This pilgrimage is for students and parents of St. Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, VA.
The owner of St. Gemma's Catholic Pilgrimages, Mike Denz, will be leading the pilgrimage. He has many years of experience working with Catholic youth as directors of religious education and Confirmation programs, and have led over a dozen pilgrimages to Rome and Italy. This is his 4th pilgrimage with PVI!
The pilgrimage is designed to immerse the students in Rome. They will be able to soak in the beauty, culture and most importantly the Catholicity of this awesome city. They will visit the churches and other holy places that are found throughout the city and pray at every church they enter. This is our primary reason for being in Rome: to encounter Our Lord in the city that most reflects His beauty and awe. However, they will also take time to experience the smells, sounds, sights and culture of Rome.
This is a walking pilgrimage. Short rides on Rome’s public transportation are used to get us to the area we want to be in on a particular day. After that we will walk, a lot, so the students and adult chaperones should be prepared.
We will have Mass everyday at the Basilicas and churches in Rome and Assisi. After our morning activities and lunch, we'll enjoy some afternoon sites until around 5 pm, giving everyone time to rest up before dinner.
There are over 900 churches in Rome, not to mention all the other historical sites. These churches are some of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring in the world. We will see St. Peter's Basilica, St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, the Spanish Steps, St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, the Pantheon, the Coliseum, the Holy Steps, the Relics of the True Cross, the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain, the Forum and much more. We will see the bones of St. Peter, the first pope, deep below St. Peter's Basilica, and we will see our present Holy Father, Pope Francis, at his general audience in St. Peter’s Square.
We will also take a day trip to Assisi, home of St. Francis and St. Clare, where we will visit and pray at their tombs.
St. Paul VI Catholic
High School is going on a Pilgrimage to Rome & Assisi!
9 Day Pilgrimage
Rome & Assisi
$3295 per person/double occupancy
Roundtrip flight from Dulles Airport
Lodging in Rome.
All breakfasts and Dinners.
Metro and Bus Pass for all of Rome for your entire stay.
Round trip bus for day trip to Assisi.
Tickets to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
Tickets to the Scavi Tour: a guided tour deep beneath St. Peter's Basilica where you will see the tomb and bones of St. Peter (depending on avalability).
Tours throughout Rome of some of the best basilicas, churches and historic sites.
There are no other hidden taxes or fees.
You are responsible for:
All other meals besides breakfast and dinner.
Entrance fees to additional places not mentioned above, which are optional, like the Coliseum and church excavations.
Please Register Soon!
Space is Limited!
Registration & Payment
PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of spots available. Please register and send your deposit as soon as possible to secure your spot. The pilgrimage my sell out soon.
The total fee is $3295 per person/double occupancy.
Your reservation is secured with receipt of your $500 deposit, which is due within 7 days of registration. You will receive email confirmation of your reservation once your deposit is received. This deposit is not refundable.
Payment should be made by check. If you wish to pay through Paypal a 4.5% service charge will be added.
The registration deadline is May 7, 2022, but please don't delay, the limited spots are expected to fill up fast.
The final payment of $2795 is due November 1, 2022. This is also not refundable.
To register please click the link below:
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The 2018 PVI pilgrims witnessed Pope Paul VI become a Saint!
PVI pilgrims of 2016 pose while sitting outside St. Peter's Square.
The PVI pilgrims of 2014 run into a familiar face in St. Peter's Square, Bishop Paul Loverde.