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Pilgrimages in September 2023

EMERALD FAITH - A Pilgrimage to Ireland Dates: Sep 5th (Tue) to Sep 16th (Sat) 2023 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »




Emerald Faith!

with the Diocese of Marquette, MI

Come see for yourself why people fall in love with Ireland! Join us on this most memorable pilgrimage to the Emerald Isle. Learn about the heroic life of St. Patrick, and the firm love for God of the Irish Saints! Enjoy the unequaled natural beauty of one of the most beautiful countries in the planet, as you learn about the resiliency of its people in the midst of its troubled history.

"One of the most complete and faithful Irish Pilgrimages" 

Visit MonasterboyceDroghedaHill of Slane, Downpatrick, Belfast, Giant's Causeway, Armagh, Sligo - Mass RockMarian Shrine of KnockWestport, Croagh Patrick, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara National Park, Galway City, Cong (The Quiet Man), Lough Corrib Cruise*Cliffs of Moher, River Shannon Crossing, Tralee, Ring of Kerry, Rock of Cashel, Dublin and more!

As with all of Mater Dei's pilgrimages, a top-notch spiritual program complements the itinerary with daily Mass, rosary, chaplet of Divine Mercy, doctrinal talks and meditations.  

Our Irish Pilgrimages also come with lots of fun, with Irish story telling, singing, great camaraderie, fish and chips, a pint or two, Irish music and more! Come experience Ireland the Mater Dei way! Join us on this Mater Dei Catholic Pilgrimage to Ireland this September 5th!


Airport Departure: Chicago's O'Hare Airport: Non-stop via Aer Lingus. Other cities may be available for an add-on price.

CHAPLAIN: Fr. Corey Litzner (Pastor of the Baraga Catholic Community, Diocese of Marquette) 

SPECIAL ESCORTS: Deacon Steve & Jackie Gretzinger (Deacon of the Diocese of Marquette, MI)

TOUR DIRECTOR: Juan Landa (I.B.M. - Irish-by-Marriage) 


Pilgrimage registration is temporarily closed!

More space is being requested.

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* Please pray for the spiritual success of this pilgrimage!!

Themes: Irish Pilgrimages, Footsteps of a Saint Location: Ireland
St. Therese & The Shrines of France Dates: Sep 15th (Fri) to Sep 26th (Tue) 2023 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »



The Shrines of France

Join Mater Dei Tours on an amazing and beautiful pilgrimage through some of France's most beautiful shrines! This pilgrimage features several special visits like  Lisieux, home of St. Therese of Lisieux. The pilgrims will also visit important sites of historical and cultural interest like Omaha Beach, the most dangerous D-Day invasion landing area where many brave Americans lost their lives in defense of liberty, and the liberation of France and most of the rest of Europe. Visit the American Cemetery to pay our respects and pray for the souls of these American "martyrs for freedom".

Travel across the Normandy region to visit the uniquely spectacular Mont Saint Michel, a place that is sure to leave you with a memorable impression!  Travel to Nevers to witness one of the most beautiful "incorruptibles"St. Bernadette, the peasant girl that conversed with The Immaculate Conception!  Pray at the site where Jesus of the Sacred Heart, appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, in Paray Le Monial, also the site of her tomb. See the rectory of the Patron Saint of Parish Priests, St. John Vianney, and pray at the parish church where his incorrupt remains are entombed in a glass coffin. The travel to the famous Marian Shrine of Lourdes, where we learn about the apparitions of the Immaculate Conception to St. Bernadette, and walk the Lourdes of Bernadette.


Enjoy a ride on the famous TGV train to Paris where the group will have an opportunity to see the incorrupt St. Catherine Laboure at the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Paris, where Mary gave young Catherine, the mission of the Miraculous Medal. An unforgettable tour of Paris with special inclusions awaits you! There is much more! But it is easier to read the brochure! Just click on the yellow brochure button above/right for more information.


Departure Airport: Airfare included from Phoenix, AZ.  Also available out of Chicago O'Hare, IL for additional $150. Other departure cities may be available for an add-on fee.


Spiritual Director/Chaplain: Fr. John Clote, Pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Tempe, AZ.


Tour Director: Juan Landa, President and founder of Mater Dei Catholic Pilgrimages!


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 Location: France
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