Pilgrimage to Italy for the Canonization of Blessed Mother Theodore Guérin

October 11-19, 2006

The pilgrimage will include time in Rome, Sienna and Assisi. The total cost is $3,089 for a double room and $3,769 for a single room. See more information about what that includes here, or read a letter from the archbishop inviting all on this pilgrimage. Or, download a PDF of the brochure here.

More information can be obtained by calling Carolyn Noone at 317-236-1428 or 800-382-9836 ext. 1428.

Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein invites you on this pilgrimage:

Dear Fellow Pilgrims,

I am thrilled to share with you exciting news pertaining to the upcoming canonization of Blessed Mother Theodore Guérin, the 19th-century foundress of the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Blessed Mother Theodore was truly a remarkable, visionary woman of faith. It has been nearly 170 years since Blessed Mother Theodore came to Indiana from France and established the Sisters of Providence near Terre Haute and began teaching the children of our ancestral pioneers. To this day, we experience the lasting effects of her zeal and selflessness in Catholic schools throughout the archdiocese.

Blessed Mother Theodore once wrote; "Ours is a preparation for the generation that will succeed us, and eminent good will be done this way by us. You may not live to see it, but you will have sown the seed." In Blessed Mother Theodore Guérin, we have a pioneer patroness whose legacy we share.

I would be honored to have you join me for this special moment in our universal Church.

With prayers for almighty God's divine providence in your life,

Most Reverend Daniel M. Buechlein, O.S.B.
Archbishop of Indianapolis

Tour includes:

  • Roundtrip, economy class, nonrefundable air transportation from Indianapolis to Italy
  • Deluxe air-conditioned and restroom-equipped motorcoach transportation while in Italy.
  • First class hotel accommodations while in Rome and best hotel in Siena.
  • 12 meals-7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Hotel baggage handling for one suitcase
  • Sightseeing per itinerary
  • Daily Mass
  • Participation in Vespers service at the Church of the Gesu, Rome on October 14.
  • Ticket to the Canonization of Blessed Mother Theodore Guérin in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.
  • Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, Rome on Oct. 16
  • Tickets for the General audience with the Holy Father, Rome on Oct. 18
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Insured and bonded
  • Price is based on exchange rate of 1 EURO = $1.25

Not included:

  • Passports
  • Incidental room charges
  • Optional tours or activities other than those listed above
  • Air taxes and fees-to be advised by early September
  • Gratuities to bus drivers and Italian escorts (usually $2-$3 per person each day)
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry services
  • Medical services
  • Any items not mentioned under “included” items


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