Thank you for visiting Mater Dei Tours. It is our mission to help bring souls closer to God by providing Catholic Pilgrimages to some of the world's most memorable and faith-inspiring sites.
Our official pilgrimages are accompanied by a Catholic Priest and our experienced Tour Escorts. A spiritual program consisting daily Mass, daily Rosary, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Meditations and the Sacrament of Reconciliation compliment every pilgrimage. Although we are very authentic about our pilgrimages, Mater Dei also likes to combine history, culture and lots of fun with every tour as well.
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You may also view our testimonials, find out more about us and register for “The Pilgrim’s Way,” our newsletter (on the right column). And don't forget, Mater Dei specializes in providing parishes, choirs and private groups with their own custom spiritual journey to virtually any Vatican approved pilgrimage site.
It is our hope that every pilgrim returns home with a deeper love for Our Lord and His Church, and lives out their Christian vocation with renewed hope, joy and peace. So whether you are a past pilgrim or considering becoming one, we encourage you to enrich your life with travel that is relevant! Your travels will never be the same!
Omnes cum Petro, ad Iesum per Mariam! All with Peter, to Jesus through Mary!
Treasures of Our Faith in
Argentina & Brazil
In the Footsteps of Pope Francis
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Join Drew Mariani, from the Drew Mariani Show at Relevant Radio, on this beautiful pilgrimage to Argentina and Brazil! Follow in the footsteps of Jorge Bergoglio, the future Pope Francis! You will visit different places form different times of his life, like his baptismal church, his family's parish church, his teaching school as well as the University where he was rector. Visit the San Lorenzo soccer team club, Pope's favorite!! Witness the unforgettable, huge and spectacular Iguazú Falls on the border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay! Tour the amazing historical city of Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina and learn about the origins of our Faith in South America. Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday in at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Buenos Aires! Taste fine Argentinian wine as you experience a live Gaucho (Argentinian Cowboy) demonstration and enjoy their unique Gaucho dances and mouth watering food! Argentina has the reputation for the best steaks in the world, the world famous "Churrascos". Pray at the famous Shrine of Our Lady of Lujan where many famous people, including future Popes and Blessed, have come to visit as pilgrims. Admire the unique flora and fauna when you travel to the jungles where the Jesuit Mission of San Ignacio Mini (as in the movie The Mission). Enjoy a boat ride on the El Tigre Delta of the Paraná River and learn about the lives of the Islander people. Ride a train up the Tijuca National Park to visit the amazing "Christ the Redeemer" statue that overlooks all of Rio de Janeiro. Tour fantastic Rio de Janeiro as you learn about their culture, including their infamous carnival. Pray the rosary, up high in a promontory overlooking Rio at the Shrine of Our Lady of Penha França! Visit the iconic Pão da Açucar (Sugar Loaf) mountain to admire spectacular views of Rio's beaches.
Catholic Priest will accompany the group as our Chaplain with Mater Dei's top notch spiritual and doctrinal program including daily Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, meditational reading and spiritual talks! Strengthen your faith in a most unique way! Join us on this Relevant Journeys Pilgrimage!Treasures of our Faith in Argentina and Brazil! *** Hosts: Drew and Cathy Mariani ***
P o l a n d & L i t h u a n i a
Lands of Mercy, Lands of Saints
The most complete Divine Mercy Pilgrimage!
Join Fr. James Kubicki, S.J., National Director of the Apostleship of Prayer, and Tom Vorpahl, Chairman of the Board at Relevant Radio (National Catholic Radio Network) and his wife, Ann, on this amazing pilgrimage following the lives of great Saints like Saint John Paul II, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, and many others.
Immerse yourself in the story of the Divine Mercy by visiting Vilnius, Lithuania, to witness the original Painting of Divine Mercy! Also in Lithuania visit the site of the Apparition of Our Lady of Siluva and the famous Hill of Crosses and the famous icon of Our Lady, Gate of the Dawn! Continue the Divine Mercy Saga in Poland by visiting the Birthplace of St. Faustina and also her Baptismal Church. Pray at the place where she first saw Jesus of the Divine Mercy! Pray a Chaplet where she entered the Convent in Warsaw, and also at the Divine Mercy Shrine (site of the Tomb of St. Faustina). Pray before the original Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jasna Gora! Visit Wadowice, the birthplace of Blessed John Paul II! Visit Auschwitz & Birkenau, the former nazi concentration camps (place where St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross were martyred). Learn about the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe at the City of the Immaculata in Niepokalanow. See for yourself why John Paul loved his Tatra Mountains by visiting Poland's Zakopane area! Visit the unique Salt Mines of Wieliczka with its underground Church. Tours of Warsaw and Krakow are included and so much more!
Pilgrimages to Mexico
(February, July & September)
"One day, I would love to see true face of Our Lady on St. Juan Diego’s Tilma, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe!" Why not keep the promises you make to yourself? Fulfill this resolution by coming to Mexico with Mater Dei and experiencing our most impacting and inspirational Marian pilgrimage! A pilgrimage that will change your life.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Pilgrimage visits fascinating places where we learn about the early stages of our faith in the Americas. See the places where evil was conquered under the mantle of the Blessed Virgin Mary! Experience the gorgeous colonial city of Puebla. Visit the largest pyramid in the world in Cholula. Visit the amazing St. Michael’s Miracle and Our Lady of Ocotlan where you'll hear about astounding testaments of faith. Experience all the beautiful and cultural places of the new world’s largest city, Mexico City, including the home of St. Juan Diego, the remains of Blessed Miguel Pro, Ancient Teotihuacan, the canals of Xochimilco, the churches of Coyoacan, and of course, visit twice the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. See the only true picture of Our Lady that is Divinely created! You will LOVE this pilgrimage!