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!
Holy Land- March 9th - 19th
A few confirmed spaces remain for this wonderful pilgrimage following in the Footsteps of Jesus! Remaining space will be eliminated soon! Registered now!
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Come enjoy the fabulous March weather in the Holy Land as you experience a life changing pilgrimage with a smaller than usual group and a great chaplain!
Mater Dei Tours has 2 wonderful pilgrimages to visit the special exhibit of the Shroud of Turin, fully exposed during April, May and June 2015.
- On the 1st pilgrimage (April), with Drew Mariani, from the Drew Mariani Show at Relevant Radio, is sold out. You may join the wait list.
- On our 2nd pilgrimage (June), you may join Fr. Joe Bambenek (Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis) on this beautiful pilgrimage to Italy to pray before the world famous Shroud of Turin! The pilgrimage will also follow in the footsteps of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frasatti, a young lay man who gave his life for Christ while attracting all his friends to the Church though his personality and his silent suffering. Also learn about the holy lives of great saints by praying before the remains of St. Ambrose (Doctor od the Church, Confessor of St. Monica and mentor to St. Augustine), St. John Bosco (the Saint who turned the poor uneducated youth of Italy from a life of crime to a life of holiness - founder of the Salesians), St. Dominic Savio (a boy Saint that will melt your heart for Christ), St. Dominic (great founder of the Dominicans Order), St. Catherine of Bologna (author of the 7 Spiritual Weapons necessary for Spiritual Warfare - Abbess - incorrupt body), St. Anthony of Padua (everyone's favorite Saint when they need to find something lost and great homilist- see his incorrupt tongue), St. Pius the X (the holy Pope who restored frequent Communion and defended the Church against modernism), St. Lucy (Early christian virgin who allowed the Holy Spirit to speak through her while being interrogated and tortured publicly - incorrupt body), and St. Mark (the great Evangelist early companion of St. Paul and later on of St. Peter). Visit Milan, Turin, Pollone, Alps, Bologna, Ravenna, Riese, and romantic Venice! Have you ever witnessed the incorrupt body of a Saint? Have you ever witnessed miracles? Then join us and you will see for yourself! Have you ever navigated the canals of Venice in a gondola? Have you ever admired classic original works of art? Have you ever experienced a pilgrimage with Mater Dei? Then join us and give yourself and your loved ones the gift of a Catholic Pilgrimage! Your travels will never be the same! This pilgrimage is perfect for those who have visited Italy before as well as those who are visiting this beautiful country for the 1st time. Summertime is a great time to bring your family, at Mater Dei, your children are welcome! You and your family will receive great graces for making a pilgrimage. This is a fully escorted pilgrimage with an awesome staff and a deep, spiritual 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 powerful pilgrimage!
But you must hurry! Pilgrimages to see the original Shroud fill up quickly and we are taking only one bus on each pilgrimage!
Click on the title of the pilgrimage for a brochure!
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