ST. FRANCIS – The elevation of Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan to the rank of cardinal, and the consistory at which it willoccur may be an unexpected bonus for the 31 people who have signed up for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s ad limina pilgrimage to Rome. That pilgrimage, announced late last year and scheduled for Feb. 10-17, was developed for those wishing to accompany Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki to Rome, Vatican City and Assisi.
When Pope Benedict XVI announced the appointment of Archbishop Dolan as a cardinal on Jan. 6, Peter’s Way Tours Inc., organizer of the ad limina pilgrimage, added an option that will allow participants on the trip an opportunity stay an extra three days and to witness the consistory. Those who have not signed up for the pilgrimage may do so before Friday, Jan. 13, or for as long as space is available, and receive the three-day extension for the consistory.
Peter’s Way is also offering a separate trip, Feb. 14-21, which will be led by Cardinal-designate Dolan and includes attendance at the consistory.