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Europe 2024 Sept

Pilgrimage to Europe: A Journey with Mary & the Saints

September 17-30, 2024

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…

  • 2 Nights in Fatima, Portugal
  • 2 Nights in Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • 1 Night in Burgos, Spain
  • 2 Nights in Zaragosa, Spain
  • 2 Nights in Lourdes, France
  • 2 Nights in Barcelona, Spain
  • 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 and wine
  • All Taxes & Gratuities throughout the pilgrimage
  • Pilgrimage Preparation Materials
  • 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 the 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 Sister Lucia | Visit the Shepherds' Homes in their original state
     
  • SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
    Mass at the Cathedral of St. James, famous destination of the Camino de Santiago, containing the apostles' tomb | Explore this ancient city's 'Old Town' area
     
  • ZARAGOSA
    Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar where saints have venerated the miraculous pillar given to St. James by Mary | Experience the historic Cathedral of the Savio
     
  • LOURDES
    Grotto where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette; pray the Rosary where she did with Mary | In the Footsteps of Bernadette to see her home and church where she was baptized | Rosary Procession with pilgrims from all over the world by candlelight | Mass in the Basilica of the Rosary
     
  • BARCELONA
    Mass at Sagrada Familia, masterpiece of Venerable Antoni Gaudí | Miraculous Montserrat, to honor Our Lady
     
  • PLUS...
    Porto Cathedral in Portugal and the Old Town of Porto | Mighty León and its cathedral | Burgos, a pilgrim stop along the Camino... and much more!

Outstanding Group Leader

Mary Jane Fox, CDHS, is a Catholic committed to the true meaning of pilgrimage. Mary Jane is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Pilgrim Center of Hope evangelization apostolate and its Ministry of Pilgrimages.

She and her husband, Deacon Tom Fox, CKHS, had a re-awakening of their Catholic faith in the 1980s. While on a trip through the Holy Land, they were directed by a local priest to take a silent walk along the Sea of Galilee. There, Jesus unmistakably spoke to them each.

In September 1986, Deacon Tom and Mary Jane Fox left their respective careers in hotel management and the travel industry to work full-time for St. Matthew Catholic Church. For the first seven years, their main ministry was door-to-door home visitation; in the first few years, they visited over 10,000 families.

During those seven years at St. Matthew Church – they helped establish Perpetual Adoration, faith formation ministries, produced secular radio programs “advertising” the Catholic Church & St. Matthew’s Chapel, and other outreach ministries at St. Matthew.

Tom was ordained to the permanent Diaconate in August 1988.

In 1993, they founded Pilgrim Center of Hope, an evangelization apostolate to guide people to Christ and the Church through evangelization outreach, media productions, conferences, parish missions and pilgrimages.

Tom and Mary Jane’s mission has included travel to parishes in California, Kansas, Louisiana, Mexico, and within Texas to give presentations on their ministry experiences, Parish Missions and on Door-to-Door Home Visitation Outreach. They assisted the pastor of St. Ignatius Parish in Belize City, Belize, in a parish-wide evangelization effort.

Their ministry of pilgrimages has led them to Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Greece and Turkey. Their specialty (and dearest to their hearts) is the Holy Land, having traveled there more than 63 times since 1986.

Their ministry work has been featured in five nation-wide Catholic periodicals and on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) show Living His Life Abundantly in 1995 on the video I Am the Bread of Life, produced by Stepstone Productions, Inc. In February 2008, they received the Catholic Television of San Antonio (CTSA) Leadership Award. In March 2011, they received Guadalupe Radio Network‘s Pescadores de Hombres (Fishers of Men) Award. In 2011, they were invested into the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem. In November 2012, they were awarded the Living Stones Solidarity Award from the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation for their work in the Holy Land.


Pilgrimage Chaplain

Fr. Krzysztof (Kris) Powloski, pastor of St. Jerome Church in San Antonio, Texas, looks forward to serving as chaplain of this pilgrimage, offering Mass and the Sacrament of Reconciliation for pilgrims who desire to receive it.

A native of Poland, Father Kris was ordained there where he worked for five years, before serving as a pastor in Peru for 8 years. His parish there included dozens of towns, and the experience made him proficient in Spanish. In San Antonio, he served at St. Francis of Assisi parish before becoming pastor of St. Jerome.

He enjoys nature and the outdoors, especially bicycling, and hiking. His interests also include playing guitar and piano, and European soccer.


Learn More Today!

This exceptional journey is yours for $6,595 per person.
Price per person from San Antonio, Texas, based on double occupancy.

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

When you are ready to join us, your seat may be reserved by submitting application and deposit to our partner, Consolidated Tours Organization. The application is provided in the brochure, available for download below.

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"I truly appreciate your dedication to all the people you evangelize through your pilgrimages and for your love of God and Church.  May the Lord continue to guide and bless you..."

- Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, M.Sp.S., Archbishop of San Antonio

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