Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi was born in 1934, almost 80 years after the first appearance of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes, with the decree of Cardinal Vicar Marchetti Selvaggiani. The initial aim was to provide assistance to those planning to undertake a walk to the main Sanctuaries in Italy and abroad. Then, as the Second World War came to an end, Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi, thanks to a significant organizational and pastoral effort, began to think about pilgrimage experience, improving its proposal. Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi for many years has accompanied thousands of pilgrims to the most significant sites of the Christian tradition, offering every individual attentive spiritual assistance.
Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi pilgrimages mission is to welcome. Everyone is welcome and invited to get involved as we discover, together, the Essence of Mercy. Through the pilgrimage experience, we have the chance to get in touch with different people, communities and religions with whom we sometimes share faith and culture, or simply the same humanity as creatures of God. On a pilgrimage, new paths open, allowing us to discover our inner life, prayer, dialogue and sharing.