Pilgrimages in August 2019
|ITALIA BELLISSIMA||Dates: Aug 26th (Mon) to Sep 8th (Sun) 2019||Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »|
Departing from Denver, CO. Other cities may be available at an additional price.
Come to Italy with Mater Dei, for this beautiful pilgrimage visiting unforgettable places like Bari, Monte Sant'Angelo, San Giovanni Rotondo, Lanciano, Manopello, Loreto, Assisi and Rome!
Start in Bari, by the Adriatic Sea, the final resting place of St. Nicholas aka "Santa Claus". Then visit San Giovanni Rotondo to explore the life of one of our favorite Saints, San Padre Pio, and pray before his incorrupt body! Enter the amazing caves at Monte Sant'Angelo, which commemorate the miraculous events that happened there with St. Michael the Archangel!
Then travel to Lanciano, home of the oldest Eucharistic Miracle in the Church (a host turned into heart tissue)! Continue to Manopello, to pray before the Veil of the Holy Face. Learn the amazing similarities between this Veil and the Shroud of Turin, the Sudario of Oviedo and even the Divine Mercy image!
In this pilgrimage, we will also step into a little piece of the Holy Land when we visit Loreto, the Basilica which houses the Virgin Mary’s Home from Nazareth! Afterwards, make an unforgettable spiritual visit to quaint Assisi, following in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare!
There is more! As with all of our pilgrimages to Italy, you will receive a top-notch visit of Rome’s treasures! And as an an added bonus, we have requested to participate in Pope Francis' General Audience* and receive his apostolic blessing!! * (Pending on the Holy Father's schedule). 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!
Chaplain/Spiritual Director: Fr. Ronald Sequeira, O.C.D., Carmelite Priest in the Archdiocese of Denver, CO, and Parochial Vicar at St. Francis Cabrini, Littleton, CO.
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** This is a St. Joseph Tours! What is a St. Joseph Tours? Click here!
Space is no longer avialable!
Please try our september Italy pilgrimage!
|Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Footsteps of a Saint, Stella Maris, St. Joseph Tours||Location: Italy|
|Poland, Land of Mercy, Land of Saints + Lithuania||Dates: Aug 27th (Tue) to Sep 8th (Sun) 2019||Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »|
Poland & Lithuania
Land of Mercy, Land of Saints!
Departure city: Chicago & Pittsburgh. 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. Tours of Warsaw and Krakow are included and so much more!
Chaplain: Fr. Matthew Roehrig, SSP, Director of the Holy Family Institute, and Pastor of St. Paul's Monastery in Canfield, OH.
Tour Director: Juan Landa, from Mater Dei Tours.
Sorry! This pilgrimage is closed!
If you wish to go to Poland, join the wait list for October's piglrimage, or wait until next May or September 2020.
|Themes: St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint, Twin Cities Pilgrimages||Locations: Lithuania, Poland|