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Poland, Land of Mercy, Land of Saints + Lithuania Dates: Sep 26th (Sun) to Oct 7th (Thu) 2021 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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

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Tour Director: Juan Landa, from Mater Dei Tours.

Sorry! Pilgrimage is no longer available!

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The most complete Divine Mercy pilgrimage!

Themes: Central Europe, St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint Locations: Lithuania, Poland
Footsteps of St. Paul: Greece & Turkey Dates: Oct 13th (Wed) to Oct 24th (Sun) 2021 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Footsteps of St. Paul

Greece and Turkey, with The Compass

Join Mater Dei ® and The Compass, the award winning Catholic newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay, WI, on an amazing pilgrimage to Greece and Turkey! Learn about St. Paul, his journeys and the origins of our Faith in Europe! A model of tenacity and untiring apostolate, St. Paul heroically christianized the pagan world of his time. Follow in the Footsteps of the Great Apostle St. Paul and learn about the origins of our Faith in the Gentile/Pagan world. Visits in Greece include Thessaloniki, Philippi, Kavala, Meteora, Kalambaka, Delphi, and Athens! In addition, our pilgrimage will include visits in Turkey like Pergamon and Thyatira (2 of the 7 Churches of Revelation), Ephesus (site of the famous council of Ephesus confirming Mary as "Mater Dei" the Mother of God, also the people who received St.Paul's famous words to the Ephesians), Virgin Mary's home at Mt Koressos (local tradition tells us that the Blessed Virgin Mary lived in this holy place in the company of St. John).

If you ever wanted to see Greece & Turkey and the magnificent beauty and amazing history and strong Faith found in 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, above the blue arrow.

 

Spiritual Director:  Fr. Luke Ferris, 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) Compass pilgrimages come with extra inclusions, like all the tips are already included.

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Themes: Central Europe, Footsteps of a Saint Location: Greece
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 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 (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: 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 Details and Registration Form »

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

Departing from Duluth, MN. 

Returning to Minneapolis/St. Paul (due to airline scheduling issues)

* 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. Brandon Moravitz and Fr. Drew Braun, both from the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota.

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

Registration now open!

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