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Medjugorje + Croatia + Ireland Dates: Sep 2nd (Mon) to Sep 12th (Thu) 2024 Details and Registration Form »




Dubrovnik, Medjugorje, & a wee bit of Dublin




Dubrovnik,  Medjugorje and little bit of Relaxation

 Join Mater Dei ® as they team up with "On Mission", from the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, on a wonderful pilgrimage to Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina. We will visit the gorgeous and historic city on the blue Adriatic Sea coast, Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic". Stay at a small resort in a quaint village of Mlini, just outside of Dubrovnik. Witness the beauty of Kravica Falls, and relax at the coastal town of Neum.The main purpose of our Marian Pilgrimage is to have a spiritual retreat at Medjugorje, in Bosnia & Herzegovina. The Vatican has cleared the way for True Catholic Pilgrimages to visit Medjugorje, and Mater Dei is answering the call! Since we love Mary, we will stay near Apparition Mountain at the peaceful and humble pilgrim accommodations served by Mirjana, one of the visionaries of Medjugorje. As with all Mater Dei pilgrimages, a solid spiritual program accompanies the pilgrimage. Daily Mass, Daily Rosary, Daily Chaplet, Daily Meditations/Talks, and more. Plus other items listed in the brochure.  Answer the call! Come to Medjugorje with Mater Dei!


There is a wee bit of Relaxation at the coastal town of Neum!   


Chaplain: Fr. Matt Simonar, Diocese of Green Bay

Host: Amy Kawula, from "On Mission"

Director: Juan Landa, from Mater Dei ®


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Themes: Central Europe, Marian Pilgrimages Location: Bosnia & Croatia
Our Lady of Guadalupe Dates: Sep 14th (Sat) to Sep 21st (Sat) 2024 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »



Our Lady of Guadalupe


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! 


SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR: Fr. Javier O'Connor, D.C.J.M., Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Catholic Church, Littleton, CO, Archdiocese of Denver, CO


TOUR DIRECTOR(S): Susan Swanson from Stella Maris Tours (Mater Dei ® affiliate)

and Juan Landa, Mater Dei's President, plus Jesús & Guillermo, our Mexican staff.


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

(Other cities may be available for additional airfare)

(Land-Only option also available!)


Pilgrimage accepting waitlisted registrations!

Space is currently sold out! 

Pilgrimage accepting waitlisted registrations!



Join us to see Our Lady of Guadalupe this year!!

Themes: Our Lady of Guadalupe, Marian Pilgrimages, Stella Maris Location: Mexico
EMERALD FAITH - A Pilgrimage to Ireland Dates: Oct 7th (Mon) to Oct 18th (Fri) 2024 Details and Registration Form »




Emerald Faith!

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, 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, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Rock of Cashel, Kildare, Glendalough, 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 October 7th!

$100/person, EARLY ANGEL DISCOUNT, if registered prior to May 7th, 2024!


Airport Departure: Either from Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport or Chicago, O'Hare Airport: Non-stop via Aer Lingus. Other cities may be available for an add-on price (very limited).

CHAPLAIN: Fr. Stephen BrunnerRoman Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Madison, WI

TOUR DIRECTOR: Juan, Erin & Ana Landa, from Mater Dei ®


Pilgrimage open! But hurry, deadline is approaching!

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

Themes: Irish Pilgrimages, Footsteps of a Saint Location: Ireland
ITALIA ETERNA Dates: Oct 21st (Mon) to Oct 31st (Thu) 2024 Details and Registration Form »


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Pilgrimage to Italy's classic and "eternal" destinations with added bonuses.


Our classic "Eternal Italy" pilgrimage, but with a couple of added pluses! On this pilgrimage you'll be able to enjoy a top-notch visit of Rome’s treasures along with a great spiritual visit to Assisi, following in the footsteps of St. Francis and St. Clare.

In addition to majestic Rome and Vatican City, and peaceful Assisi, visit also the amazing City of Siena (land of the great St. Catherine and the Eucharistic Miracle of Siena), and Nettuno (the resting place of St. Maria Goretti), and pray at the stunning American Cemetery near the battle site of Anzio Beach (some argue that this veteran cemetery is more beautiful than Normandy's)!

 Remember that a Plenary Indulgence is offered to pilgrims (meeting all the traditional requirements) who visit the 4 Patriarchal Basilicas of the Catholic Church (in Rome) as well as the Porziuncula in Assisi (inside St. Mary of the Angels, the Mother Church of the entire Franciscan Order - where the name of Los Angeles California comes from - Santa Maria de los Angeles)!  

Other indulgences are granted to those pilgrims who pray at several other places available in this pilgrimage (following the prescribed indulgence requirements).  There is more, but it is easier to read the brochure! Just click on the brochure button for more information.

Spiritual Directors/Chaplains: Fr. Kevin Finnegan (Pastor of Our Lady of Grace, Edina, MN, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis. Veteran Mater Dei Chaplain).

Pilgrimage Director: Dennis Gaetano (From True Catholic Pilgrimages, Mater Dei's affiliate).

* Airfare included from 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, St. Joseph Tours Location: Italy
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