Women's Pellegrinaggio Augustiniano

Tears of Monico

Join us as we walk in the footsteps of the women who shaped Augustine’s life and influenced his legacy. Strengthen your connection to Villanova University’s Augustinian mission on this transformative journey, exploring significant sites in Augustine’s life.

For more than 180 years, Villanova has transformed the hearts and minds of all those who join our community. The Augustinian ideals of truth, unity, and love have shaped our past, guided our present, and will propel us into the future. Though not always obvious, women played a strong leadership role in Augustine’s life and legacy—from those who helped shaped Augustine’s thoughts during his life and ministry, to those living by the Augustinian Rule.

This trip has been planned to provide numerous opportunities for learning, reflection, hospitality, and fellowship—a chance to explore our own experiences and leadership, and to connect with others on the same journey, no matter how different it might look from our own. We will explore the lives of women leading through their influence and impact, and will seek to discern our own approaches to leadership. Interspersed with our theological and spiritual explorations, we will reflect how our values serve as the foundation for our own unique leadership development and share experiences with each other on our journey.


Open to alumni and friends of Villanova, as well as undergraduate and graduate students. The group will be intentionally intergenerational, to allow for learning and mentoring across experience.

The undergraduate experience includes an upper level humanities course which will run May 14th - June 1st (on-campus prior to Italy, virtually when we return).


May 20 - 27, 2024


We will begin in Milan with overnight stays in Milan, Florence, and Rome. Day trips will include significant sites in Pavia, San Gimignano, Leccetto, Cascia, and more! The trip will end in Rome.


Single Occupancy: $5,000
Double Occupancy: $3,100

This cost includes: all ground transportation, all hotel accommodations, most meals, and access to programmatic elements and leadership development materials.

Participant will arrange and pay for transportation to Milan and from Rome and some meals. Undergraduate students will also be responsible for the tuition and fees associated with the academic course.

Join us in Italy!! Don't miss this exciting opportunity and submit your application today. Space is limited! Undergraduate application due February 15th, all other applications due March 1st.

Info Sessions Recordings

Interested in learning more? Watch the recorded virtual info session for your designated group:

Villanova Undergraduate

Alumni, Family, & Friends of Villanova

Villanova Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students  

Email us regarding any questions you may have. 


Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership
Tolentine Hall, Suite 203
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

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