Jubilee of Young People

A Pilgrimage to Rome with the University of Dallas

July 27 - August 4, 2025


Join Verso Ministries and the University of Dallas on pilgrimage to the Jubilee of Young People 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. From special events with the pope and young people from around the world to visiting the pilgrim churches of Rome, we invite you to join us in the Eternal City and embrace the Holy Father’s call to be pilgrims of hope.

Trip Details

Group Type

Private, Hosted by University of Dallas


9 days, 8 nights




As low as




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
Simple accommodations
Breakfast daily at hotel, 2 dinners, Jubilee meal vouchers
Registration with Jubilee Committee, including access to events, public transportation, & pilgrim kit
Fundraising resources


July 27
Depart for Rome
  • Depart from U.S.
July 28
Arrive in the Eternal City
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Welcome Mass in a local church
  • Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Meals Included: Dinner
July 29
Jubilee Opening Mass
  • Free morning to explore Rome
  • Utilize Verso’s Jubilee resources to go on a self-guided church walking tour or explore sites such as the Colosseum or Roman Forum
  • Opening Jubilee Mass
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
July 30
Jubilee Events
  • Jubilee Events throughout Rome, such as catechesis, concerts, speakers, cultural activities, and opportunities for dialogue
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
July 31
Jubilee Events
  • Jubilee Events throughout Rome, such as catechesis, concerts, speakers, cultural activities, and opportunities for dialogue
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
August 1
Jubilee Events
  • Jubilee Events throughout Rome, such as catechesis, concerts, speakers, cultural activities, and opportunities for dialogue
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
August 2
Vigil Prayer Service
  • Walking Pilgrimage to vigil site at Tor Vergata, typically a 12-15 mile walk
  • Settle in and enjoy different entertainment, shows, music, and prayer opportunities
  • Vigil Prayer Service
  • Sleep under the stars
  • Overnight at Vigil site
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
August 3
Mass With the Holy Father
  • Closing Mass with the Pope
  • Free afternoon
  • Farewell Dinner in a local restaurant
  • Overnight in Rome
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
August 4
Depart Rome & Continue the Journey
  • Depart Rome
  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Led by

Group Leader
Deacon Ryan Sales
Irving, TX

Deacon Ryan, known to his students as “Deac” is our “Canadian-in-Residence”.  Deacon Ryan officially left his “youth” behind a decade ago, so it is by God’s grace alone that he has been keeping up with y’all for the last 2 years. While he is an experienced world traveler, this is his first trip to Rome and he looks forward to journeying with you all.


As low as


Package Cost


Optional Add-ons

Single room supplement (limited availability)
Gratuities for pilgrimage director, guide, meals, & hotels
Travel protection
Quote provided 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, meals, & hotel staff (optional add-on)
  • Anything else not explicitly mentioned as included

Designated arrival and departures times

  • Arrival information
    • Arrive by: July 28, 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: August 4, 2025
    • Departure time: Depart any time on August 4
    • Departure airport: Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO)
    • Departure transfer: Transfer to the airport via taxi or public transit.

Want help arranging your flights?

More information about the Jubilee Year and Verso’s Jubilee pilgrimages can be found here.

Standard Accommodations

  • Rome: 3* Hotel or Guesthouse

Need to get around? Private transfers

  • Please note: If you arrive/depart outside of the designated times at the Rome airport, private transfers (fee applies) can be arranged on your behalf. Airport transfers outside of the designated arrival/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.

Arriving early or staying late? Pre-stay and post-stay options


There is no extension being offered with this group.

Final balance is due by March 31, 2025.

Final package price is estimated. Pricing is based on currency exchange rates as of March 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 will be charged per person, per booking. Cancellation fees apply to individual pilgrims who cancel their booking.

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

Date Non-Refundable Amount
After deposit* $500 per person
August 1, 2024 – September 30, 2024 25% of trip cost
October 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024  50% of trip cost
January 1, 2025 – March 31, 2025 75% of trip cost
April 1, 2025 or after 100% of trip cost (no refund given)

*Pilgrims have 24 hours from the time of booking to cancel their pilgrimage without penalty, as long as the pilgrimage was booked on or before March 31, 2025.

Any cancellation charges incurred from other suppliers or vendors (flight, lodging, ground transportation, tickets, Jubilee registration, 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 180 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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