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!
POLAND - Militia of the Immaculata
St. Maximilian Kolbe
(September 6 - 17, 2016)
Join the MI (Militia of the Immaculata) on this beautiful, one-of-a-kind pilgrimage to Poland, following the life of the great St. Maximilian Kolbe, from his birth to his martyrdom! Experience unique access to the sites of this amazing Saint! Visit the great foundation of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Niepokalanow. You will also have an opportunity to witness Auschwitz and Birkenau, the former nazi concentration camps, to pray before the cell where the great Saint Maximilian gave up his life for the sake of another! This is arguably the most complete pilgrimage on the life of St. Maximillian Kolbe! Here in Auschwitz, St. Theresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) also gave up her life along with millions of Jews, Poles, Catholics and others. The pilgrimage also visits other sites in Poland, a nation that has given birth to so many Saints in the Church! Follow the life of Saint John Paul the great! Visit his beloved Archdiocese of Krakow. See for yourself why John Paul loved his Tatras Mountains by visiting Poland's Zakopane area! Walk around Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla! In Warsaw, you will also learn about the heroic lives of other Polish Saints like Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popiełuszko! Immerse yourself in the story of the Divine Mercy by visiting the Shrine of Divine Mercy! Pray a Chaplet of Divine Mercy at the place where Helen (St. Maria Faustina) Kowalska entered the Convent in Warsaw; Pray a Chaplet at her Tomb before one of the 3 famous Paintings of the Divine Mercy! Witness the original Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa (authorship attributed to St. Luke, the Evangelist)! Visit the unique and amazing Salt Mines of Wieliczka with its magnificent underground displays including a Church! Tours of Warsaw, Kalwaria and Krakow are included and so much more! Please click >>here<< to view the brochure with more details on this unforgettable pilgrimage.
Pilgrimages to Mexico
(September 9-16, 2016)
"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!