Italy and Medjugorje
Rome’s Major Basilicas, Go to St. Peter’s Square for a general audience with Pope Francis, See the Eucharistic Miracle at Lanciano, Walk through the Holy House of Loreto, Explore the village of Assisi and the shrines of St. Francis of Assisi and of St. Claire. See the mountain top monastery of Monte Cassino built in honor of St. Benedict and his sister St. Scholastica. Go to St. Michael’s Cave, and the Shrine of St. Padre Pio at San Giovanni Rotondo and more. In Medjugorje hear a talk from a visionary climb Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain and experience the joy and peace that Medjugorje is known for worldwide.
Beautiful Medjugorje! Experience the supernatural joys as countless conversions and miracles have been documented since the apparitions began in 1981. Medjugorje is located in the country of Bosnia & Herzegovina. Six children witnessed the Blessed Virgin Mary on Apparition Hill. She appeared with an infant in Her arms, and told them nine secrets. Today as adults, some continue to see Our Lady each day. In 2018 Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Henryk Hoser the “Apostolic Visitor” to Medjugorje to take steps to officially recognize Medjugorje as a sacred Catholic site.
Holyland ~ Journey with Jesus
Walk in the footsteps of Jesus and Our Blessed Mother! Visit Ein Karem, the place where Mary visited Elizabeth and stayed with Her for 3 months. Our Priest will renew our baptism vows at the Jordan River where Jesus was baptized.
Drift out onto the Sea of Galilee as Jesus calls us on a beautful boat ride. Renewal of wedding vows in Cana. A very special blessing for singles. See the City of Nazareth, where the workshop of St. Joseph is. Pray and wander around the Mount of Beatitudes. Be at the miracle site of the Multiplications of the loaves and fishes in Tabgha. Visit St. Peter’s House. Come out!…after exploring Lazarus Tomb. Pray with Jesus at Dominus Flavit, where Our Lord wept, and at the Garden of Gethsemane. Carry your cross on the Via Dolorosa to Calvary. Send your prayers up at the Chapel of the Ascension. Walk with Jesus on the Road of Emmaus, and so much more!
Fatima, Lourdes & Garabandal
From the moment you arrive, Garabandal greets you warmly with a welcome dinner. Here, in the Village of Garabandal, a small hamlet where Our Blessed Mother and St. Michael appeared of over 2000 alleged apparitions, nestled in the Cantabrian Mountains, we will learn about the many visits of Our Lady of Mount Carmel from 1961 to 1965.
Have your camera ready as we Bus through the beautiful scenic rolling hills for the Fatima Feast Day Celebrations, on October 13 with a beautiful candlelight Vigil on October 12th. Enjoy a tour of Fatima Square with Guy Murphy to see the children’s homes and Archangel Michael apparition sites, where he gave Holy Communion to the children.
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World Youth Festival
Ages 16 – 30 recommended! Meet other young people just like you from all over the world, on fire with the Holy Spirit! Rock solid leadership as you will enjoy awesome sights and breathtaking views from recognized Holy Sites! Experience awesome food and relax in the comforts of lodging to gather, pray and chat about the events of the day! Join a worldwide encounter with Pope Francis celebrated amongst thousands!
What is World Youth Day? After two successful international gatherings with young people in Rome in 1984 and 1985, St. John Paul II instituted the annual observance of World Youth Day in December 1985 as an annual gathering of youth and young adults for prayer, worship, and celebration of the Catholic faith.
John Paul stood among millions of young people here in the United States [at World Youth Day Denver], and told us not to be afraid. He told us to go out into the streets and proclaim the Gospel. He told us to defend life. He told us to become saints. He called us to the New Evangelization.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico
Visit the spectacular Shrine on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Visit Our Lady of Octalan and St. Michaels Cave where he appeared. Witness many crutches left behind as thanksgiving of healings. Climb the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon. Enjoy a beautiful boat ride in the floating gardens. Visit Cathedral Metropolitana, and the stunning witness with his life to Our Lord by St. Migquel Pro. Spend time in prayer at the magnificent shrine of Our Lady.