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Rome Pilgrimages (RP) is the official name for pilgrimages organised by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney. The first Pilgrimages started in 2016.

The purpose of Rome Pilgrimages is to provide pilgrims the opportunity to deepen one’s interior and spiritual life, and to offer a religious and cultural experience of Rome – ultimately encountering Jesus and the Catholic Church.

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SITES AND EXPERIENCES

  • St Peter's
  • St John in Lateran
  • St Mary Major
  • St Paul Outside the Walls and the Holy Cross in Jerusalem
  • Holy Stairs
  • Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
  • Castel Gandolfo day tour of Papal Palace and Gardens
  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Catacombs
  • Night Walking Tour of Spanish Steps
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Pantheon and Piazza Navona,
  • Sunday Angelus with Pope Francis (depending upon his availability).
  • Explore some of the Catholic Church’s most historically significant sites including the five major Basilicas: St Peter’s, St John Lateran, St Mary Major, Holy Cross of Jerusalem and St Paul.

  • Marvel at the Vatican Museums' priceless artworks and artefacts centuries in the making, then explore Michelangelo's beautiful frescoes at the Sistine Chapel.

  • Explore the Papal summer Palace and gardens on a day trip to Castel Gandolfo.

  • Admire the engineering ingenuity of the Colosseum's builders and take a walk through the Roman Forum, two of the ancient world's weel-preserved wonders.

  • See how people in ancient times, honoured their dead on a visit to the Catacombs.

  • Mix with the locals on a walking tour of the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona.

  • Join Pope Francis for the Wednesday Audience or the Sunday Angelus and soak in the atmosphere with thousands of Catholic faithful (subject to his availability).

UPCOMING PILGRIMAGES

READ THE OFFICIAL BOOK

“A Pilgrim’s Guide to Rome"

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ROME PILGRIMAGES TRAILER

TESTIMONIALS

My experience was virtually perfect! This was one of the VERY best things I have ever done in my life (I am 61) and that included taking into account variables that one has no control over such as weather and fellow travelers. I am eternally grateful to UNDA and everyone who has anything to do with Rome Pilgrimages and Domus Australia for a brilliant experience.

P. Smith

The Pilgrimage was an extraordinary experience for me. A time of renewal and reflection. It was incredibly well organised and the guides were fantastic.

S. Chaney

Very happy with the Pilgrimage. Particular commendation goes to the staff at Rome Pilgrimages for overseeing every aspect of our Pilgrimage. Very approachable and very high standard of service to the leaders of the group. Thank you!

A. Coyte

The people at Domus Australia were very engaging, helpful and friendly. Domus is a wonderful place to stay in Rome. I appreciate the Domus Chapel and its connection to Australia.

G. Morrison

The Rome Pilgrimage itinerary had a great mix of planned activities but also sufficient free time. We saw and experienced so much: great guides, wonderful memories. An experience that be always be remembered. Thank you!

R. Adams

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  • pilgrimage@sydneycatholic.org

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