Pilgrimage to Germany
And other sites in Austria, Belgium, and Switzerland
Catholic Pilgrimage to Germany
Germany and its neighbors have played pivotal roles in the history of the Catholic Church in Europe. From St. Meinrad and the miracle of the Black Madonna in Switzerland, to St. Boniface and the legend of the Christmas tree in Germany, from the alpine shrine of Mariazell in Austria to the beer-brewing monks of Belgium, these countries are steeped in Church history and tradition.
"When you seek truth, you seek God whether you know it or not."
- St. Edith Stein
GERMANY PILGRIMAGE SITES
Step into the lives of numerous great saints, including Doctors of the Church. St. Boniface, St. Hildegard of Bingen, and St. Theresa Benedicta (Edith Stein) have all left their mark on Catholicism in Germany and beyond. Visit the site of the miracle at Altötting, explore the winding streets and architectural wonders of Munich, and take in the beauty of the Black Forest and Lake Constance.
"The Tekton staff are good, organized, experienced, thorough, friendly, caring Christians."
- Maria E., Pilgrim from Annandale, VA
AUSTRIA PILGRIMAGE SITES
Visit the birthplace of Mozart and immerse yourself in the wonders of Salzburg. Wonder at the multicolored roof of St. Stephansdom in Vienna and bask in the peacefulness of Melk Abbey.
"I very much appreciate all that you did for our family pilgrimage! You made the whole process fulfilling, from the emails that we received in preparation, to the thoughtfulness you put into the many holy places and family places that we visited, to the wonderful accommodations. "
- Catherine H., Pilgrim from Rensselaer, IN
BELGIUM PILGRIMAGE SITES
Though a small country, Belgium beckons with a rich history – both religious and secular. Traverse battlefields from both World Wars, learn about the ancient art of brewing beer in ancient monasteries, and marvel at soaring spires of magnificent cathedrals.
"If others interested have never left the country (like myself of 50 years of age) tell them do not worry. Nearly every detail was covered, and the experience is worth much more than the money I spent!!"
- Brian E., Pilgrim from Rensselaer, IN
SWITZERLAND PILGRIMAGE SITES
From the majestic alps to the pristine lakes to the falls on the Rhine River, Switzerland invites you to ponder the majesty of creation. Retreat into the woods to explore the lives of St. Meinrad and his Benedictine descendants and see the results of the Protestant Reformation and the Catholic Counter-Reformation in Zurich.
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|