If Christianity was born in Israel, it grew up in Turkey. This makes Turkey, which was once called Asia Minor, the 2nd Holy Land. St. John was bishop of Ephesus and lived here with Mary. St. Paul established churches here.
St. Paul spent much of his time in Turkey of today and sent 4 epistles there. Mary lived there and we have Mass at Mary’s House. St. John was bishop of Ephesus, wrote the Epistle of St. John from Ephesus and his tomb is there.
The first 8 Ecumenical Councils took place in Turkey, the Council of Nicea was there where Jesus was declared “God from God”, St. Nicholas was from Myrsa, the 7 churches of Revelation are there. Istanbul is one of the coolest cities in the world with the Hagia Sofia, cruise on the Bosphorus and the exotic Spice Market. Tarsus and Antioch where we were first called Christians (Acts 11:26), Apostolic Fathers Ignatius of Antioch and Polycarp of Smyrna, and on and on. And this is only the beginning…
Join Fr. Brian Christensen and other young adults from across the Diocese as we experience the rich history of the Catholic faith in America! The east coast is filled with inspiring stories of the Saints who lived out the faith in very difficult circumstances!
Our trip will take us from the birth place of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, to the Shrine of the North American Martyrs, to the tombs of Ven. Fulton Sheen and Ven. Pierre Toussaint. The trip also includes Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral - a 19th Century gothic cathedral in the heart of downtown New York City. We will pray at the shrines of Elizabeth Ann Seaton, Our Lady of Czestochowa, and the National Shrine of St. Katherine Drexel!
Fr. Chris Stanish will lead a spiritual pilgrimage to Poland in August/September 2021. It promises to be a journey of faith renewal and fellowship as you travel the Path to Divine Mercy. Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at the tomb of St. Faustina. Attend the unveiling of the Black Madonna in Czestochowa. Celebrate Mass at the Shrines of St. Maximilian Kolbe within Auschwitz. Tour the world-famous Salt Mines and much more!
Fatima & Lourdes & Jubilee Year of St. James | Sep 07, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021
Fr. Abel Ruiz joins Steve & Janet Ray for a unique opportunity to Travel to the Marian Sites in Fatima & Lourdes, during the Jubilee Year of St. James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Pilgrims dream of a chance to walk on the Camino De Santiago, and we will briefly do so.
Join John and Marjorie Jeter and family and friends on a pilgrimage to visit Catholic Wisconsin! Visit the Basilica of St. Josaphat; Holy Hill - Basilica and National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians; The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help; and National Shrine of St. Joseph at St. Norbert College.
Join Fr. Charlie and other parishioners on pilgrimage to Italy this fall! Experience the peace, grace and simplicity of the beautiful oasis of Assisi and home of St. Francis, before marveling at the saints, basilicas, and shrines in the Eternal City of Rome!
Pilgrimage with Purpose and Fr. Tom Reitmeyer invite you on pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Celebrate daily Mass at biblical sites throughout Israel; pray and meditate on the Stations of the Cross and the decades of the Rosary at the actual sites; sail on the Sea of Galilee; and renew your wedding vows at Cana and baptismal promises in the Jordan River!
Join Fr. John Paul Mary, MFVA on an exclusive, invitation-only pilgrimage with EWTN in celebration of its 40th anniversary. You’ll follow in the footsteps of EWTN’s foundress, Mother Angelica, beginning in her home state of Ohio, where you’ll pray at the important sites in Cleveland and Canton that led Mother to become a Poor Clare nun. Conclude the pilgrimage in Alabama, where you’ll visit EWTN, the world’s largest religious media network, and you’ll spend a day of peaceful retreat at the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament, Mother’s final resting place.
Join the Minnesota Patrons on an exclusive tour of Tuscany and Rome. Explore the most beautiful and medieval villages of the Val d'Orcia Region with its sweeping wineries, quaint cobbled towns, and breathtaking landscapes. Upon arrival in Rome experience the timeless art and elegance of the Eternal City through the exclusive Patrons' reception and events.
Take your spouse on an Italian holiday in beautiful Tuscany! Together, learn how to prepare a traditional Italian meal with a cooking class in Florence and enjoy a local farm to table olive oil experience in the countryside. Plus, see some of the world's most incredible works of art, celebrate Mass in the most magnificent Cathedrals, and embrace la dolce vita while sipping coffee in spectacular piazzas!
Join your fellow patrons from the California and Northwest Chapters on a Grand Tour of Rome. Let Dr. Liz Lev take you behind the scenes of the grand tour exploring works of the great master Raphael, Michelangelo, the Colonna Palace, and much more! This will be an unforgettable return to the Eternal City for those who have been waiting so long.