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Fatima, Portugal

Mary appeared here in 1917.

Info on The Apparitions, the Message of Fatima, Pictures of Fatima, Portugal, Attractions in Portugal, the Children, Sister Lucia,   Fatima, Portugal



Mexico City

Visit the Basilica and Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe where the Blessed Mother appeared to St. Juan Diego. The Basilica houses the tilma or cloak that is imprinted with the miraculous image of the Blessed Mother. The colors of the image were not produced by anything on Earth.

Info on St. Juan Diego, Our Lady of Guadalupe,  Ancient Account of Miracle,

Sample trip, Mexico City, 





Lourdes, France

Mary appeared here in 1858. Info on the History of Lourdes, St. Bernadette of Lourdes, St. Bernadette Soubirous, Lourdes and St. Bernadette, St. Bernadette the Visionary,  



Padua, Italy

It’s got the relics of St. Anthony  



Lyons, France

St. Irenaeus, the renowned Early Church Father, was bishop of Lyons in the second century.




The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is the sacred site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and Resurrection.

Sample Trip to Jerusalem, Life of Jesus Christ, the Holy Sepulchre, Pictures of the Holy Sepulchre, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, What Pope John Paul II Said at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Way of the Cross,




Ephesus, Turkey

It is believed the Blessed Mother lived here under the care of St. John the Apostle until the end of her life. The House of Mary is visited not only by Christians, but by Muslims, who regard her as a holy woman.



Washington, D.C.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Mary is the patroness of the United States.



Vatican City (a tiny country surrounded by Rome, Italy)

Where the pope lives. St. Peter’s Basilica was built over the tomb of St. Peter, the first pope. South of Rome, visit the 5th century Abbey of Monte Cassino. Info on the Holy See, Basilica of St. Peter, St. Peter’s Square,  Photo Gallery,  Michelangelo’s Pieta, St. Peter, and Order of St. Benedict.



Krakow, Poland

It was here that St. Faustina received from Christ the message of Divine Mercy. St. Faustina’s tomb is also here. Sample trip.



St. Paul the Apostle preached in Greek cities such as Philippi, Thessaloniki, Athens, Corinth, and Ephessos



Knock, Ireland

Ireland’s National Marian Shrine The Blessed Mother appeared here in 1879. so did St. Joseph and St. John the Evangelist. Story of the Apparitions. Info on Our Lady of Knock.

This shrine was visited by Pope John Paul II and Mother Teresa.



Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Sites include Bethlehem (birthplace of Jesus), Bethany (home of Martha and Mary), Nazareth (where Jesus was a young boy), Jerusalem (home of the Mount of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, the Last Supper, place where cocked crowed, etc.), Galilee, Mount Carmel, Cana (where Jesus performed His first miracle at a wedding), the Jordan River, the Via Dolorosa, Jericho, Emmaus, Qumran (where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found) and Samaria.

Info on the Holy Land

Via Dolorosa (Way of the Cross)



Assisi, Italy

Home to St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare of Assisi. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis.


San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy

Visit the Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church, built in honor of the great saint and stigmatic St. Padre Pio.



Lanciano, Italy

Visit the location of the Eucharistic Miracle of the 8th century. During Mass, a priest held up the bread and wine. He and the whole church saw it turn into flesh and blood. Hundreds of years later, DNA testing showed it was fresh blood of a living person. The blood was type AB. The flesh was from a living heart. Visit the miracle at the Church of St. Francis. Sample of Italy pilgrimage. Sample 2.





Siena, Italy

Home of the great St. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380). See the house where she grew up. St. Catherine was a brilliant theologian and diplomat and was named Doctor of the Church. Read her Treatise: Dialogue of the Seraphic Virgin.



Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1.     Visit the National Shrine of Saint John Neumann. Pray before the body of this saint and little bishop of Philadelphia. Located at 5th & Girard Streets.


  1. In Philadelphia’s northern suburb of Bensalem, visit the Shrine of Saint Mother Katharine Drexel at 1663 Bristol Pike, Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA 19020. Mother Katharine Drexel and the order of nuns she founded opened schools around the country for the poor, Native Indians, and blacks. Katharine gave up her millions and lived in poverty.



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