Pilgrimages | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Join us for a true Pilgrimage of Faith!

    Join Franciscan University Pilgrimages as we visit destinations throughout the world where faith is strengthened, spirits are encouraged, and souls are renewed. With Franciscan friars and expert guides, you will have the opportunity to learn more about our Catholic heritage and its roots. We walk where saints once tread. We visit shrines where amazing acts of faith were lived out. We experience the depth and richness of our Catholic traditions in a way that can only be experienced by visiting these holy places.

    Pilgrim Testimonies

    "Israel grabbed my heart in a way I never expected. I would love to return, and stay at Hotel Caesar on the Sea of Galilee. I am so pleased with Franciscan University's pilgrimage department for sponsoring this trip. I recommend it to everyone who asks about my travels to the Holy Land and Rome." —Lucy

    Israel was like no other experience I have ever had. I just keep thinking about it and longing to return some day. –Carolyn


    Upcoming Pilgrimages

  • The Austria Experience - Spring 2018

    The Austria Experience - Spring 2018

    April 21  - 30, 2018

    This pilgrimage to visit our Study Abroad Program housed in a 14th century former Carthusian monastery nestled in the scenic foothills of the Alps. Visit the quiant nearby town of Gaming and the beautiful cities of Salzburg and Vienna. Open to everyone!

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    The Holy Land with Steve and Janet Ray

    The Holy Land with Steve and Janet Ray

    June 18-28, 2018

    Join Expert Guides Steve & Janet Ray and spiritual leader Father Sean Sheridan, TOR, on a trip through the Holy Land—just like in the movies! Steve and Janet have been to the Holy Land over 150 times filming, exploring & leading pilgrimages. Father Sheridan will offer Mass daily, hear confessions, and give spiritual insights throughout the land where Jesus walked.

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    Shrines of France wth Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

    Shrines of France wth Father Dave Pivonka, TOR

    July 1-10, 2018

    Join us on this amazing pilgrimage as we will meet Saints you heard about growing up. Remember St. Catherine Labouré and the Miraculous Medal, St. Vincent de Paul, St. John Vianney, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, and St. Thérèse, the Little Flower? This pilgrimage will allow these Saints to inspire you all the more as we see and visit the places and the culture where they lived. All of this can only be experienced through the "Shrines of France" Tour which includes visits to the Beaches of Normandy, Lourdes, Chartres, and more!

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    Heart of Italy with Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda and Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR

    Heart of Italy with Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda and Fr. Sean O. Sheridan, TOR

    September 20-28, 2018

    Most Reverend Bernard Hebda, archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis, and Father Sean O. Sheridan, TOR, president of Franciscan University, lead a nine-day pilgrimage to Assisi, La Verna, Siena, and Rome, Italy.

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