THE ROME EXPERIENCE
Monday, May 22 – Monday, July 3, 2023
On The Rome Experience, seminarians find themselves face-to-face with the living story of the Catholic Church throughout the ages. Beginning with St. John Vianney’s village of Ars, France and proceeding to the major basilicas of Rome, seminarians store up countless experiences that will invigorate their vocation and offer lifelong inspiration. As a pilgrimage, the program persistently encourages seminarians to prayerfully discover the hand of God in his Church and to craft personalized commitments in their spiritual lives and ongoing formation.
The Rome Experience is designed to function as an extension of existing programs of formation for diocesan seminarians who have completed at least their first year of theology by the start of the program. Applicants must be recommended by their bishops and vocation directors.
Download the 2023 Application
2023 TENTATIVE ITINERARY
Rome, “The Eternal City,” attracts millions of visitors each year. While tours and exploration in Rome are scheduled, seminarians are invited into a spirit of prayer and pilgrimage, remembering that they have come to Rome as future priests to pray and study next to the Chair of St. Peter and the saints, while providing a witness to the Faith.