Jubilee of Deacons

A Pilgrimage to Rome

February 18 - 24, 2025

About

Join Verso Ministries on pilgrimage to the Jubilee of Deacons 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

Length

7 days, 6 nights

Accommodations

Standard

Cost

As low as

$2,495

Deposit:

$500

What's Included

Pilgrimage director, supplemented by local guides
Verso Jubilee formation resources
Catholic Chaplain
Custom booklet for each pilgrim
All tickets and donations for included activities listed on itinerary
Standard accommodations
Breakfast daily at hotel, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Audio headsets

Itinerary

February 18
Depart for Rome
  • Depart from U.S.
February 19
Arrive in the Eternal City
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Opening Mass at St. Mary Major
  • Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Meals Included: Dinner
February 20
Outside the Walls
  • Morning visits St. Lawrence Outside the Walls & St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Group Lunch
  • Afternoon Mass at St. Sebastian Outside the Walls & visit to the catacombs
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
February 21
Day at the Vatican
  • Morning Mass at local church, tour of St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Free time to attend Jubilee events
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Meals included: Breakfast
February 22
Other Major Basilicas
  • Morning visits to Basilica of the Holy Cross, St. John Lateran, & the Holy Stairs
  • Group Lunch
  • Afternoon free time
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
February 23
The Jubilee Day
  • Jubilee Mass with the Holy Father
  • Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
February 24
Depart Rome & Continue the Journey
  • Depart Rome
  • Meals included: Breakfast

Pricing

As low as

$2,495

Package Cost

$2,495

Optional Add-ons

Single room supplement (limited availability)
$690/person
Gratuities for pilgrimage director, guide, meals, transportation, & hotels
$153/person
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
  • Passport, visa, or luggage fees
  • Any personal purchases
  • Any required COVID tests or vaccinations
  • Meals while traveling
  • Drinks at meals
  • Recommended travel protection (optional add-on)
  • Gratuities for pilgrimage director, guide(s), driver(s), and meals
  • Anything else not explicitly mentioned as included

Designated arrival and departures times

  • Arrival information
    • Arrive by: February 19, 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.
  • Departure information
    • Depart on: February 24, 2025
    • Departure time: Depart any time on February 24
    • Departure airport: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO)
    • Departure transfer: Transfer to the airport via taxi or public transit.

Want help arranging your flights?

Registration for extensions will open after we have determined interest from the minimum number of pilgrims (20).

Assisi Pre-Extension
February 16 – February 19, 2025 (4 days / 3 nights)

Price: $699/person in double occupancy room
Rates assume a minimum of 4 full-paying pilgrims; pricing listed per person in double-occupancy rooms.

Single room supplement: $/person
The number of available single-occupancy rooms is limited.

Standard Accommodations: 
Assisi:

Extension includes:

  • Professional English-speaking local guide
  • Daily Mass
  • Private transportation
  • All tickets and activities for included activities listed on itinerary
  • Standard accommodations
  • Breakfast daily at hotel, 1 lunches

Extension does not include:

  • Roundtrip airfare (optional add-on)
  • Passport or luggage fees
  • Any personal purchases
  • Meals while traveling and meals not explicitly mentioned on itinerary
  • Drinks at meals
  • Gratuities for pilgrimage director, guide(s), driver(s), and meals
  • Recommended travel protection (optional add-on)
  • Anything else not explicitly mentioned as included

Milan/Turin Extension
February 24 – February 26, 2025 (3 days / 2 nights)

Price: $999/person in double occupancy room
Rates assume a minimum of 4 full-paying pilgrims; pricing listed per person in double-occupancy rooms.

Single room supplement: $/person
The number of available single-occupancy rooms is limited.

Standard Accommodations: 
Milan:

Extension includes:

  • Professional English-speaking local guide
  • Train tickets from Rome to Milan
  • Daily Mass
  • Private transportation to Turin
  • All tickets and activities for included activities listed on itinerary
  • Standard accommodations
  • Breakfast daily at hotel, 2 lunches

Extension does not include:

  • Roundtrip airfare (optional add-on)
  • Passport or luggage fees
  • Any personal purchases
  • Drinks at meals
  • Gratuities for pilgrimage director, guide(s), driver(s), and meals
  • Recommended travel protection (optional add-on)
  • Anything else not explicitly mentioned as included

 

Curious how this extension will affect your flight arrangements?

  • Please see the Flight Information section above for more information about flight arrangements.

Need to get around? Private transfers

  • Please note: If you depart outside of the designated times at the Florence airport, private transfers (fee applies) can be arranged on your behalf. Airport transfers outside of the designated departure times are not included in the package pricing.
  • Need to book? Contact us at hello@versoministries.com or call us at (574) 383-9396.

Staying late? Post-stay options

Deposit due upon registration – $500/person
Final balance due 120 days prior to departure – Final balance

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 October 2023. 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.

FAQ

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

Easy
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.

Moderate
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.

Difficult
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

Simple
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.

Standard
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.

Premium
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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