Catholic Pilgrimage Sites
Follow the footsteps of Jesus in the Holy Land. Explore the heart of Catholicism in Rome. Venerate the places where Mary appeared to her children. Walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Wherever the Lord is leading you on a pilgrimage, we can help you follow his call. Learn more about all of our pilgrimage destinations below and join one of our already scheduled groups or contact us to customize your own Catholic pilgrimage.
Venture to a variety of pilgrimage destinations throughout all of Europe. Travel to the heart of Catholicism in Rome, walk the ancient pilgrim’s path to Santiago, experience the peacefulness of Medjugorje, or learn about the lives and legacies of numerous saints throughout the continent. From adventurous activity to serene retreats, and everything in-between, Europe has a Catholic pilgrimage to meet everyone’s expectations.
The Holy Land
Journey to the Holy Land, where the Catholic faith comes to life. Follow in the footsteps of Jesus and His disciples through such biblical sites as Nazareth, Bethlehem, Cana, Capernaum, Galilee, the Jordan River, Bethany, Jerusalem, and more. Enrich your soul and renew your faith with a Catholic pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Become lost in the miracle of the image sealed on Juan Diego’s cloak at the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and marvel at the conversions brought to this “new world” by the Blessed Mother herself. See how Catholicism shaped the earliest settlements in Canada. Follow in the footsteps of the Spanish missionaries along the California Mission Trail. Venerate the early American saints and learn of the history of Catholicism in the early years of the United States.
Unique Pilgrimage Experiences
In 1633, in the midst of a world-wide pandemic, the villagers of Oberammergau, Germany, made a promise to God to commemorate His Passion in the form of a play in return for relief from the plague. The pandemic subsided and the villagers kept their promise. In 2030, this once-in-a-decade pilgrimage opportunity returns.
World Youth Day 2023
Held every three or so years, the next World Youth Day will take place in Portugal in August 2023. This unique pilgrimage invites young people (typically ages 16-30) from around the world to an encounter with the global church and the Holy Father. Catechesis and daily Mass round out the WYD pilgrimage experience.
Popular Pilgrimage Destinations
Journey to the Holy Land, where the Catholic faith comes to life. Follow in the footsteps of Jesus and His disciples through such biblical sites as Nazareth, Bethlehem, Cana, Capernaum, Galilee, the Jordan River, Bethany, Jerusalem, and more. Enrich your soul and renew your faith on a Catholic pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
Experience the peace of Christ in this peaceful Bosnian village where Mary is said to have appeared to six visionaries since 1981. Often called the “confessional of the world,” it is a place of deep prayer and many conversions. Enjoy the retreat-like atmosphere and participate in both group and individual spiritual activities and experiences.
Be immersed in the heart of Catholicism today. Venture to the heart of this land of martyrs, saints, popes, and ancient civilizations as you enjoy the bustle of Rome, the tranquility of Assisi, the beauty of Florence, and more. A journey to Italy is about experiencing the rich history and common bonds of the Catholic faith that enlighten the soul.
More Pilgrimage Destinations
Camino de Santiago
Journey along this ancient path on foot through the hills and valleys of Galicia to the final resting place of St. James the Greater. Your walking days alongside fellow travelers from all over the world will be filled with woodland paths, ancient trails, and small cities and villages that have welcomed pilgrims for over 1,000 years.
Follow in the footsteps of numerous saints and notable Catholics whose lives intertwined with the history of France including St. John Vianney, St. Joan of Arc, and St Therese of Lisieux. Learn how the devotions to Our Lady of Lourdes, the Sacred Heart, and the miraculous medal were all birthed in this holy and historic region.
Germany was once the heart of the Holy Roman Empire and over the centuries has produced numerous great saints including St. Boniface, St. Hildegard of Bingen, and St. Theresa Benedicta (Edith Stein). Visit their shrines and more throughout Germany and its neighbors, including Austria, Switzerland, and Belgium.
Turkey and Greece
Journey through the lands once traversed by St. Paul to see the fruits of his missionary journeys. Visit Corinth, Thessaloniki, Ephesus, Patmos, Athens, and more. Explore the sites of these and more communities mentioned in Scripture and learn about the history and tradition of some of the world’s oldest cultures.
Visit the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, and become lost in the miracle of the image sealed on Juan Diego’s cloak. Marvel at the conversions brought to this “new world” by the Blessed Mother herself. Experience the multicultural richness of Mexico City and surrounding communities.
Ireland is filled with centuries of Church history as well as cultural heritage, natural beauty, and rich traditions. Journey through this historic and faith-filled island and visit Galway, Killarney, the Cliffs of Moher, Our Lady of Knock, and more, while learning about the lives and legacies of saints such as Patrick, Brigid, and Kevin.
From the healing baths of Lourdes to the peacefulness of Fatima, and numerous sites in-between, Marian Shrines pilgrimages offer varying itineraries throughout France, Spain, and Portugal. Immerse yourself in the heart of Mary as she draws you closer to her Son, Jesus, when you journey to these sacred shrines.
One of the most Catholic countries in Europe, Poland invites pilgrims to follow such saints as Pope John Paul II, Faustina Kowalska, and Maximilian Kolbe into its rich cultural and religious history. The neighboring countries of Lithuania, Czechia, Hungary, and Slovakia add to the depth of a Catholic pilgrimage to Central Europe.
United States and Canada
There’s no need to cross an ocean for a meaningful pilgrimage experience. Domestic locations offer myriad options. From the earliest settlements of Catholics in Canada to the California Missions founded by the Franciscans, pilgrims are invited to delve into the history of Catholicism in North America.
“Our guide was so interesting and so knowledgeable that each day was a treat. Of course, seeing the image on the cape was a highlight and having Mass at the different churches was special.”
- Patricia C., Pilgrim from Indiana
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.
|20+ Years in Ministry|
|True pilgrimage – not religious tours|
|Authentic Catholic experiences|
|Inclusive, competitive pricing|
|Properly paced itineraries include daily Mass and time for reflection|
|Only Catholic/Christian guides|
|Prayerful pre-pilgrimage preparation|
|Custom guidebooks, name and luggage tags|
|Local offices and support worldwide|
|Free pilgrimage promotion materials|
|Easy online registration means no extra effort for your busy staff|