JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING PILGRIMAGE!
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June 12-17, 2023
The Journey of
Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego
Mexico City Pilgrimage
Led by Jen Settle and Fr. Benjamin Lehnertz
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Please note that COVID vaccination is not required.
Journey with Theology of the Body Institute, as we walk the way of St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City!
As the story of St. Juan Diego’s encounters with Our Lady of Guadalupe unfolds, there are many twists and turns that are relatable to our own faith journey: out of fear or feelings of unworthiness, we avoid what is asked of us by the Lord, when we share our encounters with the Lord, we are sometimes not believed, and when we have encountered the sacred, we are transformed into sharers of the Gospel.
Join Jen Settle, Consecrated Virgin and Director of Ongoing Formation for the Theology of the Body Institute and Father Benjamin Lehnertz, past chaplain for TOBI courses and pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Orlando, Fla., as they lead pilgrims on a retreat into the hearts of Saint Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
A retreat-like experience led by Jen Settle and Fr. Ben Lehnertz, complete with private daily Mass, Confessions and opportunities for Spiritual Direction.
Multiple visits to the Basilica Shrine of Our lady of Guadalupe Campus
Visits to holy sites connected to the journey of St. Juan Diego and Our Lady of Guadalupe. Also visits to the tombs of Blessed Conchita Cabrera, Blessed Miguel Pro and Bishop Zummaraga.
Open times to explore the food and culture of Mexico City on your own.
PLEASE NOTE: Itinerary may be revised before and during the pilgrimage based on circumstances out of our control (i.e. weather, traffic, etc...).
Oct. 26-Nov. 2, 2023
"St. Therese & the Little Way" Seine River France Cruise
* Plus optional pre-cruise extension
to Lourdes Oct. 22-26, 2023 *
Led by Dr. Christopher and Wendy West,
w/ Fr. Luke Farabaugh, Jason & Jeanette Clark
Please note that COVID vaccination is not required.
Immersion Into St. Therese's "Little Way" & TOB
Dr. Christopher West will create an exclusive pilgrim booklet for his reflections, which will explore St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body while incorporating the wisdom and insight of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Pilgrims will discover the deep significance of: what it means to be made in the image and likeness of God; why God created us male and female; how the physical union of man and woman is innately oriented toward life and love; and how this union is the essential foundation for a life-affirming society — all in the light of spiritual childhood and the Little Way of St. Thérèse.
Christopher will be joined by his wife, Wendy; Fr. Luke Farabaugh, chaplain; and Jason and Jeanette Clark, TOBI Executive Director and Faculty.
Paris, Giverny, Liseiux, Normandy, Rouen and more!
We will begin and end our journey in Paris. In between, as we sail, we'll visit Lisieux to follow in the footsteps of St. Therese and her parents Sts. Marie and Louis (the first spouses to be canonized as a couple). Other highlights include Monet's Estate in Giverny; the Normandy Beaches of World War II; Rouen, where the trial and execution of St. Joan of Arc took place; and much more.
Q&As with Christopher and Wendy West!
Christopher and Wendy West, hosts of Ask Christopher West (the world's most listened to podcast on Theology of the Body), will hold a special Q&A session that may turn into an episode or two!
The Comfort and Peace of a River Cruise
Pilgrims have the options to relax on the ship each day or join us for fun excursions. Upon return to the ship, we will have fantastic meals on the ship and then it's up to the top deck for some wine, conversation or prayer, all while watching the beautiful scenery go by.
Explore the City or Relax on the Ship
During Leisure Times
You will have plenty of free time to explore the local cuisine, social life and sites not on the itinerary but you want to visit. Or you have the option to relax back on the ship — perhaps enjoy a drink on the top deck. Our motto is Faith, Food & Fun!
Only 19 cabins available!*
Place your deposit now to claim your cabin!
* As of 4/30/23
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Ship Layout and Daily Itinerary!
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The Institute is not able to offer financial assistance for pilgrimages. We encourage you to place your desire in the arms of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Anyone who feels called to sponsor someone with financial difficulties can click here to contact the TOBI Pilgrimage Team.
What Makes a TOBI Pilgrimage Special?
Here’s what you’ll get when you join
a Theology of the Body Institute pilgrimage
& TOB Institute Team
You will get daily reflections from the TOB Institute team, including an exclusive study guide from which you can mine riches long after the pilgrimage! We are also pilgrims with you and enjoy getting to know everyone!
Stay in five- and four-star hotels throughout your journey!
Free Time to Explore
We build in open evenings and a leisure day into each pilgrimage so you can explore on your own!
Daily Mass, Confession
& Spiritual Direction
Our chaplains celebrate private daily Masses for the group and are available throughout for the sacrament of Reconciliation and for spiritual direction.
Your pilgrimage includes a mix of open meal times to explore local eateries as well as group meals at fantastic restaurants.
A Fun Pilgrim Family
When you experience sacred sites as a pilgrim family, you make friends for life. Our groups are always a lot of fun!