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ITALIA GLORIOSA - CARDINAL BURKE Dates: Apr 17th (Mon) to Apr 26th (Wed) 2017 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Italia Gloriosa!

Pilgrimage to Italy with Raymond Cardinal Burke and the La Crosse Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Wisconsin.

Join Cardinal Raymond Burke on this unforgettable pilgrimage to Italy to pray at the places made famous by the Saints prominently featured at the amazing Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI.  Visit Netunno (St. Maria Goretti), Anzio (American Cemetery), Genazzano (Our Lady of Good Counsel), Rome & the Vatican, Loreto (Virgin Mary's Nazareth Home), Forli (St. Peregrine), Bologna, Milano and Messero (St. Gianna Molla)!  This pilgrimage will touch your heart forever!  As with all Mater Dei pilgrimages to Italy, you will receive  a top-notch visit of Rome’s treasures! 

Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday in Assisi, the home of St. Francis and St. Clare!

Wait! There's more!  As an an added bonus, we have requested to participate in Pope Francis' General Audience*! * (Pending on the Holy Father's schedule) in the Vatican.  Remember that a Plenary Indulgence is offered to pilgrims (meeting all the traditional requirements) who visit the 4 Patriarchal Basilicas in Rome!  

Catholic Priest will accompany the group as our Chaplain with a daily 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 Relevant Journeys Pilgrimage! Italia Gloriosa - Glorious Italy!

 

Chaplains: Raymond Cardinal Burke on selected days.

Fr. Jacinto Chapin, FFI (Rector of the Guadalupe Shrine in La Crosse, WI).

Tour Director: Dennis Gaetano

Departure City: Chicago, O'Hare Airport

 

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Please try our fall St. Joseph Tours pilgirmages to Italy

Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Italy
Shrines of Our Blessed Mother - Drew Mariani Dates: Apr 19th (Wed) to Apr 30th (Sun) 2017 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Shrines of Our Blessed Mother

France, Spain & Portugal

with Drew & Cathy Mariani

 

One of the most amazing Marian pilgrimages you'll ever experience!  This year, when we celebrate 100 years of the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima to the 3 “Pastorcitos” (little Shepherds) in Fatima, Portugal.**

Visit the following Marian Shrines: Lourdes, France; Fatima, Portugal; Torreciudad, Spain; El Pilar, Spain; Sonsoles, Spain; Almudena, Spain!  In addition to these magnificent places, visit Madrid, Lisbon, Barbastro, Zaragoza, Lisbon, Avila (and its amazing medieval Walls), Segovia (with its imposing Alcazar Castle and massive Roman Aqueduct).  Many of these places are Patrimonies of Humanity!  Also pray before the incorrupt remains of St. John of the Cross (not exposed).  Learn about the Saints like St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Josemaria Escriva, Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, Blessed Jacinta, Blessed Francisco, St. Anthony of Padua (we visit his birthplace), and so much more!  We also witness a Eucharistic Miracle in Santarem, Portugal! For more details it is best to read the brochure! Click on the yellow button on the upper right side of this box.

 

Spiritual Director:  Catholic Priest, Fr. John Clote, OFM Conv.

 

Tour Director: Juan Landa (Mater Dei Tours) 

Hosts: Drew & Cathy Mariani

Departure city: Chicago 

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Themes: Marian Pilgrimages, St. Josemaria Escriva, Camino De Santiago (Road of St. James), Lourdes, Fatima and the Shrines of Our Blessed Mother, Carmelite Spirituality, Lourdes and France, Fatima and Portugal, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint, Relevant Radio Locations: France, Portugal, Spain
The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, WI Dates: May 12th (Fri) to May 14th (Sun) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

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Marian Day of Reflection     

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in La Crosse, Wisconsin

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Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima apparitions by joining this beautiful 3 day/2 night pilgrimage to the gorgeous Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and the Shrine Of Our Lady of Good Help, in Champion, Wisconsin, the only appoved Marian Apparition in the United States.  The pilgirmage features a Marian Day of Reflection by Fr. Rocky Hoffman from Relevant Radio!  The pilgrimage includes:

