October 25-27, 2021

Pilgrimage to Rome

Next year we will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the beatification of our founder and model Adolph Kolping. Together we hope and pray for his canonization in the nearest future. Once again, all Kolping sisters and Kolping brothers from all over the world are invited to go on a pilgrimage under the motto “On the way to holiness“, which will take place in Rome from October 25 to 27, 2021.

The pilgrimage will be opened by KOLPING INTERNATIONAL on Monday, October 25 at 4 p.m. with a colourful cultural program where we will look at the work of Adolph Kolping and where we can experience the international Kolping Family.

We are happy to be able to celebrate a mass with procession of banners in the apse of St. Peter’s Cathedral on Tuesday, October 26. The exact time will be communicated to us later.

On the day of the beatification, Wednesday, October 27, we will participate in the Pope’s General Audience and conclude the pilgrimage with a solemn mass at 5:00 p.m.

As with previous pilgrimages, arrival and departure, overnight stay and social programs must be organized by the pilgrims themselves. Some diocesan associations are offering journeys, please inquire with your diocesan association.