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Spiritual-Italy

“Pilgrims are not tourists. They have come, quietly and humbly, to seek the holy and enter more deeply into God’s  Blessedness”.

Sr. Wendy Beckett  

Explore Italy’s Spirituality

Saints of Italy

Church  of Santa Maria in Vallicella (New Church)

Church of Santa Maria in Vallicella (New Church)

In 1551 St Philip Neri founded the Confraternity of Pilgrims and Convalescents in order to offer help and assistance to the many pilgrims who came to Rome.
Church of the Gesù

Church of the Gesù

The Church of the Gesù is the mother church of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). It was built on the same spot as the previous church Santa Maria della Strada,

Basilicas and churches of Rome

San Sebastiano fuori le mura

San Sebastiano fuori le mura

St Sebastiano is one of the seven basilicas travellers to Rome usually visited, in particular after 1552 when St. Philip Neri promoted The Pilgrimage of
Basilica of St Peter in chains

Basilica of St Peter in chains

Not far from the Coliseum, this Basilica was built in the 5th century over the site where S. Peter was sentenced to death by the Roman Tribunal. The
Basilica of Holy Cross in Jerusalem

Basilica of Holy Cross in Jerusalem

Founded by St Helena AD 320 on the grounds of her private home, this church houses the relics of the true cross where Jesus Christ was crucified upon. In the
St Prassede

St Prassede

The Basilica of Saint Praxedes is an ancient titular church and minor basilica in Rome built on the spring where St Praxedes and her sister St Pudentiana, the
Basilica 12 Apostoli

Basilica 12 Apostoli

The Church of the Twelve Holy Apostles is a 6th century minor basilica in Rome. Dedicated originally to St. James and St. Philip, it was restructured by
St Andrew delle Fratte

St Andrew delle Fratte

St Andrew delle Fratte is a 17th century basilica church in Rome. The current church was built over a pre-existing one, erected in 1192, called infra hortes
Basilica of St Peter

Basilica of St Peter

From the piazza that, with its 140 statues of saints, embrace the Christians who come to centre of Christianity, one enters the Basilica that is the sanctuary
Basilica of St Paul outside the Walls

Basilica of St Paul outside the Walls

Outside the city walls, Emperor Costantine erected the first church dedicated to St Paul, Apostle of the Gentiles. In the courtyard the statue represents this
Basilica of St John Lateran

Basilica of St John Lateran

Cathedral of Rome, this Basilica is the seat of the Pope and Bishop of the city. It is dedicated to John, the disciple whom Jesus loved, and John the Baptist,
Basilica of St Mary Major

Basilica of St Mary Major

According to a 13 th century legend, the first church was built by Pope Liberius (352-66) on the site of an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The legend

Franciscan Way

BASILICA OF ST CLARE – ASSISI

BASILICA OF ST CLARE – ASSISI

In this Basilica, pilgrims can venerate the mortal remains of St. Clare and pray silently in front of the Crucifix which had spoken to Francis.
CONVENTO OF ST DAMIAN-ASSISI

CONVENTO OF ST DAMIAN-ASSISI

From the town of Assisi, through beautiful pastoral landscapes, it takes about 15 minutes by walk to get here. It's Convento of St. Damian , where Saint
BASILICA OF ST FRANCIS – ASSISI

BASILICA OF ST FRANCIS – ASSISI

Francis was officially declared a saint on July 16, 1228. The following day, the pope Gregory IX laid the first stone of the Church of St. Francis which was

Footstep of St. Paul

Three Fountain Abbey

Three Fountain Abbey

The Cistercian Three Fountains Abbey is a timeless space. It raises on the spot called Acque Salvie where St. Paul was beheaded by order of Emperor Nero.

St. Benedict

Subiaco Monastery

Subiaco Monastery

Located a few kilometers from the monastery of St. Scholastica, amid spectacular natural scenery, the Monastery of St. Benedict in Subiaco enshrines this cave
Montecassino Abbey

Montecassino Abbey

Montecassino Abbey, about 8 south of Rome, is the home of the sacred relics and monastery of St. Benedict (480-543), the patron saint of Europe.

Marian Shrines

SHRINE OF OUR LADY – OROPA

SHRINE OF OUR LADY – OROPA

An ancient tradition tells that the Holy House of Loreto is the same House where Our Lady Mary was born, grew up and received the angelic announcement.
HOLY HOUSE  – LORETO

HOLY HOUSE – LORETO

An ancient tradition tells that the Holy House of Loreto is the same House where Our Lady Mary was born, grew up and received the angelic announcement.
SHRINE OF BLACK MADONNA  – TINDARI

SHRINE OF BLACK MADONNA – TINDARI

The Sanctuary is set on the old city’s ruins, on a promontory dropping sheer into the sea. The original church was destroyed by Algerian pirates in 1544 and

Eucharistic Miracles

ALATRI SHRINE – FROSINONE

ALATRI SHRINE – FROSINONE

Alatri Cathedral, is the principal church of Alatri, in south Lazio dedicated to Saint Paul. It houses the relic of the Eucharistic Miracle of 1228.