Upcoming Pilgrimages

Join Corporate Travel on one of these life changing pilgrimages:

Pilgrimage to France with Monsignor Kasza

France | Sep 17, 2022 - Sep 24, 2022

Join us on this journey through holy sites of France. Our pilgrimage begins in Lisieux, the home of St. Therese. We will continue on to Omaha Beach, used by the American Troops during the D-Day landings of 1944. We will also spend time at Mont S. Michel. We will also get to experience all of the beauties that Paris has to offer, including a visit to the Louvre. You won't regret joining us on this beautiful journey filled with faith, fun, and fellowship!

Louisiana Patrons Tour to Italy

Italy | Oct 24, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021

Join the Louisiana Patrons on tour to Rome this fall. Explore some of the hidden gems, artists, and collections of the timeless art and elegance of the Eternal City with Monsignor Nalty and Liz Lev. Enjoy exclusive Patrons' reception and events and view some of the beautiful works that your chapter helped restore.

Join Steve and Janet Ray and explore the Catholic “First” in America.

Florida | Nov 01, 2021 - Nov 04, 2021

St. Augustine Florida – Catholicism Arrives in the New World in 1565! First Mass 1565;
First Mission 1565; First Marian Shrine 1620 and more.

Imagine it is 1565: Five ships sail into a small cove on the coastline of what was known to the Spanish as La Florida. Under the command of General Pedro Menéndez de Aviles, they come to the New World from Spain.

Sent by King Philip II, they arrive in hopes of establishing a colony, securing the land for Spain, and most importantly, to convert the native American Indians to Christianity.

On September 8, 1565, the feast day of the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Spanish on the ships, sailors, soldiers, tradesmen and priests, came ashore. Father Francisco López de Mendoza Grajales, recorded the day’s events in his diary:

“On Saturday, the eighth, the General landed, with many banners spread, to the sounds of trumpets and the salutes of artillery. As I had gone ashore the evening before, I took a cross and went to meet him, singing the hymn “Te Deum Laudamus.” The General, followed by all who accompanied him, marched up to the cross, knelt and kissed it. A large number of Indians watched these proceedings and imitated all that they saw done.”

Following Menendez’s veneration of the Cross, thus proclaiming this land in the name of God (Nomre de Dios,) Father Lopez celebrated Mass at a rustic altar made of wood. The sky served as the roof for what was the first parish Mass in what is now the United States.

It was on this sacred ground that the Spanish settlers would begin devotion to Our Lady of La Leche (Mary nursing the infant Jesus.) In the early 1600’s the Spanish settlers of St. Augustine established the first Shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the United States.

Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes with Fr. Brian Cokonougher

Spain & France | Nov 02, 2022 - Nov 11, 2022

Join Fr. Brian Cokonougher and St. Thecla Catholic Church on pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes and Santiago de Compostela. Experience two of the world's largest and most visited Marian Shrines in the world along with the opportunity to walk briefly along the official Camino path during the Jubilee Year of St. James! Don't miss this incredible opportunity to walk in the Footsteps of the Saints: St. Bernadette of Lourdes, St. Lucia of Fatima, and St. James!

Join the Georgia, Michigan, & Texas Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums Chapters on an Exclusive Bespoke Tour of Rome

Italy | Nov 06, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021

Join Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience through Rome and the Vatican on an exclusive bespoke tour!

You are invited behind the scenes at the Vatican to visit the Mosaic Studio, private meals inside the Vatican, and a visit to the room where St. Mother Teresa stayed in Rome. You will attend Mass in a private chapel in the Vatican followed by an after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and a Patrons’ reception and candlelit gala dinner in the Vatican Museums.

This tour will feature renowned speaker, commentator and sacred art historian, Dr. Elizabeth Lev, who will guide us through some of her favorite places in Rome, including the amazing Renaissance Villa Farnesina, the archeological site of Ostia Antica, and Dr. Lev’s incomparable tour “the Women who Rocked Rome.” Space is very limited!

Join the Georgia, Michigan, & Texas Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums Chapters on an Exclusive Bespoke Tour of Rome

Italy | Nov 06, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021

Join Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience through Rome and the Vatican on an exclusive bespoke tour!

You are invited behind the scenes at the Vatican to visit the Mosaic Studio, private meals inside the Vatican, and a visit to the room where St. Mother Teresa stayed in Rome. You will attend Mass in a private chapel in the Vatican followed by an after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and a Patrons’ reception and candlelit gala dinner in the Vatican Museums.

This tour will feature renowned speaker, commentator and sacred art historian, Dr. Elizabeth Lev, who will guide us through some of her favorite places in Rome, including the amazing Renaissance Villa Farnesina, the archeological site of Ostia Antica, and Dr. Lev’s incomparable tour “the Women who Rocked Rome.” Space is very limited!

Join the Georgia, Michigan, & Texas Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums Chapters on an Exclusive Bespoke Tour of Rome

Italy | Nov 06, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021

Join Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience through Rome and the Vatican on an exclusive bespoke tour!

You are invited behind the scenes at the Vatican to visit the Mosaic Studio, private meals inside the Vatican, and a visit to the room where St. Mother Teresa stayed in Rome. You will attend Mass in a private chapel in the Vatican followed by an after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and a Patrons’ reception and candlelit gala dinner in the Vatican Museums.

This tour will feature renowned speaker, commentator and sacred art historian, Dr. Elizabeth Lev, who will guide us through some of her favorite places in Rome, including the amazing Renaissance Villa Farnesina, the archeological site of Ostia Antica, and Dr. Lev’s incomparable tour “the Women who Rocked Rome.” Space is very limited!

Footprints of God Signature Series in the Holy Land

Israel | Nov 10, 2021 - Nov 19, 2021

Produced by Steve & Janet Ray creators of the Footprints of God Documentaries, Israel Experts, and International Author & Speaker.

This "Signature Series" Footprints of God Pilgrimage is an up close and personal experience with Steve and Janet Ray hosting throughout your visit to the Holy Land!

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Leonine Forum

Israel | Nov 26, 2021 - Dec 05, 2021

Experience the perfect blend of faith, scripture, history, and culture on this amazing pilgrimage to the Holy Land! Journey to the heart of the Christian Faith and explore the world’s most sacred places with other Leonine Fellows and led by Fr. Roger Landry and Fr. Charles Trullols. Celebrate daily Mass in some of the most sacred places in the world, and walk in the footsteps of Christ and his apostles throughout Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem, and more. it's time to pack your bags for the pilgrimage of a lifetime!

Ave Maria University Alumni Pilgrimage to St. Augustine, FL

Florida | Dec 10, 2021 - Dec 12, 2021

Join us for these exciting, historical, and faith-filled events on a weekend trip you will not soon forget. It was on this sacred ground that the Spanish settlers would begin a devotion to Our Lady of La Leche (Mary nursing the infant Jesus.) Discover St. Augustine’s old-world history as we ride a specially designed tour train along the narrow cobblestone streets. Delight in the city’s European flavor, with centuries-old buildings, horse-drawn carriages, hidden courtyards, and so much more. Saint Augustine has plenty of history to explore — more than 450 years of it!

"Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence." –St Francis de Sales