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Italy 2025

Pilgrimage to Northern Italy in the Footsteps of the Saints

Jubilee Year! Spring 2025

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…

  • 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.


North Italy schedule proposed to include Turin, Padua, Venice, Assisi, and Rome

Pilgrimage Chaplain

Father Steven Anthony Gamez is a native of San Antonio, Texas. He is the third of four children. In 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 semiconductor manufacturing in 1997.

Concerning his vocation to the priesthood, he first approached his parish priest at Resurrection of the Lord Catholic Church, on the westside of San Antonio, who counseled him and put him in contact with the vocation director for the Archdiocese of San Antonio in 1998. He began his official seminary training in 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 Rev. 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 and served there on the far west side of San Antonio for 5 years. He is currently the pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul parish in New Braunfels, TX.

Father Steven has previously served as a Pilgrim Center of Hope pilgrimage chaplain to the Holy Land. He looks forward to offering Mass, spiritual reflections, and the Sacrament of Reconciliation for pilgrims who wish to receive it during this journey of faith.

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Price to be announced at a later date. Contact us to be added to the Inquirers list and receive information as it is confirmed.

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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"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