Catholic Tours of Italy

Traveling to Italy is like walking into layers of history, art, human drama, and deep faith. Here your feet touch soil left from Roman times 3,000 years ago as you begin to venture into this land of martyrs, saints, popes, and ancient civilizations. Visit the place that solidified the Catholic faith in the eyes of the world and still proclaims the Gospel of Christ in all its glory. Italy is where people work, pray, and live in the midst of ancient ruins next to masterpieces of art, fountains, and churches. A journey to Italy is about experiencing the sacred bonds of the Catholic faith that enlightens the soul.
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Rome Tours

Rome beckons with its layers of history, courage of the saints, witness of the martyrs, and prayers of the faithful to form the heart of Catholicism.
Basilica of St. John Lateran

Basilica of St. John Lateran

The oldest church in Europe founded in honor of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist. It is the mother church of Rome’s Catholic faithful as it is where the pope has his official seat as the Bishop of Rome.
Basilica of San Lorenzo

Basilica of San Lorenzo

The holy relics of St. Lawrence, martyred in 258, are housed here along with the relics of St. Justin and St. Stephen.
Capuchin Crypt

Capuchin Crypt

Under the church of Santa Maria della Concezione it holds the remains of 4,000 friars. Rather than bury all the bones, the friars decorated a chapel with them as a place to pray and reflect on Eternal Life. A plaque in the chapel reads "What you are now, we once were; what we are now, you shall be."
 

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Vatican Tours

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Chapel of St. Sebastian

Cappella di San Sebastian
(Chapel of St. Sebastian)

The chapel next to the Pieta houses the tomb of St. John Paul II underneath the altar.
Vatican Grottoes

Papal Crypt or
Vatican Grottoes

See the tombs of some 91 popes and famous exiled royalty including Queen Christina of Sweden who gave up her throne to become Catholic.
The Pieta

The Pieta

One of the first masterpieces you see when you walk inside St. Peter’s Basilica. It was carved out of marble by Michelangelo when he was only 25 years old.

GREATER ITALY: MORE SACRED SITES IN THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS

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Why Choose Tekton?

Tekton Ministries has been leading Catholic pilgrimages for more than 20 years. We work and listen closely to our priests and pilgrimage leaders to create thoughtfully planned itineraries. We help make the Catholic faith more tangible to your daily life by taking you where the seeds of Catholicism were first planted to be spread across the world. Daily Mass and time for prayerful reflection are important parts of each day’s experience.
20+ Years in Ministry
True pilgrimage – not religious tours
Custom-crafted itineraries
Authentic Catholic experiences
Inclusive, competitive pricing
Properly paced itineraries include daily Mass and time for reflection
Only Catholic/Christian guides
Prayerful pre-pilgrimage preparation
Custom guidebooks, name and luggage tags
Local offices and support worldwide
Free pilgrimage promotion materials
Easy online registration means no extra effort for your busy staff
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