Italy Pilgrimage In the Footsteps of Apostles & Saints

October 15-28, 2022

A pilgrimage is a journey of faith; an ancient practice in the Church. It is an eternal investment which has an everlasting reward. Join us for this unique, customized pilgrimage opportunity to seek spiritual renewal, healing, and other extraordinary graces.

We believe in your maximum experience; space is limited!

This pilgrimage is currently filled to capacity; Wait List inquiries are being accepted.

Pilgrimage Includes…

  • 4 Nights in Rome
  • 3 Nights in San Giovanni Rotondo & Monte Sant’Angelo
  • 5 Night at Sorrento & Amalfi Coast Villages
  • First-Class Hotels In Excellent Locations, Hotel Taxes & Surcharges
  • Round-Trip Airfare from San Antonio*
  • Private Motor Coach and Local Guides
  • Daily Mass, Prayer, and Spiritual Reflections at Holy Sites
  • Daily Breakfast, Dinner offering local regional cuisine
  • All Taxes & Gratuities throughout the pilgrimage
  • Pre-Pilgrimage Orientation Meetings and Preparation Materials
  • Pilgrim Book offering maps, history, prayers, schedule, details about the holy sites, and more
  • Complimentary tote bag, luggage tag and document holder

*Our pilgrimages include round trip airfare from San Antonio; however you’re welcome to join us from elsewhere! Contact us for details.


  • Rome

    St. Peter’s Basilica | Papal Audience | Vatican Museums | St. John Lateran Basilica, Rome’s cathedral | St. Mary Major Basilica, oldest church dedicated to Virgin Mary | St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica, housing Paul’s tomb | Holy Stairs | Catacombs of St. Callixtus where early Christians worshipped and are buried

  • San Giovanni Rotondo

    St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina’s residence  | Visit his tomb and incorrupt body, confessional where he spent hours, crucifix where he received the stigmata, and the Stations of the Cross

  • Amalfi Coast

    One of the world’s most beautiful coastlines and a UNESCO World Heritage site |  Positano with its former Benedictine Abbey & famous Black Madonna icon | Ravello’s Villa Cimbrone Gardens and Cathedral of
    St. Pantaleone | SORRENTO . . . along the Bay of Naples |  Piazza della Vittoria & Tasso Square give you a sense of local life in this pearl of the Mediterranean |  View the beautiful and historic churches, fishing ports, and more

  • Plus...

    Lanciano, Eucharistic miracle site  | Monte Sant’Angelo where St. Michael the Archangel appeared during a crisis | Capri Island with its extraordinary beauty & churches | Pompeii, the ancient city buried by Mount Vesuvius, and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Pompeii

Spiritual Director

Msgr. Patrick J. Ragsdale, pastor of the Shrine of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina parish in San Antonio, Texas, is an experienced pastor and has served on many pilgrimages with Pilgrim Center of Hope as Spiritual Director.

He looks forward to offering Mass at the holy sites for our pilgrim group, as well as spiritual reflections and direction throughout the journey. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be offered for those pilgrims who wish to receive it.

Outstanding Group Leaders

Your Group Leaders are Catholics committed to the true meaning of pilgrimage.

Deacon Tom Fox, CKHS & Mary Jane Fox, CDHS, are Founders and Directors of Pilgrim Center of Hope evangelization apostolate and its Ministry of Pilgrimages. Learn more about the Foxes.

Debra Garza is an experienced and trusted Group Leader with Pilgrim Center of Hope’s Ministry of Pilgrimages.

Debbie is a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Leon Springs. She has completed the ACTS Spiritual Companion Program at the Oblate School of Theology.

She says, “On pilgrimage I know the ears and eyes of my heart have been opened by God’s grace and I’ve experienced the Joy of the Gospel. I am committed to helping other pilgrims experience their personal journey of faith on pilgrimage.”

Learn More Today!

This exceptional journey is yours for $6,295.

We invite you to call Pilgrim Center of Hope for more information: 210-521-3377 or email us using the form below.

All new inquiries accepted will be placed on the Waiting List, as this pilgrimage is currently filled to capacity. In the case of individual pilgrim’s cancellations, we will notify Wait List inquirers.

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