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Martyrs, Monks & Mystics: Italy from Early Church to the Renaissance

Monday, Jun 1, 2020 at 12:00AM - Sunday, Jun 14, 2020 at 12:00AM

Thanks for your interest! The journey is now full, with an active wait list. Please still send your registration to Christian Journeys. Should space become available, we will accept newcomers in priority order of registration. We also anticipate a future journey, where this year's waitlisted registrants will be given priority. Stay tuned!

In partnership with Christian Journeys, Regent College is pleased to invite you on an unforgettable journey to Italy with Dr. Bruce Hindmarsh, Carolyn Hindmarsh, and Journey Director Bronwyn Spilsbury.

Beginning in ancient Rome and ending in Renaissance Florence, this journey will trace the development of Christian life through the centuries. 

Behold the spectacular catacombs in Rome and learn the city’s long history. Marvel at the hilltop basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. Join pilgrims of the ages as we walk the medieval Via Francigena route through beautiful Tuscany. Pause in holy wonder at the cell of St. Catherine of Siena. Spend a timeless day in a sacred retreat. Catch a glimpse of the Florentine world of Dante, and learn how his words and wisdom shaped our faith imagination. 

Through art and architecture we will witness the transformation of Christianity from a persecuted sect to the centrepiece of high medieval civilization. In community we ask: what can we learn for our age?

Registration for the tour is now open. Space is limited. We strongly encourage early registration in order to reserve your place on this journey. For more details, see the tour brochure and registration form below.

Tour Brochure Registration Form

Inquiries related to the journey may be directed to Christian Journeys (travel details) or Bronwyn Spilsbury (pilgrimage questions).

All tour participants will receive a rich academic and spiritual experience incorporating academic lectures, immersive experiences, and a spiritual retreat. In addition, an academic credit option is available in association with this trip. This 1, 2, or 3-credit option builds on the tour and incorporates assigned reading and extra coursework. For more information, visit the Course Details page below.

Course Details


Speaking at this Event


Bruce Hindmarsh

James Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology and Professor of the History of Christianity (Regent College)


Carolyn Hindmarsh

Sessional Lecturer (Regent College)


Bronwyn Spilsbury

Pastoral Host and Journey Director

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