I Love taking people to Italy
St. Gemma's Catholic Pilgrimages is a small business Sue and I started in 2013. We wanted to create an experience so parishes and Catholic high schools could get a truly Catholic pilgrimage, not just a guided tour. I have guided groups of pilgrims throughout Rome and Assisi dozens of times.
Ever since we came to Columbus I've wanted to take a small group (there are only 20 spots available) of St. Catharine parishioners to Italy and personally share some of my favorite churches, basilicas, sites and restaurants in Rome and Assisi. By doing it next March there is the added bonus of going during the holy season of Lent.
In the many churches we will visit we will find the tombs of Catholic saints, including... Sts. Peter, Paul, Catherine of Siena, Pius X, John XXIII, John Paul II, Francis, Clare and many more! As well, we will be present at a Wednesday audience with the pope!
I worked to make the price of this pilgrimage very affordable. The registration deadline is October 30, 2021. A $300 deposit is due upon registration so I can finalize some necessary arrangements. The balance is due on January 15, 2022.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have. You can register by clicking the blue link above. You will also find the information contained in the links below helpful.
We will have a meeting in February to answer questions and help prepare you for the pilgrimage.
I hope you're able to join us in Italy!
March 4 – Friday - Saturday - Fly to Rome
March 5 - Saturday - Arrive in Rome - visit St. Peter's
Square & surrounding area.
March 6 - Sunday - Angelus with Pope, visit St. Mary
Major & St. Paul's Basilica.
March 7 - Monday - Trip to Assisi.
March 8 - Tuesday - Visit St. Peter's Basilica & St. Mary
in Vallicella and more.
March 9 - Wednesday - See Pope at Papal Audience.
Visit Colosseum, Roman Forum & the Gesu.
March 10 - Thursday - Visit St. John Lateran, the Holy
Steps, Holy Cross.
March 11 - Friday - visti Vatican Museums, Sistine
Chapel & churches in Trastevere.
March 12 - Saturday - Fly Home
*Exact days and times of events are subject to change