DYNAMIC CATHOLIC PILGRIMAGES
Life is a pilgrimage. We are not here on this earth forever. We are just passing through. But all the roles and responsibilities, challenges and opportunities that fill our days make it easy to lose sight of this. So sometimes we need to step back from life and take another look at who we are, what we are here for, what matters most, and what matters least. A pilgrimage is the perfect way to do this.
People have been making pilgrimages for thousands of years. What is a pilgrimage? A pilgrimage is a sacred journey.
Some people make a pilgrimage to thank God for some blessing they have received. Others make a pilgrimage to ask a special favor of God. And still others make a pilgrimage just to grow closer to God.
Every country and every city is an invitation to pray in a new way.
Each year Dynamic Catholic hosts three powerful pilgrimage experiences. We hope you will join us. You will be accompanied by incredible priests and fabulous members of the Dynamic Catholic team.
Holy Land: Walking Where Jesus Walked
Galilee • Jerusalem • Bethlehem
Walking where Jesus walked will change your life.
One pilgrim said, “Every Sunday we sit in church and listen to readings about the life and teachings of Jesus. Before I visited the Holy Land, it was like I was seeing his life in 2D and black and white. After my pilgrimage to the Holy Land, the Bible came to life for me in 3D and technicolor.”
This trip is not just an opportunity to walk where Jesus walked and visit dozens of places mentioned in the Bible. It is also an opportunity to renew your relationship with Jesus, and to step back and think about the next phase of your life.2017 Pilgrimage
Paris, France: Could One Week in Paris Change Your Life?
Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and around every corner there is a great story to inspire us to live our faith more.
There are the obvious sites like Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, and the Basilica of Sacre Coeur, but hidden in the shadows of these great icons are the lives of some great saints.
It is amazing how many saints lived in Paris at one time or another.
Most group trips only stop in Paris for a day or two, but we are going to spend a life-changing week in Paris. This pilgrimage is also unique because we will tour together each morning and have free time most afternoons to explore the places that most interest you in the City of Lights.
We are also making an optional extension trip to Lourdes available. Every year millions of people visit this village in the southwest of France where countless miracles have taken place over the past 150 years.2017 Pilgrimage
Rome, Italy: Walking with Pope Francis and Saint Francis Today
Rome • Assisi • Florence
“I was sitting in Assisi, in the main square, drinking hot chocolate, and I thought to myself: This trip has changed my life!”
Every Catholic should visit Rome at some time in their life. Dynamic Catholic will take you places and give you experiences that the average group just doesn’t have access to.
St. Peter’s Basilica, the Pieta, the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museums, Trevi Fountain, the catacombs, the Colosseum, and an audience with Pope Francis. These are just some of the places and things we will experience together in Rome before making our way to the peaceful hillside village of Assisi to learn about the life of Saint Francis.
El Camino de Santiago
Madrid → Santiago de Compostela
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people walk El Camino de Santiago, one of the oldest and most important Christian pilgrimage routes in the world. Now it’s your turn. Whether your motivation is spiritual growth, adventure, exercise, making new friends, or taking a step back from your busy life, this will be an unforgettable experience that will challenge your body, mind, and soul.
Follow in the footsteps of Jesus’ apostle Saint James as you trek over Spain’s high plains and hills, and through fields and forests, on your way to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the tomb of Saint James. Along the way you’ll pause at the Iron Cross, celebrate Mass in historic churches, monasteries, and cathedrals, and explore bustling towns and quaint villages.
Take an epic 75-mile journey that will transform your life.2017 Pilgrimage