Updated Oct. 19, 2016 (one modification in red)
Updated Sept. 21, 2016 (modifications in bold)

In italics: complementary programme, activities organized by friends of the pilgrimage

(Please note a special Rome-Norcia-Rome tour –including bus transfer, hotel room and dinner with the Most Rev. Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, OR– has been organized: see here to register)

Thursday, October 27
1530 – Buses leave Rome (optional pick-up at Fiumicino Airport, ask Via sacra)
1830 – Arrival in Norcia, check-in at hotel
1900 – Word of welcome by Fr. Barthe (chaplain of the pilgrimage) and Fr. Cassian Folsom, osb, Prior of the Monastery of San Benedetto di Norcia, followed by a meditated Rosary led by Fr. Cassian
2000 – “Nursia” beer tasting
2030 – Dinner at the Grotta Azzurra with the Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample, Abp. of Portland, OR (registered Via Sacra pilgrims only)

Friday, October 28
0900 – Departure towards the Monastery of San Benedetto in Monte for the pilgrims who wish to walk 40 minutes uphill
0940 – Departure of the bus to the Monastery for the other pilgrims
1000 – Outdoor Mass celebrated by the Monks of Norcia; preach by the Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland, OR. Social time with monks following Mass (sweater or jacket and outdoor shoes needed)
1300 – Buses depart to Rome


Friday,  October 28
1600 – Arrival in Rome
1830 – Mass for the 10th anniversary of the Institute of the Good Shepherd (IGS) celebrated by Card. Castrillón Hoyos, Chiesa dei Santi Luca e Martina al Foro Romano Chiesa di Sant’Eligio dei Ferrari (see our map)
2000 – Torchlight procession towards the Church of Santa Maria in Campitelli.
2100 – Cocktail given by the IGS

Saturday, October 29
0930 – Eucharistic adoration, Basilica di San Lorenzo in Damaso (confessions available)
1030 – Solemn procession towards St. Peter’s Basilica, led by the Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample, Abp. of Portland, OR
1145 – Crossing of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica
1200 – High Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica celebrated by Abp. Sample; homily to be given by William Card. Levada, Prefect emeritus of the Doctrine of the Faith and former Archbishop of Portland; music provided by the seminarians of the IGS
1400 – Buffet for priests and seminarians, sponsored by Paix liturgique (Palazzo Cesi, registration required)
Eventbrite - Priests Buffet
1700 – Musical conference and Organ concert, Church of Santa Maria dell’Orto in Trastevere, organized by 

Sunday, October 30
1100 – Pontifical High Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Alexander K. Sample, Abp. of Portland, OR, Chiesa della Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini (Church of the Most Holy Trinity of the Pilgrims, personal parish ruled by the FSSP)

> See our google map for the location of the various places where the ceremonies will take place.

5 thoughts on “PROGRAMME 2016

    • Hello! At that time, there is no change regarding the the pilgrimage. We’ll wait for the results of the safety controls in Norcia before taking any decision. Let’s pray!

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