Fr. Dante Venus S.V.D.
Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
In 1633 the Oberammergau villagers promised to perform the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every tenth year, in so far as no one was to die of the plague anymore. The villagers were answered by God and therefore in 1634 the first Passion Play took place. The promise has been kept until today.
From May 16th to October 4th 2022 the 42nd Passion Play will take place in Oberammergau. Watch the most important Passion Play in the world. Join a 16-day Pilgrimage to Oberammergau with Medjugorje plus Germany and the Balkan States with Fr. Dante Venus, SVD leaving on May 30, 2022.
Your pilgrimage begins with a Mass at the Catholic Church of St. Johann Nepomuk in Munich, Germany. This awe inspiring church is an 18th century Baroque and Rococo church built by the Asam brothers. Head south to visit the world-famous Andechs Monastery nestled in the picturesque countryside of the Bavarian Alpine foothills. Steeped in serenity and history, the Andechs Monastery is a hidden gem and surely worth a visit.
Next stop is a visit to the awe inspiring Pilgrimage Church of Wies, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Miraculously preserved, the church is a masterpiece of Bavarian Rococo architecture. It was built to house the miraculous statue of the Scourged Saviour after tears were seen coming from the wooden statue of Jesus. Onwards to Unterammergau/Bad Kohlgrub where you will stay for two nights.
Begin the day with a visit to the Kloster Ettal Benedictine Abbey. Close to Oberammergau, the Kloster Ettal Benedictine Abbey is rightly called one of the masterpieces of Bavarian architecture. Not to be missed is a visit to the monastery distillery where you will have the chance to sample their world-famous Ettal Abbey liquers which has been brewed for more than 400 years.
Head for Oberammergau to watch the world famous Passion Play, staged by the entire village, making it the largest amateur theater production in the world.
Travel onwards to the shrine of the Chapel of Grace in Altotting, which houses the miraculous image of Our Lady of Altotting or Black Madonna of Altotting.
Leave Germany for Austria where you will visit Salzberg and Villach before proceeding to Bled in Slovenia. Breathtaking and incredibly photogenic, Bled has a picture perfect church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps as backdrop. Celebrate Mass at the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians in Brezje, Slovenia, the largest pilgrimage church in Slovenia and the national shrine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ljubljana.
Travel onwards to Croatia where you will spend a full day at the Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, interconnected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. Next stop is Split which houses some of the most impressive ruins in the Mediterranean.
Spend three days in Medjugorje, an important place of pilgrimage and encouragement for the faithful seeking God in their lives. Climb the Apparition Mountain or Mount Podbrdo, where Our Lady first appeared to the visionaries. 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.
Cap off your pilgrimage in the picturesque town of Dubrovnik. Dubbed as the “Pearl of the Adriatic,” Dubrovnik is one of the most prominent tourist places in the Mediterranean.
Embark on a 16-day Pilgrimage to Oberammergau with Medjugorje plus Germany and the Balkan States with Fr. Dante Venus, SVD leaving on May 30, 2022. Enjoy the fullness of peace that can only be found in the loving presence of God.
Munich is the capital and the most populous city of Bavaria, Germany. It is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, as well as the 12th largest...MUNICH
Munich is the capital and the most populous city of Bavaria, Germany.
It is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg, as well as the 12th largest city in the European Union.
Munich is famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Munich’s cultural scene is second to none in Germany, with the museums even considered by some to outrank Berlin in quality. Many travelers to Munich are absolutely stunned by the quality of the architecture. Although it was heavily damaged by allied bombing during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city center appears mostly as it did in the late 1800s including its largest church, the Frauenkirche, and the famous city hall (Neues Rathaus).
The Benedictine priory and erstwhile abbey of Andechs is a place of pilgrimage on a hill east of the Ammersee in Upper Bavaria in Germany. Andechs Abbey is world famous...ANDECHS
The Benedictine priory and erstwhile abbey of Andechs is a place of pilgrimage on a hill east of the Ammersee in Upper Bavaria in Germany.
Andechs Abbey is world famous for its flamboyant Baroque church and its brewery Klosterbraueri Andechs.
