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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!
O m n e s c u m P e t r o , a d I e s u m p e r M a r i a m!
A l l w i t h P e t e r , t o J e s u s t h r o u g h M a r y !
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Mater Dei ® and The Compass bring you this fabulous pilgrimage!
Join The Compass, the award winning Catholic newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay, WI, on an amazing journey to Hungary and Poland. Learn about the origins of our Faith in Central Europe and how these Christians heroically defended our Faith against invading forces. Visits in Hungary include Budapest (Gellert Hill, St. Stephen's Basilica, Fisherman's Bastion, St. Mathias, Heroes Square, Danube Cruise), Mariaremette (Marian Shrine), Lazar Equestrian Farm and much more. In Poland, we visit the rebuilt Capital of Warsaw and the gorgeous old Royal Capital of Krakow! We also visit the City of the Immaculate of St. Maximilian Kolbe (Niepokalanow) as well as the place of his martyrdom (Auschwitz). Enter St. John Paul's apartment at his birthplace in Wadowice, and see his Baptismal Font at the Basilica there. Descend thousands of feet to witness the spectacular art inside Salt Mines of Wieliczka! Pray Divine Mercy Chaplet at the tomb of St. Faustina at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki. Also in Lagiewniki is the new amazing complex called The St. John Paul II Center. You can't go to Poland without visiting your mother! That's why we go to Czestochowa, home of the Monastery in Jasna Gora, housing the famous Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa!
If you ever wanted to see the "Blue Danube" and the magnificent beauty and amazing history and strong Faith found in these places, then say yes! Come join us on this unforgettable pilgrimage!NOTES: Note 1) Compass pilgrimages ALWAYS sell out before the deadline! Note 2) Register now and take advantage of the "Early Angel Discount" of $100 per person (must register by Friday, November 6, 2020 to obtain this discount). Note 3) Compass pilgrimages come with extra inclusions, like all the tips are already included. Note 4) Chaplain will be the one and only Fr. John Girotti, from the Green Bay Diocese!
May 3rd - 13th, 2021
Keep the promises you make to yourself!!!
Fulfill your resolution to go to the Holy Land on a true Catholic Pilgrimage! See for yourself why so many Mater Dei pilgrims return with a renewed love for Jesus and His Church. A promise: The Holy Mass, the rosary, the Holy Scriptures will never be the same! Your life cannot be the same after you experience our pilgrimage! Learn, hear, see, touch, taste and experience the Holy Land!!
No words are good enough to describe the experience of this pilgrimage!!
September 20 - October 01, 2021: Departing city TBA
October 5 - 15, 2021 (TBA): Departing city TBA
October 17th - 30th, 2021: Departing city TBA
November 11th - 22nd, 2021: Departing Chicago, IL & Madison, WI
More links to brochures coming soon! Other private (not listed) pilgrimages may open up to the public, feel free to ask us!
ACT SOON BEFORE SPACE DISAPPEARS! "EARLY ANGEL" DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE WITH SOME PILGRIMAGES!
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OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Join Mater Dei on its most spiritually impacting and inspirational Marian Pilgrimage visiting 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!
June 4 - 11, 2021 (information coming soon)
Lands of Martyrs and Saints
Due to scheduling issues with Priests, this pilgrimage has been postponed to 2021. We apologize to all who have been patiently waiting! We can confidently say is that it is worth the wait!
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Sorry! Currently at capacity! Send registration in to join the waitlist!
If you wish to join the wait-list, please click >> HERE << to see the brochure & registration.
NOTE 1: The "Early Angel" discount will be applied to your invoice if you register for the waitlist prior to November 6, 2020 ($100 off per person).
NOTE 2: Pilgrims who wish to complete this pilgrimage in it's entirety, in order to receive the certificate from Diocese of Santiago de Compostela, should know that there is an excessive amount of walking required. However, there are options those who wish to avoid excessive walking. Pilgrims may opt to walk portions of "The Way" some days and relax others. Those who wish to do this, will not qualify for the Diocesan Certificate (we remind you here that the certificate should not be the reason for joining this pilgrimage). In any case, walking the Camino or not, to participate on this pilgrimage, all pilgrims should be able to walk at least between 2 to 3 miles a day.
NOTE 3: In case one or both of our Chaplains become unable to participate, the pilgrimage will continue to operate and every effort will be made to obtain a substitute Priest(s).
Chaplain(s): * Bishop Donald Hying, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison, and Fr. Steve Brunner, Priest of the Diocese of Madison
Pilgrimage Director: Juan Landa // Tour Director: Cesar Higueras
Departure city: Chicago O'Hare Airport *Optional airport bus transfers from Madison, WI to Chicago O'Hare are offered (see registration - page #5 and 6 of brochure - click yellow button above right)