Holidays

Mother Teresa Canonization

Mother Teresa Canonization

Purpose: Faith, Pilgrimage
No. of days: 7 days - 5 nights
First & Last Cities: Rome - Vatican
Other cities: Canonization Ceremony - Vatican Museums - Christian Rome
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Day 1 – 02 Sep: USA, Rome

Depart John F. Kennedy International Airport to Rome, Fiumicino aboard Alitalia. Dinner and breakfast served on board.

Day 2 - 03 Sep: Rome

Upon arrival at Rome’s airport, after completing immigration and customs procedures you will be met by our local assistant and transferred by coach to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free to rest and relax or to start discovering this fascinating city. Dinner will be at the hotel or at a nearby restaurant. [D]

Day 3 - 04 Sep: Rome – Canonization Ceremony at the Vatican

After breakfast at the hotel a short coach drive to Vatican City to assist the mass to St. Peter’s Basilica to assist to the ceremony. The canonization ceremony is conducted as follows:

    - The saint's life history is read aloud.

    - The pope chants the following in Latin: In honor of the Blessed Trinity, for the exaltation of the Catholic Faith and the growth of Christian life, with the authority of Our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul and Our Own, after lengthy reflection, having assiduously invoked God's assistance and taken into account the opinion of many brothers of ours in the episcopate, we declare and define Blessed Teresa of Kolkota to be a saint and we enroll her in the Catalogue of the saints, and we establish that in the whole Church she should be devoutly honored among the saints. In the name of the Father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

    - The person is officially recognized as a saint at this point. A large tapestry with an image of the saint is unfurled before the faithful to admire and venerate.

After the mass the remainder of the day is at leisure to wander around the Vatican and Rome. Overnight at your hotel. [B]

Day 4 - 05 Sep: Rome

Enjoy your breakfast before you meet your guide who will lead you through this morning’s tour, an introduction to this fascinating city, which combines buildings from pre-Christian era to the present day. Have the opportunity to view the Roma Forum, the religious, political and commercial center of Ancient Rome and the Coliseum (entrance subject to availability). After free time for lunch on your own, a visit to Pantheon,

Navona Square and Trevi Fountain will complete the tour. Return by coach to your hotel for overnight. [B]

Day 5 - 06 Sep: Rome

After breakfast, this morning will be dedicated to discovering the immense treasures of the Vatican

Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica (both subject to availability based on the events planned for

the Jubilee 2016) with our licensed English-speaking local guide. Afternoon at leisure and, in the evening, farewell dinner in a typical trattoria of Trastevere, one of the centers of Roman’s nightlife. Transfer back to the hotel and overnight. [B/D]

Day 6 - 07 Sep: Rome

Breakfast at the hotel and day at your leisure to complete your visit of Rome or return to Vatican. Overnight at the hotel. [B]

Day 7: - 08 Sep: Rome, USA

Breakfast at your hotel and transfer from to Fiumicino International airport to board your flight back to the USA. [B]

[B] = Breakfast | [B/L] = Breakfast and Lunch | [B/D] Breakfast and Dinner



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