Traveling in Faith “Pilgrims of Hope”

Pilgrimage is an important part of the Christian’s life, and Pope Francis has called the faithful to live this out during the Jubilee Year “Pilgrims of Hope.” In his letter for the Jubilee, Pope Francis described the Jubilee year as a “gift of grace” to be experienced through “pilgrimages, indulgences, living testimonies of faith.” He invites the Christian community to partake in a transformative journey, fostering a deeper connection with their spirituality and the global community.

In response to the Holy Father’s call for pilgrimage during the 2025 Jubilee, The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is hosting three pilgrimages to Italy and one to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington D.C. The pilgrimages to Rome will allow the faithful to celebrate together as family the Jubilee’s events: Jubilee of Families, Grandparents and the Elderly, Jubilee of People with Disabilities and Jubilee of Youth.

Pilgrimages to Rome

Jubilee of Families, Grandparents and the Elderly
10-Day Pilgrimage Including Rome, Siena, Assisi, and St. Giovanni Rotondo
24 May – 2 June 2025


As part of our Pilgrims of Hope journey, the Office of Evangelization and Pastoral Planning in collaboration with the Office of Family Life, offers you an opportunity to join members of our Archdiocesan family and experience the Eternal City and the ‘Green Heart’ of Italy in the Jubilee Year.

Our journey will lead us to visit the four Papal Basilicas in Rome, Saint Peter’s in the Vatican, Saint John Lateran, Saint Mary Major, and Saint Paul Outside the Walls. These are the ‘main’ churches which will have Holy Doors opened by the Pope, doors which will remain open throughout the Jubilee year. Other highlights will include participation in the Jubilee of Families, Grandparents, and the Elderly Mass.

Also, we will visit the tombs of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare, and Blessed Carlo Acutis in Assisi; the Shrine of Saint Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, and the church dedicated to St. Catherine of Siena, which will offer pilgrims the chance to receive the sacrament of reconciliation and nurture their faith through prayer.

Costs: $4,390.00 for double occupancy or an additional $600 for single occupancy.

Click here to see what it is included
  • Round-trip airfare from Washington Dulles International Airport
  • First class hotels
  • Continental buffet breakfasts
  • Eight lunches and eight dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Travel Express Representative Leader at all times
  • Travel assistance (It includes Travel insurance)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Tips to coach drivers/guide
  • Jubilee 2025 pilgrim card
  • Assistance of a professional local guide(s)
  • Catholic Priest available for Spiritual Direction and
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities

Click here to see what it’s NOT included
  • In-flight refreshments
  • Entry and transport in free time
  • Local taxes (Rome city tax – currently 6 euros)
  • Personal items (phone calls, room services, etc.)
  • Passport cost or Tourist visa

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Download the flyer in Spanish and in English.

Jubilee of People with Disabilities: Contact the Office of Deaf and Disabilities Ministry.
Jubilee of Youth: Contact the Office of Youth Ministry & CYO.

Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception: Information Coming Soon.

Contact the Office of Evangelization and Pastoral Planning – Archdiocese of Washington for more information.