25, Return Home
Prepare for your departure to the airport and your return flights home with memories for a lifetime.
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