Come travel with us to Italy Oct. 16-27, 2019
to follow the Way of St. Francis & St. Clare of Assisi.
Our tour coordinator is Bret Thoman, OFS, a Francis & Clare scholar and a specialist in Franciscan pilgrimages. (See photos from prior pilgrimages & read testimonies here.) This pilgrimage will be conducted as a contemplative retreat on the move, not a group tour. It will be limited to 24 pilgrims.
Departure: Oct. 16, 2019 – Charlotte, N.C. to Rome, Italy
In Rome, Assisi & Umbria region: Oct. 17-26
Return: Oct. 27 – Rome, Italy to Charlotte, N.C.
In addition to Rome and Assisi, pilgrims will visit: Siena, Laverna, Rieti Valley, The Marches, Loreto & others
Reserve Your Space Now with a $300 per pilgrim refundable deposit
Cost estimate: $3,900 per person (incl. airfare)* or $2,700 per person (airfare not incl.)*
Chartered motor coach
Local Licensed Tour Guides
Franciscan guides with spiritual reflections and prayer
View our Powerpoint video about the trip HERE
(hit PLAY button; each slide will be visible for 9 seconds)
and download the full trip flier here. (*Note: estimated costs are based on projected airfare, which will not be set by the airlines until Jan. 2019, when total cost for the pilgrimage will be finalized. Our goal is for the pilgrimage cost to be under $4,000.)
Pilgrimage Leaders: Rob Field & Jane Hubbard
Rob Field and Jane Hubbard forged an alliance in early 2018 when they were co-leaders of the Center’s first pilgrimage to the Holy Land. They served with pilgrimage leader Tom Lewis, who led his ninth pilgrimage to Israel. Soon after they returned, Rob & Jane committed to leading the Center’s next pilgrimage. Rob is an Episcopal minister and founder of Center for Spiritual Wisdom. Jane is a Presbyterian lay leader and international consultant to corporations, non-profit organizations and churches. Rob and Jane look forward to leading this upcoming pilgrimage to the home of two of the greatest saints in history.