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The 2011 Christmas Catalogue for the Church of Saint Paul The Apostle

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  • Pilgrimage with the Saints of Italy

    Church of Saint Paul the Apostle

    October 5,2012 - October 16, 2012

  • Pilgrims Terry Atherley

    John Mahon

    Barbara Brennan Ford

    Pam Chirico

    Frank Chirico

    Kathy Day

    Totlin Banton

    Gloria Felipe

    Jimmy Gerosimo

    Richard Holt

    Norah Holt

    Mary Ann Lanzeta

    Rosie Martinez

    David Martinez

    Margaret Moran

    Bill O'Connor

    Kathy Zirnhelt - Hospitality Host

    Wee Tai Hom - Hospitality Host

    Fr. Thomas Holahan - Spiritual Guide

    Fr. Ronald Franco - Spiritual Guide

    Werner Raye - Local Guide

  • Pope Benedict has declared October 11, 2012 - November 24, 2013 as the Year of Faith to "rediscover the journey of faith

    so as to shed ever clearer light on the joy and renewed enthusiasm of the encounter with Christ." Come and renew your

    journey of faith.

    Events

    Frenzy into Folly

    Thursday, September 20th, from 7-9 pm

    Openings presents Frenzy Into Folly, their largest group exhibition to date featuring the work of 38 artists in the historic

    Church of St. Paul the Apostle.

    Great Catholic Fiction

    Illuminations: A Novel of Hidegard von Bingen

    Discussion Sept 25th 7PM

    Sharat skillfully weaves historical fact with psychological insight and vivid imagination a redemptive novel. The book brings

    to life one of the most extraordinary women of the Middle Ages: Hildegard von Bingen, Benedictine abbess, visionary and

    polymath. Hildegard von Bingen and St. John of Avila will be named doctors of the church by Pope Benedict XVI on

    October 7th, 2012

    Opening Mass

    Thursday, October 11th - 7 pm

    Opening Mass includes the singing of The Creed as a sign of our faith.

    Italy Pilgrimage

    Pilgrims will be leaving October 5th and be returning on October 16th. We will be traveling to Rome, Assisi, Florence,

    Bergamo, Padua, and Venice and will be staying at monasteries and religious houses. The trip will be guided by Frs. Thomas

    Holahan and Ronald Franco, CSP.

    Paulist Productions

    Thursday, October 18th - 7 pm

    "An Evening with Paulist Productions". With Fr. Eric Andrews, CSP, learn about movie and television productions and

    exciting new projects from our own Paulist Hollywood production company.

    An Evening with an Eyewitness of the Second Vatican Council

    Thursday, November 8th - 7 pm

    Join us for an evening with Fr. Thomas Stransky, CSP, a periti (a theological consultant) at the Vatican Council, 1962-1965.

  • Contents

    List of Pilgrims

    Daily Itinerary

    Travel Tips

    Appendix

  • 10/5/2012 Day 1 Depart U.S.A.Your Flight departs this evening

    Delta Airlines Flight 246 U

    From JFK Airport

    Depart 8:05 PM

    Arrive Rome 10:35 AP, Oct 6th

    10/6/2012 Day 2 Arrive in Rome ItalyTodays Inclusions Dinner

    Accomodations: Suore Catechistedi Santa AnnaPiazza della Madonna dei Monti,3

    39 06 485778

    www.suoredisantanna.org

    Travel Guide will meet us upon arrival and arrange transfer to convent

    Settle in and find yourself some lunch

    2:30 PM We will meet in the convent lobby at 2:30 to leave for our walking tour.

    Highlights of today's walkBascilica San Clemente

    Coliseum

    Roman Forums

    Mussolini's Via dei Fori Imperiali passing the following sites:

    Temple of Venus and Rome

    Basiilica of Maxentius

    House of the Vestal Virgins

    Church of Sts Cosmas and Damian (Templie of Jupitor Sator)

    Mamertine Prison (where Sts. Peter and Paul were emprisioned

    Capitoline Hill for sweeping views of ancient Rome

    Piazza del Campidoglio (constructed to Michaelangelo's specifications)

    Church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli

    Icon of Mary venerated during the great plague of 1348

    Statue of the Holy Childe (people are still Writing notes to him)

    Recently restored Chapel by Pinturicchio

    Victor Emmanuel Monument (rooftop caf for view of the Trajan Markets and ancient Rome)

    Optional explorations; self tour on Piazza Venezia

    Il Gesu Church

    Sant Andrea della Valle

    Return to Convent for Dinner

    7PM Dinner

    Still more energy?

