Join Us On A Pilgrimage!
We have amazing Catholic holy sites right here in America. Come with us on pilgrimage to learn about our own rich Catholic history here on these shores. Schedule a pilgrimage with us to experience the places were the Church in America grew!
Come to know and love your faith even more on an American Catholic History Pilgrimage!
August 6-11, 2023
St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral • St. Rose Priory • Gethsemani • St. Thomas Cabin • Loretto • Bishop Flaget’s Tomb • Angel’s Envy • Heaven Hill • Maker’s Mark • Jim Beam
We will visit one of the most important Catholic regions of the United States. The first major settlement of U.S. Catholics west of the Appalachians took place around Bardstown. In 1808 Bardstown became the first inland diocese. The saintly Bishop Flaget became the first bishop of that vast diocese. The Dominicans, Trappists, and Sisters of Loretto call this region home.
At the same time that all of this was happening, that most American of spirits was born and raised: bourbon whiskey. Some of the earliest bourbon makers were among these Catholic families — including Basil Hayden, and Johannes Boehm, the original Jim Beam.
Colonial and Early American Catholicism — Maryland and Virginia
St. Mary City • St. Clement Island • the Baltimore Basilica • Carmel of Port Tobacco • Charles Carroll • Whitemarsh • Old Town Alexandria • More
Experience the places were the earliest Catholics came ashore and established the Church in the British Colonies, and where the Church in the United States got its start.
St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral • St. Rose Priory • Gethsemani • St. Thomas Cabin • Loretto • Bishop Flaget’s Tomb • More
Bardstown, Kentucky was the first inland diocese, established in 1808. See the original homes of the Dominicans, Sisters of Loretto, Trappists at Gethsemani, the first cathedral, and first parish. Also, each day has at least one bourbon tour and tasting!
Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico!
Loretto Staircase • St. Francis Cathedral Basilica • Chimayo • Christ in the Desert Monastery • Mission San Miguel • More
The oldest city that is a state capital in the U.S. also is home to some of the oldest Catholicism in the U.S. Long before New Mexico was part of the U.S. it had a rich history and a “melting pot” aspect all its own.
Our Lady of Good Help • St. Josaphat • Our Lady of Guadalupe • Holy Hill • St. Joan of Arc • Roland Gardens • More
Wisconsin has a rich Catholic history with shrines and sites of holy happenings all over the state. The only approved Marian apparition in the U.S. in Door County begins our pilgrimage, which ends with some spectacular churches with great stories in Milwaukee. Also, beer and cheese.
More In the Works…
We are working on itineraries and details for a number of great destinations, including:
- New Orleans
- New England
- California Missions
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