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|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.
Sorry, this pilgrimage is no longer available.
|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|
|Oberammergau Passion Play (Switzerland, Austria & Germany)||Dates: Jul 27th (Mon) to Aug 7th (Fri) 2020||Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »|
Oberammergau Passion Play!
Switzerland Austria Germany
Juan Landa & Drew Mariani
Departing from Chicago, O'Hare. Other cities may be available at an additional price.
Join Drew Mariani, from the Drew Mariani Show (Relevant Radio), on this beautiful pilgrimage to Switzerland, Austria and Germany!
Experience for yourself the quaint and romantic Lake Lucerne, in Switzerland, and the unforgettable and majestic Mt. Pilatus! Pray at the beautiful Marian Shrines of Our Lady of Einsiedeln in Switzerland, Maria Plain in Austria and Our Lady of Altötting in Germany! Enjoy a festive Sound of Music tour in Salzburg, as well as an unforgettable Mozart Dinner Concert! Visit Marktl Am Inn, the birthplace and Baptismal church of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Walk Old Munich and pray in its amazing churches! See the astonishingly beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria! As part of our German portion of the tour, you will get to visit the Oldest Brewery in the World!
Experience the famous once-every-10-years, Passion Play of Oberammergau! Witness for yourself why generations of Christians from all over the World, have always flocked to Germany to see this most amazing performance!
There is so much more! Please review the brochure and read all about it!
Hosts: Drew and Cathy Mariani
Chaplain, Catholic Priest: Fr. Chris Alar, MIC
Tour Director: Juan Landa
Pilgrimage has 2 buses! There will not be a 3rd bus!
**NEWS** Local authorities in Oberammergau have postponed the Passion Play to 2022! More details to follow on the week of April 6th (Holy Week).
More details expected during Holy Week!
|Themes: Bavaria and Alpine Countries, Marian Pilgrimages, Camino De Santiago (Road of St. James), Relevant Radio||Locations: Austria, Germany, Switzerland|
|Our Lady of Guadalupe||Dates: Sep 4th (Fri) to Sep 11th (Fri) 2020||Details and Registration Form »|
Our Lady of Guadalupe
Join Mater Dei on its 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. Visit 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. Ronald Sequeira, O.C.D.
TOUR DIRECTOR: Dennis Gaetano
Departs from: DENVER, with add-ons from Minneapolis/St. Paul and Chicago O'Hare (Other cities may be available for additional airfare)
Pilgrimage is open!
|Themes: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Marian Pilgrimages, Twin Cities Pilgrimages||Location: Mexico|
|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!
** Register now!
|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|