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Images from the pilgrimage

Mass at the Tomb of Saint Peter in the Papal Basilica
Mass at the Tomb of Saint Peter in the Papal Basilica
St. Paul Outside the walls
st. paul outside the walls
All photos are by SueAnn Howell of the Catholic News Herald/Charlotte, N.C.

What is an 'ad limina' and why do the bishops go to Rome?
Who will Archbishop Gregory Meet with during the 'ad limina'?

Photos of Archbishop Gregory and Bishop Zarama visiting with the Pope from the Vatican Photography Service.

Archbishop Gregory's has written his latest column (What I Have Seen and Heard) for the Georgia Bulletin which tells of his time while in Rome. You can read it first here before it goes to print.

What I Have Seen and Heard / Lo Que He Visto Y He Oido for May 10th, 2012.

Archbishop Gregory Schedule
*all times are Central European Time

May 7:

  • 8:00am Mass at the Tomb of Saint Peter in the Papal Basilica
  • 9:00am Meeting at the Office of the Signatura [with Cardinal Burke]
  • 11:00am Meeting with the Holy Father

May 8:

  • Morning Mass at the tomb of Blessed John XXIII
  • Morning meeting with the Congregation for Bishops
  • Afternoon meeting with the Pontifical council for Promoting Christian Unity
  • Lunch at the Casa Santa Maria
  • Afternoon meeting with the Congregation for Divine Worship

May 9:

  • 8:30am Pontifical Council for the New Evangelization
  • 9:30am Congregation for the Clergy
  • 11:00am Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
  • 4:00pm Mass at Saint Paul Outside the Walls [with the Atlanta Pilgrims]
  • 5:45pm Reception at Villa Stritch [Residence for USA priests working in the Holy See]

May 10:

  • 7:30am Mass at Saint John Lateran Basilica [Rome's Cathedral Church]
  • 9:30am Meeting with the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life
  • 11:00am Meeting with Pontifical Council for the Family.

May 11:

  • 9:00am Congregation for Catholic Education
  • 3:30pm Mass at Saint Mary Major Basilica
  • 5:00pm Pontifical Council for the Laity

Ad Limina Apostolorum Pilgrimage

May 2:

Flights flights to Rome, Italy.

May 3: Arrive Rome | Assisi

Celebrate Mass at the Church of Chiesa Nuova (the small cell in which St. Francis was held prisoner by his father)

May 4: Assisi

Walk to St. Clare's Basilica

Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Clare

Guided City tour starting at St. Clare including the tomb of St. Francis and other sites

Tour of St. Mary of the Angels and San Damiano

May 5: Assisi | Montalcino | Siena

Walk to St. Francis's Basilica

Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis (in the Chapel of St. Catherine)

May 6: Siena 

Celebrate Mass at Saint Dominic

Walking tour of Siena, including the relics of St. Catherine, Piazza del Campo and the Palazzo Comunale

May 7: Siena | Orvieto | Rome 

Depart for Orvieto

Guided tour of the Duomo

Celebrate Mass at the Duomo of Orvieto in the Chapel of the Eucharistic Miracle

Continue on to Rome

May 8: Christian Rome Tour | Private Sistine Chapel Tour 

Depart for St. Peter's Basilica

Celebrate Mass at St. Peter's Basilica

Depart on Christian Rome Tour

Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel Tour

May 9: Papal Audience | Catacombs 

Depart for St. Peter's Basilica

Attend public Papal Audience

Tour of St. Sebastian Catacombs

Mass at St. Paul Outside the Walls with Archbishop Gregory and Bishop Jugis

May 10: Ancient Rome

Ancient Rome Tour

Mass at St. John Lateran

Walking tour to Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon

May 11: Scavi Tours

St. Peter's for the Scavi Tours

May 12: 

Flights back to USA


Page last modified: May 11, 2012