Pilgrimages to Spain ~ España
|HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage!||Dates: Apr 19th (Mon) to Apr 30th (Fri) 2021||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!
CHAPLAIN/SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: Fr. Ron Serrao, from the Diocese of Superior, Wisconsin
TOUR DIRECTOR: DENNIS GAETANO from True Catholic Pilgrimages (Mater Dei's affiliate)
Fr. Serrao's Pilgrimage is being postponed to September 2021! More information coming soon!
New dates for September 2021 coming soon!!
|Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages||Locations: Holy Land (Israel), Spain|
|Camino de Santiago (The Way) + Fatima||Dates: Apr 22nd (Thu) to May 3rd (Mon) 2021||Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »|
Camino de Santiago, The Way
The Most Reverend, Donald Hying, Bishop of Madison
in celebration of the
75th Anniversary of the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin
Join us on this amazing pilgrimage following the footsteps of the Apostle St. James the Greater, evangelizer of Spain, brother of St. John the Evangelist, son of Zebedee. One of the most spectacular journeys you'll ever experience! Our pilgrimage will be walking the famous Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) across Spain, the second oldest pilgrimage route in Christendom.
Bonus! The pilgrimage will be making 3 brief visits to amazingly beautiful Marian Shrines! Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes, site of the apparitions of The Immaculate Conception to St. Bernadette! Shrine of the Virgin of Torreciudad, sitting on the foothills of the Aragonian Pyrenees, and site of many conversion miracles. Shrine/Co-Cathedral/Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, site of Mary's visitation to St. James, the first ever recorded apparition (a bilocation to be exact) of Mary (40 AD).
During the first days of the pilgrimage there will be sporadic walking across Spain, but the last 100 kilometers (66 miles approximately) of the itinerary will be on foot in order to obtain the coveted pilgrimage certificate of The Camino, given by the Diocese of Santiago de Compostela. If you are not concerned about receiving the Camino Certificate, then walking on the Camino is not compulsory.
Visit the following locations: In France, Lourdes and the French Pyrenees. In Spain: Spanish Pyrenees, Torreciudad, El Pilar in Zaragoza (where Mary appeared to St. James), Logroño, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Rioja Wine Region, Burgos, Ponferrada, Sarria, Portomarin Palas del Rey, Arzua, O Pedrouzo, Santiago de Compostela, Finisterre (Land's End) or Fisterra, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Enjoy the natural beauty of the Camino! Join us! This pilgrimage will provide many opportunities for deep prayer and conversation with God along the Way.
For more details it is best to read the brochure! Click on the yellow button on the upper right side of this box.
LIMITED TO ONE BUS! (scroll down to see notes below)
* Bishop Donald Hying, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison
* Fr. Steve Brunner, Priest of the Diocese of Madison
Pilgrimage Director: Juan Landa
Tour Director: Cesar Higueras
Departure city: Chicago O'Hare Airport *Optional airport bus transfers from Madison, WI to Chicago O'Hare are offered (see registration - page #5 and 6 of brochure - click yellow button above right)
Initial CAPACITY REACHED! WAITLIST AVAILIABLE! Please send your registration in ASAP to join the young waitlist!
NOTE 1: This pilgrimage is limited to one bus only. Hurry and register now to avoid disappointment later on!
NOTE 2: This pilgrimage is expected to sell out before its registration deadline (January 11, 2021)
NOTE 3: There is an "Early Angel" discount if you register prior to November 6, 2020 ($100 off per person)
NOTE 4: Pilgrims who wish to complete this pilgrimage in it's entirety, in order to receive the certificate from Diocese of Santiago de Compostela, should know that there is an excessive amount of walking required (from 2 to 22 miles a day). However, there are options for those who wish to avoid excessive walking. Pilgrims may opt to walk portions of "The Way" some days and relax on others. Those who wish to do this, will not qualify for the Diocesan Certificate (we remind here that the certificate should not be the reason for joining this pilgrimage), but in any case, those pilgrims who choose not to walk "The Way", should at least be able to walk between 2 to 3 miles a day.
NOTE 5: In case one or both of our Chaplains become unable to participate, the pilgrimage will continue to operate and every effort will be made to obtain a substitute Priest(s).
|Themes: Marian Pilgrimages, St. Josemaria Escriva, Camino De Santiago (Road of St. James), Lourdes and France, Footsteps of a Saint||Locations: France, Spain|