It is being organized principally by Patrick Madrid, who is pretty well know by all of you, I think.
Patrick informed me that the "early bird" special discount for the pilgrimage is expiring soon, 1 June.
Here are a few points for the pilgrimage:
Around Rome itself we will be visiting, for example, Ostia Antiqua, the ancient Roman port city. I often recommend that if people can’t spare the time to go to Pompeii, south of Naples, they should go to Ostia. This is where St. Augustine, on his way back to north Africa after his baptism in Milan, was blockaded during a time of civil unrest and where his mother, St. Monica, died. Monica’s tomb is in the Church of St. Augustine in Rome. We’ll visit Nemi, in the Castelli Romani, the hills south of Rome, and Castle Gandolofo. We’ll give our perspectives on the catacombs, the Roman basilicas, museums, restaurants.
Also, this is a special year dedicated to St. Paul the Apostle, so it is good for a Roman pilgrimage. A plenary indulgence can be gained for a pilgrimage to the tomb of the Apostle in the Basilica of St. Paul outside-the-walls! Read this!
I’ll be saying Mass each day, proabably with the 1962 Missale Romanum.
For information you can go to www.surprisedbytruth.com to download the full-color brochure, click the image above, or you can call the travel coordinators, Corporate Travel, at 800-727-1999 (ext. 290).