Catholic Pilgrimage to Poland

A pilgrimage to Italy is like walking into layers of history, art, human drama, and deep faith. Here your feet touch the soil left from Roman times 3,000 years ago as you venture into this land of martyrs, saints, popes, and ancient civilizations. Visit the places that solidified the Catholic faith in the eyes of the world and still proclaim the Gospel of Christ in all its glory. Italy is where people work, pray, learn, and live alongside ancient ruins, art, architecture, and relics. A journey to Italy is about experiencing the sacred bonds of the Catholic faith that enlightens the soul.

"I feel renewed in my vocation. My pilgrimage to Italy, visiting the holy places associated with the apostles and martyrs, inspires me to live faithfully as a Christian and as a priest."
- Fr. Daniel Raab, OSB.

Rome PILGRIMAGE SITEs

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 Cathedral of the Most Holy Savior and of Saints John the Baptist and the Evangelist in the Lateran is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome and serves as the official seat of the pope himself. It is the oldest and highest ranking of the four papal major basilicas and holds the unique title of "archbasilica." 
Basilica of San Lorenzo

Basilica of San Lorenzo

Built on the burial site of St. Lawrence himself, the holy relics of St. Lawrence, St. Justin, and St. Stephen reside here. Pope Pius IX, the longest-reigning pope in history, is interred in the gloriously-decorated chapel bearing his name where he convened the First Vatican Council.
Capuchin Crypt

Capuchin Crypt

Under the church of Santa Maria della Concezione, the crypt holds the remains of 4,000 friars. Rather than bury 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."

The ETERNAL APPEAL OF Italy 

Experience Italy where the foundations and beauty of our faith are found in breathtaking landscapes, superb art and architecture, and the deep veneration of sacred relics and repositories.

Vatican PILGRIMAGE SITEs

Vatican City is the highlight of any pilgrimage to Italy. A sovereign state since 1929, the Vatican is the spiritual nucleus of the Catholic Church, ruled by the pope, the bishop of Rome and successor to the apostle Peter.

Chapel of St. Sebastian

Cappella di San Sebastian
(Chapel of St. Sebastian)

One of the most visited places in the Basilica, the mortal remains of St. John Paul II lie here beneath a marble stone with the inscription BEATVS IOANNES PAVLVS PP. II.
St. Peter's Basilica Dome

DOME OF St. Peter's Basilica

Take an elevator and then climb 320 steps to the top. Or climb 551 stairs without the elevator to venture outside for a panoramic view of Rome atop St. Peter’s Basilica.
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.

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

Experience inspirational Catholic culture and history as you walk in the footsteps of the saints, venerate miracles, and celebrate Mass in the sacred sites where the roots of the Faith were planted.

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
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Properly paced itineraries include daily Mass and time for reflection
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Italy Pilgrimages