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 COME WITH US INTO THE HEART OF THE CHURCH

The spiritual dimension – the search for a deeper understanding of God – and a better appreciation of the history
and life of the Church is the focus of our unique pilgrimages.  Join us as we encounter the “living stones” that embody the universal Church.

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Signature ENGLAND June 2019 Thomas More

Stand in St. Thomas More’s cell in the Tower of London, overlooking the Thames, where he spent the last months of his life before his martyrdom.  Visit Oxford, where Blessed John Henry Newman lived and taught, then renounced it all to become Catholic.  Special pilgrim joining us is Catholic expert and author, K V Turley.

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Classic IRELAND Aug 2019 Catholic Ireland

Come join us on a faith journey through Catholic Ireland beginning where it all began, at the Hill of Slane, and continuing around the country on a path that takes the ancient stones scattered all around and makes them life giving for today, for you. Led by Catholic expert and author, K V Turley, who is a pilgrim at heart and a fascinating storyteller.

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Classic ITALY October 2019 25th Anniversary

Celebrate 25 years of publishing  Inside the Vatican magazine.  Join us for a very special anniversary dinner celebration in Rome. Meet many of our friends whom we have made along our own pilgrimage of the past 25 years. We will have many surprises on this pilgrimage.  Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage!

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Classic ITALY October 2019 Mary and Women Saints

Join Barbara Heil, on a sacred journey through Italy encountering Our Lady and the female saints from the 1st  few centuries of the Church.   This crafted pilgrimage weaves together the spiritual and cultural feminine genius.  Meet these saints and also view 4 Caravaggio paintings, visit a famous winery and learn to cook from an Italian chef!

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Signature ITALY Dec 2019
Christmas in Italy

Join us for a peaceful and joyful Christmas in Rome, Norcia and Assisi — the places where St. Francis, St. Benedict and St. Peter lived. Prepare for the birth of Our Lord by attending a live nativity play recreating the first Christmas creche, the inspiration of St. Francis himself, then celebrate Our Lord’s coming at Christmas Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

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Classic CALIFORNIA March 2020 Missions Pilgrimage

Join us on pilgrimage to eight missions in California as we celebrate 25 years of publishing Inside the Vatican magazine! Attend two anniversary dinners as we travel 600 miles.  Experience the Return of the Swallows at San Juan Capistrano,  admire the beauty of the California coastline and visit a winery as we pilgrimage towards  the tomb of St. Junipero Serra.

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Signature ITALY April 2020
Easter in Italy

Prepare for Easter with us as we observe the Easter Triduum in Norcia, Italy, which honors Good Friday with a poignant procession of live Stations of the Cross after dark. The next morning, during the “silence” of Holy Saturday, the founding prior of the Benedictines there will share a reflection.  After, we drive on to Rome for the Vatican’s joyous Easter Vigil.

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Classic ITALY April 2020
Miracles of Mercy

Join us in Rome as we celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy and discover other “Miracles of Mercy” as we pilgrimage to some of the holiest sites in the city of Rome and in Lanciano – Manoppello.

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Classic IRELAND July 2020 Saints and Scholars

Come join us on a faith journey through Catholic Ireland beginning where it all began, at the Hill of Slane, and continuing around the country on a path that takes the ancient stones scattered all around and makes them life giving for today, for you. Led by Catholic expert and author, K V Turley, who is a pilgrim at heart and a fascinating storyteller.

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Classic ENGLAND August 2020 Mary’s Dowry

Trace the history of Catholicism in England — called by the devout King Richard II “Mary’s Dowry.” Travel from Ramsgate, where the “Apostle to the English,” St. Augustine, first landed, to Walsingham, “England’s Nazareth,” visiting many places along the way. Led by Catholic expert and author, K V Turley, who is a pilgrim at heart and a fascinating storyteller.

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Signature ITALY Dec 2020
Christmas in Italy

Join us for a peaceful and joyful Christmas in Rome, Norcia and Assisi — the places where St. Francis, St. Benedict and St. Peter lived. Prepare for the birth of Our Lord by attending a live nativity play recreating the first Christmas creche, the inspiration of St. Francis himself, then celebrate Our Lord’s coming at Christmas Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica.

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