Upcoming Pilgrimages

Join Corporate Travel on one of these life changing pilgrimages:

Immaculate Conception Pilgrimage to Italy

Italy | Sep 25, 2021 - Oct 02, 2021

Join Fr. Charlie and other parishioners on pilgrimage to Italy this fall! Experience the peace, grace and simplicity of the beautiful oasis of Assisi and home of St. Francis, before marveling at the saints, basilicas, and shrines in the Eternal City of Rome!

Exclusive Tuscan Villa Experience with Joe Caruso

Italy | Sep 25, 2021 - Oct 02, 2021

This week-long, immersive Italian experience is focused on interrupting the patterns and unexamined ways of thinking in our daily lives to open your mind to the potential of your future.

​Having traveled to the Tuscany region of Italy more than 15 times together, Joe and Carol Caruso have carefully curated an exclusive and authentic Italian experience unlike any other for their guests. Flexible scheduling offers access to local gems, introductions to owners of the best restaurants in the region, unlisted tours of art galleries, and more. Attendees can spend their days however they choose, and there are no requirements to attend any of the offered group activities.

Villa Ivana will serve as a home base throughout the week, and guests will have access to one-on-one time with Joe to talk about pain points in their business, relationships, or simply for recommendations on where to take a personal excursion that piques their interests.

"For over 25 years, I've done retreats for organizations. I don't even like the concept of a retreat. The concept is to retreat...and I'm a forward guy. I almost died of cancer...I had to look forward! The only way to really learn about yourself is to have an objective other help you understand yourself." - Joe Caruso

In the Footsteps of Mother Angelica Pilgrimage

Alabama | Sep 30, 2021 - Oct 06, 2021

Join Fr. John Paul Mary, MFVA on an exclusive, invitation-only pilgrimage with EWTN in celebration of its 40th anniversary. You’ll follow in the footsteps of EWTN’s foundress, Mother Angelica, beginning in her home state of Ohio, where you’ll pray at the important sites in Cleveland and Canton that led Mother to become a Poor Clare nun. Conclude the pilgrimage in Alabama, where you’ll visit EWTN, the world’s largest religious media network, and you’ll spend a day of peaceful retreat at the Shrine of the Blessed Sacrament, Mother’s final resting place.

Minnesota Patrons Italy Tour

Italy | Oct 01, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021

Join the Minnesota Patrons on an exclusive tour of Tuscany and Rome. Explore the most beautiful and medieval villages of the Val d'Orcia Region with its sweeping wineries, quaint cobbled towns, and breathtaking landscapes. Upon arrival in Rome experience the timeless art and elegance of the Eternal City through the exclusive Patrons' reception and events.

Teresa Tomeo and Deacon Dom invite you on a Roman Holiday Marriage Retreat to Italy

Italy | Oct 08, 2021 - Oct 16, 2021

Take your spouse on an Italian holiday in beautiful Tuscany! Together, learn how to prepare a traditional Italian meal with a cooking class in Florence and enjoy a local farm to table olive oil experience in the countryside. Plus, see some of the world's most incredible works of art, celebrate Mass in the most magnificent Cathedrals, and embrace la dolce vita while sipping coffee in spectacular piazzas!

California and Northwest Chapter Patrons Tour to Rome

Italy | Oct 11, 2021 - Oct 17, 2021

Join your fellow patrons from the California and Northwest Chapters on a Grand Tour of Rome. Let Dr. Liz Lev take you behind the scenes of the grand tour exploring works of the great master Raphael, Michelangelo, the Colonna Palace, and much more! This will be an unforgettable return to the Eternal City for those who have been waiting so long.

Louisiana Patrons Tour to Italy

Italy | Oct 24, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021

Join the Louisiana Patrons on tour to Rome this fall. Explore some of the hidden gems, artists, and collections of the timeless art and elegance of the Eternal City with Monsignor Nalty and Liz Lev. Enjoy exclusive Patrons' reception and events and view some of the beautiful works that your chapter helped restore.

