Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi
News update from the Holy Land
during this time those who go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land discover that truly the Son of God was born of a woman, of Mary by childbirth as any other child. In Jesus everything that a human person can live is lived by a divine person. Let us go to Bethlehem to meditate in our hearts that everything that is truly human reveals God to us and tells of his true identity.
The Prince of Peace comes among us and together with many other pilgrims from around the world let us pray for justice and peace among all the nations of the Earth.
Yet once again we can give witness that pilgrimages to the Holy Land are being conducted in all security with an atmosphere of utmost serenity.
Every believer is called to mantain a special relationship with the Land of Jesus, and so we invite everyone to come to the Holy Land so as to express our desire for peace.
On this website you will find a continuous news update on the situation. Thank you!
Fr. Giovanni Biallo and Fr. John D'Orazio
Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi - Pastoral Center
Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi is at the service of the faithful and of Italian and foreign visitors who, in following the invitation from Pope Francis, wish to undertake a journey towards Rome, towards the main Shrines in Italy and around the world, towards the Holy Land and towards Missionary territories.
Gospel of Luke
The places and the stones on which Jesus Christ has walked are filled with remembrance and continually announce the Good News of the Gospel.
Holy Land 2019
"The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us" Jn 1:14
Fatima and Santiago
A journey in honor of Our Lady of Fatima and of Saint James the Greater, Apostle of Jesus.
Fatima, Coimbra and Lisbon
A pilgrimage that brings you to discover those faith related places that can tell us of the history of Portugal.
In the heart of the Eternal City to discover the landmarks, symbols of Christianity, and the memories of great witnesses of Faith.
Pope Francis invites us, now that the Jubilee of Mercy has come to an end, to look ahead and see how to continue to experience with faithfulness, joy and enthusiasm the richness of divine mercy.
Hi, I would like to share my experience as a pilgrim to Lourdes (April 5-8 2018): I don't generally expound very much, but as soon as I got back to Rome I felt like a weight within me which at the same time was an emptiness. I undertook this pilgrimage with little motivation, but I came back enriched in many ways: with sensations, faces, smiles. When our guide Danilo Greci spoke to us about "Lourditis" I thought: "now what could be so special about this place?"... well now I have the answer. Personally I can't wait to go back e I wanted to thank each of my fellow pilgrims for the wonderful experience of sharing this pilgrimage together. A special thanks goes to Fr. Andres who illustrated as was possible the "Mystery" of all that we cannot see or touch; and to Danilo for the passion with which he guides the pilgrimages and for the priceless availability which he showed us; to Emanuela for having organized an unforgettable life memory; to Angelo who prayed for me... and once again, a heartfelt THANKS to all of you.
This was my first pilgrimage and it was a wonderful experience. I'm bringing back with me so much more than I would have expected and I recommend this experience.
And there she was in the group: a woman. A woman with her own story. To someone in the mix she confided the chagrin that she harbored in her heart: the story of a broken love, the surprise of a new encounter, her heart which had started to beat again. “Your situation is illicit Miss, you can no longer receive the sacraments”...
During this trip in the context of the Meeting of Peace (May 4-6 in Rome) we feel that it is dutiful to express our compliments to Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi for the availability and the attentive competence shown in the organization of our trip which was participated by the alumni of our school. A special thank you to Mrs. Lavinia.
A huge THANK YOU… the Spiritual Assistant Don Giuseppe and the Lay Pastoral Assistant Mrs. Maria Rosaria were wonderful! We will keep an unforgettable memory of the poignant experiences at the Lourdes Grotto, together with the prayers of the pilgrims of our ORP group and those of other nationalities.
We participated in your Holy Land pilgrimage; we would like to sincerely congratulate you for the perfect organization and for the spiritual guide, quite extraordinary. We look forward to setting off for another pilgrimage with you in the near future.
I feel that I should thank first of all the work of our spiritual guide: Don Sergio. We relived some of the more evocative episodes of Jesus' life and he accompanied us in all of the spiritual places with a deep knowledge of each place... Thanking you in a heartfelt manner, let's make an appointment for the next experience!
A fantastic experience that left it's mark, I would live it all over again with the same exact people: the guides, the organizers etc. I suggest that everyone live this experience with Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi.
A wonderful spiritual experience. This experience brings you to understand the importance of prayer, of solidarity. A place in the world where your heart can be nourished and find newborn hope together with a few moving tears of faith that slip down your cheeks.
A beautiful experience, better than I could have imagined. An intense pilgrimage, with moments for prayer and personal reflection. The organization is a perfect machine, which I suggest to anyone who may decide to undertake this voyage. The guides are inspirational, evidently it's not just a job they do but it is above all a mission. So for anyone who may decide to do it I can only wish that you live an experience similar to mine. Enjoy your pilgrimage everyone!
Back home memories of the words of our guide, Fr. Giovanni: "The fruits of a pilgrimage are abundant and they continue well after the trip. And so it is! It's beautiful to be in joyful waiting, like arid ground that will be plowed, irrigated and will bring fruit in due time.
This was our first pilgrimage and it was a wonderful experience, both because of the great organization and because of the importance of the places that we visited and that are significant for our religion. We were a bit tired coming home but we were certain that we had obtained so much more than we had expected from this experience and we would like to invite others to live a pilgrimage as we did.