Fr. Jerry Orbos S.V.D.
October 10, 2017
Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vienna is the capital of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. It is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic and...Vienna
Vienna is the capital of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. It is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic and political center.
Vienna is regarded as the “City of Music” because of its musical legacy of the great age of Viennese Classicism. Many notable musicians were born in Vienna, including: Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Falco, Franz Schubert, Gerhard Potuznik, Louie Austen, Arnold Schönberg, and Fritz Kreisler.
The Historic center of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.
Split is the second largest city in Croatia. The city was originally built around the Diocletian palace (a palace and fort built for the retired Roman emperor, Diocletian) where the...Split
Split is the second largest city in Croatia. The city was originally built around the Diocletian palace (a palace and fort built for the retired Roman emperor, Diocletian) where the locals sought refuge centuries ago. Split has a unique setting. Its dramatic coastal mountains act as the perfect backdrop to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic.
In 1979, the historic center of Split was included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Split is said to be one of the centers of Croatian culture. Its literary tradition can be traced to medieval times.
Bol is a city in Dalmatia. Situated in a secluded place, on the southern coast of Brac, Bol is the oldest town of Brac and one of the most famous...Bol
Bol is a city in Dalmatia. Situated in a secluded place, on the southern coast of Brac, Bol is the oldest town of Brac and one of the most famous seaside resorts of the Adriatic.
Bol has some beautiful historic buildings, including the ancient monastery and houses built by the Venetian rulers. The main thing to see is the idyllic views at every turn. It fascinates with crystal clear water, wonderful nature and the virgin beauty of the stony island houses the Croatian poet Tin Ujevic sung about.
Curving around a pretty bay, Stari Grad is one of Croatia’s oldest towns, dating back to 385BC when it was a Greek colony called Pharos. You’ll see the name on...Stari Grad
Curving around a pretty bay, Stari Grad is one of Croatia’s oldest towns, dating back to 385BC when it was a Greek colony called Pharos. You’ll see the name on innumerable street signs and businesses around town. Although there’s not much for beach buffs, Stari Grad is a peaceful place with several interesting sights. Plus, it’s right on the edge of the Stari Grad Plain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and makes an excellent base to visit the site.
The island of Hvar is the Queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It is famous because of its important strategic and nautical position. Thanks to the mild climate, the warm...Hvar
The island of Hvar is the Queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It is famous because of its important strategic and nautical position. Thanks to the mild climate, the warm winters and pleasant summers, Hvar receives many guests, scientists and travelers who are attracted by the dense Mediterranean nature, rich tradition and architecture, and nightlife.
Hvar has celebrated 140 years of organized tourism, and today it is considered to be one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world.
Vis is one of the Dalmatian islands in Croatia. It is an historic and beautiful island, laying further from the mainland than other more famous islands such as Hvar, whilst...Vis
Vis is one of the Dalmatian islands in Croatia. It is an historic and beautiful island, laying further from the mainland than other more famous islands such as Hvar, whilst still easy to reach. Its main town is its namesake, also called Vis. Through the years, Vis has been part of almost all the empires and civilizations in this part of the world – British, Venetian, Ottoman, Yugoslav, Italian, etc. – due to its geographic position. Yugoslavia’s most famous leader Tito was ordered to hide here by Churchill. Nowadays, there is a relaxed and beautiful island that is a great getaway from the larger cities that connect Vis with the mainland.
The island has plenty of superb beaches. Most of them are peaceful even in full season. In general, the seafront is not overly exploited and looks really natural.
Vela Luka is a small town and a municipality in Dubrovnik-Neretva County in southern Dalmatia, Croatia. The town is located on the western side of the island of Korcula at...Vela Luka
Vela Luka is a small town and a municipality in Dubrovnik-Neretva County in southern Dalmatia, Croatia. The town is located on the western side of the island of Korcula at the bottom of a wide bay which has many indented coves.
The town of Vela Luka is an oasis of Dalmatia and Mediterranean influences: mild climate, unpolluted sea and air, olive groves, fig trees and tuneful melodies. Vela Luka is surrounded by the richness and beauty of nature. It is the second largest settlement on the Adriatic islands, a safe harbor for seafarers.
