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Poland, Land of Mercy, Land of Saints + Lithuania Dates: Aug 2nd (Mon) to Aug 13th (Fri) 2021 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Poland & Lithuania

Lands of Mercy, Lands of Saints!

Departure city: Minneapolis/St. Paul. Other cities may be available at a possible add-on cost.

Join us on this amazing Divine Mercy pilgrimage following the lives of great Saints like Saint John Paul II, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, and many others.

Immerse yourself in the story of the Divine Mercy by visiting Vilnius, Lithuania, to witness the original Painting of Divine Mercy!  Also in Lithuania visit the site of the Apparition of Our Lady of Siluva and the famous Hill of Crosses and the famous icon of Our Lady, Gate of the Dawn!  Continue the Divine Mercy Saga in Poland by visiting the Birthplace of St. Faustina and also her Baptismal Church. Pray at the place where she first saw Jesus of the Divine Mercy!  Pray a Chaplet where she entered the Convent in Warsaw, and also at the Divine Mercy Shrine (site of the Tomb of St. Faustina).  Pray before the original Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jasna Gora!  Visit Wadowice, the birthplace of Saint John Paul II!  Visit Auschwitz & Birkenau, the former nazi concentration camps (place where St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross were martyred).  Learn about the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe at the City of the Immaculata in Niepokalanow.  Visit the unique Salt Mines of Wieliczka with its underground Church. Tours of Warsaw and Krakow are also included and so much more!  See for yourself why St. John Paul II loved his beloved Poland.

Chaplain: Fr. Michael Skluzacek, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis.

Tour Director: Dennis Gaetano, from Twin Cities Pilgrims.

Departure City: Minneapolis/St. Paul

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The most complete Divine Mercy pilgrimage!  Try September 26, 2021!

Themes: Central Europe, St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Locations: Lithuania, Poland
Poland & Czech Republic, Land of Mercy, Land of Saints Dates: Sep 14th (Tue) to Aug 25th (Wed) 2021 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Poland & Czech Republic

Lands of Mercy, Lands of Saints!

Departure city: Denver, CO. Other cities may be available at a possible add-on cost.

Join Stella Maris Tours (Mater Dei’s Affiliate Office in Colorado) on this amazing Divine Mercy pilgrimage following the lives of great Saints like Saint John Paul II, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, St. John Nepomucene and many others.

Immerse yourself in the story of the Divine Mercy in Poland by visiting the Birthplace of St. Faustina and also her Baptismal Church. Pray at the place where she first saw Jesus of the Divine Mercy!  Pray a Chaplet where she entered the Convent in Warsaw, and also at the Divine Mercy Shrine (site of the Tomb of St. Faustina).  Pray before the original Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jasna Gora!  Visit Wadowice, the birthplace of Saint John Paul II!  Visit Auschwitz & Birkenau, the former nazi concentration camps, where St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross were martyred. Learn about the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe at the City of the Immaculata (Niepokalanow).  Visit the unique Salt Mines of Wieliczka with its underground Church. See for yourself why Karol Wojtyla, the future St. John Paul II, loved the mountain area of Poland in Zakopane. Tours of Warsaw and Krakow are also included and so much more!  

Depart Poland and journey to the Czech Republic. Learn about this country’s rich history by visiting Prague, Capital of the Czech Republic. Internationally renown as one fo the most beautiful cities in the entire world. Prague’s unique architecture and impressive city design (amazing squares), will certainly captivate your heart! Visit the unforgettable St Vitus Cathedral of Prague situated in the majestic Prague Castle. Walk the historic old town inside the castle walls and descend from the promontory until reaching the infamous Charles Bridge, where St. John Nepomucene was martyred defending the Seal of Confession. Pray at the Carmelite Church Our Lady of Victory, home of the famous small statue of Jesus that started a worldwide devotion, The Infant Of Prague. In the Czech Republic, we also Karlstejn Castle, and impressive structure built for the safekeeping of the Imperial Regalia as well as the Bohemian/Czech Crown Jewels, Holy Relics, and other royal treasures. 