  • Motor-coach Transportation from Chicago*, Milwaukee, Madison or Minneapolis.  * Chicago motor-coach stops in Milwaukee and Madison.  Private Air Conditioned Motor-coach with chauffeur to complement the itinerary. Independent quorum must be met by each bus.
  • 2 night hotel accommodations.
  • 5 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 1 Buffet Lunch and 2 Dinners (some beverages are not included at some establishments).
  • Day of Reflection by Fr. Rocky Hoffman
  • Exclusive presentation about the Story of Guadalupe, Our Lady and St. Juan Diego's Ayate.
  • Exclusive presentation about the Story of Our Lady of Good Help and the evangelization of the Americas.
  • $10 Gift certificate from the Guadalupe Shrine Gift Shops.
  • Cruise of the Mississippi River onboard the La Crosse Queen (dinner included onboard).
  • Panoramic tour of Green Bay, including a visit to Relevant Radio Headquarters.
  • Spiritual Program including Rosary, Meditations, Holy Mass & Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • Gratuities for included breakfasts, lunch and dinner.
  • Local Hospitality Taxes.
  • Tour Directors/Coordinators:
  • Juan Landa from Mater Dei Tours (Illinois & Wisconsin bus)
  • Dennis Gaetano from Twin Cities Pilgrims (Minnesota bus)

Come join us on this unforgettable mini-pilgrimage and receive great spiritual formation during the Marian day of Reflection with Fr. Rocky Hoffman! Learn about the earliest stages of our Faith in the New World and how this story is intimately tied to  evangelization of the Americas as requested by Our Lady of Good Help aparition in Champion!  

Brochure and registration will be out soon!

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Themes: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Marian Pilgrimages, Shrines of the USA, Relevant Radio, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: United States
The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, Champion, WI Dates: Jul 8th (Sat) to Jul 9th (Sun) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

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with His Excellency, Bishop Donald Hying

Our Lady of Good Help Shrine in Champion, Wisconsin

A beautiful 2 day/1 night pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, Wisconsin, the only approved Marian Apparition in the United States of America. Featuring a Marian Day of Reflection by Bishop Donald Hying from the Diocese of Gary, Indiana.  The pilgrimage includes:

 

  • Chaplain: Most Reverend Donald Hying, Bishop of Gary, IN
  • Motor-coach Transportation from Gary, Indiana. Possible additional pick-up locations may be added in Chicago and Milwaukee. 
  • Private Air Conditioned Motor-coach with chauffeur to complement the itinerary.
  • Panoramic drive of Green Bay, including sites like Lambeau Field and a visit to Relevant Radio (pending conformation).
  • 1 night hotel accommodations in the Green Bay area.
  • 2 Meals: 1 Breakfast and 1 Dinner (some beverages are not included at some establishments).
  • A talk about the Story Our Lady and the Evangelization of the Americas.
  • Spiritual Program including Rosary, Meditations, Holy Mass & Sacrament of Reconciliation.
  • Gratuities for breakfast and dinner.
  • Local Hospitality Taxes.
  • Tour Directors/Coordinator:
  • Juan Landa from Mater Dei Tours

Come join us on this mini-pilgrimage and learn how Our Blessed Mother's message in Champion, WI is intimately tied to the evangelization of the Americas, from the earliest stages of our Faith in the New World until today!  

DEADLINE TO JOIN: 25 MARCH 2017 (Feast of the Annunciation)

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Themes: Shrines of the USA, Relevant Radio Location: United States
Our Lady of Guadalupe (St. Peregrine) Dates: Jul 14th (Fri) to Jul 21st (Fri) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

with The National Shrine of St. Peregrine 

Join Mater Dei and the National Shrine of St. Peregrine on our 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! 

SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: Fr. Chris Krymski, osm (Director, National Shrine of St. Peregrine; Associate Pastor at the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Chicago, IL)

TOUR DIRECTOR: Dennis Gaetano

Departs from: Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chicago, O'Hare (Other cities may be available for a possible add-on price)

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Themes: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Marian Pilgrimages, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Mexico
EMERALD FAITH - A Pilgrimage to Ireland Dates: Aug 16th (Wed) to Aug 25th (Fri) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

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Emerald Faith!

Departing from Chicago's O'Hare Airport.  Other cities may be available for an add-on price.

