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Our Lady of Guadalupe Dates: Sep 4th (Fri) to Sep 11th (Fri) 2020 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Join Mater Dei on its 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, expert on Our Lady of Guadalupe

Departs from: Minneapolis/St. Paul, Chicago O'Hare and Denver (different costs from each city -- Other cities may be available for additional airfare)

SORRY! Pilgrimage is no longer available!

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Next Guadalupe will be June 4 - 11, 2021!

Themes: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Marian Pilgrimages, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Mexico
Shrines of Our Blessed Mother Dates: Sep 19th (Sat) to Sep 30th (Wed) 2020 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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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, and so much more (we have surprises)!  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:  TBA 

Tour Director(s): Juan Landa  

Departure city: Chicago

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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, Stella Maris Locations: France, Portugal, Spain
Hungary and Poland with The Compass Dates: Oct 2nd (Fri) to Oct 14th (Wed) 20 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Hungary and Poland

and a touch of Slovakia

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, and a bit of Slovakia. 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, Mariaremette, Lake Balaton, Tapolca Caves, Veszprem, Herend, 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! A morning visit to Bratislava, Slovakia, is also in our itinerary!

If you ever wanted to see the "Blue Danube" 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. John Girotti, Diocese of Green Bay, WI

Tour Director: Juan Landa (Mater Dei Tours) 

Hosts: The Compass Newspaper

Air Departure city: Chicago O'Hare

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Pilgrimage has been postponed to May 3rd - 13th, 2021!

Themes: Central Europe, St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint Locations: Hungary, Poland
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Oct 5th (Mon) to Oct 16th (Fri) 2020 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).

Bonus: Mini-tour of Madrid, Spain!

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. Ron Serrao, from the Diocese of Superior, Wisconsin

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

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Postponed to April 19 - 30, 2021!

Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages Locations: Holy Land (Israel), Spain
Poland, Land of Mercy, Land of Saints + Lithuania Dates: Oct 19th (Mon) to Oct 30th (Fri) 2020 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!

Chaplain: Pending TBAAmazing Priest awaits approval from superiors.

Tour Director: Juan Landa, from Mater Dei Tours.

Pilgrimage is postponed to August and September 2021. Dates to be announced!

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The most complete Divine Mercy pilgrimage  See you in 2021!

Themes: St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint Locations: Lithuania, Poland
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Oct 28th (Wed) to Nov 7th (Sat) 2020 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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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. 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)

Fr. Brandon Moravitz & Fr. Drew Braun annouce that their pilgrimage has been postponed to April 5th - 15th, 2021!  It will be limited to one (1) bus only! Expected to sell out! More information to follow soon!

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Hope you can join us on April 5th, 2021, for the pilgrimage of a lifetime!

Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Nov 7th (Sat) to Nov 17th (Tue) 2020 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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HOLY LAND

The Amazing Pilgrimage! 

Departing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Chicago O'Hare, Illinois.  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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Try again for March 16, 2021 (coming soon to our website)!

Theme: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus) Location: Holy Land (Israel)
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Nov 16th (Mon) to Nov 27th (Fri) 2020 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Thanksgiving in 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, both from the Diocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

Fr. Kevin Finnegan annouces that his pilgrimage has been postponed to June 14th - 25th, 2021!  It will be limited to one (1) bus only! Expected to sell out! More information to follow soon!

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Hope you can join us in June, for a pilgrimage of a lifetime!

Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Apr 5th (Mon) to Apr 15th (Thu) 2021 Details and Registration Form »

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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. 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)

Pilgrimages with Fr. Brandon Moravitz usually sell out, and now with Fr. Drew Braun, may be even faster. This pilgrimage will be limited to one (1) bus only! Expected to sell out! Do not delay! Send your registration soon!

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Hope you can join us! It will be a pilgrimage of a lifetime!

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