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HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Sep 28th (Wed) to Oct 8th (Sat) 2022 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage!

 

Follow in the footsteps of Christ!!  An amazing and unforgettable Pilgrimage!  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 compliments the pilgrimage.  Other cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Cana (renew your wedding vows), Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. Tabor, Jericho, Dead Sea, Ein Karem 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 experience of this pilgrimage!! The Mass, Rosary, and Bible will never be the same!

DEPARTURE CITY: Chicago O'Hare Airport (other cities may be available for additional cost)

CATHOLIC PRIEST: Fr. Ron Serrao (Pastor of Northern Lakes Catholic Communities, Diocese of Superior, WI)

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PILGRIMAGE DIRECTOR: Dennis Gaetano (may be substituted for a local director)

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Themes: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus), Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Holy Land (Israel)
Footsteps of St. Paul: Greece & Turkey Dates: Oct 11th (Tue) to Oct 22nd (Sat) 2022 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Footsteps of St. Paul

Greece and Turkey, with The Compass

Join Mater Dei ® and The Compass, the award winning Catholic newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay, WI, on an amazing pilgrimage to Greece and Turkey! Learn about St. Paul, his journeys and the origins of our Faith in Europe! A model of tenacity and untiring apostolate, St. Paul heroically christianized the pagan world of his time. Follow in the Footsteps of the Great Apostle St. Paul and learn about the origins of our Faith in the Gentile/Pagan world. Visits in Greece include Thessaloniki, Philippi, Kavala, Meteora, Kalambaka, Delphi, Corinth and Athens! In addition, our pilgrimage will include a Ferry Ship ride to the Island of Patmos where St. John the Evangelist was inspired to write the Apocalypse (Revelation).

In Turkey, following of St. Paul and St. John the Evangelist, we will visit 3 of the 7 Churches of Revelation: PergamonThyatira and Ephesus (site of the famous council of Ephesus confirming Mary as "Mater Dei" the Mother of God, also the people who received St.Paul's famous words to the Ephesians). We will also visit the Virgin Mary's home at Mt Koressos (local tradition tells us that the Blessed Virgin Mary lived in this holy place in the company of St. John). 

If you ever wanted to see Greece & Turkey 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. Luke Ferris, Diocese of Green Bay, WI

Tour Director: Juan Landa (Mater Dei Tours) 

Host: The Compass Newspaper's Amy Kawula

Air Departure city: Chicago O'Hare

NOTES:

Note 1) Compass pilgrimages ALWAYS sell out before the deadline! 

Note 2) Compass pilgrimages come with extra inclusions, like all the tips are already included.

Note 3) An optional bus ride from Green Bay to Chicago O'Hare is offered for those from Green Bay, and those along the route.

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Themes: Central Europe, Footsteps of a Saint Location: Greece
ITALIA GLORIOSA Dates: Oct 24th (Mon) to Nov 4th (Fri) 2022 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Italia Gloriosa!

Pilgrimage to Italy with Fr. Brandon Moravitz

Join us on this unforgettable pilgrimage to Italy to pray at places made famous by the Saints as well as Divine Providence through history!  Visit Milan (home of the Duomo), Magenta and Messero (home of St. Gianna Molla), Turin (housing of the Shroud, the remains of Don Bosco, Pier Giorgio Frasatti, Dominic Savio and more), Genoa (home of Christopher Columbus), Santo Stefano d'Aveto (home of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Standard from the Battle of Lepanto), Assisi (home of St. Francis and St. Clare), Siena (home of St. Catherine, St. Bernardino & Eucharistic Miracle), and Rome & the Vatican. 

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* Possible  excursion to Netunno (St. Maria Goretti), Anzio (American Cemetery)* Excursion will not take place if we are approved for participation in the Papal general Audience with the crowds in St. Peter's square. 

As with all Mater Dei pilgrimages to Italy, you will receive  a top-notch visit of Rome’s treasures! 

Remember that a Plenary Indulgence is offered to pilgrims (meeting all the traditional requirements) who visit the 4 Patriarchal Basilicas in Rome!  

** With a daily spiritual 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

Italia Gloriosa - Glorious Italy!

 

Chaplain: Fr. Brandon Moravitz (Diocese of Duluth), Pastor of the Holy Spirit Parish, 

Tour Director: Dennis Gaetano (or another Mater Dei substitute Director)

Departure City: Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport

 

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Themes: Rome, Vatican, and the Holy Father, St. John Paul the Great, Pope Francis, Footsteps of a Saint, Twin Cities Pilgrimages Location: Italy
HOLY LAND, The Amazing Pilgrimage! Dates: Nov 5th (Sat) to Nov 17th (Thu) 2022 Details and Registration Form »

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Holy Land, The Amazing Pilgrimage! 

Follow in the footsteps of Christ!!  An amazing and unforgettable Pilgrimage!  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 compliments the pilgrimage.  Other cities: Caesarea, Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Cana (renew your wedding vows), Capernaum, Tabgha, Mt. Tabor, Jericho, Dead Sea, Ein Karem 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 experience of this pilgrimage!! The Mass, Rosary, and Bible will never be the same!

DEPARTURE CITY: Chicago O'Hare Airport (other cities may be available for additional cost)

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CATHOLIC PRIEST: Fr. Scott Jablonski (Pastor, St. Francis Xavier in Cross Plains, WI)

PILGRIMAGE DIRECTOR: Juan Landa (may be substituted for a local director)

 

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Theme: Holy Land (Footsteps of Jesus) Location: Holy Land (Israel)
Our Lady of Guadalupe Dates: Feb 10th (Fri) to Feb 17th (Fri) 2023 Details and Registration Form »

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

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Join us on Mater Dei's 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. Hike the largest pyramid in the world in Cholula.  Visit the amazing St. Michael’s Miracle and Our Lady of Ocotlán 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 Teotihuacán, the canals of Xochimilco, the churches of Coyoacán, and of course, visit twice the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. See the only true picture of Our Lady that is Divinely created! 

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SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: Fr. Tafadzwa Kushamba, Pastor of St. Claire of Assisi Catholic Church, Monroe, WI, Diocese of Madison, WI

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TOUR DIRECTOR: Juan Landa, Mater Dei's President, plus Jesús, our driver, & Guillermo, our Mexican representative and official guide.

Airport Departure from: Chicago, O'Hare Airport (Included)

(Independent air arrangements from other cities may be available for an additional cost)

 

Pilgrimage is now open! Send your registrations in now!

Don't wait till deadline! Space may be gone before deadline!

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Join us to see Our Lady of Guadalupe and so much more!!

For US Citizens, only a valid US Passport is required to enter Mexico!

Themes: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Marian Pilgrimages Location: Mexico
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