Seen from miles around atop Holy Mountain above the eastern bank of Ammer Lake, Andechs Monastery is the oldest pilgrimage church in Bavaria and since 1850, an asset of the Benedictine monastery, St. Boniface, in Munich. Every year, thousands of tourists visit the church und hold retreats for body and soul.
Steingaden is a town and municipality in the Weilheim-Schongau district of Upper Bavaria, Germany. It is the site of the 12th century Steingaden Abbey (Kloster Steingaden) and the Weis Church,...STEINGADEN
Steingaden is a town and municipality in the Weilheim-Schongau district of Upper Bavaria, Germany.
It is the site of the 12th century Steingaden Abbey (Kloster Steingaden) and the Weis Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The community lies in the Alpine foothills, on the border between Upper Bavaria and the Allgau.
Bad Kohlgrub is in the Garmish-Partenkirchen district of Upper Bravaria. It is a small skiing resort and spa on the Ammergau railway between Murnau and Oberammergau. The town’s “home mountain”...BAD KOHLGRUB
Bad Kohlgrub is in the Garmish-Partenkirchen district of Upper Bravaria.
It is a small skiing resort and spa on the Ammergau railway between Murnau and Oberammergau. The town’s “home mountain” is the Hornle mountain, accessible by chairlift.
Bad Kohlgrub was Bavaria’s frist “WellVital town,” a Garden of Eden for health and wellness in all its facets.
Unterammergau is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria, Germany. It is the site of the 11th century Chapel of St. Leonhard, patron saint of horses, which is...UNTERAMMERGAU
Unterammergau is a municipality in the district of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in Bavaria, Germany.
It is the site of the 11th century Chapel of St. Leonhard, patron saint of horses, which is the terminus of the annual Leonhardritt and Blessing of the Animals.
Ettal Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in the village of Ettal close to Oberammergau in Bavaria, Germany. With a community (as of 2005) of more than 50 monks, with another...ETTAL
Ettal Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in the village of Ettal close to Oberammergau in Bavaria, Germany.
With a community (as of 2005) of more than 50 monks, with another five at Wechselburg, the Abbey is one of the largest Benedictine houses and is a major attraction for visitors.
Ettal Abbey was founded on 28 April 1330 by Emperor Ludwig the Bavarian in the Graswang valley. The foundation legend is that Ludwig’s horse genuflected three times on the site of the original church building, where a marble statuette of the Madonna and Child now stands. The statue was brought by Ludwig from Pisa as a gift for his new foundation. It soon became an object of pilgrimage. The church is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin.
Since the 17th century, the monk’s distillery has been producing the legendary and world famous Ettal Abbey liqueurs from more than 50 carefully selected herbs. This centuries-old recipe is still distilled at the monastery by the monks.
South of Munich lies the small Bavarian town of Oberammergau. This town owes its world-famous reputation to the famous Passion Play that has been performed every 10 years (with only...OBERRAMERGAU
South of Munich lies the small Bavarian town of Oberammergau. This town owes its world-famous reputation to the famous Passion Play that has been performed every 10 years (with only a couple of exceptions) in the town since 1634.
The play has its origins in the middle ages when the Bubonic Plague, or Black Death, ravaged all of Europe and by some estimates decimated almost half of the entire population.
The local inhabitants had quarantined the village of Oberammergau to keep the plague from entering, but one night a local farmer who had been working elsewhere sneaked back in to the village and brought the disease with him. Soon 20% of the villagers were dead. The villagers met in the Parish church and vowed to perform Passion Plays every 10 years if only God would spare them any future deaths. From that time forward no one died and the villagers have kept their promise.
The play tells of the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The next scheduled performance is in 2020. Performances are given 5 times weekly from May through October. The actors are all local villagers and they begin growing beards and preparing for their parts about a year ahead of time. Roles are often handed down from generation to generation. Only people who were either born in Oberammergau or have been living there for 20 years can take part.
