Shroud of Turin and Saints & Shrines of Italy

We only do this pilgrimage every 3-4 years and the Shroud is only out every 25 years

01 July 2025 to 13 July 2025

About the Pilgrimage

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The dates are not yet set as we await notification and confirmation of the Shroud of Turin dates.

We have taken this pilgrimage many times before and it is one of our favorites and a favorite among our pilgrims. Italy is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and we will start in the mountains of the north, through the heartland, along the Adriatic Coast, and all the way to Rome.

We visit the most amazing shrines and churches along the way. Of course, the highlight will be the Shroud of Turin – God’s love letter written in his own blood!

Join Steve & Janet Ray have again invited Teresa Tomeo and her husband Deacon Dominick to join us on this pilgrimage. But not only is it a pilgrimage, it is also a culinary and cultural adventure. We will have wine tasting, cooking classes, special guides like Liz Lev and more.

Here is our itinerary. To see videos of our last Saints & Shrines pilgrimage, click HERE.


Steve & Janet Ray Italy Pilgrimage    Planned Tentative Itinerary*

Day 1: Leave USA for Italy

Depart for Italy Depart USA on overnight flights to Milan, Italy

Day 2: Arrive in Milan | Turin

Arrive at the Milan Airport where you will be greeted by Steve and Janet Ray, along with your Italian tour manager. Board the motor coach. Visit the Duomo in Milan, pending flight arrival times. Depart for Turin. Check into the hotel and enjoy a Welcome Dinner. Mass to be announced. Overnight in Turin.

Day 3: Shroud of Turin

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for a full day tour of Turin. Visit the Piazza San Carlo, Po Street and the Mount of the Capuchin Monks. We then have the opportunity to view the Shroud of Turin in St. John the Baptist Cathedral. The Shroud of Christ is a linen cloth 14 feet, 3 inches long by 3 feet, 7 inches wide bearing the distinct image of a crucified man.

The last time the Shroud was displayed publicly was in 2015 to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesians. We will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to view the Shroud. Celebrate Mass at St. Francis de Sales Church. Dinner and overnight in Turin.

Day 4: Turin | Assisi

Depart for Assisi. During the long motorcoach ride enjoy conversion stories, vocation stories, praying the Rosary and other entertainment and devotions along the way. Celebrate Mass at St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and see the Porziuncola that St. Francis built. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.

Day 5: Assisi

This morning, celebrate Mass at St. Clare Basilica and see the cross that spoke to St. Francis and lead to his life of piety. Enjoy a guided tour of Assisi including the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.

Late afternoon at your leisure. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.

Day 6: Assisi | Loreto | Lanciano | San Giovanni Rotondo

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for San Giovanni Rotondo. Stop in Loreto at the Marian Shrine and visit the Holy House of Nazareth. Continue on to Lanciano. Celebrate Mass at the Shrine in Lanciano and see the Eucharistic Miracle. Continue to San Giovanni Rotondo. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: San Giovanni Rotondo – Padre Pio

This morning, celebrate Mass at Santa Maria delle Grazie, then visit the tomb at the shrine of Padre Pio. Time at leisure for devotion. Afternoon excursion to the grotto of Michael the Archangel. Dinner and overnight in San Giovanni.

Day 8: San Giovanni Rotondo | Manoppello | Rome

Depart for Rome and Manoppello. Celebrate Mass and see the face Cloth of God. Credible evidence suggests that what was once thought to be Veronica’s veil is actually the face cloth of Jesus, left behind in the tomb. Continue to Rome for dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Return to the USA or Optional Extension

Depart on your return flights back to the USA.


Day 10: Rome

After breakfast, depart for a tour of the Abbey of the Tre Fontane where St. Paul was beheaded, St. Paul Outside the Walls, and the tomb of St. Paul. Then visit the St. Sebastian Catacombs and see the 4th century Christian tombs that burrow underground on four levels.

Celebrate Mass at St. Sebastian above the catacombs. Travel along the Via Appia Antica to visit the small Church Domine Quo Vadis where Jesus met St. Peter (if time allows). Enjoy dinner on your own and overnight in Rome.

Day 11: Rome

This morning, celebrate Mass, followed by a free day to explore on your own in Rome. The possibilities are endless; take the elevator to the Cupola at St. Peter’s Basilica for an up-close look at the statues of the twelve Apostles and a “bird’s eye” view of Rome, or go shopping near the Spanish Steps and Piazza de Popolo on the famous Del Corso and Via Condotti streets. Dinner on own and overnight in Rome.

Day 12: Rome

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then celebrate Mass at the Basilica of Santo Strefano Rotondo followed by a tour of this unique ancient basilica. Proceed to San Lorenzo. Take a guided tour of the Basilica of the Holy Cross, to see where some of Christianity’s most important relics are housed, including a piece of the True Cross, thorn, and nails.

This afternoon is free for lunch on your own and last minute shopping or exploring the rich historical center of the city. Tonight, enjoy a celebratory Farewell dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 13: Return to the USA

Depart on your return flights back to the USA.

Day 1: Friday, March 18 – Depart USA

*Itinerary is tentative and subject to change; specified Masses pending confirmation

Pricing information is not available at this time.

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