Pilgrimage: Birthplace of the Pauline Family

Celebrating the coming 100th Anniversary of Founding the Pauline Family

October 20 – 30, 2010 

(Approx Cost: $2,600.00 call Select International for details 1-800-842-4842 - mention Sr Margaret Kerry and Daughters of St Paul, Pauline Cooperators)

Wednesday October 20, 2010 DAY 1 DEPART THE U.S.A (from Newark Airport) You’ll leave on an overnight flight to Milan.

Thursday October 21 DAY 2- Milan- ALBA

Welcome to Italy. Upon arrival you are met by your English speaking tour escort, and transferred to the city where we see the magnificent Duomo, La Scala Opera and Da Vinci’s Last Supper (pending tickets). Option: stop at the Society of St Paul bookstore by the Duomo. We are then transferred to Alba for a well deserved night of rest. Overnight in Alba. (D.) Daily Mass with a Priest who will accompany us.

Friday October 22 DAY 3 ALBA (Feast of Blessed Timothy Giaccardo)

We visit the home of Don Alberione, Mother Thecla, Timothy Giaccardo and Basilica of St. Paul where Famiglia Christiana is printed. Continue to the Church of San Damiano which was Canon Chiesa's parish where M. Thecla was a catechist and where she met Alberione. The Shrine of the Moretta, the Madonna, where Bishop Re gave Alberione his first assignment as a journalist in charge of the Gazetta D'Alba is in Alba. The seminary of Alba where Alberione was educated and met many of his future Paulines. The Cathedral of Alba is where Alberione received "the inspiration" to begin the Pauline Family. The site near the Cathedral which was the first apartment/convent of the Daughters of St. Paul and their little book store. We end the day with a visit to the Daughters of St. Paul Motherhouse and the bindery operated by our truly senior Sisters. Overnight in Alba. (B.D)

Saturday October 23 DAY 4 ALBA and the surrounding area

Alberione was born in Fossano, but raised on "The Agricola" near the town of Cherasco where his pastor, Fr. Montersino really encouraged his studies and his vocation. The Church of St. Martin is there as well as the little church of the Madonna delle Grazie, a shrine which young Alberione passed everyday to get to school and where he stopped often to pray. Cherasco even today is a beautiful little town. Street signs are both in English and French. Then a visit to the town of Bra, to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Flowers where Alberione's mother dedicated him to the Blessed Mother. This is very close to Alba, and a place really significant in the life of Alberione. Overnight in Alba. (B.D.)

Sunday October 24 DAY 5 – ASSISI

We are in Assisi home of St. Francis and St. Clare. The walking tour includes visits to the Basilica of St. Francis and Church of St. Clare as well as visits St. Mary of the Angels with the famous thornless rose bush, and San Damiano. Overnight Assisi. (B.D.)


We depart for Rome following Holy Mass. Enroute we stop in Orvieto to see the magnificent Cathedral and to view the Miracle of the Eucharist of Bolsena. Upon arrival in Rome settle into your hotel. Rest of the afternoon in Rome and evening is at leisure. (B.)

Tuesday October 26 DAY 8 CHRISTIAN and ANCIENT ROME

Our day is filled with visits to the major Basilica’s of Rome including the Basilica of Saints Mary Major & John Lateran, Holy Stairs and Holy Cross in Jerusalem. In the afternoon you tour Ancient Rome, highlighting the Coliseum, Piazza Venezia, Aurelian Wall, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and other major sights of Rome. T he day ends at St. Peter’s Basilica where we have a guided tour with head phones and visit the Tomb of John Paul II. Overnight Rome. (B.)

October 27 DAY 8 Wednesday- Papal Audience-

The day starts with early Mass followed by the Papal Audience. We then walk over to the Vatican Museum where we have a private guided tour which includes the incomparable Sistine Chapel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight you have the opportunity to sample some of the best food in the world when you explore Rome on your own. Overnight Rome. (B.)

Thursday October 28 DAY 9Sts. PETER AND PAUL in ROME

"St. Paul Tour" of Rome begins at the small church which enshrines the room believed to be St. Paul's apartment there. It is in the Jewish sector, not far from the Gesu. Then we drive the Apian Way to the famous church of Quo Vadis, located on the spot where Christ appeared to Peter, and the Apostle asked “ Domine, quo vadis? “ (Where are you going, Lord) and the Lord replied “I am going to Rome to be crucified for the second time”. Peter understood the message and returned to face his martyrdom. We also stop at the Inn where Paul stopped for rest, before arriving at the seat of the former Holy Roman Empire. We visit the Catacombs where the early Christians hid, prayed and buried their dead. Of special interest are the Catacombs of St. Sebastian with remnants of the original basilica dedicated to Peter and Paul. Continue with a visit St. Paul’s Basilica, built over the burial place of the Saint. Nearby is the sight of Three Fountains, said to spring up as the Apostles head bounced three times, after his beheading. Finally we see the Mamertine prison, where St. Peter and St. Paul were imprisoned. Overnight Rome. (B.D.)


Queen of Apostles Basilica, Blessed Alberione’s rooms, General House of the Daughters of St Paul, Church of the Divine Master of the Sister Disciples of the Divine Master, General House of the Society of St Paul.

Saturday October 30 DAY 11 – RETURN TO THE U.S.A


 May31, 2010: $500.00 deposits per person individual deposit along with trip cancelation insurance/travel premium is due in order to hold space. MAY BE EXTENDED to ebd if  JUNE. Please call if you have any other questions: Sr Margaret’s Cell Phone: 617-510-5409

 July 17, 2010: 90-day review, all payments become non-refundable.

 August 5, 2010 Final invoices issued and final payment is due. Name changes are not permitted after this date.

 September 20, 2010 Documents are mailed out.
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  1. I just realized: the pilgrimage ends on the vigil of the Feast of the Divine Master! We can pray the novena as part of our pilgrimage prayers!