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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)
Camino de Santiago (The Way) + Fatima Dates: Aug 13th (Mon) to Aug 23rd (Thu) 2018 Details and Registration Form »

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Camino de Santiago, The Way

 

Join us on this amazing pilgrimage following the footsteps of the Apostle St. James the Greater, evangelizer of Spain, brother of St. John the Evangelist, son of Zebedee. One of the most spectacular journeys you'll ever experience!  Our pilgrimage will be walking the famous Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) across Spain, the second oldest pilgrimage route in Christendom. During the first days of the pilgrimage there will be sporadic walking across Spain, but the last 100 kilometers (66 miles approximately) of the itinerary will be on foot in order to obtain the coveted pilgrimage certificate of The Camino, given by the Diocese of Santiago de Compostela. If you are not concerned about receiving the Camino Certificate, then walking on the Camino is not compulsory.

Visit the following locations in Spain: MadridEl Pilar in Zaragoza (where Mary appeared to St. James),  LogroñoSanto Domingo de la CalzadaRioja Wine RegionBurgosPonferrada, Sarria, Potomarin, Palas del Rey, Arzua, O Pedrouzo, Santiago de Compostela, Finisterre or Fisterra, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Camino! Join us! This pilgrimage will provide many opportunities for deep prayer and conversation with God along the Way.

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

LIMITED TO ONE BUS!

 

Spiritual Director: To be announced

Tour Director: Juan Landa, Dennis Gaetano & Cesar Higueras 

Departure city: Chicago 

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Themes: Marian Pilgrimages, St. Josemaria Escriva, Camino De Santiago (Road of St. James), Footsteps of a Saint Location: Spain
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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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 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
Hungary with Czech Republic - Drew Mariani Dates: Sep 22nd (Sat) to Oct 3rd (Wed) 2018 Details and Registration Form »

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HUNGARY with Czech Republic

and a touch of Austria

with Drew & Cathy Mariani

 

Drew Mariani (and his wife Cathy) from the Drew Mariani Show at Relevant Radio,  on an amazing journey to Hungary, Czech Republic and Vienna, Austria. 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, Esztergom, Szentendre, Marianosztra, Tapolca Caves, Veszprem, Herend, and Pannonhalma. In Austria, we visit the beautiful Capital of Vienna! In Czech Republic we visit Prague and Karlstejn Castle.   If you ever wanted to see the "Blue Danube" and the magnificent beauty and amazing history of these places, then say yes! Come join us on this unforgettable pilgrimage!

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, TO BE ANNOUNCED

Tour Director: Juan Landa (Mater Dei Tours) 

Hosts: Drew & Cathy Mariani

Departure city: Chicago 

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Themes: Central Europe, Footsteps of a Saint, Relevant Radio Locations: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary
HOLY LAND,and a touch of Spain - Saxum Dates: Oct 17th (Wed) to Oct 28th (Sun) 2018 Details and Registration Form »

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Holy Land Pilgrimage!  

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF JESUS CHRIST

with ST. JOSEMARIA

and BLESSED ALVARO DEL PORTILLO

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SAXUM - Friends

Join the Friends of Saxum and 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). 

 

Departing from: Chicago, O'Hare and New York Kennedy*

*New York departure requires a minimum quorum to be offered

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.

 

Bonus** Spend a day in Madrid, Spain before the pilgrimage begins in the Holy Land. See the main sights of Madrid along with relevant places of St. Josemaria's and Blessed Alvaro's lives!

Catholic Priest will accompany the group as Chaplain and Spiritual Director (To Be Announced)

Mater Dei Tour Director: Juan Landa

Mater Dei Local Guide: George Sa'id

 

Open for new registrations! 

 

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All St. Josemaria Institute pilgrimages usually sell out to capacity. Register NOW to avoid disappointment later! This pilgrimage is expected to sell out before the deadline!

Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), St. Josemaria Escriva, Footsteps of a Saint Locations: Holy Land (Israel), Spain
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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