Attendance at this play can be a very unforgettable and moving experience.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Altotting, also known as the Chapel of Grace, is the national shrine of Bavaria dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is known for...SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF ALTOTTING
The Shrine of Our Lady of Altotting, also known as the Chapel of Grace, is the national shrine of Bavaria dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
It is known for the many healings which are said to have taken place there, and is commonly called “the Lourdes of Germany.”
The octagonal chapel which houses the image of Our Lady dates to about AD660, and is the oldest Marian shrine in Germany. The image of Mary venerated there is a Black Madonna of great antiquity (possibly about 1330), carved from lindenwood.
The shrine became a popular pilgrim destination when it became known for the miraculous recovery in 1489 of a young boy who had been drowned, after his mother laid his body before the image and prayed to the Blessed Mother for a miracle.
Burghausen is the largest town in the Altotting district of Upper Bavaria in Germany It is situated on the Salzach river, near the border with Austria. Burghausen castle rests along...BURGHAUSEN
Burghausen is the largest town in the Altotting district of Upper Bavaria in Germany
It is situated on the Salzach river, near the border with Austria.
Burghausen castle rests along a ridgeline, and is the longest castle in the world.
The city is thus aptly named as “Burg” is the German name for castle.
Salzburg is the capital city of the State of Salzburg and the 4th largest city in Austria. Its historic center is renowned for its Baroque architecture and is one of...SALZBURG
Salzburg is the capital city of the State of Salzburg and the 4th largest city in Austria.
Its historic center is renowned for its Baroque architecture and is one of the best preserved city centers north of the Alps, with 27 churches. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996.
The city has three universities and a large population of students. Tourists also visit Salzburg to tour the historic center and the scenic Alpine surroundings.
Salzburg was the birthplace of the 18th century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid-20th century, the city was the setting for the musical play and film The Sound of Music.
The name Salzburg literally means “Salt Fortress”, and derives its name from the barges carrying salt on the Salzach river, which were subject to a toll in the 8th century.
Villach is the the 7th largest city in Austria and the second-largest city of Carinthia. It is a railway gateway to most parts of Austria as well as the Italian...VILLACH
Villach is the the 7th largest city in Austria and the second-largest city of Carinthia. It is a railway gateway to most parts of Austria as well as the Italian border.
It represents an important traffic junction for southern Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region.
Its carnival is famously broadcast on public television throughout Austria. It’s quite old, with roots back in Roman times (when the city was called Santicum). The city was heavily bombed in World War II, destroying many parts of the city.
Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort. Sheltered by the picturesque mountains of the Julian Alps, Bled sits in the middle of an emerald-green lake with a picture-postcard church on the...BLED
Bled is Slovenia’s most popular resort.
Sheltered by the picturesque mountains of the Julian Alps, Bled sits in the middle of an emerald-green lake with a picture-postcard church on the islet, and a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff. Bled is a sight that stays in your memory. The town has long been a destination for those seeking relaxation, through its sunny alpine air and thermal spring.
Bled is known for the glacial Lake Bled, which makes it a major tourist attraction. Perched on a rock overlooking the lake is the iconic Bled Castle.
Due to its mild climate, Bled has been visited by aristocratic guests from all across the world. Today it is an important convention center and tourist resort.
Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia. It is a vibrant city that boasts a charming medieval “old city”with architecture and cobbled streets reminiscent of Vienna, Budapest, Prague...ZAGREB
Zagreb is the capital and largest city of Croatia.
It is a vibrant city that boasts a charming medieval “old city”with architecture and cobbled streets reminiscent of Vienna, Budapest, Prague and other Central- European capitals.
Zagreb got its start as two medieval fortress towns atop hills overlooking the Sava River, and was reborn in the Baroque period as the center of business, perfectly located on routes connecting Central Europe to the Adriatic Sea. These days, Zagreb is the heart of contemporary Croatia’s culture, art, sports, and academics, but its history is not forgotten.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. It is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia,...PLITVICE LAKES
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia.
It is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 1970, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The beauty of Plitvice National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, interconnected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. The National Park covers a total area of 300 square kilometres, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kilometres. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight.
the national park area is home to many endemic species. Those species that prevailed at the lakes before the arrival of man still exist.
