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HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Feb 7th (Mon) to Feb 17th (Thu) 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. Brian Park, from the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

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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!

Departing from TBA 

Returning to TBA 

* 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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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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Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Footsteps of a Saint, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Italy
Hungary and Poland with The Compass Dates: May 2nd (Mon) to May 13th (Fri) 2022 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Hungary and Poland

with The Compass

Join The Compass, the award winning Catholic newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay, WI,  on an amazing journey to Hungary and Poland. 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 (Gellert Hill, St. Stephen's Basilica, Fisherman's Bastion, St. Mathias, Heroes Square, Danube Cruise), Mariaremette (Marian Shrine), Lazar Equestrian Farm and much more. In Poland, we visit the rebuilt Capital of Warsaw and the gorgeous old Royal Capital of Krakow! We also visit the City of the Immaculate of St. Maximilian Kolbe (Niepokalanow) as well as the place of his martyrdom (Auschwitz). Enter St. John Paul's apartment at his birthplace in Wadowice, and see his Baptismal Font at the Basilica there. Descend thousands of feet to witness the spectacular art inside Salt Mines of Wieliczka! Pray Divine Mercy Chaplet at the tomb of St. Faustina at the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Lagiewniki. Also in Lagiewniki is the new amazing complex called The St. John Paul II Center. You can't go to Poland without visiting your mother! That's why we go to Czestochowa, home of the Monastery in Jasna Gora, housing the famous Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa!

If you ever wanted to see the "Blue Danube" and be at the places where the Divine Mercy story developed, then say YES! If you ever wanted to see the magnificent beauty of these two countries, if you ever wanted to learn the amazing history and experience the strong faith found in these two countries, then say YES! Come join us on this unforgettable pilgrimage!

NOTES: Note 1) Compass pilgrimages ALWAYS sell out before the registration deadline!  Note 2) An "Early Angel Discount" of $100 per person is usually offered for those who register early (by November 13th). Note 3) Compass pilgrimages come with extra inclusions, like all the tips, which are already included. Note 4) This pilgrimage is being operated under the premise that both Hungary and Poland will be open to US Citizens with reasonable and clear Covid-19 requirements. Currently, Poland has restrictions that will make it very difficult to operate this pilgrimage. If the difficult conditions persist at 100 days prior to departure, the pilgrimage will be cancelled and all deposit moneys will be returned. Mater Dei does not intend to collect deposits until these countries have opened up to US Citizens. See the Terms & Conditions of the brochure once it is finished.

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. Ryan Krueger, 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) Register now and take advantage of the "Early Angel Discount" of $100 per person (must register by Saturday, November 13, 2021, to obtain this discount).

Note 3) Compass pilgrimages come with extra inclusions, like all the tips are already included.

Note 4) Registration deadline: January 28th, 2022 (don't wait, expected to sell out before deadline).

 

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Themes: Central Europe, St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint Locations: Hungary, Poland
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: May 9th (Mon) to May 21st (Sat) 2022 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!

DEPARTURE CITY: Chicago O'Hare Airport

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Dates: May 12th (Thu) to May 20th (Fri) 2022 Details and Registration Form »

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Join us 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. Ron Serrao, Pastor of the Northern Lakes Catholic Communities, Diocese of Superior, WI

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TOUR DIRECTOR(S): Dennis Gaetano, Guadalupe Expert from True Catholic Pilgirmages (Mater Dei ® affiliate) and possibly Juan Landa, Mater Dei's President

Airport Departure from: Chicago O'Hare (Included)

(Other cities may be available for additional airfare)

 

Pilgrimage open for registrations!

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No vaccination requirements to enter Mexico!

Themes: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Marian Pilgrimages, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Mexico
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Jun 13th (Mon) to Jun 24th (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 & TRUE CATHOLIC PILGRIMAGES (Mater Dei's affiliates)

Register NOW! This group is expected to sell out before the deadline!

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Jun 16th (Thu) to Jun 26th (Sun) 2022 Details and Registration Form »

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HOLY LAND

The Amazing Pilgrimage! 

Departing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  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!

 

Chaplain: Fr. Matthew Roehrig, S.S.P., Priest of the Society of St. Paul, Pastor of St. Paul Seminary and Director of the Holy Family Institute, Canfield, Ohio

Tour Director: Juan Landa from Mater Dei Tours

 

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Theme: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus) Location: Holy Land (Israel)
Oberammergau Passion Play (Switzerland, Austria & Germany) Dates: Jul 25th (Mon) to Aug 5th (Fri) 2022 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Oberammergau Passion Play!

Switzerland Austria  Germany

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Drew & Cathy Mariani and Fr. Richard Simon

Departing from Chicago, O'Hare to Zurich (currently, this is  a non-stop flight). Returning from Munich, Germany, to Chicago, O'Hare(currently, this is  a non-stop flight).

*Other cities may be available at an additional price.

Join Drew Mariani, from the "Drew Mariani Show" and Fr. Richard Simon from the "Fr. Simon Says Show", on this beautiful pilgrimage to Switzerland, Austria and Germany

Experience for yourself the quaint and romantic Lake Lucerne, in Switzerland, and the unforgettable and majestic Mt. Pilatus! Pray at the beautiful Marian Shrines of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in Switzerland, Maria Plain in Austria and Our Lady of Altötting in Germany! Enjoy a memorable Sound of Music tour in Salzburg, as well as an unforgettable Mozart Dinner Concert! Visit Marktl Am Inn, the birthplace and Baptismal church of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Walk Old Munich and pray in its amazing churches! See the astonishingly beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria! As part of our German portion of the tour, you will get to visit the Oldest Brewery in the World! 

Experience the famous once-every-10-years, Passion Play of Oberammergau (delayed to 2022 from 2020 due to covid)! Witness for yourself why generations of Christians from all over the World, have always flocked to Germany to see this most amazing performance!

There is so much more! Please review the brochure and read all about it! 

Hosts: Drew and Cathy Mariani

Chaplain, Catholic Priest: Fr. Richard Simon

** NOTE ** Germany, Austria & Switzerland, currently plan to admit vaccinated US Citizens only. We pray that Europe eases their entry requirements to all Americans.

** NOTE 2 ** This pilgrimage is a "St. Joseph Tours" by Mater Dei. To learn what a St. Joseph Tour is, please click here.

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Themes: Bavaria and Alpine Countries, Marian Pilgrimages, St. Joseph Tours Locations: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
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