Join us on this fantastic pilgrimage to the Emerald Isle! Learn about the heroic life of St. Patrick, and the firm love for God of the Irish Saints!  Enjoy the unequaled natural beauty of one of the most beautiful countries in the planet, as you learn about the resiliency of its people in the midst of its troubled history.  Visit Clonmacnoise, Drogheda, Slane, Westport, Sligo - Mass Rock, Marian Shrine of Knock, Croagh Patrick, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Galway City, Cong (The Quiet Man), Cliffs of Moher, River Shannon, Ring of Kerry, Tralee, Killarney, Rock of Cashel, Cork (Cobh), Limerick and Dublin and more! As with all of Mater Dei's pilgrimages, a top-notch spiritual program complements the itinerary with daily Mass, rosary, chaplet, talks and doctrinal talks and meditations.  Our Irish Pilgrimages also have lots of fun with Irish story telling, singing, great camaraderie  fish and chips, a pint or two, Irish music and more! Come experience Ireland on a Catholic pilgrimage  Join us this August 16th!

 

CHAPLAINS:

Fr. Rob Butz, Diocese of Madison, WI

Fr. Eric Linzmaier, Diocese of La Crosse, WI

Fr. Jim Lucas, Diocese of Green Bay, WI

 

TOUR DIRECTOR: Juan Landa, Mater Dei Tours

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Themes: Irish Pilgrimages, Footsteps of a Saint Location: Ireland
Shrines of Our Blessed Mother Dates: Sep 1st (Fri) to Sep 12th (Tue) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

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Shrines of Our Blessed Mother

 

Join one of the most amazing Marian pilgrimages you'll ever experience!  This year, we celebrate 100 years of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

Visit the following Marian Shrines: Lourdes, France; Fatima, Portugal; Torreciudad, Spain; El Pilar, Spain; Sonsoles, Spain; Almudena, Spain; Miraculous Medal, Paris, France!  In addition to these magnificent places, visit Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Barbastro, Zaragoza, Lisbon, Avila (and its amazing medieval Walls), Segovia (with its imposing Alcazar Castle and massive Roman Aqueduct), Alba de Tormes (burial place of St. Teresa of Avila.  Many of these places are Patrimonies of Humanity!  Also pray before the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure (exposed in a glass casket) and St. John of the Cross (not exposed).  Learn about the Saints like St. Vincent de Paul, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Josemaria Escrivá, Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, Blessed Jacinta, Blessed Francisco, St. Anthony of Padua (we visit his birthplace), and so much more!  We also witness a Eucharistic Miracle in Santarem, Portugal! To see more details it is best to see the brochure! Click on the yellow button on the upper right side of this box.

Spiritual Director: Fr. Mark Joppa, Pastor of St. Charles in Bayport, MN, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis

Tour Director: Dennis Gaetano (Twin Cities Pilgrims)

Departure cities: Minneapolis or Chicago (*Other cities may be available with an add-on price).

** Registration is now open! Deadline to join in: May 24th, 2017

WARNING! This pilgrimage is expected to sell out before deadline!

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Themes: Marian Pilgrimages, St. Josemaria Escriva, Lourdes, Fatima and the Shrines of Our Blessed Mother, Carmelite Spirituality, Lourdes and France, Fatima and Portugal, Footsteps of a Saint, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Locations: France, Portugal, Spain
St. Therese & The Shrines of France Dates: Sep 11th (Mon) to Sep 19th (Tue) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

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St. Therese and Shrines of France

Join Mater Dei Tours on an amazing and beautiful pilgrimage through some of France's most beautiful shrines, celebrating the 75th anniversary of St. Theresa’s Parish in Palatine, Illinois!  This pilgrimage features a special visit to Lisieux, home of St. Therese of Lisieux, and patron of St. Theresa’s parish.  The pilgrims will visit important sites of historical and cultural interest like Omaha Beach, the most dangerous D-Day invasion landing area where many brave Americans lost their lives in defense of liberty.  Visit the American Cemetery to pay our respects and pray for the souls of these American "martyrs for freedom".

Travel across the Normandy region to visit the uniquely spectacular Mont Saint Michel, a place that is sure to leave you with a memorable impression! Enjoy a ride on the famous TGV train to the famous Marian Shrine of Lourdes, where we learn about St. Bernadette, the peasant girl that conversed with The Immaculate Conception!  Then fly to Paris where the group will have an opportunity to see the incorrupt St. Catherine Laboure at the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Paris.  An unforgettable tour of Paris with special inclusions! There is more, but it is easier to read the brochure! Just click on the yellow brochure button above/right for more information.

 

Departure Airport: Airfare included from Chicago O'Hare Airport.  Other departure cities may be available.  

 

Spiritual Director/Chaplain: Fr. Tim Fairman, Pastor of St. Theresa Parish in Palatine, Illinois.

