Paul Floersch Diaconate Ordination in Rome!
Group Leader: Stacey Floersch
September 25 - October 3, 2020
Rome (Diaconate Ordination) · Assisi (St. Francis) · Orvieto
On Thursday, October 1st, 2020, Paul Floersch will be ordained to the Order of Deacon at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Ordination to the transitional diaconate marks the last stage in seminary formation before ordination to the priesthood. What a blessing for family and friends to be invited to participate on this very memorable day in Rome. As in the past few years of formation, prayers and support of our family and friends, was instrumental, and now, as we draw near to the day of Paul's ordination we ask for your continued prayers and support.
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare
- Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- First Class Hotel Centrally Located: (or similar)
- ~ 2 nights: Sep 26 - 28 : Hotel Giotto, Assisi
- ~ 5 nights: Sep 28 - Oct 3: Hotel Conziliazione, Rome
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Breakfast and dinner daily, plus two lunches
- Wine and mineral water with dinners
- Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
- Assistance of a guide throughout (we have requested Federica)
- Local Guides, Sightseeing and Admissions Fees as per itinerary
- Luggage handling (at Hotel)
- Tips to Hotel Staff, Restaurants
- Arrangements for Mass daily & Spiritual activities
- Not Included: Tips to your Guide & Driver
- Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
- 5 Lunches, Tips to your Guide & Driver.
Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.
A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 24 hours prior to departure. The “Waiver” expires once you are within 24 hours of departure.
Day 1, Friday, September 25 | Departure from Omaha NE to Rome
Dinner and breakfast will be served aboard your transatlantic flight.
Day 2, Saturday, September 26 | Rome - Assisi
Upon arrival in Rome, you will be met by your guide and transfer to your hotel in Assisi the hometown of St. Francis. Upon arrival in Assisi, you may have an introduction meeting then you will enjoy dinner, before retiring to your room for a restful night's sleep.
Day 3, Sunday, September 27 | Assisi
Today enjoy a full day touring and praying in the tranquil village of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. Visit St. Mary of the Angels Basilica, St. Francis' Porziuncola, and Cappella Del Transito. Pray in the Shrine, inspired by Giotto's frescoes of the life of St. Francis. Visit the monastery and the Basilica of St. Clare to pray before the San Damiano crucifix from which Jesus told St. Francis to rebuild His church. We have a special visit of the Basilica of St. Francis with the Friars (pending confirmation). Dinner and overnight in Assisi.
Day 4, Monday, September 28 | Assisi - Orvieto - Rome, Basilica of St. Paul outside the walls
This morning we depart Assisi for Orvieto. Orvieto is home to a unique 14th century Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Upon arrival, celebrate Mass and tour the Cathedral while learning about the Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena. Take time for lunch and meet this afternoon to continue to the eternal city of Rome, one of the most exciting cities of the world! As we arrive in Rome by way of it's oldest road - the Appian Way, visit the Basilica of St. Paul outside the walls housing the tomb of St. Paul. Check-in at our hotel in the heart of Rome, close to St. Peter's Basilica, for dinner and overnight.
Day 5, Tuesday, September 29 | Rome, Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
This morning, we will tour the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Room and more. Free time in the afternoon followed by dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 6, Wednesday, September 30 | Papal Audience, St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major, Scala Santa, Santa Croce in Jerusalem
In the morning we will attend the Papal Audience and receive a Blessing by His Holiness the Pope in St. Peter's Square. (Pending schedule of the Holy Father, subject to change at last moment). Be sure to bring any religious articles you wish to have blessed by the Holy Father! Today we will visit two of the four Papal Basilicas, St. John Lateran and St. Mary Major. The oldest of the four major basilicas in Rome, the Basilica of St. John Lateran is home to relics of Peter and Paul. Our most recent Popes are installed as the Bishop of Rome here. We will also visit Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, one of the seven pilgrim churches in Rome. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 7, Thursday, October 01 | Rome - Ordination day! Pontifical North American College Diaconal Ordination*
Early breakfast, and walk to St. Peter's Basilica for the Pontifical North American College Diaconal Ordination. Here, the "election" takes place: the bishop declares that he has chosen the candidates to be ordained. The candidates will lay prostrate on the floor and undergo an examination and promise of prayer and obedience. Truly, this is a very special moment. After the Mass, some free time then special dinner to celebrate this very memorable moment.
Day 8, Friday, October 02 | Rome, Masses of Thanksgiving, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Spanish Steps, Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Church of the Gesu
We have the special honor of joining the recently ordained Deacons as they celebrate Mass of Thanksgiving. Details will be released as they become available regarding the organization of these Masses. Guided tour of the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Pantheon. Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva which houses the relics of St. Catherine of Siena. Our tour ends with the Church of the Gesu, mother church of the Society of Jesus. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 9, Saturday, October 03 | Rome - Omaha, NE, USA
After breakfast transfer to the airport in Rome for our flight home. Ciao Italia!
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About your trip
- Rome (Diaconate Ordination)
- Assisi (St. Francis)
Rome has been one of history's most powerful and important cities, along with home to the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope, and the site of the Vatican City. First built in 337, St. Peter's Basilica lies over the tomb of St. Peter. Contained within is a vast array of the most beautiful artwork ever assembled, reflecting the immensity, beauty, vastness, majesty, glory and awesomeness of God.
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