imagined a trip to one of the important religious
figures, venerating a relic while enjoying the splendor
of a very spectacular place often mentioned in the
bible during the ancient times? Like ever wanted to
touch Mt. Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments?
Ever have the passion for religious pilgrimages to
the world’s most remarkable places of worship?
Then National Travel Ministry is
more than willing to assist you.
National Travel Ministry Program is another avenue
to express our commitment as it espouses more intimate
experiences of faith and fellowship to help Catholic
communities in America.
pilgrimages of important religious figures, veneration
of a holy relic to tours of the world’s most
remarkable places of worship and spectacular places
often mentioned in the bible, National Travel Ministry
provides the pilgrims with an array of key religious
destinations to deepen your knowledge and awareness
of the Catholic faith, culture and history.
travel partner Globus and Cosmos is a world-class
leader in escorted vacations, and specialists in pilgrimage
travel. Their team of religious travel professionals
is headed by Kevin J. Wright, an award-winning Catholic
National Travel Ministry, your pilgrimage tour will
be more than just a travel. It is a very faith-based
travel, an immersion of the rich Catholic faith, an
unparalled experience, a full of discovery and insight.
grab the chance to experience a taste of heaven with
the National Travel Ministry. Hurry! Savor the splendor
of your destinations and worship at the world’s
most remarkable places. Pick your choice to any of
the following featured 2006 religious destinations:
Marian Shrines of Europe
11- day tour will allow you to visit three of Christianity’s
most famous shrines on this unforgettable pilgrimage-
Lourdes, Fatima, and Santiago de Compostela. Stops
along the way include a visit to Jeronimos Monastery,
Church of St. Anthony, St. Anthony Museum, Prado Museum
and Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar. Also visit
St. Bernadette’s birth, family homes; and bathe
in healing waters of Zaragoza.
Shrines of Italy nine-day tour will
let you experience the best of Italy’s shrines
and cities on this most popular pilgrimage. Discover
the history, culture and architecture of Christian
faith from Florence and Siena to Assisi and Rome.
Part of the journey are stops to Vatican, Sistine
Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and Rome’s
other famous monuments and churches. See also Michelangelo’s
works of art, St. Catherine of Siena’s convent,
and indulge in the sights and sounds of St. Francis
and St. Clare of Assisi’s hometown.
Footsteps of Pope John Paul II & Poland
Heritage eight-day tour you will experience
first hand the Pope’s hometown, his favorite
boyhood shrine, his favorite Marian devotion site,
the city and cathedral in which he served as cardinal,
and much more. Part of the pilgrimage is a visit to
Franciscan friary, Martyrdom Museum, St. Maximillian
Kolbe’s cell, Wawel Royal Castle, St. Mary’s
Chruch and Shrine of Divine Mercy.
European Shrines and Pope John Paul II
13-day tour will let you discover Europe’s greatest
shrines while exploring Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest,
Prague and life of Pope John Paul II. Along the way,
you will drop by Matthias Coronation Church, Basilica
of St. Stephen, Heroes’ Square, Our Lady of
Victory Church, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Astronomical
Irish Faith and History
nine-day tour will let you become intimately involved
in Irish faith and history as you sightsee in Dublin,
see the burial site of St. Patrick and explore the
Our Lady of Knock Shrine-the home of one of the most
famous Marian Apparition sites. On this pilgrimage
vacation to the “Emerald Isle” you will
also have the chance to visit St. Patrick’s
Holy Mountain, Kylemore Abbey, the Cliffs of Moher
and enjoy a banquet of Bunratty Castle.
California Missions seven-day
tour will let you gain insider’s glimpse into
the life and missionary work of the Franciscan order,
one of the largest Catholic Church. The trip is a
perfect blend of faith and vacation travel as you
visit Missions San Juan Capistrano, San Fernando Rey
de Espana, Santa Barbara, Santa Ines, San Luis Obispo
de Tolosa, San Carlos Borromeo, San Juan Bautista
and Francisco de Asis while sightseeing at the famous
cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Mexico and Our Lady of Guadalupe
will let you explore sites relate into the Virgin
Mary’s appearance to St. Juan Diego in 1531
and Mexico’s other famous shrines including
Blessed First Martyrs, San Miguel Del Milagro and
Our Lady of Octlan. On this trip to one of the world’s
holiest sites, you will experience an extraordinary
pilgrimage as you sightsee Mexico City, Puebla and
Coyoacan and observe Mexico’s culture.
Jordan and Cradle of Christianity
eight-day tour will let you explore Jordan and see
the area of Bethany Beyond-the-Jordan, where John
baptized Jesus and where Elijah ascended to heaven;
Mount Nebo, where Moses saw the Promised Land; Um
Qais, location of the miracle of the Gadarene swine;
the Jabbok River, where Jacob wrestled with the Angel;
and Madaba, the “City of Mosaics” where
descendants of the earliest Christians still reside.
Visit also the Archeological Museum, St. George’s
Church, Jordanian Grand Canyon and Crusader Castle.
Footsteps of Apostle Paul
10 day tour will let you experience the sights and
sounds of early Christianity as you retrace the steps
Apostle Paul and cruise to a number of places associated
with his missionary journey. Visit also the Patmos
Island and the cave where the Apostle John wrote the
Book of Revelation.
The Turkey & the Seven Churches of
Revelation 10 day tour which features
a journey through Turkey and Istanbul will let you
experience one of the most popular Christian pilgrimages.
You will visit many inspiring sites, including Ephesus-a
stomping ground for both the Apostles Paul and John.
The Egypt: Early Civilization & Christianity
9-day tour will let you experience spectacular sightseeing
to some of the world’s greatest biblical sights
including Cairo’s pyramids and St. Catherine’s
Monastery, situated at the foot of Mt. Sinai, where
Moses received the Ten Commandments.
Shrines of French Canada
6-day tour includes adventure to some of the world’s
great shrines. You will begin sightseeing in Montreal
at the Notre Dame Basilica and travel to Quebec City
to visit Sainte Anne De Beaupre, the oldest pilgrimage
destination in North America.
Kevin Wright (left), acclaimed
Catholic travel author and Religious Travel
Manager for Globus and Cosmos; and Thomas Pereira
(right) of Cosmo Enterprise met in December
2005 in San Francisco to begin a National Travel
Ministry for parishes with the mission of encouraging
pastors to start a travel ministry to religious,
historical and cultural sights around the world.
Your travel to the various key religious destinations
will not only enrich you. It will quench you and our
parish with the most intimate encounter with the roots
of our Catholic faith.
So please feel to share your passion for travel
to the National Travel Ministry. Please fill up the
form below and send them back to us! We will eagerly
wait for your response to this call!