Young Adult Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi: The Great Saints of Italy

Archdiocese of Anchorage Pilgrimage: The Great Saints of Italy

October 27 – November 4, 2018


Spiritual Directors: Archbishop Paul Etienne & Archbishop Emeritus Roger Schwietz, OMI

Pilgrimage Host: Matthew Beck

Archbishop Etienne, Archbishop Emeritus Schwietz, and Matthew Beck are excited to announce a Young Adult Great Saints of ItalyPilgrimage in the fall of 2018. The ideal age range for pilgrims is 21 – 35, but any high school graduate is invited, including those that may be a little bit older than 35, but still young adults at heart.  Clergy and lay leaders are invited to accompany the young adults from their parish and respective ministries along this journey of faith.

9 Days / 7 Nights October 27 – November 4, 2018

Our baptism into Christ and the Church is an invitation to sainthood! Think about it. The saints of our Catholic faith are really stories of everyday people who became extraordinary disciples and missionaries. Our pilgrimage to Italy will highlight the holy men and women who overcame sin and personal challenges to bring the Good News of Jesus to the world. Together we will pray, sing, savor gelato, and discern how the Holy Spirit is calling us to be better stewards of God’s gracious gifts with our families and faith communities.

Day 1: Saturday, October 27, 2018 – Departure from the USA

Day 2: Sunday, October 28 – Rome, The Eternal City!

Day 3: Monday, October 29 – Ancient Rome & TheCatacombs

Day 4: Tuesday, October 30 – Vatican City, Scavi

Day 5: Wednesday, October 31 – Papal Audience, St. Peter’s Basilica, All Hallows Eve

Day 6: Thursday, November 1 – Solemnity of All

Day 7: Friday, November 2 – All Soul’s Day UmbriaRegion, Assisi

Day 8: Saturday, November 3 – Rome Leisure Retreat Day

Day 9: Sunday, November 4 – Return to US



Land-only (self-arranged airfare): $2,095

Payment Schedule

$300 (Non-refundable) March 31, 2018

$750 May 1, 2018

$750 June 1, 2018

$750 July 1, 2018

Balance Due August 1, 2018



  • Round trip airfare from Anchorage, AK airport, Economy Class
  • Airport taxes/fuel surcharges up to $470 per person
  • Motor coach transport as listed
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • 7 nights in Rome – Superior Tourist Class hotels based on double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast and 6 dinners
  • All Scheduled sightseeing and entrances
  • Give Us This Day APP with daily readings, morning & evening prayer, and more


  • Single room supplement: $310
  • Airport taxes/fuel surcharges in excess of $470 per person
  • Personal services
  • Travel Insurance – Optional Travel Insurance is priced by age at time of purchase*
  • Gratuities for Tour Guides & Drivers – $120
  • Drinks at dinners
  • Daily lunches
  • Porterage at hotels (not available)



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