St. Clare of Assisi continues to inspire and transform people today by her way of life rooted in the Gospel. This pilgrimage will focus on Clare’s witness to the healing power of the Spirit while also examining Francis’ influence on her vocation. It will examine the common roots they shared in the holy city of Assisi, exploring how their legacy centered on poverty and charity continues to inspire and transform people. Even today, 800 years later, St. Clare serves as a model of compassion, fidelity, and discernment. We hope her example will inspire, assist, and sustain those who minister in the helping professions.
For more information or to sign up, call the Pilgrimage Office at 414-427-0570.
Don't wait to the last minute to locate your passport. This should be the first thing to check upon registering for a pilgrimage. If you need to apply for a new passport, or renew your current one, the Post Office is the place to go.>>More
DO NOT miss this once in a lifetime opportunity in Oberammergau, Germany for the Passion Plays in 2020. This Pilgrimage is only offered once every TEN years and our limited spots are filling up fast.>>More
The 2019 Pilgrimage schedule has been finalized! Click here to see next years lineup! >>>MORE
We do not wish to discourage anyone from participating in our uplifiting pilgrimages, but we should note that, unlike the United States, Rome, Assisi and the Holy Land are not as sensitive to the barrier free needs of people. Italy has "charming" cobble stone streets and uneven sidewalks. This 12 second video provides a visual of the condition of "normal" streets in Italy. View on YouTube
This pilgrimage will focus on Clare’s witness to the healing power of the Spirit while also examining Francis’ influence on her vocation. >>MORE.
Your parish may be planning special events to commemorate the anniversary of its establishment. Please consider a pilgrimage to the Holy Land as part of this celebration. Franciscan Pilgrimages will help with the elements of publicity, organization, travel arrangements, housing, and, most importantly, with the content of the pilgrimage. >>More
Welcome to the home of the FPP Podcast Homepage! Here you will find information about pilgrimages, experiences, and important information about upcoming adventures that we may be offering. >>MORE
The Church of St. Nicolas in the Piazza was once located in Assisi's main square. It was dedicated St. Nicolas, Bishop of Myra, whose relics were brought to Italy in 1087. >>Read about St. Nicholas.
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The Franciscan Pilgrimage Experience is a cross-cultural journeying together in the spirit of Francis and Clare in order to nurture an encounter with Jesus Christ through the spirituality of place. We commit ourselves to serve as sisters and brothers, fostering conversion to a deeper Gospel life and promoting the future vitality of the Franciscan heritage.
Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs is a non-profit ministry of the Assumption BVM Province, Franciscans. During its 45 years of existence, it has guided 20,000+ pilgrims from forty-five countries on pilgrimage, facilitating the sharing of spirituality of place and the Franciscan vision of life
Since the 1970s Franciscan Pilgrimages has provided outstanding and critically acclaimed pilgrimages to those parts of the world that have shaped the faith of Christians. Our staff consists of more than fifty Franciscan and lay men and women from all the branches of the Franciscan family. Many of the pilgrimage leaders enjoy an international reputation as Franciscan scholars. Many have published.
Our logo, the scallop shell and Tau Cross has its origin prior to the middle ages. The Scallop shell was recognized as the symbol of Christian pilgrimage. To this day pilgrims are acknowledged simply by wearing the shell around their neck. One of its purposes was to scoop water from rivers and streams to quench thirst.
The Tau Cross was used by St. Francis as his signature. Wearing the Tau is a declaration of commitment to on-going conversion which was at the core of Francis' spirituality.
Office Open from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm CT, Monday through Friday.
If we are all occupied, you'll get voice mail. Christian holy days and civil holidays are generally "off days".
Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs, Inc.
P.O. Box 321490
Franklin, WI 53132
Fr. John Cella, OFM, Director , E-mail: John@franciscanpilgrimages.com
Andy Tretow, Director of Communications, Email: AndyTretow@franciscanpilgrimages.com
Sr. Nancy Celaschi,OSF, Office and Pilgrimage Staff, Email: Nancy@franciscanpilgrimages.com
Kim Latus, Administrative Assistant, Email: Kim@franciscanpilgrimages.com