IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SAINTS

Encounter Christ
As You Walk in the Footsteps of His Saints

Click on a name below to learn about the holy sites associated with these saints, and to view upcoming pilgrimages.

THE APOSTLES & MARY

“So from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, they went back to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a Sabbath walk; and when they reached the city they went to the upper room where they were staying; there were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude son of James. With one heart all these joined constantly in prayer, together with some women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” (Acts 1:12-14)
Click Here To Learn More About a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

St. John Paul II

“Remember that you are never alone, Christ is with you on your journey every day of your lives! He has called you and chosen you… Walk with Him who is the Way, the Truth and the Life!”

John Paul II’s Papacy left a lasting impact on the Church and inspired a greater desire for beauty, goodness, and truth in millions of people. Let this great Saint share his life with you as you walk the land where he was born, pray in the places his faith was nurtured as a child, young man, and seminarian. Be drawn into the intimacy of John Paul’s life as you learn more about his formative experiences that even helped shape his Papacy.
Click Here To Learn More About a Pilgrimage to Poland.

St. Padre Pio

“God loves us even when we take small steps towards Him. As long as we are going in the right direction, we are living by His grace… Have patience and persevere… be content to begin with small steps until you have legs to run; better still, wings to fly.”

Withdraw from the world into this pilgrim’s retreat as you enter into the life, spirituality, and places of the contemplative life of Padre Pio. Known for his deep piety and charity, we will follow Padre Pio’s example as we have the chance to work with the St Egidio community in Rome, caring for the city’s poor before we retreat to San Giovanni Rotondo, our Saint’s home for the final 50 years of his life and his shrine and final resting place.
Click Here To Learn More About a Pilgrimage to Italy.

STS. FRANCIS & CLARE

“Keep a clear eye toward life’s end. Do not forget your purpose and destiny as God’s creature. What you are in his sight is what you are and nothing more. Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing that you have received…but only what you have given; a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice, and courage.“
“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.“
Click Here To Learn More About a Pilgrimage to Italy.

STS. PATRICK & BRIGID

“May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore.”
The beauty of the Emerald Isle is conversely matched by the hostility with which St. Patrick was met when first attempting to convert the island from its pagan roots. Along with his contemporary, Brigid of Kildare, Patrick worked to educate and convert the people of Ireland for Christ. There is evidence that Brigid was a good friend of Saint Patrick’s and as the Trias Thaumaturga claimed, “Between St. Patrick and Brigid, the pillars of the Irish people, there was so great a friendship of charity that they had but one heart and one mind. Through him and through her Christ performed many great works.”
Click Here To Learn More About a Pilgrimage to Ireland.

ST. PAUL

“I thank God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for you, I always pray with joy… It is right for me to feel this way about you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the Gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me.” (Philippians 1:3-4, 7)
The “Thirteenth Apostle” and author of many letters in the New Testament was the first missionary disciple, spreading the Gospel message over 7,000 miles during his journeys throughout the Mediterranean. Our pilgrimage will lead us in his footsteps through modern day Greece and Turkey, witnessing and praying at the very foundational communities of our Catholic faith.
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ST. BERNADETTE

“For the greater glory of God, the important thing is not to do many things, but to do all things well.”
For healing, for faith, for a variety of reasons pilgrims seek to follow Bernadette’s way through the moments and places of her life, including the apparitions of “The Immaculate Conception” at Lourdes. Today, the spring which began flowing clean waters in 1858 still is sought out for its gifts of healing and peace. On pilgrimage you will go from Paris to Nevers venerating her incorrupt corpse at Bernadette’s shrine, ending in Lourdes where her miraculous visions took place.
Click Here To Learn More About a Pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines.

ST. JOHN XXIII

“We are not here to guard a museum, but to cultivate a flourishing garden of life.”
“Do not walk through time without leaving worthy evidence of your passage.”
Angelo Giuseppi Roncalli, St. Pope John XXIII was affectionately known as “the people’s Pope.” Those who knew him well affectionately remember him being welcoming, simple, kind, humble, and humorous. A pilgrimage in northern Italy will give you a journey through his hometown Sotto il Monte and parish where he was baptized, his seminary in the medieval village of Bergamo where he answered God’s call to the priesthood and would one day serve as spiritual director.
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ST. THOMAS MORE

“It is possible to live for the next life and still be merry in this.”
“He travels best that knows when to return.”
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ST. JUAN DIEGO

“Know, know for sure, my dearest, littlest, and youngest son, Juan, that I am the perfect and ever Virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the God of truth through whom everything lives, the Lord of all things near us, the Lord of heaven and earth.”
Click Here To Plan a Pilgrimage to the Shrines of North America.

ENCOUNTER CHRIST, COMMUNITY, & CULTURE
ON A JOURNEY THAT IS:


  • Spiritually Transformative
  • Authentically Catholic
  • Competitively Priced
  • Custom-Made for Your Group

ENJOY COMFORT, SAFETY, & GUIDANCE
WITH A MINISTRY TEAM THAT:



  • Supports pilgrims practically and prayerfully
  • Provides spiritual pilgrimage preparation emails
  • Has over 20 years’ experience
  • Has long-standing partners in each destination

ENCOUNTER CHRIST, COMMUNITY, & CULTURE
ON A JOURNEY THAT IS:

  • Spiritually Transformative
  • Authentically Catholic
  • Competitively Priced
  • Tailored to your Group

ENJOY SAFETY, COMFORT, & GUIDANCE
WITH A MINISTRY TEAM THAT:

  • Supports pilgrims practically and prayerfully
  • Provides spiritual pilgrimage preparation emails
  • Has over 20 years’ experience
  • Has long-standing partners in each destination

“When we go to the shrines, and when we make it a point to pray at the tomb of a saint, the saint becomes a friend in life.”
-Fr. Timothy Reid