Join Steve and Janet Ray and explore the Catholic “First” in America.

Florida | Nov 01, 2021 - Nov 04, 2021

St. Augustine Florida – Catholicism Arrives in the New World in 1565! First Mass 1565;
First Mission 1565; First Marian Shrine 1620 and more.

Imagine it is 1565: Five ships sail into a small cove on the coastline of what was known to the Spanish as La Florida. Under the command of General Pedro Menéndez de Aviles, they come to the New World from Spain.

Sent by King Philip II, they arrive in hopes of establishing a colony, securing the land for Spain, and most importantly, to convert the native American Indians to Christianity.

On September 8, 1565, the feast day of the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Spanish on the ships, sailors, soldiers, tradesmen and priests, came ashore. Father Francisco López de Mendoza Grajales, recorded the day’s events in his diary:

“On Saturday, the eighth, the General landed, with many banners spread, to the sounds of trumpets and the salutes of artillery. As I had gone ashore the evening before, I took a cross and went to meet him, singing the hymn “Te Deum Laudamus.” The General, followed by all who accompanied him, marched up to the cross, knelt and kissed it. A large number of Indians watched these proceedings and imitated all that they saw done.”

Following Menendez’s veneration of the Cross, thus proclaiming this land in the name of God (Nomre de Dios,) Father Lopez celebrated Mass at a rustic altar made of wood. The sky served as the roof for what was the first parish Mass in what is now the United States.

It was on this sacred ground that the Spanish settlers would begin devotion to Our Lady of La Leche (Mary nursing the infant Jesus.) In the early 1600’s the Spanish settlers of St. Augustine established the first Shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the United States.

Pilgrimage to Fatima & Lourdes with Fr. Brian Cokonougher

Spain & France | Nov 02, 2022 - Nov 11, 2022

Join Fr. Brian Cokonougher and St. Thecla Catholic Church on pilgrimage to Fatima, Lourdes and Santiago de Compostela. Experience two of the world's largest and most visited Marian Shrines in the world along with the opportunity to walk briefly along the official Camino path during the Jubilee Year of St. James! Don't miss this incredible opportunity to walk in the Footsteps of the Saints: St. Bernadette of Lourdes, St. Lucia of Fatima, and St. James!

Join the Georgia, Michigan, & Texas Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums Chapters on an Exclusive Bespoke Tour of Rome

Italy | Nov 06, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021

Join Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience through Rome and the Vatican on an exclusive bespoke tour!

You are invited behind the scenes at the Vatican to visit the Mosaic Studio, private meals inside the Vatican, and a visit to the room where St. Mother Teresa stayed in Rome. You will attend Mass in a private chapel in the Vatican followed by an after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and a Patrons’ reception and candlelit gala dinner in the Vatican Museums.

This tour will feature renowned speaker, commentator and sacred art historian, Dr. Elizabeth Lev, who will guide us through some of her favorite places in Rome, including the amazing Renaissance Villa Farnesina, the archeological site of Ostia Antica, and Dr. Lev’s incomparable tour “the Women who Rocked Rome.” Space is very limited!

Join the Georgia, Michigan, & Texas Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums Chapters on an Exclusive Bespoke Tour of Rome

Italy | Nov 06, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021

Join Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience through Rome and the Vatican on an exclusive bespoke tour!

You are invited behind the scenes at the Vatican to visit the Mosaic Studio, private meals inside the Vatican, and a visit to the room where St. Mother Teresa stayed in Rome. You will attend Mass in a private chapel in the Vatican followed by an after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, and a Patrons’ reception and candlelit gala dinner in the Vatican Museums.

This tour will feature renowned speaker, commentator and sacred art historian, Dr. Elizabeth Lev, who will guide us through some of her favorite places in Rome, including the amazing Renaissance Villa Farnesina, the archeological site of Ostia Antica, and Dr. Lev’s incomparable tour “the Women who Rocked Rome.” Space is very limited!