Jubilee of Armed Forces, Police, and Security Personnel

A Pilgrimage to Rome with the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

February 5 - 11, 2025


Join Verso Ministries and the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA on pilgrimage to the Jubilee of Armed Forces, Police and Security Personnel and be transformed by the beauty and universality of the Catholic Church during this historic Holy Year. This handcrafted journey invites you into a prayerful, authentic, and joyful encounter with the centuries-old practice of Jubilee pilgrimages. Visit the seven traditional pilgrim churches, enter through the Holy Doors, and embrace the Holy Father’s call to be pilgrims of hope.

Trip Details

Group Type

Open to All, Hosted by the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA


7 days, 6 nights




As low as



What's Included

Licensed, local tour guides
Verso Jubilee formation resources
Catholic Chaplain
Opportunity for daily Mass
All tickets and donations for included activities listed on itinerary
Simple accommodations
Breakfast daily at hotel, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Audio headsets
Verso Pilgrimage Director (groups of 40+ get dedicated director)


February 5
Depart for Rome
  • Depart from U.S.
February 6
Arrive in the Eternal City
  • Arrive in Rome and transfer to accommodations (airport transfer not included in the package)
  • The pilgrimage will begin at approximately 3 p.m. in the lobby of the accommodations
  • Opening Mass at St. Mary Major
  • Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight Rome
  • Accommodations: Hotel Emmaus or similar
  • Meals included: Dinner
February 7
Outside the Walls
  • Visits to St. Lawrence Outside the Walls & St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Group Lunch at a local restaurant
  • Mass at St. Sebastian Outside the Walls & visit to the catacombs
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
February 8
The Vatican & Roman Basilicas
  • Morning Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica (pending) and tour of the Basilica
  • Continue the day by venerating the Passion Relics at the Basilica of the Holy Cross, then pray at St. John Lateran Basilica and climb the “Holy Stairs”
  • Schedule may shift to accommodate Jubilee events (exact event schedule still to be determined by Jubilee Planning Committee)
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Accommodations: Hotel Emmaus or similar
  • Meals included: Breakfast
February 9
The Jubilee Day
  • Jubilee Day for the Armed Forces, Police and Security Forces
  • Mass with the Holy Father (exact event schedule still to be determined by Jubilee Planning Committee)
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Accommodations: Hotel Emmaus or similar
  • Meals included: Breakfast
February 10
Outside Rome
  • Morning Mass at San Giorgio in Velabro
  • Excursion to visit the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Venerate the tomb of St. Maria Goretti at the Basilica of Nostra Signora delle Grazie e Santa Maria Goretti in Nettuno before returning to Rome
  • Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Accommodations: Hotel Emmaus or similar
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
February 11
Depart Rome & Continue the Journey
  • Enjoy breakfast at accommodations on this final morning in Rome
  • Depart Rome (airport transfers and flights not included in the package)
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Led by

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D.
Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio was born in 1951 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He attended Catholic schools in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Classics at Boston College, an S.T.B. in Theology and a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome.

Archbishop Broglio was ordained to the priesthood (for the diocese of Cleveland) on 19 May 1977 in the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception of the North American College, Rome. On 19 November 2007 Archbishop Broglio was named the fourth Archbishop of the Military Services USA, and installed 25 January 2008, the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul. He currently serves as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (2022 – 2025).


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Package Cost


Optional Add-ons

Single room supplement (very limited availability)
Gratuities for pilgrimage director, guide, meals, transportation, & hotels
Travel protection
Quote available upon registration*

Pricing listed per person in double-occupancy rooms and does not include airfare.
The number of available single-occupancy rooms is limited.

*Travel protection premium is calculated based on a variety of factors and optional plans are provided by Travel Insured International

Rates assume a minimum of 20 full-paying pilgrims.

