Practical Instructions for the Canonization

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It is not necessary to register. Those who want to attend the canonization, go to one of the meeting places (see below) on Saturday, Oct. 8, and ask for a backpack with a ticket to enter the square. The tickets are numbered, but they are generic, not giving access to numbered seats. However, we have agreed that pilgrims for Scalabrini’s canonization will occupy the left side of the square looking at the basilica.

It is good to remember that it will be necessary to go through the metal detector and thus arrive on time.

The canonization Mass will begin at 10:15 a.m., Sunday, October 9, 2022.

Everyone is invited to wear the scarf found in the backpack.

Bishops and priests (and deacons) who wish to participate in the concelebration must register in person, starting September 1, at: biglietti.liturgiepontificie.va. The ticket to participate in the concelebration will be sent to them electronically through that registration. Each person should bring ALB AND A WHITE STOLE.

Three reception, coordination and animation points are established:

Each meeting point will be active from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Here it will be possible to pick up a backpack and ticket to access the canonization ceremony in St. Peter’s Square. Please do not make ticket requests directly to the Prefecture of the Papal Household.

The organizers of any groups of pilgrims are asked the courtesy of informing the central secretariate about who and how many are coming and from where.

On Sunday morning – Oct. 9 – a meeting point will be set up in St. Peter’s Square to pick up your backpack and ticket.

Please go to the Ancora Bookstore – Via della Conciliazione 63 – at the entrance to the square, on the left side looking at the basilica.

Books, pictures, paintings and other items related to Scalabrini will be available in the same bookstore.

The side events committee organized:

  • A prayer vigil on September 29. The vigil will be held at Andrea della Valle Church and will be celebrated at 6 p.m. (Rome time). The event will be streamed. Pilgrims coming to Rome are invited to attend. The vigil will also be streamed on the following days, including for communities that will not be able to travel to Rome.
  • The musical on Scalabrini “Per Terre Lontane” [On Distant Lands] lasting about 90 minutes, will be presented at the Auditorium del Massimo (EUR area) on Saturday, Oct. 8 at three different times: at 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend the musical are asked to register at  perterrelontane.musical@gmail.com. Priority for participation will be given to those from outside Rome. The musical may be repeated in other locations if anyone wishes to make a request.

A Mass of Thanksgiving is scheduled for Monday, October 10, to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in the Paul VI Hall.

The mass will be followed by an audience with the Holy Father at 11:30 am. Organized groups are therefore invited to include these events in their program.

It will be useful to wear the scarf/foulard you’ll find in your backpack as a sign of recognition and a way of gaining access to the Hall.

The Hall will open from 7:30 am.

The Diocese of Piacenza will organize a short tour of Scalabrinian places in the city on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 12. The appointment is at 2:30 p.m. at the home of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, Scalabrinians (Via Giulio Alberoni, 29, 29121 Piacenza) and will conclude with a moment of prayer at 5 p.m. in the cathedral.

The Diocese of Como is planning a route on Thursday, Oct. 13, in the morning, beginning in Fino Mornasco and continuing in Como.

Please, check the site dedicated exclusively to the canonization for any updates: www.scalabrinisanto.net





On October 9 Blessed John Baptist Scalabrini will be proclaimed a saint. During the Ordinary Consistory, Pope Francis announced the date on which the Bishop of Piacenza, founder of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo and the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo Scalabrinians and inspirer of the Scalabrini Secular Missionaries, will be canonized.

This is good news not only for all those who bear his name, for migrants and refugees, for lay people who participate in the Scalabrinian mission, but for the whole Church.

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