The pilgrimage cost includes
Contemplative Pilgrimage Program with Delores Montpetit as the facilitator
A welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Beverages are our pilgrims responsibility.
4 day trips to Franciscan, Culinary and Artisan sites. Includes transportation, professional guides, lunch for three of the four days and entrance fees to sites. Beverages are charged separately
Tour of the Basilica of St. Francis, upper and lower
Tour of San Damiano
Tour of Assisi with a professional Italian guide
Tour of Santa Maria degli Angeli
Wine and Olive oil tasting in Spello with lunch and transportation included
Not Included, please budget for the following items
Accomodations at the Giotto Hotel and Spa ~ Breakfast is included every morning at our hotel within the price of your room. We have a block of rooms reserved that allows us to use the space for our program. If you choose to stay at a different hotel there will be a surcharge.
Transportation to Assisi from your home
Dinner nightly (other than welcome dinner)
Lunch, other than three days.
Taxi in town if you are tired of walking the hills
Bus/train/taxi that you may want to use on your free day
Beverages, Alcohol, Tax and tips
Cancellation insurance and travel insurance
Transportation costs from your home to Assisi.
Please contact Delores for information regarding which airports to travel to as well
as suggestions for transportation to Assisi.
To allow for different budgets and sleeping requirements we have booked a block with the following room selections. The allotment of rooms will be based on the order of the deposits received. A full breakfast is included with the cost of the rooms.
6 ~ Deluxe single room: € 115,00 per night per room (B&B);
2 ~ Deluxe twin room : € 160,00 per night per room (B&B);
4 ~ Deluxe double room: € 160,00 per night per room (B&B);
1 ~ Charme room: € 195,00 per night per room (B&B); (only 1 available)
4 ~ Charme superior room: € 225,00 (B&B) ( only 4 available) .
Cancellation insurance is required. Due to the small size of our group the cost of this pilgrimage is non-refundable. You may sell your spot to a third party who will also be required to take your hotel booking.
Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
Delores Montpetit and her husband Ken Skuba will be partners on this pilgrimage,
as they are in life. Delores will facilitate the program portion of the pilgrimage. Ken will be looking after logistics. He will be our tech guy and the liaison between our pilgrims and the people who serve us.
Delores is a Spiritual Director trained in Ignation Spirituality, Master Retreat Coach and a graduate of "Pastoral Biblical Theology" from Newman College as well as a graduate of "The Living School for Action and Contemplation" through the Rohr Institute in New Mexico, U.S. Delores has worked as an Interior Designer for 19 years and is shifting her focus to Art and Spirituality in her second half of life.
She has facilitated Expressive Arts retreats for various businesses, groups, churches, schools and individuals since 2006. Delores has been hired to teach Spiritual Directors in formation the practice of Expressive Art as a way to bring inner healing, increased awareness and authenticity as well as spiritual growth to their clients. She is currently teaching "Hope & Joy through Contemplative Practices" at St. Mary's University Continuing Education. She has also developed and taught "The Art of Photography, Learning to See." as St. Mary's and is looking forward to offering an expanded version of it again in April and May, 2019.
Delores has studied painting and photography at Alberta College of Art and Design and has a diploma in photography through The Photography Institute. She has taken numerous workshops,courses and retreats on Expressive Art, photography and painting in Canada, the U.S. and Europe.
Delores is deeply involved with a non-profit organization called Art a la Carte. whose mission statement is "we bring art, conversation and joy to long term patients by transforming sterile hospital rooms and treatment areas into places of greater comfort and hope. " Art a la Carte has over 45 of her canvas giclee art pieces available for patients to select for their rooms in hospitals and hospices throughout Calgary.
Ken followed his heart instead of his head when writing his thesis for his MBA in 2007. which was entitled "The Three Legged Stool, Creating Balance in your Life." He has spent many hours researching the benefits of Spiritual tourism/pilgrimages and is looking forward to being a part of this adventure with you.
In 2015 Ken was deeply impacted when he and Delores participated on a Spiritual Riverboat Cruise. The program entitled "How the Mystics See" on Art and Spirituality was given by Father Richard Rohr and Brother Mickey McGrath as they cruised the Rhine river in Germany, France and Switzerland. The experience left him with a renewed desire to live a more contemplative life.
Ken and Delores have been a part of a bi-weekly contemplative church home group for over 13 years. Ken understands group dynamics and the gift of combining art, meditation, Visio Divina, Lectio Divina and spirituality together. He has enjoyed reading many of Richard Rohr's books and watching his videos as well as many other spiritual writers and teachers.
Ken is the Vice President of Sales for Tuboscope Canada and is looking forward to a change of pace as well as trying out his Italian in Italy.
Ken and Delores are very grateful for their family of four adult sons, daughter in law, grandson and granddaughter who help to make life an amazing adventure.