Come join us on this unforgettable pilgrimage to see the magnificent beauty and amazing history of these places.

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:  Fr. Israel Gonsalves, O.C.D., Carmelite Priest serving in the Archdiocese of Denver (Pastor Of St. Frances Cabrini, Littleton, CO)

Tour Director: Susan Swanson (Stella Maris Tours) 

Departure city: Denver, Colorado

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Themes: Central Europe, Carmelite Spirituality, St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint, Stella Maris Locations: Czech Republic, Poland
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Sep 20th (Mon) to Sep 30th (Thu) 2021 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

Departing from Chicago O'Hare (other cities may be available for additional cost).

Follow in the footsteps of Christ!!  An amazing and unforgettable Pilgrimage!  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 compliments the pilgrimage.  Other cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Cana (renew your wedding vows), Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. Tabor, Jericho, Dead Sea, Ein Karem 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 experience of this pilgrimage!! The Mass, Rosary, and Bible will never be the same!

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CHAPLAIN/SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: Fr. Ron Serrao, from the Diocese of Superior, Wisconsin

TOUR DIRECTOR: DENNIS GAETANO from True Catholic Pilgrimages (Mater Dei's affiliate)

DEPARTURE CITY: Chicago O'Hare Airport

 Pilgrimages postponed to 2022! Date to be announced

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
Poland, Land of Mercy, Land of Saints + Lithuania Dates: Sep 26th (Sun) to Oct 7th (Thu) 2021 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Poland & Lithuania

Land of Mercy, Land of Saints!

Departure city: Chicago, O'Hare. Other cities may be available at a possible add-on cost.

Join us on this amazing Divine Mercy pilgrimage following the lives of great Saints like Saint John Paul II, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, and many others.

Immerse yourself in the story of the Divine Mercy by visiting Vilnius, Lithuania, to witness the original Painting of Divine Mercy!  Also in Lithuania visit the site of the Apparition of Our Lady of Siluva and the famous Hill of Crosses and the famous icon of Our Lady, Gate of the Dawn!  Continue the Divine Mercy Saga in Poland by visiting the Birthplace of St. Faustina and also her Baptismal Church. Pray at the place where she first saw Jesus of the Divine Mercy!  Pray a Chaplet where she entered the Convent in Warsaw, and also at the Divine Mercy Shrine (site of the Tomb of St. Faustina).  Pray before the original Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jasna Gora!  Visit Wadowice, the birthplace of Saint John Paul II!  Visit Auschwitz & Birkenau, the former nazi concentration camps (place where St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross were martyred).  Learn about the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe at the City of the Immaculata in Niepokalanow.  Visit the unique Salt Mines of Wieliczka with its underground Church.  See for yourself why John Paul II loved his Tatra Mountains by visiting Poland's Zakopane* area. Tours of Warsaw and Krakow are also included and so much more!

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Tour Director: Juan Landa, from Mater Dei Tours.

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The most complete Divine Mercy pilgrimage!

Themes: Central Europe, St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint Locations: Lithuania, Poland
Footsteps of St. Paul: Greece & a touch of Turkey Dates: Oct 13th (Wed) to Oct 24th (Sun) 2021 Details and Registration Form »

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Footsteps of St. Paul

Greece and touch of Turkey, with The Compass

Join Mater Dei ® and The Compass, the award winning Catholic newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay, WI,  on an amazing land & cruise pilgrimage to Greece and a bit of Turkey! Learn about St. Paul, his journeys and the origins of our Faith in Europe! A model of tenacity and untiring apostolate, St. Paul heroically christianized the pagan world of his time. Visits in Greece include Thessaloniki, Philippi, Kavala, Kalambaka, Meteora (Cliff Monasteries), Delhi, Athens, Corinth and much more. Enjoy a beautiful cruise of the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas, visiting Crete, Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, and Patmos (where St. John the Evangelist wrote the Book of Revelations while he was exiled). In Turkey, we visit the charming port of Kusadasi and Ephesus (location of the famous Council and home to the Virgin Mary for a period of time). 

