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Dennis Gaetano and Juan Landa with Fr. Diego Cuevas flying!

Our Lady of Guadalupe (St. Peregrine) Dates: Jul 14th (Fri) to Jul 21st (Fri) 2017 Details and Registration Form »



Our Lady of Guadalupe

with The National Shrine of St. Peregrine 

Join Mater Dei and the National Shrine of St. Peregrine on our 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. Chris Krymski, osm (Director, National Shrine of St. Peregrine; Associate Pastor at the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows in Chicago, IL)

TOUR DIRECTOR: Dennis Gaetano

Departs from: Minneapolis-St. Paul and Chicago, O'Hare (Other cities may be available for a possible add-on price)

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Themes: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Marian Pilgrimages, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Mexico
Shrines of Our Blessed Mother Dates: Sep 1st (Fri) to Sep 12th (Tue) 2017 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »



Shrines of Our Blessed Mother


Join one of the most amazing Marian pilgrimages you'll ever experience!  This year, we celebrate 100 years of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

Visit the following Marian Shrines: Lourdes, France; Fatima, Portugal; Torreciudad, Spain; El Pilar, Spain; Sonsoles, Spain; Almudena, Spain; Miraculous Medal, Paris, France!  In addition to these magnificent places, visit Paris, Madrid, Lisbon, Barbastro, Zaragoza, Lisbon, Avila (and its amazing medieval Walls), Segovia (with its imposing Alcazar Castle and massive Roman Aqueduct), Alba de Tormes (burial place of St. Teresa of Avila.  Many of these places are Patrimonies of Humanity!  Also pray before the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure (exposed in a glass casket) and St. John of the Cross (not exposed).  Learn about the Saints like St. Vincent de Paul, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Josemaria Escrivá, Blessed Alvaro del Portillo, Blessed Jacinta, Blessed Francisco, St. Anthony of Padua (we visit his birthplace), and so much more!  We also witness a Eucharistic Miracle in Santarem, Portugal! To see more details it is best to see the brochure! Click on the yellow button on the upper right side of this box.

Spiritual Director: Fr. Mark Joppa, Pastor of St. Charles in Bayport, MN, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis

Tour Director: Dennis Gaetano (Twin Cities Pilgrims)

Departure cities: Minneapolis or Chicago (*Other cities may be available with an add-on price).

** Registration is temporarily closed until more space is obtained with our hotels. Send your registration in right NOW in order to join the waitlist! Once space is added, passengers in the waitlist will be the first to get in, in receipt order.



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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, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Locations: France, Portugal, Spain
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Nov 5th (Sun) to Nov 16th (Thu) 2017 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »


Holy Land Pilgrimage!  


with Fr. Richard Simon

from Fr. Simon Says show at Relevant Radio

Join Relevant Radio on this amazing and unforgettable Pilgrimage, and follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ! 

Departing from Chicago O'Hare Airport and options are available from the New York area, Minneapolis/St. Paul and Austin, TX.  Land-only option is available too! Other cities may be available at a possible add-on price! 

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 complements the pilgrimage.  Other cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Cana (renew your wedding vows), Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. Tabor, Jericho, Dead Sea, Ein Karem, Bethany 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 feeling of this pilgrimage!! The Mass, Rosary, and Bible will never be the same! Our special pilgrimage will feature Fr. Richard Simon, live, with the group in the Holy land!

Chaplain and Spiritual Director: Fr. Richard Simon

Mater Dei Tour Director(s): Juan Landa & Dennis Gaetano

Mater Dei Local Guide: George Sa'id


Pilgrimage is closed for new registrations! But waitlist is open! We are trying to obtain more space! Those in the waitlist will get in first!



This Relevant Journey is now sold out until more space can be obtained! Send your registration to join the waitlist NOW! Passengers in the waitlist will be added in receipt order once more space is achieved.

Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Footsteps of a Saint, Relevant Radio, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
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