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May 20-21, 2017 | Washington, D.C.


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A young adult pilgrimage of the arts in Washington, D.C.

Hosted by DC Catholic and Verso Ministries.

Come discover the sacred treasures found in our nation's capital as we explore the arts as pathways towards God. This pilgrimage will include time exploring the mosaics at the John Paul II Shrine, praying through the galleries at the National Gallery of Art, worshipping with the St. Augustine Catholic community at Gospel mass, and more! Featured speakers are Dr. Jem Sullivan (Faculty at the Dominican House of Studies), John Paul Lichon (Founder of Verso Ministries), and Fr. Pat Smith (Pastor of St. Augustine). Be sure to bring comfortable shoes (we will walk about 3-4 miles), a Metro pass, and a journal.


Saturday, May 20

10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Includes lunch


Sunday, MAY 21

Noon - 4 p.m.
Optional brunch




JOhn Paul Lichon
Founder, Verso Ministries


Dr. Jem sullivan
Faculty, Dominican House of Studies




Saint John Paul II National Shrine

Mosaic Tour

Learn about the beautiful mosaics adorning the Redemptor Hominis Church and the Luminous Mysteries Chapel. Pray with the relics of Saint John Paul II.

Basilica of the National Shrine

"Mary as Icon"

Explore the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the countless shrines to Mary.

National Gallery of Art

Prayer through the galleries

Dr. Jem Sullivan, a former docent at the National Gallery of Art, will introduce you to highlights from the galleries. Then, pray through the galleries, contemplating your favorite selections.

St. Augustine Catholic Church

Gospel Mass

Enjoy the vibrant and welcoming community found at St. Augustine Catholic Church during Gospel Mass.



Registration is only $40 and includes:

  • All pilgrimage events and activities

  • Pilgrimage guides and speakers

  • Saturday lunch

Registration does not include:

  • Metro pass (we'll be taking a round-trip ride on the red line from Brookland-CUA to Judiciary Square)

  • Optional Sunday brunch

  • Overnight housing

Cancellations made on or before May 12 are fully refundable. Cost is non-refundable after May 13.

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