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HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Aug 18th (Sat) to Aug 28th (Tue) 2018 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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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)

Pilgrimage is closed!

PLEASE SEND YOUR REGISTRATION NOW!

We may be able to get you in on a "space available basis"!

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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.

PILGRIMAGE IS CLOSED! However, we may still be able to get you on as "space availlabel basis"! 

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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 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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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
ITALIA ETERNA - U.S.Austin ORDINATIONS IN ROME Dates: Sep 21st (Fri) to Sep 30th (Sun) 2018 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Italia Eterna

Pilgrimage for the Diaconate Ordination of Austin Steffen

(Diocese of Madison).

On this pilgrimage you'll be able to witness a most beautiful ceremony of Diaconate Ordination of Seminarians from United States, residing in the North American College, inside St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican! Join the friends and family of Austin Steffen in experiencing this majestic ceremony at the Altar of the Chair of Peter! Enjoy the beauty of this liturgy and celebrate this wonderful occasion! A top-notch visit of Rome’s and Vatican's treasures awaits you 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!  There is more, but it is easier to read the brochure! Just click on the brochure button for more information.

Spiritual Director/Chaplain: Fr. David Flanagan , Pastor of St. Rose of Lima in Cuba City, Diocese of Madison, WI

* 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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Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Footsteps of a Saint, St. Joseph Tours 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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Juan Landa from Relevant Journeys (Mater Dei) & Drew Mariani from the Drew Mariani Show (Relevant Radio)

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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

- St. Josemaria Institute - 

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

 

We may still be able to get you in! Send your  registrations now! 

 

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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)
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Feb 12th (Tue) to Feb 22nd (Fri) 2019 Details and Registration Form »

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HOLY LAND

The Amazing Pilgrimage! 

Departing from Minneapolis /  St. Paul.  Other cities may be available at a possible add-on price!

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!  Our solid Mater Dei spiritual program compliments the itinerary.  Other cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Cana (renew your wedding vows), Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. Tabor, Jericho, Dead Sea, Ein Karem (Visitation and birth of St. John the Baptist), 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!

Tour Director: Dennis Gaetano of Twin Cities Pilgrims (Mater Dei's affiliate in Minnesota)

Chaplain: Fr. Brandon Moravitz, Diocese of Duluth, MN

Note: Pilgrimages with Fr. Moravitz usually sell out! Please do not wait till the registration deadline. We expect this pilgrimage to sell out beforehand. 

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Feb 22nd (Fri) to Mar 5th (Tue) 2019 Details and Registration Form »

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

Celebrating 30 Years of Sister Francisca Igweilo, O.P.

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. Ignatius Madumere, O.P., Former Provincial of the Province of St. Joseph the Worker (Nigeria and Ghana), Chaplain of Hershey Medical Center, resident at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Hershey, PA, as Pilgrimage Chaplain.
  • HONOREE: Sister Francisca Igweilo, O.P., J.C.L., from the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Denver (celebrating 30 years of Religious Life)
  • TOUR DIRECTOR: Susan Swanson from STELLA MARIS TOURS (Mater Dei's affiliate in Denver)

 

Pilgrimage is open! PLEASE SEND YOUR REGISTRATION NOW!

Please do not wait until registration deadline because this group is expected to sell out before its deadline!

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Stella Maris Location: Holy Land (Israel)
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Mar 1st (Fri) to Mar 5th (Tue) 2019 Details and Registration Form »

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

Celebrating 30 Years of Sister Francisca Igweilo, O.P.

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. Ignatius Madumere, O.P., Former Provincial of the Province of St. Joseph the Worker (Nigeria and Ghana), Chaplain of Hershey Medical Center, resident at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Hershey, PA, as Pilgrimage Chaplain.
  • HONOREE: Sister Francisca Igweilo, O.P., J.C.L., from the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Denver (celebrating 30 years of Religious Life)
  • TOUR DIRECTOR: Susan Swanson from STELLA MARIS TOURS (Mater Dei's affiliate in Denver)

 

Pilgrimage is open! PLEASE SEND YOUR REGISTRATION NOW!

Please do not wait until registration deadline because this group is expected to sell out before its deadline!

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Stella Maris Location: Holy Land (Israel)
Camino de Santiago (The Way) + Fatima Dates: May 20th (Mon) to May 31st (Fri) 2019 Details and Registration Form »

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Camino de Santiago, The Way

with

Fatima, Portugal

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Join the Compass, the Award-Winning Catholic Newspaper of the diocese of Green Bay, WI, 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, one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in Christendom. 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.

Visit the following locations: Madrid, San Lorenzo del Escorial,  Segovia, MolinasecaBurgosPonferrada, Lugo, Sarria, Portomarin, Palas del Rey, Arzua, O Pedrouzo, Santiago de Compostela, all in Spain.

We are including a visit to famous Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima this year! Pray at the site of the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima to the 3 “Pastorcitos” (little Shepherds) in Fatima, Portugal.**

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: Fr. Luke Ferris, Vicar for Clergy and Pastoral Leaders Discipleship Development Mission Team for the Diocese of Green Bay, WI.
  • Tour Director(s): Juan Landa & Cesar Higueras 
  • Compass staff: Amy Kawula
  • Departure city: Chicago O'Hare Airport 

* (An optional bus transfer from Green Bay area to Chicago O'Hare Airport, is available for an additional cost)

* ($100 Early Angel Discount per person, is available only for those who register before December 31st!)

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

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Themes: Marian Pilgrimages, St. Josemaria Escriva, Camino De Santiago (Road of St. James), Carmelite Spirituality, Fatima and Portugal, Footsteps of a Saint Locations: Portugal, Spain
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