Korcula is an island in the Adriatic Sea, in Southern Dalmatia, near Dubrovnik. According to some sources, Marco Polo may have been born here. The island is known for its...Korcula
Korcula is an island in the Adriatic Sea, in Southern Dalmatia, near Dubrovnik. According to some sources, Marco Polo may have been born here. The island is known for its dense forest and the ancient Greeks called the island Black Korcula for this reason.
The main resorts are Korcula Town (people call it “Little Dubrovnik” because of its medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses), Vela Luka and Lumbarda. There’s also smaller towns and villages dotted around on the island for those looking for a more secluded holiday.
Korcula is one of Croatia’s most treasured islands, although, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, not quite as popular as some of its slightly more northern counterparts, such as Brac and Hvar. This may be because the island is a little further away to get to (both from Split or Dubrovnik) and some of the most convenient ferry services to the island only run in the summer. On one hand, of course, this is somewhat of a shame, but on the other, this means you have fewer crowds and can enjoy the island more!
Mljet is one of the most seductive of all the Adriatic islands. Much of the island is covered by forests and the rest is dotted with fields, vineyards and small...
Mljet is one of the most seductive of all the Adriatic islands. Much of the island is covered by forests and the rest is dotted with fields, vineyards and small villages. The western tip contains Mljet National Park, where the lush vegetation, pine forests and spectacular saltwater lakes are exceptionally scenic. It’s an unspoilt oasis of tranquillity that, according to legend, captivated Odysseus for seven years
The highlight and the most unusual feature of Mljet National Park is the two inland salt water lakes–Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero–connected to the sea by a narrow canal. You can stroll along the lakes on paths shaded by pine trees, bicycle through the park, rent a kayak to paddle the lakes or simply swim the clear, blue water. In the middle of Veliko Jezero is the tiny islet of Sv Marija which contains a former Benedictine monastery dating from the 12th century. It’s now a restaurant, accessible by regularly scheduled small boats.
Dubrovnik is a stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia. It is the proudest feather in Croatia’s tourist cap, an elite destination...Dubrovnik
Dubrovnik is a stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia. It is the proudest feather in Croatia’s tourist cap, an elite destination and one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean. Dubbed as the Pearl of the Adriatic, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979.
Home to many notable poets, playwrights, painters, mathematicians, physicists and other scholars, Dubrovnik was one of the centers of the development of the Croatian language and literature.
Medjugorje is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name Medjugorje literally means “between mountains.” It has a mild Mediterranean climate. On June 25, 1981,...Medjugorje
Medjugorje is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name Medjugorje literally means “between mountains.” It has a mild Mediterranean climate.
On June 25, 1981, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to six children in the mountain village of Medjugorje. To this day, the Blessed Virgin Mary is coming and giving messages to the world through these 6 people (known as visionaries): Ivanka,Mirjana, Vicka, Maria, Ivan and Jacov. She tells us that God has sent Her to our world, and these years she is spending with us are a time of Grace granted by God. The Blessed Virgin Mary comes with a mission of peace and love and urges us to return to God with all our hearts.
The place is now a popular site of religious pilgrimages.
Would you like to take some time to relax and renew your spirit? Join a 16-day Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Medjugorje with Vienna and Adriatic Cruise with Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD leaving on October 10, 2017. On pilgrimage, be inspired by the homilies and nuggets of wisdom of Fr. Jerry Orbos; encounter God’s grace through every person you will meet; and be awed by the beauty of nature and culture of the places you will visit.
Begin your pilgrimage in Vienna, Austria’s capital and Europe’s seat of culture. The city’s metropolitan charm, vibrancy and flair will undoubtedly captivate you. Travel to Split where you will begin your 7-night exclusive chartered Adriatic cruise. Discover the idyllic Croatian archipelago and Dalmatian Coast from Split to Dubrovnik. Experience a special prayer retreat to be led by Fr. Jerry Orbos during the cruise. It is the perfect combination of prayers, bonding time, adventure and relaxation on board a deluxe vessel equipped with modern facilities to give you utmost comfort, all onboard a cruise exclusive to the pilgrimage group.
