Footsteps of a Saint
|Italy & Portugal!||Dates: May 20th (Wed) to May 29th (Fri) 2020||Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »|
Italy & Portugal
Join Fr. Chris Krymski, O.S.M. on this amazing and beautiful pilgrimage to Italy and Portugal! Visiting unforgettable places like Bologna (St. Dominic), Forli (St. Peregrine), Monte Scenario (foundation of the Servite Order), Siena (St. Catherine & Eucharistic Miracle), Ravenna, Florence (home of the Renaissance), Padua (St. Anthony) and Venice (St. Mark's Basilica & Square and more).
In Portugal, visit Lisbon (birthplace of St. Anthony), Santarem (Eucharistic Miracle), and Fatima (world famous Marian Apparition Shrine).
As with all Mater Dei pilgrimages to Italy, Mater Dei's top-notch spiritual program is included.
CHAPLAIN: Fr. Chris Krymski, O.S.M.
TOUR DIRECTOR: Dennis Gaetano
DEPARTURE CITIES: CHICAGO, O'HARE - Other airports may be available. Please call for possible add-on price.
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|Themes: Marian Pilgrimages, Fatima and Portugal, Footsteps of a Saint, Twin Cities Pilgrimages||Locations: Italy, Portugal|
|The Great Shrines of France||Dates: Jun 14th (Sun) to Jun 25th (Thu) 2020||Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »|
The Great Shrines of France
Join Twin Cities Pilgrims (our Minnesota affiliate), June 14, 2020, on an amazing and beautiful pilgrimage through some of France's most beautiful shrines! A pilgrimage with a spiritual retreat at the Marian Shrine of Lasalette, with a spectacular French Alps setting! Visit the site of the Apparition of the Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in Paray-Le-Monial. The pilgrimage will be during the Feasts of the Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary! In addition, this pilgrimage includes a visit to Lisieux, home of St. Therese of Lisieux! We also visit the famous Marian Shrine of Lourdes, where we learn about St. Bernadette, the peasant girl that conversed with The Immaculate Conception! Later on visit Nevers, home of the Convent of St. Gildard, where St. Bernadette lived the last years of her life. St. Bernadette's incorrupt body is displayed in a glass coffin in the convent's chapel. The group will get more opportunities to witness 2 more incorrupt Saints: St. John Marie Vianney in Ars, and St. Catherine Laboure in Paris! Additionally, the pilgrims will visit important sites of great interest like Chartres, home of the amazing Cathedral which houses the only known relic of the Virgin Mary! Her Veil! Tours of cities like unforgettable Paris and gorgeous Annecy, are also included. Enjoy a ride on the famous TGV train! There is more, but it is easier to read the brochure! Just click on the brochure button for more information.
Spiritual Director/Chaplain: Fr. Marc Paveglio, Pastor of St. Rose of Lima and Corpus Christi Parishes, Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN. Co-chaplain: Fr. Gaurav Schroff, Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA.
Tour Director: Dennis Gaetano, of Twin Cities Pilgrims (Mater Dei's affiliate in Minnesota)!
Group Departure City: Airfare included from Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport. Other departure cities may be available for an extra cost.
Come join us for this unforgettable and unique pilgrimage that is sure to leave a mark on your soul!
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|Themes: Marian Pilgrimages, Lourdes and France, Footsteps of a Saint, Twin Cities Pilgrimages||Location: France|
|Shrines of Our Blessed Mother||Dates: Sep 19th (Sat) to Sep 30th (Wed) 2020||Details and Registration Form »|
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: Fr. Ivan Monteiro, O.C.D., Carmelite Priest ministering in the Archdiocese of Denver, CO
Tour Director(s): Susan & David Swanson (from our affiliate Stella Maris Pilgrimages)
Departure city: Denver
** Pilgrimage is open!
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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||Details and Registration Form »|
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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|Themes: Central Europe, St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint||Locations: Hungary, Poland|
|Poland, Land of Mercy, Land of Saints + Lithuania||Dates: Oct 19th (Mon) to Oct 30th (Fri) 2020||Details and Registration Form »|
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 TBA, Amazing Priest awaits approval from superiors.
Tour Director: Juan Landa, from Mater Dei Tours.
Pilgrimage is now open!
The most complete Divine Mercy pilgrimage Register now!
|Themes: St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint||Locations: Lithuania, Poland|