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Airport/hotel transfers in Rome
  • Airport transfers to/from U.S. departure city
  • Passport, visa, or luggage fees
  • Gratuities for pilgrimage director, guide(s), driver(s), hotel staff, and meals (optional add-on)
  • Any personal purchases
  • Any meals not indicated on itinerary, as well as beverages at meals
  • Any required COVID tests or vaccinations
  • Recommended travel protection with Cancel for Any Reason coverage
  • Anything else not explicitly mentioned as included

Designated arrival and departures times

  • Arrival information
    • Arrive by: February 6, 2025
    • Arrival time: Arrive by 12:00 P.M.
    • Arrival airport: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO)
    • Arrival transfer: Transfer to the hotel via taxi or public transit.

The pilgrimage will begin at approximately 3 p.m. in the lobby of the accommodations.

  • Departure information
    • Depart on: February 11, 2025
    • Departure time: Depart any time on February 11
    • Departure airport: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO)
    • Departure transfer: Transfer to the airport via taxi or public transit.

Want help arranging your flights?

There is no extension being offered for this pilgrimage.

Please note: Payment plans can be arranged if needed. Please contact us if you would like to pay in several installments.

Final package price is estimated. Pricing is based on currency exchange rates as of May 2024. Any drastic fluctuations in currency exchange rates may impact final pricing. If you have any questions about pricing and when final pricing decisions will be communicated, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be submitted to Verso Ministries in written form and received via email or mail. Any refunds, as applicable, will be processed based on the date stamp of email or mail received. Cancellation fees are for individual pilgrims and fees will be charged per person per booking.

Cancellations are possible at any time, but refunds are subject to cancellation fees at the rates listed here.

  • Within 2 weeks of deposit: Free Cancellation*
  • 91 days or more from departure: Deposit is retained
  • 90-61 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost is non-refundable
  • 60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost is non-refundable
  • 30 days or less prior to departure: 100% of trip cost is non-refundable

*To qualify for free cancellation within 2 weeks of deposit, deposit must be made 180 days or more prior
to departure.

Any cancellation charges incurred from other suppliers or vendors (flight, lodging, ground transportation, tickets, etc.) may come in addition to the administrative fees listed here. All group flight airline tickets, optional excursions, trip options, pre/post extensions, private transfers, and additional hotel nights are non-refundable 100 days or less prior to departure unless otherwise noted.


Click here to learn more about the Jubilee Year and why Jubilee pilgrimages are important in the life of the Church. Additionally, check out our Pilgrim Support Center for answers to more frequently asked questions!

The sooner you register for the pilgrimage, the better! Not only does registering early guarantee you a spot on the pilgrimage before the departure fills up, but you don’t want to miss out on available discounts, including the early bird savings (see “Trip Savings” in the Pricing section above more details). Also, there is no risk for 14-days after you register should you then have to cancel (must register 180 days or more prior to departure). So let’s say you register for a pilgrimage, but then realize you can no longer attend, as long as you cancel your pilgrimage within 14-days of registering and registered more than 180s days prior to the departure, then we will fully refund your deposit no questions asked. Just send us a written confirmation of your cancellation and we will take care of the rest. Plus, the sooner you register the sooner your journey begins. Register today!

There is no risk! Your deposit will be fully refunded as long as you cancel within 14-days of registering and you have registered more than 180 days or more prior to departure. With no risk, why wait? Get registered today!

Registration closes when the pilgrimage reaches the maximum number of pilgrims. If the pilgrimage is filled when you register, you will be added to our waiting list, and contacted in the event that space on the pilgrimage becomes available. Don’t miss your chance, register now and begin your journey.

We highly recommend that all pilgrims buy travel protection. Travel protection is not only for peace of mind, but helps protect you and those you are traveling with from unforeseen emergencies, which always seem to happen at the worst possible time. In the event of emergencies, both before and during your travels, as well other circumstances, like travel delay, lost baggage, missed connection(s), and much more, travel protection can help. Upon registration you will receive a travel protection quotation. If you have any questions regarding your quotation, please call the issuing company. If you need an updated or new quotation, please contact us at hello@versoministries.com or call us at 574-383-9396. We are happy to help!

