Canonisation of John Henry Newman


About the event

Join us in Rome for the once-in-a-lifetime event for the canonisation of the first English saint of the 21st century – John Henry Newman.

We will be taking 25 lucky people with us, as we stay in central Rome, in anticipation of the canonisation of Blessed Newman on Sunday.

The price is £480 – this price includes flights, accommodation, breakfast, transfers and transport around Rome.

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Draft Rome Pilgrimage Itinerary

Friday 11 October

05:15 Meet at London Heathrow for check-in

07:25 Flight to Rome Fiumicino Airport

10:55 Arrival at Rome Fiumicino Airport. Transfer by coach to accommodation. Lunch

16:00 Mass at St Peter’s Basilica

17:00 Free time to walk around St Peter’s Basilica

PM Evening free; dinner at leisure

Saturday 12 October

07:30 Breakfast

08:30 Mass

09:00 Whole day to discover Rome. Opportunity to join one of two groups around Rome for those who wish. Lunch at leisure as opportunity presents.

Group One – The Archbasilicas and Ancient Rome

  • St Paul-Outside-the Walls, Colosseum, Forum, Basilica of San Clemente, St John Lateran and the Scala Santa, Chiesa S. Alfonso de Liguori (Titular Church of Vincent Card. Nichols), St Mary Major

Group Two – Central and Tourist Rome

  • Castel Sant’Angelo, Piazza Navona, San Luigi dei Francesi, Pantheon, Santa Maria sopra Minerva, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza del Popolo

PM Evening free; dinner at leisure

Sunday 13 October

07:00 Breakfast

08:00 Depart for Canonization Mass in St Peter’s Square

10:00 Canonization Mass lead by Pope Francis. Lunch

Afternoon Visit to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus

PM Evening free; dinner at leisure

Monday 14 October

09:00 Breakfast

10:00 Packing and check-out at accommodation

10:30 Depart for Venerable English College

11:00 Mass and tour of the Venerable English College with Bishop Nicholas Hudson

13:30 Lunch. Visit Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere and Villa Farnesina

17:30 Return to guesthouse to collect luggage

18:00 Coach to airport

19:00 Arrival at airport; check-in

21:20 Return flight to London Heathrow Airport

23:05 Arrival at Heathrow


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