If you ever wanted to see the "Blue Aegean Sea" and the magnificent beauty and amazing history and strong Faith found in these places, then say yes! Come join us on this unforgettable pilgrimage/cruise!

For more details it is best to read the brochure! Click on the yellow button on the upper right side of this box, above the blue arrow.

 

Spiritual Director:  Fr. Luke Ferris, Diocese of Green Bay, WI

Tour Director: Juan Landa (Mater Dei Tours) 

Host: The Compass Newspaper's Amy Kawula

Air Departure city: Chicago O'Hare

NOTES: Note 1) Compass pilgrimages ALWAYS sell out before the deadline! 

Note 2) Compass pilgrimages come with extra inclusions, like all the tips are already included.

Note 3) Registration deadline: June 4th, 2021.

 

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Themes: Central Europe, Footsteps of a Saint Location: Greece
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Nov 11th (Thu) to Nov 22nd (Mon) 2021 Details and Registration Form »

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

Departing from Chicago O'Hare, IL (other cities may be available for additional cost).

Follow in the footsteps of Christ!!  An amazing and unforgettable Pilgrimage!  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 compliments the pilgrimage.  Other cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Cana (renew your wedding vows), Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. Tabor, Jericho, Dead Sea, Ein Karem 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 experience of this pilgrimage!! The Mass, Rosary, and Bible will never be the same!

  • CHAPLAIN/SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: Fr. Drew Olson, Diocese of Madison, WI
  • TOUR DIRECTOR: Juan Landa from Mater Dei Tours

 

Hurry! Register now before space is gone! Israel enjoys wonderful weather in November!

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November weather is very popular in Israel!

Theme: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus) Location: Holy Land (Israel)
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Jan 11th (Tue) to Jan 21st (Fri) 2022 Details and Registration Form »

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The Holy Land!

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

Departing from Minneapolis/St. Paul (other cities may be available for additional cost).

Follow in the footsteps of Christ!!  An amazing and unforgettable Pilgrimage!  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 compliments the pilgrimage.  Other cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Cana (renew your wedding vows), Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. Tabor, Jericho, Dead Sea, Ein Karem 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 experience of this pilgrimage!! The Mass, Rosary, and Bible will never be the same!

CHAPLAIN(s)/SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR(s): Fr. Kevin Finnegan, from the Diocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota.

TOUR DIRECTOR: DENNIS GAETANO from Twin Cities Pilgrims (Mater Dei's affiliate in Minnesota)

Limited to one (1) bus only! Expected to sell out before deadline! Open for registrations!

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Hope you can join us for a pilgrimage of a lifetime! Register now before space is gone!

Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Feb 7th (Mon) to Feb 17th (Thu) 2022 Details and Registration Form »

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The Holy Land!

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

Departing from Minneapolis/St. Paul (other cities may be available for additional cost).

Follow in the footsteps of Christ!!  An amazing and unforgettable Pilgrimage!  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 compliments the pilgrimage.  Other cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Cana (renew your wedding vows), Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. Tabor, Jericho, Dead Sea, Ein Karem 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 experience of this pilgrimage!! The Mass, Rosary, and Bible will never be the same!

CHAPLAIN(s)/SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR(s): Fr. Brian Park, from the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota.

TOUR DIRECTOR: DENNIS GAETANO from Twin Cities Pilgrims (Mater Dei's affiliate in Minnesota)

Limited to one (1) bus only! Expected to sell out before deadline! Open for registrations!

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Hope you can join us for a pilgrimage of a lifetime! Register now before space is gone!

Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
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