Celebrating Faith and History: A Pilgrimage to Rome on Sts. Peter and Paul’s Feast Day

Every year on June 29th, the Church commemorates the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul, two towering figures who shaped the early Christian movement. While the exact date of their deaths remains uncertain, their legacy endures, particularly in the Eternal City – Rome. Imagine yourself on a pilgrimage to Rome, standing in the awe-inspiring St. Peter’s Basilica, believed to be built on the very tomb of St. Peter himself. Just a short distance away lies the Basilica Papale San Paolo fuori le Mura (St. Paul Outside the Walls), where tradition holds the final resting place of St. Paul. But Rome offers much more than these two magnificent basilicas. Four major basilicas, the Vatican Museums, the historic Castel Sant’Angelo, the ancient Pantheon, and the fascinating network of catacombs are just a glimpse of the incredible experiences that await you.

Following in the Footsteps of the Saints

  • Explore St. Peter’s Basilica: Built over the believed tomb of St. Peter, this architectural marvel is a must-see for any Christian pilgrim. Witness the grandeur of Michelangelo’s artistry and the awe-inspiring dome that dominates the Roman skyline.
  • Visit St. Paul Outside the Walls: Another of Rome’s four Major Basilicas, this Basilica is said to hold the remains of St. Paul. Admire the stunning mosaics and experience the serenity of this holy site.

Beyond the Basilicas

Rome offers a treasure trove of historical and religious landmarks beyond the Basilicas dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul.

  • Immerse yourself in the Vatican Museums: Explore a vast collection of art and artifacts, including the Sistine Chapel’s breathtaking frescoes by Michelangelo.
  • Uncover the secrets of the Colosseum: Step back in time and imagine the gladiatorial contests that once took place in this iconic amphitheater.
  • Delve into the Roman Forum: Explore the ruins of this ancient marketplace and political center, where the foundations of Western civilization were laid.

A Pilgrimage Tailored to You

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or embarking on your first pilgrimage, our team can help curate a personalized experience. We can help you:

  • Design an itinerary that caters to your interests and timeframe.
  • Arrange for knowledgeable guides who can bring the history and faith of Rome to life.
  • Ensure comfortable and convenient accommodations for your group.

Embrace the spirit of Sts. Peter and Paul by embarking on a pilgrimage to Rome. Contact us today and start planning your unforgettable journey!