These journeys to Europe's sacred places go to various countries with different languages, background, history and culture. Retracing John Paul II’s life in Poland, exploring the Russian iconographic tradition in Moscow and St. Petersburg, visiting the Marian sanctuaries in Spain, Portugal and France: these some of the pathways of faith that include an extraordinary number of shrines scattered throughout Europe.
In these sacred spaces we learn how to listen, how to open ourselves to God’s guidance. “My temple will be the house of prayer for all peoples." (Isaiah 56.7).
These itineraries also represent an opportunity to discover the European culture, art and history that have developed into a complex phenomenon of widely ranging philosophies, Christian thought, and secular humanism.
With constant assistance from pastoral guides and the ORP staff, who coordinate all on-site services, we witness these places through the Light of the Word of God. A moment of listening, an itinerary of faith, a time for conversion—participating in a pilgrimage always means going towards the destination of converging one’s personal history with the story of Salvation.
|Pilgrimage to Italy and Greece for Students|
|Rome Florence Siena Athens Thesallonica Philipi Itea Corinth|
|European pilgrimage to Rome, Fatima, Santiago and Lourdes|
|Rome Lisbon Fatima Burgos Lourdes|
ORNIT, May 22, 2013
ORNIT specializes in organizing customized itineraries. We will help plan your journey whether you are a church group, organization, student program, or just you.