 

Tour Director: Juan Landa, President and founder of Mater Dei Catholic Pilgrimages!

 

Come join us for this unforgettable and unique pilgrimage that is sure to leave a mark on your soul!

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 2nd, 2017

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Themes: Marian Pilgrimages, Lourdes and France, Footsteps of a Saint Location: France
ITALIA ETERNA Dates: Sep 22nd (Fri) to Oct 1st (Sun) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

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Italia Eterna

Pilgrimage for the Diaconate Ordination of Colin Jones

(Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis).

On this pilgrimage you'll be able to witness visit an ongoing Eucharistic Miracle in Siena, while you follow in the footsteps of St. Catherine!  A top-notch visit of Rome’s treasures along with a great spiritual visit to Assisi, following in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare.  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!  Another indulgence is offered for those pilgrims who pray at the Patriarchal Basilicas and follow the prescribed indulgence requirements.  There is more, but it is easier to read the brochure! Just click on the brochure button for more information.

Spiritual Director/Chaplain: Fr. Thomas Wilson, Pastor of All Saints Catholic Church, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis.

* This is a St. Joseph edition of Mater Dei's pilgrimages. What is  St. Joseph Tours? Click here for the answer. 

* Airfare included from Chicago O'Hare Airport.  

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This is a unique experience! Ordination Mass at St. Peter's!

Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Footsteps of a Saint, St. Joseph Tours Location: Italy
EMERALD FAITH - A Pilgrimage to Ireland Dates: Sep 24th (Sun) to Oct 5th (Thu) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

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The Irish Compass!

Departing from Chicago's O'Hare Airport.  Other cities may be available for an add-on price.

Come see for yourself why people fall in love with Ireland!  Join us on this most memorable pilgrimage to the Emerald Isle with the award winning The Compass Catholic Newspaper of Green Bay! Led by the Most Reverend David Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, WI! Learn about the heroic life of St. Patrick, and the firm love for God of the Irish Saints! Enjoy the unequaled natural beauty of one of the most beautiful countries in the planet, as you learn about the resiliency of its people in the midst of its troubled history.  Visit MonasterboyceDroghedaHill of Slane, Downpatrick, Armagh, Westport, Sligo - Mass RockMarian Shrine of KnockCroagh Patrick, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Galway City, Cong (The Quiet Man), Cliffs of Moher, River Shannon, Ring of Kerry, Tralee, Killarney, Rock of CashelKilkenny, Glendalough, Dublin and more! As with all of Mater Dei's pilgrimages, a top-notch spiritual program complements the itinerary with daily Mass, rosary, chaplet, talks and doctrinal talks and meditations.  Our Irish Pilgrimages also have lots of fun with Irish story telling, singing, great camaraderie  fish and chips, a pint or two, Irish music and more! Come experience Ireland on a Mater Dei Catholic Pilgrimage. Join us this September 24th!

 

CHAPLAIN: Most Reverend David Ricken, Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, WI 

SPECIAL ESCORT: Julianne Stanz, Director of New Evangelization for the Diocese of Green Bay, WI (and a true Irish Lassie! Smile)

TOUR DIRECTOR: Juan Landa, Mater Dei Tours (and I.B.M. - Irish-by-Marriage)

** Early Angel Discount available if you register before April 28th. Click on the yellow button above for more details!

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Themes: Irish Pilgrimages, Footsteps of a Saint Location: Ireland
ITALIA ETERNA Dates: Oct 9th (Mon) to Oct 18th (Wed) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

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Italia Eterna

Join 2 Catholic Priests, who are true Roman experts, on this awesome Italian pilgrimage! You'll be able to witness visit and pray before an ongoing Eucharistic Miracle in Siena, while you follow in the footsteps of the great St. Catherine!  Make an unforgettable spiritual visit to quaint Assisi, following in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare!  

A top-notch visit of Rome’s treasures awaits you, along with a most memorable visit to Vatican City, including a General Audience with Pope Francis (pending on the Holy Father's schedule). Remember that a Plenary Indulgence is offered to those pilgrims (meeting all the traditional requirements) who visit the 4 Patriarchal Basilicas in Rome as well as the Porziuncula in Assisi!  There is much more to this pilgrimage, but it is easier to read the brochure! Just click on the yellow brochure button on the upper right for more information.

Spiritual Directors/Chaplains: 

Fr. Eric Sternberg, Pastor of St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Wisconsin Dells, WI, Diocese of Madison, WI.