Including optional add-ons with your pilgrimage can really add to your experience whether it is one of the optional extension or arranging an extra night stay beforehand so you are rested when the pilgrimage begins. If you would to add on any optional arrangements, as listed above, please email us at hello@versoministries.com or call us at 574-383-9396.

A pilgrimage, at its simplest, is a trip of faith. Which means a pilgrimage can be anything from a walk around your city to an encounter of Jesus in the Holy Land. For Catholics, it’s a trip of faith that people have been taking for hundreds or even thousands of years, many times in the same exact places you can visit today. It’s an opportunity to experience the spots God has made his presence known most in time and space, whether that’s where Jesus walked, where Mary appeared, or where the saints have lived and worked.

At Verso, we believe in crafting pilgrimages that offer you a view of God’s world and his work in it that you can’t get anywhere else. We believe everything from the holy sites, to the meals, to daily Mass, to your fellow pilgrims are ways God can speak to you, which means we’re intentional about it all. We also believe a pilgrimage isn’t just the days you travel, it’s how you prepare from the moment you sign up, to the days and weeks after you arrive home. Which means it’s our intention to shepherd you through the entire process — before, during, and after — so you can have the best, most transformative experience possible. We’re not just travel experts, we’re experts in Catholic pilgrimage.

We know from experience that preparing for a journey is just as important as the journey itself. Our goal is to make sure you’re physically, logistically, and spiritually ready for your pilgrimage. You’ll receive essential emails that will walk you through the process and give you ways to prepare your mind and heart for what you’ll encounter. A pre-trip webinar will make sure you are in touch with the Verso leader of the trip, can get trip-specific info, and can ask questions. We’ll send you a pilgrim kit that contains a comprehensive booklet for your trip along with some Verso swag (such as a bag, pen, and sticker) that you can bring along with you on your pilgrimage. And of course, we’re always available by phone or email if you have any questions or special needs.

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Activity Level

This trip’s activity level is easy. It’s recommended that travelers be in good health to enjoy this itinerary and be able to walk and climb stairs on their own. Trips at this activity level may include half or full-day itineraries with 1-3 hours of leisurely walking per day on smooth or slightly inclined terrain. The pace is more relaxed, with opportunities to rest throughout the day.

This trip’s activity level is moderate. Travelers must be in good health and be in good physical condition to enjoy this itinerary. Travelers must be able to walk and climb stairs on their own. Trips at this activity level may include full-day itineraries of 3-5 hours of walking at a normal to brisk pace per day on varied terrain including uneven surfaces, stairs, and hills. The pace is faster and more demanding, with some breaks throughout the day.

This trip’s activity level is difficult. Travelers must be in good health and physically fit to enjoy this itinerary. Trips at this activity level may include full-day itineraries with up to 5-7 hours of walking at normal to brisk pace per day on varied terrain including uneven surfaces, stairs, and steep hills. The pace is vigorous and demanding, with little down time each day.

Accommodation Level

For the duration of your trip, enjoy a range of lodging accommodations — from quaint guesthouses to simple-styled hotels. Discover a newfound appreciation for each of these locations which often have a unique character of their own. With your private bathroom and sleeping quarters, these locations will provide you with a clean, comfortable, and cozy place to settle into during your journey.

Venues at this level will provide you with the best accommodations at a reasonable cost. Not only will you have access to modern amenities and services, but special care is taken to ensure hotels are located in close proximity to the area’s local attractions. Expect your stay at this level to provide you with an added feeling of comfortability and convenience as you experience your pilgrimage.

Your stay at the premium level will ensure that your travel involves the opportunity to experience some of the most unique and luxurious stays that a destination has to offer. You’ll find that traveling at this level will afford you the opportunity to optimize your experience at each spot. From fine dining to scenic views, anticipate that your pilgrimage will provide you with breathtaking experiences no other location could provide.

How will I know what my stay will be like?
Each of our pilgrimage locations come with their own unique accommodations. From simple to luxurious, you can know that the care and satisfaction of each pilgrim is our greatest priority. While specific amenities will vary, we are sure that each of these handpicked locations will leave you rested, rejuvenated, and ready for each day.

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