Rome: July 28-August 3, 2025
Pilgrims of Hope
The Jubilee of 2025, declared by Pope Francis, is a special year of Grace with pilgrimages at the core of the experience. In fact, the theme is “Pilgrims of Hope”. JMJYouth has been working with the Vatican’s Dicastery of Evangelization to host one or two events during the Jubilee of the Youth. Details are still tentative, but one would be with the relics of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati and the other with the relics of Blessed Carlo Acutis.
Sat Jul 26 Depart your City for Rome
Sun Jul 27 Meet your guide upon arrive in Rome, private coach to Assisi
Mon Jul 28 Basilica of St. Clare and relics of Bl. Carlo Acutis, Mass at
Basilica of St. Francis
Tue Jul 29 Depart Assisi for Rome. Walking pilgrimage of Rome and relics
of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati
Wed Jul 30 Pilgrimage to the Holy Door at the Cathedral of Rome,
walking pilgrimage & Jubilee events
Thurs Jul 31 Pilgrimage to the Holy Door at St. Paul Outside the Walls &
Mass. Jubilee events
Fri Aug 1 Pilgrimage to Holy Door of Basilica of St. Mary Major. Walking
Sat Aug 2 Pilgrimage to Holy Door of St. Peter's. Walking pilgrimage to
relics of St. John Paul II & St. Faustina. Jubilee Events
Sun Aug 3 Divine Mercy Sunday. Mass with the Holy Father in St. Peter's
Square. Jubilee events
Mon Aug 4 Depart Rome for your home city.
Spend an extra five days in Italy. Visit the Shrine of St. Padre Pio & the Holy House of Loreto. Venture to the Cave of St. Michael at Mount Gargano. Take a trip to the home of St. Benedict in Norcia and his monastery in Montecassino.
Pilgrimage in the footsteps of great saints and into the arms of Our Lady. Visit Notre Dame (exterior), Sainte Chapelle, the Basilica of Sacre Coeur, and the Shrines of the Miraculous Medal and St. Vincent de Paul. Take an evening visit to the Eiffel Tower. Visit the basilicas of Lourdes and the Grotto of Our Lady. Participate in a candlelight procession in honor of Our Lady and bathe in the healing baths.
Begin in Warsaw, journey to Czestochowa and then to Krakow. Take a day trip to the concentration camps of Auschwitz & Birkenau, where Saints Maximillian Kolbe and Edith Stein gave their lives. In Wadowice, visit the birthplace of St. John Paul II. Spend time in Krakow’s Shrine of Divine Mercy, Market Square, the Cathedral and Castle district as well as various other sites.
Spain & Portugal
Visit cathedrals, shrines, and resting places of saints in Spain and Portugal. Highlights in Spain include the Cathedral of the Almudena in Madrid, a day trip to Avila in the legacy of Sts. Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, and the ancient city of Toledo. Journey from Spain into Portugal to spend a day and a half in Fatima where Our Lady appeared. Visit the great monastery of Alcobaça, and explore Lisbon.
Day trip to Nettuno
Visit the home of Saint Maria Goretti, venerate her relics in the Basilica of Our Lady of Graces, and pray at the chapel where the young saint was martyred.
Day Trip to the Beach
Day trip to the Beach Kick back and relax on the sun-soaked sand of Italy’s beautiful beaches. Spend a whole day beating jet lag on arrival or decompressing after a week of jubilee fun.