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, heartfelt THANKS to all of you. Salve, volevo condividere con voi la mia testimonianza del pellegrinaggio che ho appena fatto a Lourdes (5-8 Aprile 2018): Generalmente non sono di molte parole, ma già appena atterrata a Roma ho sentito un peso dentro di me che al contempo significava “vuoto”. Sono partita poco “motivata” per questo pellegrinaggio, ma ne torno enormemente arricchita: di sensazioni, volti, sorrisi. Quando Danilo Greci, la nostra guida, ci parlava di “Lourdite” pensavo: “ma cosa avrà mai questo posto di così speciale?”... ebbene ora ho la risposta. Personalmente non vedo l’ora di tornarci e volevo ringraziare ognuno dei miei "compagni di avventura" per la magnifica condivisione di questa esperienza. Un ringraziamento particolare a Don Andres per rendere il più chiaro possibile quello che è il “Mistero” di tutto ciò che non possiamo vedere e toccare con mano; a Danilo per la passione che mette nel suo lavoro e per l’ impagabile disponibilità mostrata a noi tutti; a Emanuela per l’organizzazione di un’indimenticabile esperienza di vita; ad Angelo per aver pregato per me...e di nuovo, GRAZIE di cuore a voi tutti.
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.