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Pilgrimage to Italy




Saint Mother Teresa

Join Pope Francis and thousands of other pilgrims from around the world to celebrate the canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta!


Hang out with Leah

If you've ever wanted to spend time with Leah, chatting about life and faith, then this is the perfect opportunity!


Fr. Michael O'Loughlin

Fr. Michael a Byzantine Catholic pastor, vocation director and youth and young adult co-coordinator in Denver, CO and cohosts the popular podcast Catholic Stuff You Should Know.

Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.

Mother Teresa

Daily Schedule

Spend 9 days in Italy with Leah Darrow and Fr. Michael O’Loughlin experiencing the sites and sounds of the country along with the beauty and holiness of the life of Mother Teresa. All of the details have been thoroughly managed by Select International Tours, an experienced group tour operator specializing in Faith-based tours. Don't miss out on this once in a lifetime experience!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Alitalia Airlines Flight 611 leaves New York - JFK at 1015pm


Saturday, September 3, 2016 - Arrival - Rome

Arrival at Rome Airport - 12:40 pm

Transfer to Hotel

Check-in and light lunch at hotel

Visit to Saint Paul Outside the Walls (Private Mass)

Visit to Saint Mary Major (Walk through Holy Doors)

Dinner with wine at a local restaurant

Overnight in Rome

Sunday, September 4, 2016 - Rome

Open buffet breakfast

Early morning line-up for Canonization Mass of Mother Teresa

After Mass time for lunch and leisure time on your own

Dinner with wine at a local restaurant

Overnight Rome



Monday, September 5, 2016 - Rome - Assisi

Open buffet breakfast

Depart hotel for Assisi, Arrive Assisi & Check-in

Lunch (pay on your own)

Tour of Basilica of Saint Claire, Hermitage, Santa Maria degli Angeli (Private Mass)

Dinner with wine at a local restaurant

Overnight Assisi

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - Assisi

Open buffet breakfast

Private Mass at Basilica of Saint Francis

Guided Tour of Basilica of Saint Francis

Lunch on your own

Time to shop, pray, explore Assisi

Dinner with wine at a local restaurant

Overnight Assisi


Wednesday, September 7, 2016 - Rome

Open buffet breakfast

Depart Hotel for Rome

Arrive Rome & Check-in

Walking Tour of Chiesa Nuova, Piazza Navona, Pantheon & Sopra Minerva

Private Mass

Dinner with wine at a local restaurant

Overnight Rome

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - Rome

Open buffet breakfast

Guided tour of Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, and Saint Peter's Basilica (walk through the Holy Door)

Transfer to lunch with wine at a local restaurant

Afternoon free to shop, pray, relax

Private Mass

Dinner on your own

Overnight Rome


Friday, September 9, 2016 - Rome

Open buffet breakfast

Private Mass at St. Peter's Basilica

Guided tour of Ancient Rome to include Colosseum and Roman Forum

Transfer to Hotel

Lunch on your own

Visit Scala Sancta, Saint John Lateran (Mass), Santa Croce

Visit to Trevi Fountain

Dinner with wine at a local restaurant

Overnight Rome

Saturday, September 10, 2016 - Departure

Open buffet breakfast

Transfer to Airport

Alitalia Airlines Flight 608 departs Rome at 10:35 am and arrive New York JFK at 2:20 pm


Tour Includes

  • 7 nights at hotels on BB basis
  • Full days and transfers in an air conditioned motor coach
  • English speaking guide
  • 1 lunch - unlimited wine
  • 6 dinners at local restaurants - unlimited wine
  • Entrance fees to: all churches, museums, and Ancient Rome sites
  • Listening devices
  • Meeting assistance at Airport arrival hall
  • Mass reservations
  • Gratuities

Rates Do Not Include

  • Personal expenses
  • Lunches (except for 1 lunch)
  • 1 dinner
  • Medical Insurance
  • Anything not mentioned above

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

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General Terms and Conditions

The pilgrimage to Italy with Leah Darrow and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin is organized completely by Select International Tours and they are solely responsible for all information, terms, and conditions regarding the trip. Any questions should be directed to Susan Prendergast at Select International Tours at 800-842-4842 or

Deposits and Final Payment

A deposit of $750.00 per person should accompany the registration form along with your optional insurance payment and a copy of your passport picture page by May 27, 2016. Final payment is due by June 28, 2016. Please mail your payment to: Select International Tours, 85 Park Ave., Flemington, NJ 08822 ATT: Susan Prendergast 800-842-4842, Prices quoted are based on cash payments.

Airline, seating, and special requests

The seats are assigned by the airlines. We do not reserve specific seats. You may change your seat, provide mileage program information and passenger contact information directly with the airlines once the ticket numbers are received. (Approximately three weeks prior to departure). All special needs and requests due to medical or dietary restrictions must be requested in writing at least 60 days prior to departure. Business class and premium coach seats are available upon request as are add-ons from your hometown airport.

Single supplement

A limited number of single rooms are available at an additional cost of $540.00 per person cash payment. Prices are based on two people per room. We do not guarantee room mates but will do our best to connect you with a possible share.

Land Only Option

$3,000.00 per person cash price. Land only services start and end at the hotels, unless you are able to meet the group at the airport, and do not include airfare.


Each participant is permitted to check (1) suitcase weighing no more than 50 lbs., and one small carry-on bag on the plane. Airline baggage fees are not included. Please check the specific baggage fees on the airline website.


Tour Cancellation Policy

$500.00 non-refundable. 90 to 60 days before departure a total of $750.00 is non-refundable. Within 60 days of departure all payments are non-refundable regardless of reason for cancellations. All cancellations must be in writing. Unused portions of the trip are not refundable. We strongly urge you to purchase Trip Cancellation/ Travel Insurance at an additional $276.00 per person for Deluxe Basic Coverage policy, which provides protection if you need to cancel due to illness or job loss only or Cancel for Any Reason policy, which we rec- ommend at $414.00 per person, based on trip cost of $4,100.00. Additional details and policy information may be found on our website at: The insurance premium must be received with the deposit.


$4,100 Land and Air (from New York, JFK). $3,000 Land Only. Single Supplement option $540.00. Prices are based on a minimum of 20 passengers traveling & payment by cash or check. Please call for a credit card price. Prices are based on the current exchange rate of 1.15 USD to Euro and subject to recalculation. Deposits must be paid by check. Fuel surcharge and taxes are subject to change at time of final invoicing.


Group leaders and Select International Tours, and or any travel agency and supplier in connection with this travel program are not responsible for any illness, injury or loss to person or property, any delay, inconvenience or extra costs incurred due to the delay or cancellations caused by weather or events beyond anyone’s control. Details of the program, hotels, airports and airlines are subject to change based on events beyond the tour company’s control. All other terms and conditions are as per our website, Travel documents will be mailed out approximately 3 weeks before departure date.

Shipping & Handling

$15.00 per person - not included in package price will be added to each invoice. Your invoice will confirm the trip registration.

Registration / Consent Form