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Pilgrimages in May 2022

Hungary and Poland with The Compass Dates: May 2nd (Mon) to May 13th (Fri) 2022 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »



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 »



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

  Pilgrimage no longer available! Sorry! 



Pilgrimage no longer available!

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 »



Our Lady of Guadalupe


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! 


SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: Fr. Ron Serrao, Pastor of the Northern Lakes Catholic Communities, Diocese of Superior, WI


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!



Join us to see Our Lady of Guadalupe this year!!

No vaccination requirements to enter Mexico!

Themes: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Marian Pilgrimages, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Mexico
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