Join Noëlle and Tom Crowe on a Domestic Pilgrimage in 2022!

We are excited to announce two more great pilgrimages in America that are in the works for 2022.

We are excited to announce two more great pilgrimages in America that are in the works for 2022:

Historic Maryland & Northern Virginia

Spring 2022

Dates TBD

Baltimore Basilica Sanctuary

The sanctuary of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of Mary, the first cathedral of Baltimore, and the first built in the United States.

Pilgrimage to the places where Catholics first began to become Americans, and to make a Catholic mark on America.

Maryland and Northern Virginia were not places Catholics were welcome for much of the colonial period. This was in spite of Maryland originally being established as a haven for Catholics in the 1630s. But Catholics fought for their rights during the colonial years, and then, when the new Constitution and Bill of Rights guaranteed religious liberty, Catholics were ready to contribute to this new nation that protected their right to practice the faith.

In episode 9, “Margaret Brent, Savior of Maryland,” Tom and Noëlle talk about the early history of Maryland and how a strong-willed woman, Margaret Brent, helped the colony remain a safe place for Catholics — for a time.

In episode 104, “Charles Carroll of Carrollton,” Tom and Noëlle talk about Charles Carroll of Carrollton. Carroll was the wealthiest man in the colonies at the time of the Revolution. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland, and he was the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.

And in episode 52, “Lt. Col. John Fitzgerald,” Tom and Noëlle talk about one of George Washington’s aides de camp, John Fitzgerald, who was Catholics. Fitzgerald was a good friend of Washington’s before the war, and it appears he got Washington to make the first contribution to the consrtruction of the new Catholic Church in Alexandria, Virginia, today’s Basilica of Mary in Old Town.

See sites associated with these episodes, plus other possible sites include…

St. Mary City • St. Clement Island • Port Tobacco • the Baltimore Basilica • Doughoregan Manor • Carroll House and St. Mary Church in Annapolis

Catholic Wisconsin

August 2022

Dates TBD

Holy Hill Basilica Autumn

The Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians high atop Holy Hill, a sacred site outside of Milwaukee.

Pilgrimage to the land of a Marian Apparition, astounding churches, deep Catholic history, and cheese.

Wisconsin has seen many waves of Catholics come through over the years. French, English, Belgian, German, Irish, Polish, and more. Some remarkable occurrences – even miraculous — have taken place, and the legacy of these holy people lives on.

In episode 38, “St. Josaphat Basilica,” Tom and Noëlle talk about how the pastor of St. Josaphat in Milwaukee repurposed a Chicago federal building to build a new church for his Polish congregation.

In episode 63, “Holy Hill,” Tom and Noëlle talk about the Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians and the legendary history of the hill it sits atop, called “Holy Hill” due to the many miracles and favors granted there.

And in episode 95, “The Apparition of Our Lady, Help of Christians,” Tom and Noëlle talk about the only approved Marian apparition in the United States, and the Belgian girl who experienced the apparition.

See sites associated with these episodes, plus other possible sites include…

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine • Schoenstatt Shrine • Rudolph Grotto • St. Joan of Arc Chapel

Full Details and Registration

We are pleased to work with the wonderful people at 206 Tours to make these pilgrimages possible. 206 Tours has been in the travel and pilgrimage business for a long time, and they know how to take care of their guests.

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