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Footsteps of a Saint

Camino de Santiago (The Way) + Fatima Dates: May 20th (Mon) to May 31st (Fri) 2019 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Camino de Santiago, The Way

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Fatima, Portugal

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Join the Compass, the Award-Winning Catholic Newspaper of the diocese of Green Bay, WI, 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, one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in Christendom. 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.

Visit the following locations: Madrid, San Lorenzo del Escorial,  Segovia, MolinasecaBurgosPonferrada, Lugo, Sarria, Portomarin, Palas del Rey, Arzua, O Pedrouzo, Santiago de Compostela, all in Spain.

We are including a visit to famous Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima this year! Pray at the site of the Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima to the 3 “Pastorcitos” (little Shepherds) in Fatima, Portugal.**

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! * 

  • Spiritual Director: Fr. Luke Ferris, Vicar for Clergy and Pastoral Leaders Discipleship Development Mission Team for the Diocese of Green Bay, WI.
  • Tour Director(s): Juan Landa & Cesar Higueras 
  • Compass staff: Amy Kawula
  • Departure city: Chicago O'Hare Airport 

* (An optional bus transfer from Green Bay area to Chicago O'Hare Airport, is available for an additional cost)

* ($100 Early Angel Discount per person, is available only for those who register before December 31st!)

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Themes: Marian Pilgrimages, St. Josemaria Escriva, Camino De Santiago (Road of St. James), Carmelite Spirituality, Fatima and Portugal, Footsteps of a Saint Locations: Portugal, Spain
ITALIA BELLISSIMA Dates: Aug 26th (Mon) to Sep 8th (Sun) 2019 Details and Registration Form »

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Italia Bellissima

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.

Strengthen your faith in a most unique way! Join Italia Bellissima!

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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 Details and Registration Form »

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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.

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Themes: St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Locations: Lithuania, Poland
Shrines of Our Blessed Mother Dates: Sep 16th (Mon) to Sep 27th (Fri) 2019 Details and Registration Form »

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Shrines of Our Blessed Mother

France, Spain & Portugal

 

One of the most amazing Marian pilgrimages you'll ever experience!  

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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 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:  Fr. Israel Gosalves, O.C.D, Carmelite working in the Archdiocese of Denver, CO

Tour Director(s): Juan Landa with Susan & David Swanson  (from our affiliate Stella Maris Pilgrimages) 

Departure city: Denver & Washington, D.C. (Dulles Airport)

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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
Shrines of Our Blessed Mother Dates: Sep 26th (Thu) to Oct 7th (Mon) 2019 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Shrines of Our Blessed Mother

Portugal, Spain & France

 with Our Lady of Peña Francia

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; Our Lady of Peña Francia, Spain!  

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In addition to these magnificent places, visit Lisbon, Avila (and its amazing medieval Walls), Segovia, Madrid, Zaragoza, Barbastro, Paris. Many of these places are Patrimonies of Humanity!  Also pray before the incorrupt remains of St. John of the Cross (not exposed) and St. Catherine Laboure (visible).  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 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:  Xamie Reyes, Archdiocese of Chicago

Tour Director: 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 Locations: France, Portugal, Spain
ITALIA ETERNA Dates: Sep 27th (Fri) to Oct 6th (Sun) 2019 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Pilgrimage for the Diaconate Ordinations of Tim Mergen & Enan Zelinski

at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

(Seminarians from Diocese of Madison, WI).

 

On this pilgrimage you'll be able to enjoy a top-notch visit of Rome’s treasures along with a great spiritual visit to Assisi, following in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare.  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!  Another indulgence is offered for those pilgrims who pray at the Patriarchal Basilicas and follow the prescribed indulgence requirements.  There is more, but it is easier to read the brochure! Just click on the brochure button for more information.

Spiritual Directors/Chaplains: Fr. John Silva & Fr. Patrick Wendler, (Diocese of Madison, WI).

* This is a St. Joseph edition of Mater Dei's pilgrimages. What is  St. Joseph Tours? Click here for the answer. 

* Airfare included from Chicago O'Hare Airport.  Optional bus transfers from Madison to O'Hare are available.

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Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Footsteps of a Saint, St. Joseph Tours Location: Italy
Poland, Land of Mercy, Land of Saints Dates: Oct 7th (Mon) to Oct 18th (Fri) 2019 Details and Registration Form »

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Poland

Land of Mercy, Land of Saints!

The most complete Catholic Pilgrimage to Poland!

Departure city: Minneapolis/St. Paul. 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 Divine Mercy Saga 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) near Krakow.  Visit Our Lady of Lichen and be amazed at the beauty of this magnificent basilica, among the largest in the world. Pray before the original Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jasna Gora!  Visit Wadowice, the birthplace of Blessed 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. See for yourself why John Paul loved his Tatra Mountains by visiting Poland's Zakopane area!  Visit the unique Salt Mines of Wieliczka with its underground Church.  Tours of Warsaw and Krakow are included and so much more!

Chaplain: Fr. Tom Wilson, Archdiocese fo St. Paul/Minneapolis

Tour Director: Dennis Gaetano, from Mater Dei's affiliate, Twin Cities Pilgrims & True Catholic Pilgirmages.

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Themes: Central Europe, St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Poland
PERU - TREASURES OF OUR FAITH - Fr. Paul Dumais Dates: Nov 6th (Wed) to Nov 15th (Fri) 2019 Details and Registration Form »

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Treasures of Our Faith in

P E R U

 

Departing from Portland, ME, Chicago, IL, and Atlanta, GA.  Other cities may be available at an additional price.

Experience for yourself the unforgettable and spectacular Machu Picchu! Visit several other amazing sites of the Inca Empire! Tour the beautiful city of Lima, capital of Peru and learn about the origins of our Faith in South America. Here you will visit the final resting places of two major Saints of the Church, St. Rose of Lima and St. Martin de Porres. Travel back in time to Cusco and witness the beauty of the early Church though the unique architecture found in this historical city and its surrounding areas! Experience the majestic Andes Mountains as we climb its slopes using their famous local train service, where you'll get to Admire the unique flora and fauna. While in Peru, our group will visit a local parish as well as an orphanage. This journey promises to be a most memorable Catholic Pilgrimage. And don't forget, you'll get to enjoy the great flavors of Peruvian food!

Catholic Priest will accompany the group as our Chaplain with Mater Dei's top notch spiritual and doctrinal program including  daily Mass, Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet, meditational reading and spiritual talks!  Strengthen your faith in a most unique way! Join us on this Relevant Journeys Pilgrimage! Treasures of our Faith in Peru!

Chaplain, Catholic Priest: Fr. Paul Dumais, Diocese of Portland, Maine

Tour Director: Juan Landa 

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Theme: Footsteps of a Saint Location: South America
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