Rastoke is the historic center of the Croatian municipality of Slunj known for its well-preserved mills and little waterfalls along the Slunjcica river. In its formation, Rastoke serves as an...RASTOKE
Rastoke is the historic center of the Croatian municipality of Slunj known for its well-preserved mills and little waterfalls along the Slunjcica river.
In its formation, Rastoke serves as an introduction to the Plitvice Lakes and therefore often been referred to as “the Small Lakes of Plitvice”. In contrast to the Lakes Rastoke features a three hundred-year old village with houses and watermills.
Rastoke is a place of native ecologic and ethnographic significance due to its symbiosis of natural and civilizational features. Due to its rich heritage in 1969 Rastoke was registered as an immovable cultural monument in the Regional Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments in Zagreb.
Trogir is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. Gorgeous Trogir (called Trau by the Venetians) is set within medieval walls on a tiny...TROGIR
Trogir is a historic town and harbour on the Adriatic coast in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia.
Gorgeous Trogir (called Trau by the Venetians) is set within medieval walls on a tiny island, linked by bridges to both the mainland and to the far larger Čiovo Island. The old town has retained many intact and beautiful buildings from its age of glory between the 13th and 15th centuries.
Since 1997, the historic center of Trogir has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites for its Venetian architecture.
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.
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.
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.
The whole pilgrimage is a new and fulfilling moment in my life. It’s a nice feeling being with the Lord in His important day. And also, gaining new friends and becoming my new extended family is something I will treasure. I hope that this is just the beginning and we’ll continue to get in touch with one another despite the distance.Brenda
It was indeed a wonderful Pilgrimage: very rich in history, a thanksgiving of blessings, a spiritual renewal and nourishment, and finally ending in a test of Faith.
Thank you so much Pilgrim Leader, Ging Igual, for standing beside us up to the last stretch of our 13-day journey - more particularly in the handling of an unexpected situation (cancelled flight in Mexico and re-direction of flights to make sure the 38 Pilgrims reach LA for their respective flight bookings). Ging, you were an angel to us so blessed with energy, passion, love and Milagrosa. We really felt the presence of Our Lady of Guadalupe fielding angels every step of the way.
The Pilgrimage to California Mission Churches and Our Lady of Guadalupe gives me personal inspiration for the work and activities of the next chapter of my lifetime: farming with promotion of agriculture for millennials (inspired by the scenic view of farms in California), tourism (which is a major industry in all places we visited), and support for a favourite major seminary in Tagaytay and a scholarship fund for deserving individuals (thru a non stock non profit institution).
Thank you to my Co-Pilgrims and prayer partners for the prayer support, sharing of life experiences and friendships; Fr. Tony, thank you for your spiritual reflections and service; Fr. Jerry Orbos for an overflowing spiritual reflections and enabling us to have the needed personal encounter with Jesus and Mama Mary (it was like a 12-day Holy Retreat); and the Executive Resources for making a very nice pilgrimage package a part of our lifetime.Ms. Emma
Lord, we cannot find words enough to say how grateful we are to You. Our pilgrimage made us realize that Your love for us is more than what we deserve.
To all our co-pilgrims, thank you for making us feel we belong to this new family. To Fr. Dante, thanks for your prayers and pieces of advice for our spiritual nourishment. To Sis Lea, for taking care of each one of us. To Sis Joy, thanks for the contagious joys and laughters.
To our prayer partners, Sis Maribel, Melvy and Didick and Bro Mon and Sis Jot, thank you for your prayers. We will pray for you, too!
To The Pilgrim’s Center - Executive Resources, thank you for accommodating us in this Eastern Europe Pilgrimage.
God bless us all always!Albert and Adee
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
My husband and I just came back from a wonderful trip to Israel - with Franciscan Fr Reu Galoy. Thank you Pilgrim Center for the arrangements. We are so happy and satisfied with all that you have done for us. Kudos to Yanyan and Monty from Pilgrim Center, and Fr Reu and Ronin for your caring services. It was a spiritual journey and we felt the abiding presence of the Lord all throughout.Ann Arguelles Cortes
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 and Vir Franca
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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