World Meeting of Families

World Meeting of Families
June 22 – 26, 2022
Rome, Italy

In June of 2022 Catholics from all over the world will answer the call to gather in Rome, to celebrate the family, the fundamental building block of society and the Church. You can answer that call and organize, lead or join a group traveling to Italy to share in this wonderful and powerful cornerstone of our lives and faith.

 

“Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness” is the theme of this 10th World Meeting of Families and the dates have been chosen to fall on the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ book, “Amoris Laetitia” and will focus on the spirituality of the family.

“The couple that loves and begets life is a true, living icon – not an idol like those of stone or gold prohibited by the Decalogue – capable of revealing God the Creator and Savior. For this reason, fruitful love becomes a symbol of God’s inner life.”


Pope Francis

Faith Journeys has developed several itineraries for those wishing to attend this event, from a shorter experience that focuses on World Meeting of Families events and the religious and cultural sites of Rome, to a full Italian pilgrimage that includes Rome, Assisi, Florence and Venice. We will work with you to find your ideal itinerary or to develop a customized pilgrimage for your group.

Sample Itineraries

Tour 1 (8 nights / 10 days)
Cities

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Thessaloniki
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to an awaiting chartered motorcoach for a panoramic tour of the city. Thessaloniki is a treasure trove of architecture as we’ll see the ramparts of the city, the Triumphan Arch of Galerius, the Rotunda (oldest of Thessaloniki’s churches), the Via Egnatia, Aristotelous Square, and the Monastery of Vlattadon
  • Celebrate Holy Mass at the local church of the Immaculate Conception
  • Late-afternoon hotel check-in
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning we will visit Kavala, known anciently as Neapolis, where Paul landed on his first voyage to Europe as we make our way to nearby Philippi. See magnificent places such as Lydia’s Baptistry and the great Amphipolis Lion statue. We will also marvel in the beauty of the Forum Romanum
  • Lunch, on own
  • We will visit Krinides (or Crenides), an area that includes the archaeological site of Philippi in the Kavala Prefecture. The area of Krinides was well known from the era of the early Macedonian Kings for its fertile soil and thermal water. It was also in Philippi that Paul met with a woman named Lydia, a purple-dye merchant who became the first Christian convert
  • Celebrate Mass at the special site where Lydia was baptized
  • Return to Thessaloniki for evening dinner and overnight
Tour 2 (9 nights / 11 days)
Cities

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Thessaloniki
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to an awaiting chartered motorcoach for a panoramic tour of the city. Thessaloniki is a treasure trove of architecture as we’ll see the ramparts of the city, the Triumphan Arch of Galerius, the Rotunda (oldest of Thessaloniki’s churches), the Via Egnatia, Aristotelous Square, and the Monastery of Vlattadon
  • Celebrate Holy Mass at the local church of the Immaculate Conception
  • Late-afternoon hotel check-in
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning we will visit Kavala, known anciently as Neapolis, where Paul landed on his first voyage to Europe as we make our way to nearby Philippi. See magnificent places such as Lydia’s Baptistry and the great Amphipolis Lion statue. We will also marvel in the beauty of the Forum Romanum
  • Lunch, on own
  • We will visit Krinides (or Crenides), an area that includes the archaeological site of Philippi in the Kavala Prefecture. The area of Krinides was well known from the era of the early Macedonian Kings for its fertile soil and thermal water. It was also in Philippi that Paul met with a woman named Lydia, a purple-dye merchant who became the first Christian convert
  • Celebrate Mass at the special site where Lydia was baptized
  • Return to Thessaloniki for evening dinner and overnight
Tour 3 (10 nights / 12 days)
Cities

 

Day One:
  • Depart via scheduled air service. The destination is Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Day Two:
  • Arrive in Thessaloniki
  • Meet your Faith Journeys Tour Manager who will assist the group to an awaiting chartered motorcoach for a panoramic tour of the city. Thessaloniki is a treasure trove of architecture as we’ll see the ramparts of the city, the Triumphan Arch of Galerius, the Rotunda (oldest of Thessaloniki’s churches), the Via Egnatia, Aristotelous Square, and the Monastery of Vlattadon
  • Celebrate Holy Mass at the local church of the Immaculate Conception
  • Late-afternoon hotel check-in
  • Evening Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • This morning we will visit Kavala, known anciently as Neapolis, where Paul landed on his first voyage to Europe as we make our way to nearby Philippi. See magnificent places such as Lydia’s Baptistry and the great Amphipolis Lion statue. We will also marvel in the beauty of the Forum Romanum
  • Lunch, on own
  • We will visit Krinides (or Crenides), an area that includes the archaeological site of Philippi in the Kavala Prefecture. The area of Krinides was well known from the era of the early Macedonian Kings for its fertile soil and thermal water. It was also in Philippi that Paul met with a woman named Lydia, a purple-dye merchant who became the first Christian convert
  • Celebrate Mass at the special site where Lydia was baptized
  • Return to Thessaloniki for evening dinner and overnight
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.

Pope John Paul II