Wind down your pilgrimage in Medjugorje, a special place frequented by pilgrims in search of the spirituality and serenity that exists here. Climb the Apparition Hill, where Our Lady first appeared to the visionaries. Along the path, a wooden cross marks the site where Our Lady of Medjugorje made the first call to peace. Pray before the True Cross of Jesus on the Krizevac Mountain, where a relic from the original cross of Christ was built into this cross.
Join a 16-day Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Medjugorje plus Vienna and Adriatic Cruise with Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD leaving on October 10, 2017. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience the best of both worlds — a spiritually enriching experience while exploring stunningly beautiful places — a once in a lifetime experience.
Our pilgrimage was worth all the hardships (I was having leg pains). We had an excellent leader in the person of Adrian, two priests Fathers Val and Ron, who gave us very nice pieces of advice and homilies, and of course the members of the group who were all very nice. Looking forward to join another pilgrimage.Emily Bautista
It was the most profound experience I had in my whole life....Walking with the Footsteps where Jesus walked made my life more grateful and humble....My faith become stronger as I express it...A growing faith is a sharing faith....TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! SHALOM!Carmen Nierra
Vir & I would like to express our gratitude for a wonderful pilgrimage we had from Sept 5-18. From checking-in last Sept 5 & all during the tour, we felt the care from a family. No words can ever describe how thankful we are. I almost cried last Sept 8, (my birthday) when we (2 of us have the same birthday) were given a surprise mini celebration when after our dinner, we were given a cake. I really felt the love of a family then. All these things made possible because of your capable coordinator Ms. Ging Igual. She's such a wonderful leader. Kudos to her. Rest assured that i will refer your company to all my friends who are planning to go on pilgrimage . Good day & may God always guide & protect all of you in the Pilgrims' Center/ Executive Resources, Inc. Cora Franca PilgrimCora and Vir Franca
Dear Pilgrims' Center: My husband Aldo & I would like to praise & commend our Pilgrim Chaplain Fr. Dante Venus & our Tour Leader Bro. Monty for the very successful & memorable pilgrimage to Italy & the Holy Land we were very fortunate to join on March 26-April 8, 2018. It was very hectic to be sure, but still they managed our time very well that we were able to visit more places than was promised in the itinerary, and we are very appreciative of that. Likewise, the solemnity of the whole pilgrimage experience was still observed despite many of us in the group, myself included, often forgetting that we were pilgrims & not tourists 😉😉, taking photos, selfies, etc. instead of, or before focusing on what the local guide was explaining or on the scripture readings. I cannot fault us pilgrims on this because for many of us seniors, and I speak for my husband & I, that trip might be our first & last time to visit those places, so we made sure they were properly documented. Nonetheless, it was a truly spiritually uplifting & life-changing experience for us. We continue to thank our Lord for making that experience of a lifetime possible. Indeed, nothing is impossible for God! Thank you very much to Fr. Dante, Bro. Monty & to each of us pilgrims in the group for the prayers, love, care & concern shown to each other. Let us continue to pray for and with each other. It is my hope that we meet each other again soon, to strengthen our bonds of friendships. Most sincerely, Leclec CabusoraLeclec Cabusora
I am honored to be included in this pilgrimage. The Pilgrims' Center has very good itineraries worth remembering. No hours wasted. They took very good care of us in spite of our big number of 47 people. The daily mass and homilies of Fr. Manny Cruz held in different shrines and churches were very inspirational and transforming. Accommodations were nice most especially the one on top of the Mountain with an awesome view built in 1909. It's like travelling back in time. I definitely would want to do it again with Pilgrim Center.Peter Joseph Mapua
The Pilgrims' Center always gives you the best. They let you feel like an Executive in terms of personal service & attention especially during pilgrimage. Their choices of pilgrimages and pilgrim chaplains are outstanding. You go back home very fulfilled and immersed...Marlene Silvestre
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