Fr. Tait Schroeder, Pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church, Ashton, WI, and St. Martin de Tours, Martinsville, WI, Diocese of Madison, WI.

Departure City: Chicago O'Hare Airport

* This is a St. Joseph Tours edition of Mater Dei's pilgrimages.

What is  St. Joseph Tours? Click here for the answer. 

 

Space is Open! 

Registration deadline: June 30th, 2017

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Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Footsteps of a Saint, St. Joseph Tours Location: Italy
ITALIA ETERNA Dates: Oct 10th (Tue) to Oct 19th (Thu) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

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100th Anniversary of the

MI International, in Italy!

Pilgrimage for 100th anniversary of the foundation of the 

MILITIA OF THE IMMACULATA of ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE

Join the MI - Militia of the Immaculata of St. Maximilian Kolbe, as they celebrate the 100th anniversary fo their foundation in Rome!  A very unique itinerary has been designed for this event where MI members from all over the world will descend on the Eternal City to celebrate this momentous occasion!  You do not have to be an MI member to join this pilgrimage! MI member or not, you will love it! And if you have a devotion to the great St. Maximilian Kolbe!, you will love the special sites we have in store for you! 

In addition to Roman sites associated with the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe, on this pilgrimage you'll be able to witness experience a top-notch visit of Rome’s treasures. Visit an ongoing Eucharistic Miracle in Siena, while you follow in the footsteps of St. Catherine Enjoy a great spiritual visit to Assisi, following in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare.  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!  Another indulgence is offered for those pilgrims who pray at the Patriarchal Basilicas and follow the prescribed indulgence requirements.  There is more, but it is easier to read the brochure! Just click on the brochure button for more information.

Spiritual Director/Chaplain: Fr. Stephen Boyle, O. Praem

Special Escort: John W. Galten, MI National President

* This is a St. Joseph edition of Mater Dei's pilgrimages. What is  St. Joseph Tours? Click here for the answer. 

* Airfare included from Chicago O'Hare Airport via American Airlines, non-stop* to Rome (* Schedule changes can always occur at the airline's discretion)

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Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Footsteps of a Saint, St. Joseph Tours Location: Italy
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Oct 26th (Thu) to Nov 6th (Mon) 2017 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Holy Land Pilgrimage!  

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS CHRIST

with ST. JOSEMARIA

and BLESSED ALVARO DEL PORTILLO

- St. Josemaria Institute - 

Join the St. Josemaria Institute on this amazing and unforgettable Pilgrimage, and follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ! 

St. Josemaria Escriva wrote that: “to be Christ himself, we must see ourselves in him. It's not enough to have a general idea of the spirit of Jesus' life; we have to learn the details of his life and, through them, his attitudes. And, especially, we must contemplate his life, to derive from it strength, light, serenity, peace. 

“When you love someone, you want to know all about his life and character, so as to become like him. That is why we have to meditate on the life of Jesus, from his birth in a stable right up to his death and resurrection” (Christ is Passing By, no. 107). 

Walk the real Way of the Cross!  Sail the Sea of Galilee! Touch the Jordan waters!  Immerse yourself in the Gospels, visiting sites like the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Nativity in Bethlehem, the Last Supper, Calvary and the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem!  Scriptures come alive!  A solid spiritual program complements the pilgrimage.  Other cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Cana (renew your wedding vows), Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. Tabor, Jericho, Dead Sea, Ein Karem, Bethany and still so much more!!!  Our pilgrimage has unique features that will help make this journey more memorable. No words are good enough to describe the feeling of this pilgrimage!! The Mass, Rosary, and Bible will never be the same! Our special pilgrimage will also follow in the footsteps of Blessed Alvaro del Portillo! Our group will visit one Blessed Alvaro's initiatives, the Saxum Center.

Catholic Priest will accompany the group as Chaplain and Spiritual Director

Mater Dei Tour Director: Juan Landa

Mater Dei Local Guide: George Sa'id

 

Wait List is Open!

 

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), St. Josemaria Escriva, Footsteps of a Saint Location: Holy Land (Israel)
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Nov 5th (Sun) to Nov 16th (Thu) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

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Holy Land Pilgrimage!  

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS CHRIST

with Fr. Richard Simon

from Fr. Simon Says show at Relevant Radio

Join Relevant Radio on this amazing and unforgettable Pilgrimage, and follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ! 

