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Footsteps of a Saint

Poland, Land of Mercy, Land of Saints + Lithuania Dates: Jul 1st (Mon) to Jul 12th (Fri) 2024 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Poland & Lithuania

Lands of Mercy, Lands of Saints, Lands of Mary!

Departure city: Chicago, O'Hare. Other cities may be available at a possible add-on cost.

Join us on this amazing Divine Mercy pilgrimage following the lives of great Saints like Saint John Paul II, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Faustina Kowalska, Blessed Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, and many others.

Immerse yourself in the story of the Divine Mercy by visiting Vilnius, Lithuania, to witness the original Painting of Divine Mercy!  Also in Lithuania visit the site of the Apparition of Our Lady of Siluva and the famous Hill of Crosses and the famous icon of Our Lady, Gate of the Dawn!  Continue the Divine Mercy Saga in Poland by visiting the Birthplace of St. Faustina and also her Baptismal Church. Pray at the place where she first saw Jesus of the Divine Mercy!  Pray a Chaplet where she entered the Convent in Warsaw, and also at the Divine Mercy Shrine (site of the Tomb of St. Faustina).  Pray before the original Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Jasna Gora!  Visit Wadowice, the birthplace of Saint John Paul II!  Visit Auschwitz & Birkenau, the former nazi concentration camps (place where St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross were martyred).  Learn about the life of St. Maximilian Kolbe at the City of the Immaculata in Niepokalanow.  Visit the unique Salt Mines of Wieliczka with its underground Church.  See for yourself why John Paul II loved his Tatra Mountains by visiting Poland's Zakopane* area. Tours of Warsaw and Krakow are also included and so much more!

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Chaplain: Pending TBAAmazing Priest awaits approval from superiors.

Tour Director: Juan Landa, from Mater Dei Tours.

Pilgrimage is closed!

Please try again in April or July 2025!

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The most complete Divine Mercy pilgrimage!

Themes: Central Europe, St. John Paul the Great, Divine Mercy, Footsteps of a Saint Locations: Lithuania, Poland
EMERALD FAITH - A Pilgrimage to Ireland Dates: Jul 15th (Mon) to Jul 26th (Fri) 2024 Registration for this tour is now closed. Details »

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Emerald Faith!

with Fr. Brian Park

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 July 15th!

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Airport Departure: Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport: Non-stop via Aer Lingus. Other cities may be available for an add-on price.

CHAPLAIN: Fr. Brian Park (Pastor of St. Michael's, St. Michael, MN, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis) 

TOUR DIRECTOR: Dennis Gaetano (True Catholic Pilgirmages) Mater Dei's top affiliate! 

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Themes: Irish Pilgrimages, Footsteps of a Saint Location: Ireland
EMERALD FAITH - A Pilgrimage to Ireland Dates: Oct 7th (Mon) to Oct 18th (Fri) 2024 Details and Registration Form »

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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!

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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 ®

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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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