Marian Shrines

Journey to the Heart of Mary

Catholic Pilgrimage to Marian Shrines

A pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines is a journey into the heart of Mary, our Blessed Mother. Your faith becomes more tangible in your daily life as you travel to the places where the Virgin Mary has appeared to guide her children, increase their faith, and bring them closer to her Son, Jesus. These special places of apparitions have grown the faith of millions over the centuries, as the message of faith and love that permeates these sites is timeless throughout all the ages.  
  • "Director of the tour was excellent. [Our tour manager] was compassionate, understanding, knowledgeable. She knew how much to talk and how much silence we needed to process what she was saying to us. She was attentive to the individuals within the group. Her labor to make the pilgrimage as smooth as possible was evident at all times."
    - Rev. John R., pilgrim from Indianapolis, IN
  • "Knowing that Richard and the other staff were praying for us back here in the States gave me a sense of safety and comfort. Although I had not direct contact with the US staff after Richard saw us off at the airport, I still felt the care given."
    - Fr. John R., pilgrim from Indianapolis, IN
  • "The Marian focus structured our prayer, both personal and communal, and our reflection, giving room for Saint James and Saint Ignatius. The smaller group was ideal actually. By the second day we bonded and everyone knew everyone else's name. There was lots of personal sharing too over the course of the pilgrimage. Of the eight pilgrimages I have taken, this one was the most congenial and the most united and harmonious. Some of that reality was because of [our tour manager] as well."
    - Fr. John R., pilgrim from Indianapolis, IN

Portugal Pilgrimage Sites

Portugal beckons pilgrims to the heart of Mary in Fatima, where the message of peace was shared with 3 shepherd children in the early 20th century. Home to numerous monasteries and soaring cathedrals, a journey through Portugal is deeply spiritual and inviting.

Experience the Love of our Blessed Mother

Encounter the love of the Lord and his Blessed Mother through visits to some of the most beloved Marian Shrines in Europe.

Spain Pilgrimage Sites

Spain offers a variety of shrines and sights dedicated to saints and devotions of the church. Visit the site of the oldest Marian Apparition (40 AD) in Zaragoza, venerate the burial face cloth of Jesus in Oviedo, and learn of the spirituality of St. Ignatius in Loyola. Trace the steps of pilgrims along the Camino or follow in the footsteps of the great Carmelite reformer, St. Teresa of Avila.
  • "Presiding at the Eucharist in the Loyola house where Ignatius recuperated from his wounds and began his conversion and transformation. Each of the shrines we visited had something special for each of us - certainly true for myself."
    - Fr. John R., pilgrim from Indianapolis, IN
  • "Knowing that Richard and the other staff were praying for us back here in the States gave me a sense of safety and comfort. Although I had not direct contact with the US staff after Richard saw us off at the airport, I still felt the care given."
    - Fr. John R., pilgrim from Indianapolis, IN
  • "Tekton took care of all details. They chose excellent hotels, well positioned to our interest points. They required very little from us once we gave them our personal information. I appreciated Richard being at the airport to help us get approved for take off. I think Tekton did a great job. "
    - Rev. James F., pilgrim from Indianapolis, IN

France Pilgrimage Sites

The “eldest daughter of the church” is a land that has birthed many saints devoted to Our Lady. Visit the shrines of St. John Vianney, St. Therese of Lisieux, and the Sacred Heart. The healing waters of Lourdes will soothe your soul before participating in the famous candlelight Rosary walk to the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Treasures await in the grand city of Paris.

Why Choose Tekton?

Tekton Ministries has been leading Catholic pilgrimages for more than 20 years. We work and listen closely to our priests and pilgrimage leaders to create thoughtfully planned itineraries. We help make the Catholic faith more tangible to your daily life by taking you where the seeds of Catholicism were first planted to be spread across the world. Daily Mass and time for prayerful reflection are important parts of each day’s experience.
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Properly paced itineraries include daily Mass and time for reflection
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Marian Shrines Pilgrimages

DATE
DURATION
PRICE
(per person)
DEPARTURE CITY
4/29/2024
11 Days
$4,565
Chicago
9/9/2024
11 Days
$5,165
Indianapolis
9/16/2024
11 Days
$4,700
Newark
(Connecting flights from other departure cities are available for an additional cost)
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