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Footsteps of a Saint

PERU - TREASURES OF OUR FAITH - Fr. Paul Dumais Dates: Nov 6th (Wed) to Nov 15th (Fri) 2019 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »



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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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If you still wish to go on pilgrimage this November, try ou Holy Land Pilgrimage for November 2nd!

Theme: Footsteps of a Saint Location: South America
ITALIA BELLISSIMA Dates: Dec 5th (Thu) to Dec 14th (Sat) 2019 Details and Registration Form »

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Italia Gloriosa

Departing from Menominee, MI and Chicago O'Hare, IL.  Other cities may be available at an additional price.

Join Deacon Steve & Jackie Gretzinger, and the U.P. Catholic, newspaper of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Marquette, Michigan, on this unique and beautiful pilgrimage to Italy with St. Joseph Tours, visiting unforgettable places like Assisi, Siena, Florence, Montecassino, Nettuno, Anzio and Rome! This pilgrimage will take place as his excellency, John Doerfler, Bishop of the Diocese of Marquette, MI, makes his Ad Limina visit to the Holy Father, Pope Francis. 

Start in quaint Assisi following in the footsteps of two super-Saints, St. Francis and St. Clare!  Then continue to amazing Siena, home of the great St. Catherine. In Siena, in addition to praying before the relic of her head, you will have an opportunity to witness an ongoing Eucharistic Miracle! Continue your Tuscan journey north to Firenze or Florence, cradle of the renaissance movement that brought to the world some of the best art and architecture western society had to offer! Here you will have the opportunity to see the original David by Michelangelo

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, a request to participate in Pope Francis' Mass of Our Lady of Guadalupe* and receive his apostolic blessing  * (Pending on the Holy Father's household final approval). 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: Deacon Steve Gretzinger, Diocese of Marquette, in charge of the U.P. Catholic.


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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
Alvaro & Josemaria: Beatification of Don Alvaro Dates: May 20th (Wed) to May 29th (Fri) 2020 Details and Registration Form »



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
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