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Our Lady of Guadalupe Dates: Mar 2nd (Fri) to Mar 9th (Fri) 2018 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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  Our Lady of Guadalupe  

Departs from MINNEAPOLIS, ST. PAUL (Other cities may be available for a possible add-on price)

Join Mater Dei 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: Catholic Priest (To be Announced )

TOUR DIRECTOR: Dennis Gaetano

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Themes: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Marian Pilgrimages, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Mexico
Inspiring Italy Dates: Mar 11th (Sun) to Mar 20th (Tue) 2018 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Inspiring Italy

Join us on this amazing and beautiful pilgrimage to Italy staying in great locations and visiting unforgettable places like Rome, Assisi (land of St. Francis and St. Clare), Loreto (Nazareth's House of Mary), Padova (St. Anthony) and unforgettable Venice (St. Mark's Basilica & Square and more).

As with all Mater Dei pilgrimages to Italy, a top-notch visit of Rome and Vatican City is planned! A Papal Audience is scheduled* (always pending on the Holy Father's schedule).  Remember that the most amazing gift of a Plenary Indulgence is offered to those pilgrims (meeting all the traditional requirements) who visit the 4 Patriarchal Basilicas in Rome.

CHAPLAIN: Fr. Erik Lundgren, Roman Catholic Priest, Pastor of Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota.

TOUR DIRECTOR: Dennis Gaetano from Twin Cities Pilgrims, Mater Dei's affiliate in Minnesota.

DEPARTURE CITIES: Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport - Other airports may be available. Please call for possible add-on price.

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Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, St. Josemaria Escriva, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Footsteps of a Saint Location: Italy
ITALIA BELLISSIMA Dates: Apr 2nd (Mon) to Apr 12th (Thu) 2018 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Italia Bellissima

Departing from Chicago, O'Hare.  Other cities may be available at an additional price.

Come to Italy with Mater Dei, for this beautiful pilgrimage to Naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Pietrelcina, San Giovanni Rotondo, Lanciano, Manopello, and Rome! 

Visiting unforgettable places like Sorrento, Pompeii (Cathedral and Archeological Zone), Naples (Cathedral of St. Januarius), and Mugnano (St. Philomena). Then visit Pietrelcina San Giovanni Rotondo to explore the life of another favorite, San Padre Pio! Pray before his incorrupt body! See the amazing caves at Monte Sant'Angelo which commemorates the miraculous events with St. Michael the Archangel.

Then travel to Lanciano, home of the oldest Eucharistic Miracle in the Church (a host turned into heart tissue)! Continue to Manopello, to pray before the Veil of the Holy Face. Learn the amazing similarities between this Veil and the Shroud of Turin, the Sudario of Oviedo and even the Divine Mercy image!

There is more!  As with all Mater Dei pilgrimages to Italy, you will receive  a top-notch visit of Rome’s treasures!  And as an an added bonus, we have requested to participate in Pope Francis' General Audience* and receive his apostolic blessing!! * (Pending on the Holy Father's schedule). 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!    

Chaplain/Spiritual Director:

Fr. Timothy Brandt, Roman Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Green Bay, WI, and Pastor of Holy Family in Brillion, Wisconsin. 

Tour Director: Juan Landa , Mater Dei Tours (this tour will be conducted in English and Spanish).

Strengthen your faith in a most unique way! Join us on Italia Bellissima!

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Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Footsteps of a Saint Location: Italy
Shrines of Our Blessed Mother - TWIN CITIES PILGRIMS Dates: Apr 16th (Mon) to Apr 27th (Fri) 2018 Details and Registration Form »

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Shrines of Our Blessed Mother

France, Spain & Portugal

 

One of the most amazing Marian pilgrimages you'll ever experience!  

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, Saint Jacinta, Saint 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:  Roman Catholic Priest, (to be annouced)

 

Tour Director: Dennis Gaetano (Twin Cities Pilgrims) 

Departure city: Minneapolis / St. Paul

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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
Our Lady of Guadalupe (St. Peregrine) Dates: Jun 22nd (Fri) to Jun 29th (Fri) 2018 Details and Registration Form »

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Join Mater Dei and the Twin Cities Pilgrims 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: Roman Catholic Priest (To be anounced)

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
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Jul 16th (Mon) to Jul 26th (Thu) 2018 Details and Registration Form »

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

Departing from Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN.

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. Ed Anderson, Pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rice Lake, WI, Holy Trinity in Haugen, WI, St. John the Evangelist, Birchwood, WI, and Our Lady of Lourdes in Dobie, WI, , DIOCESE OF SUPERIOR, WI

TOUR DIRECTOR: DENNIS GAETANO 

Mater Dei Local Guide: GEORGE SA'ID

 

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Aug 18th (Sat) to Aug 28th (Tue) 2018 Details and Registration Form »

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

Departing from Denver (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. Ronald Sequeira, O.C.D, Parochial Vicar of St. Francis Cabrini in Littleton, CO.

TOUR DIRECTOR: SUSAN SWANSON from STELLA MARIS TOURS (Mater Dei's affiliate in Denver)

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Stella Maris Location: Holy Land (Israel)
Poland, Land of Mercy, Land of Saints + Lithuania Dates: Sep 2nd (Sun) to Sep 13th (Wed) 2017 Details and Registration Form »

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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 Blessed 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. See for yourself why John Paul loved his Tatra Mountains by visiting Poland's Zakopane area!  Visit the unique Salt Mines of Wieliczka with its underground Church.  Tours of Warsaw and Krakow are included and so much more!

Chaplain: Monsignor James Gunn, Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Waunakee, WI, and St. Mary of the Lake, Westport, WI.

Tour Director: Juan Landa, from Mater Dei.

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Themes: St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint Locations: Lithuania, Poland
Inspiring Italy Dates: Sep 19th (Wed) to Sep 30th (Sun) 2018 Details and Registration Form »

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Italia Splendida

Join us on this amazing and beautiful pilgrimage to Italy staying in great locations and visiting unforgettable places like Rome, Assisi (land of St. Francis and St. Clare), Loreto (Nazareth's House of Mary), Cascia (St. Rita) and unforgettable Sasso d'Italia (St. Gabriel's Shrine), Bologna (St. Dominic and more), Manopello (Veronica's Veil), Lanciano (oldest Eucharistic Miracle), Forli (St. Peregrine), Adriatic Coast and so much more!

As with all Mater Dei pilgrimages to Italy, a top-notch visit of Rome and Vatican City is planned! A Papal Audience is scheduled* (always pending on the Holy Father's schedule).  Remember that the most amazing gift of a Plenary Indulgence is offered to those pilgrims (meeting all the traditional requirements) who visit the 4 Patriarchal Basilicas in Rome.

CHAPLAIN: Fr. Shane Wasinger, Roman Catholic Priest, Pastor of St. Gregory the Great, North Branch, MN, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota.

TOUR DIRECTOR: Dennis Gaetano from Twin Cities Pilgrims, Mater Dei's affiliate in Minnesota.

DEPARTURE CITIES: Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport - Other airports may be available. Please call for possible add-on price.

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Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Footsteps of a Saint, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Italy
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Nov 6th (Tue) to Nov 16th (Fri) 2018 Details and Registration Form »

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

Departing from Chicago (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. Krymski, O.S.M., from the National Shrine of St. Peregrine, Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows, Chicago, Illinois.

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

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Stella Maris Location: Holy Land (Israel)
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