Marian Pilgrimage

April 9-23, 2021

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!

Pilgrimage Includes…

  • 3 Nights in Fatima, Portugal
  • 2 Nights in Guadalupe, Spain
  • 1 Night in Zaragoza, Spain
  • 3 Nights in Lourdes, France
  • 4 Nights in Paris, France
  • 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 with wine 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.

Experience…

  • Fatima
    Chapel of Apparitions over the exact spot where Mary appeared to 3 shepherd children | Basilica of Our Lady of Fatima with the tombs of Sts. Francisco & Jacinta and of Sr. Lucia | Big Holm Oak from which Miracle of the Sun was seen | Shepherds’ Homes in original state | and more…
  • Spanish Marian Shrines
    Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine of the original Spanish apparition in Extramedura, Spain | Our Lady of the Pillar Basilica in Zaragoza where St. James built a place of devotion to Mary, visited by many saints
  • Lourdes Grotto of Our Lady
    Lourdes

    Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary with its many chapels, sacred art, Eucharistic Adoration | Grotto where Mary appeared to St. Bernadette, including miraculous spring water, healing baths | Rosary Procession | and more…

  • Paris

    Rue du Bac Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal where she appeared to St. Catherine Labouré; tomb of St. Catherine | Church of St. Vincent de Paul with his relics | Sacred Heart Basilica where many saints have prayed including Joan of Arc | Eiffel Tower | Free afternoon . . . and much more!

  • St Therese of Lisieux
    Lisieux

    Full day in the hometown of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, the “Little Flower” | Her Family Home | Basilica with the tombs of her parents Sts. Louis and Zélie Martin | Carmelite Convent chapel where she prayed | and more . . .

Spiritual Director

Very Rev. Steven A. Gamez, VU is pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in San Antonio. He has previously served as parochial vicar of San Fernando Cathedral and pastor of St. Philip of Jesus & St. Henry. As a seminarian, he was featured in the PBS Independent Lens documentary, The Calling, about his formation for the priesthood.

Father Steven is excited to join us in this Ministry of Pilgrimages! Father will offer reflections, Mass, and Sacrament of Reconciliation to pilgrims who desire to receive it.

As you discern whether to join us, consider: Our Group Leaders and Local Guide handle all logistical details, so our Spiritual Director can focus on offering the powerful, healing ministry of Jesus to you, the pilgrim.

A prayer I pray very often is a prayer of petition to the Holy Spirit; I pray especially to be granted the gifts of Wisdom, Understanding, and Knowledge. Traveling on pilgrimage with Pilgrim Center of Hope truly made the outpouring of these special gifts present in my life.

Guided by the spiritual understanding and knowledge by Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox, as well as their team, allowed me as a member of the ministerial priesthood of our Lord Jesus Christ to truly gain a new found wisdom of the life, ministry, passion, death, and resurrection of our Savior. To walk, meditate, pray, and celebrate the Sacred Liturgies where I Lord lived and breathed, loved and forgave, have allowed me to gain an insight into my faith that I could have never imagined.

– Fr. Steven’s testimony after Holy Land pilgrimage with PCH

Father Steven Anthony Gamez was born at the Nix Hospital in downtown San Antonio. His father Jose Salazar Gamez was born in Kyle, Texas and his mother Cruz Gloria Cevallos Gamez was born and raised in San Antonio. He is the third of four children, including his eldest sister Monica, older brother Jose and younger sister Erika. He graduated from John Jay High School in San Antonio in 1990 and soon after graduation joined the United States Navy. He served aboard the U.S.S. Pioneer MCM-9 Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship, and after the Navy used his military benefits (G.I. Bill) to attend Santa Fe Community College and eventually completed an Associates of Applied Science in semi-conductor manufacturing in 1997.

Concerning his vocation to the priesthood, he first approached his parish priest at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church who counseled him and put him in contact with the vocation director for the Archdiocese of San Antonio in 1998. Father Steven eventually began his official seminary training in August of 2000 at Holy Trinity Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from the University of Dallas in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Letters. He then moved back to San Antonio to begin his master’s degree studies at Assumption Seminary and Oblate School of Theology and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in May 2008. He was ordained a priest May 17, 2008 at San Fernando Cathedral by the Most Reverend Jose Gomez and named Pastor of St. Philip of Jesus Church in 2011, administrator of St. Henry Church in 2014, and administrator of St. Benedict Church in 2016. Leaving the three parishes, on July 1, 2016 he became pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church.

Outstanding Group Leaders

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

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

Learn More Today!

This exceptional journey is yours for $5,795.

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

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