RELIGIOUS TRAVEL INTERNATIONAL (RTI) provides unforgettable journeys for those inspired to visit sacred sites in search of a pilgrimage experience. We believe that each pilgrim is accompanied by God's grace on the pilgrimage journey. Whether it is a change in the way one looks at everyday life or a new spiritual insight gained, there will always be rewards along the way. Pilgrimage travel is like no other. It reminds us of our sacred purpose - to grow closer to God. RTI considers it a great privilege to share in your journeys to nourish the soul. Plan or join a pilgrimage today!
A Pilgrimage to France, Spain and Portugalwith St. Mary's Catholic ParishSeptember 10-20, 2019
Travel with Father Javier Nieva, DCJM, Pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Parish, on a pilgrimage journey through France, Spain and Portugal. Begin at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes situated in the lovely Pyrenean Valley. Other highlights include Loyola, the birthplace of St. Ignatius; Javier, home of St. Francis Xavier, a great Jesuit missionary; Zaragoza, where Our Lady is said to have appeared to St. James before her Assumption into heaven; Avila, where St. Teresa of Avila first became a nun and later a prioress; Segovia, which holds the remains of St. John of the Cross; Salamanca, an ancient university town of Spain; and Fatima, where Our Lady of the Rosary appeared to three shepherd children. Also see some of the religious and historic sites of the city of Lisbon - and more!Click here for more information or to register for the pilgrimage to France, Spain and Portugal.
A Pilgrimage to the Holy LandApril 30-May 9, 2019
There is no better place on earth than Israel for Christians to feel the events of Jesus’ life coming alive before their eyes and in their hearts. As expressed by Saint John Paul II, “How many memories and images and how much passion and great mystery surround the word Jerusalem! For us as Christians, it represents the geographical point of union between God and men, between eternity and history.” Join Mark Forrest, Irish Tenor, and Chaplain Fr. James Barkett on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Experience firsthand the sacred places connected with the life, death and resurrection of Jesus!Click here for more information or to register for the pilgrimage to the Holy Landwith Mark Forrest
In the footsteps of saints old and new, this pilgrimage will journey through Ireland, a land of enchanting beauty. Immersed in the backdrop of this natural beauty, the green hills and stunning cliffs, we will explore the rich heritage of Catholicism and the Irish people. Much of this heritage lies in ancient ruins, though its stony monuments point to the great faith that converted the Celtic tribes and established a unique monastic tradition. Newer monuments have also arisen from the prayer and work of new monks and communities, enriched by contemporary saints who have expressed the faith in the modern world. We will visit the sites of Ireland's ancient heroes such as Saints Brigid, Kevin, and Brendan, newer ones, St. Oliver Plunkett, Bl. John Henry Newman, and Ven. Matt Talbot, as well as the shrine of Knock graced by an apparition of Our Lady. Experiences of natural beauty will include Croagh Patrick, the Cliffs of Moher, and a river cruise on the Corrib. Pilgrims will experience an immersion into the beauty of the land, saints, and culture that have shaped Ireland's rich tradition and life. Click here for more information or to register for the pilgrimage to Ireland.
Belgium is the land of beer, known for producing some of the most unique and coveted beers in the world. The most renowned of these beers are Saisons, Trappist Ales, and Lambic. Learn more about each of these styles of beer as you travel with Matthew Peetz (Director of Craft Brewing, Regis University), and Charlie Gottenkieny and Ryan Evans (owners of Bruz Beers). Begin in Brussels in the Belgian beer museum. From there you will journey into the countryside to learn about the traditional methods of making Saison at Brasserie Dupont and Blaugies. The trip will continue with a look inside some of the oldest and most secretive breweries in the world, still run by the monks who founded them centuries ago, as you sip beer at Orval, Chimay, and Westvletren. The next leg on the trip will allow you to learn about the oldest Belgian beer style, lambic, as you go behind the scenes at Drie Fonteinen and Cantillon. Finally, spend the last two days of the trip exploring the international city of Brussels.Click here for more information or to register for the trip to Belgium.REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Contact RTI with All Your Pilgrimage Needs!Email: JohnM@rtijourneys.com or JaneL@rtijourneys.comTel: 303-563-6255 or 303-563-6261
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