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HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Nov 11th (Thu) to Nov 22nd (Mon) 2021 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

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

exaggeratedFollow 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

 

SORRY! Pilgrimage no longer available due to unmerited and exaggerated requirements imposed on US Citizens!

Fr. Olson will be leading a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in November

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We pray that we can see in you in Israel next year!

Theme: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus) Location: Holy Land (Israel)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Dates: Nov 12th (Fri) to Nov 19th (Fri) 2021 Details and Registration Form »

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

Join Fr. Drew Olson and Juan Landa, from Mater Dei Tours ®, on Mater Dei's 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. Hike 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! 

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SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: Fr. Drew Olson

TOUR DIRECTOR: Juan Landa, Mater Dei's President

Departures from:

Chicago O'Hare (Included)

(Other cities may be available for additional airfare)

 

Pilgrimage open for registrations!

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Join us to see Our Lady of Guadalupe this year!!

No vaccination requirements to enter Mexico!

Themes: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Marian Pilgrimages Location: Mexico
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Jan 11th (Tue) to Jan 21st (Fri) 2022 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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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)

Sorry! This pilgrimage is no longer available 

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Try again in 2022 or 2023!

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)
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Apr 18th (Mon) to Apr 30th (Sat) 2022 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

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* 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): 

TOUR DIRECTOR: 

Sorry! This pilgrimage has been temporarily closed.

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
ITALIA GLORIOSA Dates: Apr 18th (Mon) to Apr 29th (Fri) 2022 Details and Registration Form »

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Italia Gloriosa!

Pilgrimage to Italy with Fr. Brandon Moravitz

Join us on this unforgettable pilgrimage to Italy to pray at places made famous by the Saints as well as Divine Providence through history!  Visit Milan (home of the Duomo), Magenta and Messero (home of St. Gianna Molla), Turin (housing of the Shroud, the remains of Don Bosco, Pier Giorgio Frasatti, Dominic Savio and more), Genoa (home of Christopher Columbus), Santo Stefano d'Aveto (home of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Standard from the Battle of Lepanto), Assisi (home of St. Francis and St. Clare), Siena (home of St. Catherine, St. Bernardino & Eucharistic Miracle), and Rome & the Vatican. 

* Possible  excursion to Netunno (St. Maria Goretti), Anzio (American Cemetery)* Excursion will not take place if we are approved for participation in the Papal general Audience with the crowds in St. Peter's square. 

As with all Mater Dei pilgrimages to Italy, you will receive  a top-notch visit of Rome’s treasures! 

Remember that a Plenary Indulgence is offered to pilgrims (meeting all the traditional requirements) who visit the 4 Patriarchal Basilicas in Rome!  

** 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

Italia Gloriosa - Glorious Italy!

 

Chaplain: Fr. Brandon Moravitz (Diocese of Duluth), Pastor of the Holy Spirit Parish, 

Tour Director: Dennis Gaetano (or another Mater Dei substitute Director)

Departure City: Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport

 

REGISTRATION OPEN*

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Hurry!! Pilgrimage is now open to new registrations!

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
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: May 9th (Mon) to May 21st (Sat) 2022 Details and Registration Form »

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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

  Registration now open! 

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