• Assisi
  • Assisi countryside
  • Italian vineyard
  • Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi
  • Basilica of St. Clare, Assisi
  • Coliseum, Rome
  • Coliseum, Rome
  • Forum, Rome
  • Forum, ome
  • Mallorca, seaside
  • Pope Francis
  • Rome
  • Trevi Fountain, Rome
  • Trevi Fountain, Rome
  • St. Peter's Square, Rome

Announcing a New Pilgrimage

Within the present decade of this new millenium the eighth centenary of the birth of one of the most distinguished friars of the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition will be celebrated: Giovanni di Fidanza, later known as St. Bonaventure. Although scholars have different opinions concerning the actual date of St. Bonaventure’s birth, many have settled on 1217. While we are within this decade of the new millenium and with this specific date in mind, we invite you to celebratethe eighth centenary of the birth of the Seraphic Doctor, St. Bonaventure, by attending a pilgrimage to Italy which birthed him and to France which birthed him into the Franciscan Order. Save the dates: July 7-20, 2017. Review full itinerary.

Pilgrimage Staff Member Reflects on Veterans Pilgrimage

Staff member, Sr. May Elizabeth Imler shares the moving experience she had while facilitating a recent pilgrimage for Veterans of the Military. >>More


(Above photo: Bethany) Because of scheduling conflicts for one of our Holy Land Pilgrimage Directors, dates for some of the Holy Land Pilgrimages have been changed from those listed in our printed brochure. Here are the latest, official, dates for our Holy Land Pilgrimages.

Holy Land and Jordan: March 6-17, 2016 and May 22-June 2, 2016 (NOT April 17- 28, 2016) >>More
Holy Land Pilgrimage Classic: September 20-28, 2016 >>More
Holy Land Expanded: April 17-28, 2016 (NOT May 22 - June 2, 2016) and October 23 - November 3, 2016 >>More

Andrew Galvan to have significant role in canonization of Fr. Junipero Serra ritual

Our staff member, Andrew Galvan a member of the Ohlone people of the San Franciscan Bay area, will carry a reliquary containing a first-class relic of Fr. Serra to a prominent place of honor next to the Altar where the Holy Father will celebrate Mass. >>More








New Staff Member, Sr. Clarette Stryzewski, CSSF

Fr. John Cella, OFM, Director of Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs has announced that Sr. Clarette has joined the staff of Franciscan Pilgrimages as an animator for pilgrims in the health care system. >>More






Holy Year of Mercy

Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs has arranged a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi celebrating Pope Francis' Holy Year of Mercy - June 18-28, 2016 Ten Days . >>More






St. Francis: the Deacon

July 16-27, 2016 - Twelve Days. If the diaconate is your ministry in the Church, consider joining us for this pilgrimage which celebrates your service and will renew your vocation. >>More



Apps For Travel

Even the seasoned tarveler needs help in manuvering airports, connecting flights, packing tips and weather. We have a list of apps for your Smartphone which you might want to use as you plan your pilgrimage. >>More