Join Fr. Loecke and NAWAS International Travel on an 11-day pilgrimage to Italy as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of St. Matthew! You do not need to be a member of St. Matthew to take part in this pilgrimage.
Our pilgrimage begins in Venice, the city of waterways, gondolas, and picturesque bridges where we will visit the Basilica of St. Mark with its magnificent mosaics expressing the story of faith, the Doges Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs.
Then we continue on to Florence, home to Michelangelo’s David and the finest collection of Renaissance art in the world. Next stop is the small hilltop city of Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis. Here we will visit the Basilica of St. Francis, the Church of St. Clare, and Santa Maria degli Angeli with its ‘thornless rose bush’.
We’ll end our pilgrimage in Rome, the Eternal City, an artistic and historical gift to the world. We’ll visit Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Vatican Museums. See Michelangelo’s original frescoes in the Sistine Chapel including the famous Last Judgment and the Creation of Man. The highlight of our visit will be an Audience with Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, if available.
Come share in this time of prayerful celebration. We are sure that you will be pleased with this tour for both its high value and low cost. Our pilgrimage will be a joyful journey designed to highlight our Catholic faith, help us appreciate its historical past, and view art that was inspired by our Church.
For more detail on our 11-day itinerary, CLICK HERE.
To register, CLICK HERE, complete this registration form, and forward your deposit (and a copy of a valid passport) to the parish office to secure your place on this tour. Copies of the registration form are also available in the parish office.