THE ROME EXPERIENCE
Monday, May 24 – Monday, July 5, 2021
On The Rome Experience, seminarians find themselves face-to-face with the living story of the Catholic Church through 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 their first year of theology. Applicants must be recommended by their bishops and vocation directors.
Download the 2021 Brochure and Application
2021 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.