    Suggested stroll

    The picturesque Salita del Grillo to reach the Quirinale (Rome's White House) also included in day 2's Rome at Night

  • 10/6/2012 Day 3 Welcome to Rome and the VaticanTodays Inclusions Breakfast, Lunch

    Papal Mass: The convocation of the Synod of Bishops

    Villa Borghese Museum Entry

    Reception at the Paulist House in Rome, Rome at Night Tour

    Accomodations: Suore Catechistedi Santa AnnaPiazza della Madonna dei Monti,3

    39 06 485778

    www.suoredisantanna.org

    7:00-7:30AM Breakfast at the Convent

    7:30 AM Leave Convent Lobby to take Metro to Vatican (Metro fee not included)

    8:00AM Arrive at Vatican

    Some Vatican Highlights

    Piazza San Pietro colonnade designed by Bernini

    To Right of Entry the Pieta

    To the left the final resting place of Blessed Pope John XXII

    Center the Bernini Bronze Baldacchino

    Behind the Baldacchino is the sumnburst revealing the Holy Spirit

    Beneath the canopy of the dome are four large reliquaries

    Veronica's Veil

    Fragment of the True Cross

    The Skull of St. Andrew (St. Peter's brother)

    The lance of St. Longinus- The Roman Centurion who

    drew blood from Christ's side

    10:00 AM Mass of the Opening of the Synod of Bishops

    ST. John of Avila and Hildegard de Bingen will be declared

    Doctors of the Church

    12:30PM Lunch together at Marcello's

    2:00 PM Metro to Villa Borghese (Metro Fee is not included)

    3:00 PM Borghese Highlights

    Borghese Gardens are Rome's Central Park

    Villa Borghese was the Home of Cardinal Scipione Borghese

    Pope Paul V was the uncle of Cardinal Borghese

    In later years the Borgheses married into Napoleon's family

    many art pieces moved to the Louvre

    The Gallery Sculptures were originally laid out by Borghese

    The collection includes works by

    Bernini

    Coravaggios

  • 4:30 PM Take public bus to Santa Maria degli Angeli

    Santa Maria degli Angeli Highlights

    Most used for religious ceremonies promoted by

    the Italian State

    Designed by Michaelangelo

    The Meridian Line to check on accuracy of the

    Gregorian Calendar

    Time Permiting Santa Maria Della Vittoria

    Santa Maria della Vittoria highlights

    Statue of St. Theresa in Ectasy by Bernini

    The Church of Santa Susanna

    Santa Susanna Highlights

    Home of the American Catholic Church in Rome

    6-8PM Reception at the Rome residence of the Paulist Fathers

    8PM

    Our private coach bus will begin our tour after the reception

    Highlights of the Rome at Night Tour

    Piazza della Repubblica

    Porta Pia

    Piazza Barberini

    Via Nationale Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

    St. John Lateran

    Bascilica of Santa Croce

    Porta Maggiore

    Porta San Sebastiano entrance for the Appian Way

    Baths of Caracalla

    Circus Maximus

    Colosseum

    Piazza Navona

    Castle Sant Angelo

    Via della Conciliazione

    The Vatican

    Janiculum Hill

    Fonta dell Acqua Paola

    Church of San Bartolomeo

    10PM Drop off at the Convent

  • 10/8/2012 Day 4 The Sistine ChapelTodays Inclusions Breakfast

    Vatican Museum entrance

    Accomodations: Suore Catechistedi Santa AnnaPiazza della Madonna dei Monti,3

    39 06 485778

    www.suoredisantanna.org

    7:00-8:00 AM Breakfast at the Convent

    8:00 AM Leave Convent to walk to Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

    8:30 AM Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

    Santa Maria Maggiore Highlights

    One of Five Papal Basilicas

    Unique Nave Mosaics (5th Century)

    Metro ride to Saitn John Laternan (metro fee not included)

    9:00 AM Mass at Saint John Lateran, Cathedral of the Bishop of Rome (Pope)

    Highlights at St. John Lateran and surroundings

    Baptistry

    The Lateran Palace

    Sacred Steps

    11:00 AM Take metro to Vatican museum (metro fee not included)

    Lunch on the run (not included)

    12:30 or 12:45 Timed entrance to the Vatican Museum

    Highlights at the Museum

    Rafael Rooms

    Octagon Court

    Sistine Chapel

    3:00 PM Metro to Piazza del Popolo

    15:15 Walking tour of Historic Rome Highlights

    Piazza del Popolo

    Santa Maria del Popolo

    Caravaggio's frescos of Saints Peter and Paul

    Via Margutta (the street of the artists)

    Piazza de Spagna

    Via Condotti (Rome's 5th Avenue)

    Trevi Fountain

    Santa Ignazio

    Santa Maria Sopra Minerva (body of ST. Catherine of Sienna)

    Pantheon

    Coffee Break at Sant Eustachio II Caffe where Fr. Hecker had coffee

    San Luigi dei Francesi (home to the French)

    Sant Agostino (body of St. Monica)

    Piazza Navona

    Fountain of Four Rivers

    Dinner on your own

  • 10/9/2012 Day 5 Last Day in Rome on to AssisiTodays Inclusions Breakfast, Dinner

    Bus transport for day tour

    First Class Train seats to Assisi

    Transport in Assisi to Convent

    Accomodations: Casa Accoglienza, Monastero San Giuseppe Via S. Apollinare 1 06081 Assisi PG

    39 075 812853

    www.msgiuseppe.it/

    8:00 AM Board Bus for day tour Outside the Walls

    Highlights of Todays tour

    Tre Fontane (Site where St. Paul was beheaded)

    Benedictine Monastery

    Bascilica of St. Paul Outside the Wall

    Papal Basilica

    Burial Place of St. Paul

    10AM M