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!
Last Minute Awesome Pilgrimages:
ITALY with the Servites
In the Footsteps of St. Peregrine
(October 1st - 10th, 2016)
Join Mater Dei on this memorable and unique pilgrimage to Italy following in the footsteps of St. Peregrine while celebrating the Jubilee Year of Mercy! In addition to a top notch pilgrimage program in Rome and Vatican City (including an Audience with the Holy Father* - *always depending on the Holy Father's final schedule), we will also enjoy unforgettable guided visits of Siena (following in the footsteps of St. Catherine and St. Bernardino) and Assisi (following in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare)!
This Year of Mercy pilgrimage will visit the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena, which is an ongoing Miracle you'll be able to witness! The pilgrimage will also visit the birthplace of Renaissance, Florence! This unique city is filled with culture, history and some of the best art in the world.
Following in the footsteps of St. Peregrine, the pilgrimage visits the beautiful Monte Senario where we learn about the Servite Order and its origins. The city of Forli is also visited since it is the birthplace of St. Peregrine as well as the resting place of his relics.
As with all Mater Dei pilgrimages to Italy, you will receive Mater Dei's spiritual and doctrinal program! Remember that a Plenary Indulgence is offered to pilgrims (meeting all the traditional requirements) who visit the 4 Patriarchal Basilicas in Rome as well as the Porziuncula in Assisi! Additional Year of Mercy indulgences will be granted for pilgrims who travel during the Year of Mercy.
Please click >>here<< to view the brochure with more details on this unforgettable pilgrimage.
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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!