Departing from Chicago O'Hare Airport and options are available from the New York area, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Austin, TX.  Land-only option is available too! Other cities may be available at a possible add-on price! 

Walk the real Way of the Cross!  Sail the Sea of Galilee! Touch the Jordan waters!  Immerse yourself in the Gospels, visiting sites like the Annunciation in Nazareth, the Nativity in Bethlehem, the Last Supper, Calvary and the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem!  Scriptures come alive!  A solid spiritual program complements the pilgrimage.  Other cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Cana (renew your wedding vows), Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. Tabor, Jericho, Dead Sea, Ein Karem, Bethany and still so much more!!!  Our pilgrimage has unique features that will help make this journey more memorable. No words are good enough to describe the feeling of this pilgrimage!! The Mass, Rosary, and Bible will never be the same! Our special pilgrimage will feature Fr. Richard Simon, live, with the group in the Holy land!

Chaplain and Spiritual Director: Fr. Richard Simon

Mater Dei Tour Director(s): Juan Landa & Dennis Gaetano

Mater Dei Local Guide: George Sa'id

 

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Footsteps of a Saint, Relevant Radio, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
Upcoming Pilgrimages for 2017 Dates: Nov 16th (Thu) to Dec 31st (Sun) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

2017 OVERVIEW:

* More pilgrimages will be added soon

* Call now to get your name on the advance notification list for the pilgrimage of your choice. You will receive the pilgrimage's details before the pilgrimage is released to the public.

 

  • FEBRUARY 10 - 17, 2017: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE (MEXICO)  * Closed!
  • MARCH 9th - 16th, 2017: ITALIA ETERNA (ITALY)    * Closed!
  • MARCH 28 - APRIL 7, 2017:  THE HOLY LAND (ISRAEL)    Closed!
  • APRIL 17 - 26, 2017:  ITALY with Cardinal Burke and the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse (ITALY) * Closed
  • APRIL 19 - 30, 2017:  SHRINES OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER [Lourdes, Fatima & much more!](FRANCE, SPAIN & PORTUGAL)  * Closed
  • MAY, 2017: SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE IN LA CROSSE (LA CROSSE, USA) *On sale soon!
  • JULY 08 - 09, 2017: OUR LADY OF GOOD HELP  (Champion, USA) with Bishop Donald Hying from Gary, IN  *Open for sale NOW!
  • JULY 14 - 21, 2017: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE (MEXICO)   *Open for sale NOW! 
  • AUGUST 16 - 25, 2017: IRELAND, Land of Martyrs and Saints (IRELAND) *Open for sale NOW!
  • SEPTEMBER 1 - 12, 2017:  SHRINES OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER [Lourdes, Fatima & much more!](FRANCE, SPAIN & PORTUGAL)* Open for sale NOW!
  • SEPTEMBER 11 - 19, 2017: St. Therese and Shrines of France (FRANCE) * Open for sale NOW!
  • SEPTEMBER 24 to October 5, 2017: IRELAND, Land of Martyrs and Saints with Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay, WI (IRELAND) *Accepting resgistrations for second bus!
  • SEPTEMBER 22nd to October 1st, 2017: ITALIA ETERNA - NAC Ordinations  (ITALY) From Chicago *On sale SOON!
  • SEPTEMBER 22nd to October 1st, 2017: ITALIA ETERNA - NAC Ordinations (ITALY) From Minneapolis St. Paul Open for sale NOW!
  • OCTOBER 6 - 17, 2017: EL CAMINO (THE WAY) & FATIMA (SPAIN & PORTUGAL) *On sale SOON!
  • OCTOBER 9 - 18, 2017: ITALIA ETERNA (ITALY)   * Open for sale NOW!
  • OCTOBER 16 - 25, 2017: ITALIA ETERNA (ITALY) *Closed! Sold Out!
  • OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 6, 2017:  THE HOLY LAND (ISRAEL)  * Wait list only!
  • NOVEMBER 5 - 16, 2017:  THE HOLY LAND (ISRAEL)  *On sale NOW!
Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Our Lady of Guadalupe, Shrines of Canada, Shrines of the USA, St. Josemaria Escriva, Camino De Santiago (Road of St. James), Lourdes, Fatima and the Shrines of Our Blessed Mother, Irish Pilgrimages, Lourdes and France, Fatima and Portugal, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint, Relevant Radio, Twin Cities Pilgrimages, St. Joseph Tours Locations: Canada, France, Holy Land (Israel), Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Poland, Spain, United States
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