Fr. John Rooney Pilgrimage To The Footsteps of St. Dominic with Sr. Carol Mayes, OP, Houston Dominicans & 206 Tours - The Leader in Catholic Pilgriamges
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The Footsteps Of St. Dominic Pilgrimage Spain, France & Italy

Spiritual Director: Fr. John Rooney

Spiritual Director: Sr. Carol Mayes, OP

May 27 - June 7, 2023

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The Footsteps Of St. Dominic Pilgrimage

Spain, France & Italy

Spiritual Director:
Fr. John Rooney

Spiritual Director:
Sr. Carol Mayes, OP

May 27 - June 7, 2023
JR052723

Madrid · Caleruega · Santo Domingo de Silos · El Burgo de Osma · Burgos · San Sebastian · Toulouse · Carcassone · Fanjeaux · Prouille · St. Paul de Vence · Nice · Florence · Bologne · Siena

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Madrid · Caleruega · Santo Domingo de Silos · El Burgo de Osma · Burgos · San Sebastian · Toulouse · Carcassone · Fanjeaux · Prouille · St. Paul de Vence · Nice · Florence · Bologne · Siena

The Dominican Order, also known as the Order of Preachers, was founded by St. Dominic de Guzman over 800 years ago, and our Dominican spirituality is inspired by his life and example. Enter the Dominican Story by visiting essential sites where Dominic and his followers walked, lived, and preached. As members of the global Dominican family of religious women and men and laity, we live by the four pillars of Dominican life: study, prayer, community, and preaching. These pillars will guide our pilgrimage through Spain, France, and Italy in the Footsteps of St. Dominic!


Fr. John Rooney



Sr. Carol Mayes, OP

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Hotels and Religous Houses (or similar) in double occupancy
      ~ 2 nights | May 28 - 30: Dominican Convent, Caleruega
      ~ 1 night | May 30 - 31: Hotel Codina, San Sebastian
      ~ 2 nights | May 31 - June 2: Hotel L' Aragon, Carcassonne
      ~ 1 night | June 2 - 3: Ibis Style Nice, Nic
      ~ 3 nights | June 3 - 7: Starhotel Tuscany, Florence
  • Whisper Headsets
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Wine and Mineral Water with dinners
  • Transfers from Airport to hotel
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Free Wi-fi on motor coach
  • Headsets where needed
  • Assistance of Guide throughout the pilgrimage
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary (plus local guides where needed)
  • Arrangements for Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 peace per person)
  • Tips to hotel staff, restaurants, luggage handlers
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Dominican Convent
Caleruega
hotel
Hotel Codina
San Sebastian
hotel
Hotel L' Aragon
Carcassonne
hotel
Ibis Style Nice
Nice
hotel
Starhotel Tuscany
Florence
Not included
    • Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver
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Cancel For Any Reason Waiver

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Itinerary

May 27: Depart Houston to Madrid

Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight(s). Your meals will be served on board.

May 28: Madrid Airport - Caleruega

Upon arrival in Madrid, board Transportation to Caleruega, the birthplace of St. Dominic and our home for the first leg of this pilgrimage. Stay in a Dominican Convent in this charming town that was so formative for St. Dominic.

May 29: Caleruega - Santo Domingo de Silos - El Burgo de Osma - Caleruega

Visit St. Dominic's Well, a museum housing items related to the history of the Dominicans, the parish church built on the site of St. Dominic's birth, and the crypt of St. Dominic that was discovered in excavations. Visit the Benedictine Monks at St. Dominic de Silos Monastery and el Burgo de Osma cathedral.

May 30: Caleruega - Burgos - San Sebastian

Board our transportation to make our way to the region of Fanjeaux/ Prouille, stopping along the way in Burgos, San Sebastian and Toulouse. St. Dominic would have walked this route, so we are glad to take these two days to travel by bus, spending one night in San Sebastian.

May 31: San Sebastian - Toulouse - Carcassone

Toulouse is home to the Church of the Jacobins, the relics of St. Thomas Aquinas, the 1st house of the Dominicans which has a tiny Chapel where we know St. Dominic would have preached. Enjoy lunch on your own in Toulouse before continuing to Carcassone. Carcassonne, a medieval town outside of Fanjeaux/Prouille becomes the perfect home base for our visits to the important sights around this region.

June 01 & 02: Carcassone - Fanjeaux & Prouille - Carcassonne

On July 22, 1206, Dominic was at prayer on a hill in Fanjeaux in the evening, when he saw a globe of fire descend and come to a standstill on the Chapel of St. Mary of Prouille. This "seignadou" (sign of God) happened on three successive nights, telling Dominic to establish a monastery in this place. Nine women became the first nuns and entered this monastery.

We'll visit the "assassin's cross" en route to Fanjeaux, where St. Dominic was ambushed by heretics (who were later converted), as well as St. Dominic's house, the ancient Church, the "Seignadou" hill, and get a feel for the towns where St. Dominic spent many of his years preaching.

June 03: Carcassonne - St. Paul de Vence - Nice

As the trip to Italy is another long stretch, we'll enjoy visiting the Matisse Chapel, a Dominican Chapel in St. Paul de Vence, before spending the night in Nice.

June 04: Nice - Florence

Florence will become our home base for the last leg of our trip, allowing day trips to Bologna and Siena.

June 05: Florence - Bologne - Florence

Visit this charming university town where St. Dominic spent his last years. Visit the Basilica of San Domenico and the tomb of St. Dominic.

June 06: Florence - Siena - Florence

Visit the ancient walled town that was home to St. Catherine, a powerhouse Dominican Saint and a doctor of the Church. Visit the sanctuary that was built upon the home of St. Catherine. Finish our pilgrimage considering her well-known decree, "be who God made you to be and you will set the world on fire!"

June 07: Florence - Florence Airport

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2023 Dates & Prices

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May 27
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Jun 7, 2023
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May 28
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Jun 7, 2023
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Single Supplement / Private Room $600.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $2,200.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $4,400.00 (USD)

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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $600.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $2,200.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $4,400.00 (USD)

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About your trip

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  • Madrid
  • Caleruega
  • Santo Domingo de Silos
  • El Burgo de Osma
  • Burgos
  • San Sebastian
  • Toulouse
  • Carcassone
  • Fanjeaux
  • Prouille
  • St. Paul de Vence
  • Nice
  • Florence
  • Bologne
  • Siena
St. Dominic:

The Dominican Order has grown to almost six thousand members in it's long history. On August 6, 2021, the 800th Anniversary of his death, we commemorated the life of Saint Dominic, and his lasting effect on the world. Join us by celebrating on Pilgrimage in the footsteps of Saint Dominic in 2023!

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