A Fourth Way Pilgrimage in

Angel Schaffer, Audrey McCann, Laura McBane

September 13–29, 2018





Staying in Assisi, Celleno & Rome

Group Leader: Jerry Toporovsky

Angel Schaffer, Audrey McCann, Laura McBane

  • The different stages of life and how we work within them
  • Working on ourselves as we advance in age
  • Working in preparation for our own death
  • The theory and practice in varying traditions of higher bodies
  • What does it mean that we die in Thirds?
  • How do we work with the fear of death—Is it important to be free of that fear?
  • How do we strengthen our inner resolve to develop higher bodies?
  • What is meant that we die before we die—What dies while we live?

We have arranged for everyone who wishes to have an audience with the Pope during the Wednesday audience.

Jerry has been leading inner work groups in Baltimore and New York for many years and has travelled with groups to Turkey, India, Morocco, Uzbekistan and the U.S. Southwest.

Further information about Jerry's groups and events


From US$ 2,690 per person in double

Based on a minimum of 30 participants

Price subject to change due to unanticipated increases in service fees.





Day 1  •  September 13  •  Assisi

Gathering at Rome airport at 3:00 pm, meet with Journeys to the East/Kairos Pilgrimages tour leader, and drive by private bus to Assisi Old Town. Arrival, check-in, and dinner included at the hotel.

Day 2  •  September 14  •  Assisi

Retreat. After breakfast, full day in Assisi dedicated to our retreat. Break in the morning for a guided walk. Back at the hotel for lunch (included). In the afternoon, we continue our retreat and focus on inner Work. Break for another one-hour guided walk in Assisi. Dinner is on your own.

Day 3  •  September 15  •  Assisi

Retreat. Half day in Assisi. Lunch on your own. Special gathering in St. Francis crypt inside St. Francis Basilica at 6.30–7.00 pm (day and time to be confirmed). Dinner included at the hotel..

Day 4  •  September 16  •  Assisi

Retreat. Half day in Assisi. Around 10.30 am departure to Eremo delle Carceri, retreat place of St. Francis, and lunch on your own. In the afternoon, departure at 4:00 pm to Spoleto. Dinner included in Spoleto. After dinner, back to Assisi.

Day 5  •  September 17  •  Assisi

Retreat. Meeting after breakfast and departure to San Damiano, visiting the place where St. Francis composed the Canticle of the Creatures. Time to explore; lunch included at hotel. Early afternoon departure to visit St. Mary of Angels in lower Assisi in the valley where the little chapel of Porziuncola is contained. Departure to Todi and included dinner at restaurant.

Day 6  •  September 18  •  Montepulciano

Departure to Siena. Arrival and free time in the main square. Guided tour and lunch. Departure to Pienza for one-hour stop, then drive to Montepulciano. Arrival and check-in at hotel. Free time to explore the old town which is walking distance from the hotel. Dinner and wine tasting on your own, allowing people to enjoy personal preferences.

Day 7 •  September 19  •  Celleno

After breakfast, departure to the thermal baths in Bagni Vignoni. Free time to visit the free thermal bath located in an open space or enjoy the healing water in a proper Spa with pools (available for additional fees, not included). Lunch on your own. Departure to Celleno around 2 pm. Arrival, check-in at hotel and visit of the property. Meeting before dinner. Dinner included in Celleno.

Day 8  •  September 20  •  Celleno

Retreat. Full day in Celleno. All meals included.

Day 9  •  September 21  •  Celleno

Morning Retreat, lunch included. Afternoon visit to Orvieto. Back to Celleno for dinner, included.

Day 10  •  September 22  •  Celleno

Morning Retreat, lunch included. Afternoon visit to Civita di Bagnoregio. Free time. Back to Celleno for dinner, included.

Day 11  •  September 23  •  Celleno

Morning Retreat, lunch included. Afternoon visit to Bolsena Lake and the town. Back to Celleno for dinner, included.

Day 12  •  September 24  •  Celleno

Half-day trip by bus to Capalbio or another site (probably morning). Lunch and dinner included..

Day 13  •  September 25  •  Rome

Travel to Rome after an early breakfast. Arrival around 10.30 am, drop our luggage, and walk to the Jewish ghetto, Campo dei Fiori, Pantheon area. Free time and lunch on your own. Back to the hotel by 3:00 pm, check-in (if we did not before). 5:00 pm meeting, then 6.30 pm walk to restaurant in Trastevere, dinner included.

Day 14  •  September 26  •  Rome

Early wake-up call for public audience with Pope Francis—transfer to the Vatican by private bus. We may need to be at St. Peter’s by 7.30 am. After audience, lunch together included. Visit Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel. Back to hotel by private bus; dinner on your own.

Day 15  •  September 27  •  Rome

Morning: Guided visit to the Coliseum from the inside, Imperial Fora. From Venice Square we reach the Spanish Steps and Trevi Fountain in a peaceful walk, without guide. Lunch included. Free time after lunch. Meeting at 5.00 pm, and dinner on your own.

Day 16  •  September 28  •  Rome

Visit of the Vatican Excavation followed by free time. Final meeting and farewell dinner, included.

Day 17  •  September 29  •  Departure

Departure. There will be only one bus to airport. People with later flights may use this ride or pay for taxi on their own.

The order of events and visits may be subject to change .


From US$ 2,690 per person in double

Based on a minimum of 30 participants

Price subject to change due to unanticipated increases in service fees.

  • 5 nights hotel in Assisi, Hotel Priori
  • Half board in Assisi, lunch or dinner included every day (except for one) as per program at the hotel; one dinner in Todi and Spoleto
  • Drinks included in Assisi, Hotel dei Priori (limited amount)
  • 1 night in Montepulciano at Hotel Granducato, with breakfast
  • 6 nights in Celleno at Convent of San Giovanni retreat property with full board
  • 4 nights/5 days in Rome at Casa Filippini
  • Daily lunch or dinner in Rome as per program
  • Water and wine included in meals in Rome (a limited amount)
  • Daily meeting rooms in Assisi and Rome
  • Guides in Assisi, Siena, and Rome as per program
  • Private bus as per program for the entire duration of the pilgrimage with special parking, city center taxes
  • Entrance fees as per program in Rome
  • Rome city tax (3.50 Euro per day in Rome)
  • Vatican excavation. However, due to the peculiar location of the necropolis, the Vatican reserves the right to cancel visit at the last minute without refund
  • Spiritual leader
  • Journeys to the East /Kairos Pilgrimages tour leader
  • Airport assistance on departure day at Rome Fiumicino Airport


  • Airfare
  • Any type of insurance
  • Tips, Beverages & Extras
  • Anything not specified in Price Includes section

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Final payment: due July 1, 2018

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