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Italy 2024 Jun

Italy Pilgrimage: In the Footsteps of the Apostles & Saints

June 15-25, 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.

This pilgrimage is at capacity. To inquire about the Wait List we invite you to call Pilgrim Center of Hope: 210-521-3377 or email us using the form below.


Pilgrimage Includes…

  • 3 Nights in Rome
  • 3 Nights in San Giovanni Rotondo (with Lanciano & Monte Sant’Angelo)
  • 3 Nights in Naples (with Pompeii)
  • First-Class Hotels In Excellent Locations
  • Hotel Taxes & Surcharges
  • Round-Trip Airfare from San Antonio
  • Airfare Taxes $729.00
  • Private Motor Coach and Local Guides
  • Daily Mass, Prayer, and Spiritual Reflections at Holy Sites
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner offering local regional cuisine and wine
  • Special, Pre-Reserved Lunch on Two Days
  • All Taxes & Gratuities throughout the pilgrimage
  • Pre-Pilgrimage Orientation Meetings
  • 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…

  • ROME
    St. Peter’s Basilica | 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
     
  • 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
     
  • NAPLES
    San Gennaro (St. Januarius) site of the annual miracle of his blood | Catacombs of St. Januarius | Neapolitan dining experience
     
  • PLUS...
    Spend a day at Monte Sant’Angelo where St. Michael the Archangel appeared during a crisis | Experience Lanciano, the Eucharistic miracle site | Have a morning in Pompeii at the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary with the Chapel of Blessed Bartolo Longo | 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. Carlos Warfield - "Originally from Southern California, I am currently serving as Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart and Saint Benedict Parish in Hollister, CA for the Diocese of Monterey. I also serve the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA in the US Army Reserves as a Chaplain. As a newly ordained priest, I am enjoying the experience of parish life and learning the ropes of the priesthood."

"Prior to seminary, I was enlisted in the Army and served three overseas tours. These experiences helped me to hear the Lord's calling. I am happy to have the Lord's blessing and serve others in this special way."


This Pilgrimage Is Filled.

We invite you to call Pilgrim Center of Hope for more information about our other pilgrimages: 210-521-3377.

OUR BISHOP

"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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