About Us

Our Name

ALP stands for Altum l’alto Pilgrimages. “Altum” is the Latin word for “deep” from Luke 5:4 when Christ tells Simon Peter “Duc in altum” which means “Put out into the deep”.  St. John Paul II is known for quoting this phrase. “L’alto” is Italian for “the heights” from Blessed Pier Giorgio’s phrase “Verso l’alto” which means “Towards the heights”.  We use these two words “Altum” and “l’alto” to signify “Deep heights.”

Our Logo

Our logo displays the heights and the deep.  The fleur-de-lis symbolizes our mission: that our pilgrims, just like this fleur-de-lis, will take root in the deep and bloom upward toward the cross of Jesus Christ.  We ask particular protection on our pilgrimages from St. Joseph, traditionally symbolized by the fleur-de-lis, in addition to St. John Paul II, whose style of the cross is found on top of the mountain, and Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.

Who We Are

Christopher Baker


Baton Rouge, LA
Lives in Rome, Italy

Fr. Toby
Lees OP


London, England

Stephen Kuplack

ALP Leader

Post Falls, ID

Kristin Milligan

ALP Leader

Bow, NH

Alexandre Francheteau

ALP Leader

Versailles, France


ALP Leader

Ventura, CA

Antonella Piccinnin

ALP Leader

Rome, Italy

Jessica Mattson

Special Projects Manager

Mandan, ND

pray for us

ALP Litany: The Saints of Our Italian Pilgrimage Expedition

Kyrie eleison
Christe eleison
Kyrie eleison

Our Lady of Montenero
Pray for us
Our Lady of Health
Our Lady of Grace
Our Lady of Reggio
Our Lady of Soviore
St. Joseph
St. John Paul II
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
St. Bernard of Menthon
St. John Bosco

St. Bona of Pisa 
St. Julianna Falconieri
St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi
St. Anthony of Florence
St. Geminianus
St. Fina
St. Catherine of Siena
St. Francis of Assisi
St. Claire of Assisi
St. Pontianus of Spoleto
St. Rita of Cascia
St. Benedict of Norcia
St. Peter
St. Paul
All the holy saints of Rome

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