Franciscan Celebrations – Celebrating Franciscan History in Padua and Assisi

We are sponsoring a pilgrimage to Italy in September/October 2020 and hope you can join us!

In Venice and Padua, our group will celebrate the life of St. Anthony and visit important sites in Catholic history. In Assisi, we will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis (October 4th) and visit the sites so important to him. We will have plenty of time to absorb the wonders and peace of this medieval city and reflect amid sacred places. We will share most meals with the group and friars, sampling exceptional food and beverages. There are also side trips where you can deepen the experience of Franciscan spirituality. Friars Andrew Martinez and Steve McMichael will lead this experience. Fr. Andy has a great love for Rome, while Fr. Steve is an expert in Franciscan history, and knows some of the out-of-the-way places (and restaurants) the locals like to keep secret. We’ll be able to visit places ordinarily off-limits to all but Franciscans. This will make the experience uniquely enriching, even for those who have previously visited Padua and Assisi.

We will limit this to a small group of about twenty, ensuring an intimate and personal experience. Reservations are on a first-come,
first-served basis, and we request registration forms to be returned by June 1, 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to call
Becki Romans in the Mission Advancement Office, 812-923-5250. We hope you can travel with the friars on this special trip.