Pilgrimage Overview:

  • Pilgrimage Chaplain:

    Fr. Manny Cruz

  • Departure Date:

    April 23, 2018

  • Countries:

    USA, Mexico, Brazil

Pilgrimage Highlights

Cerritos (formerly known as Dairy Valley because of the preponderance of dairy farms in the area) is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, and is one of...

Cerritos

Cerritos (formerly known as Dairy Valley because of the preponderance of dairy farms in the area) is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States, and is one of several cities that constitute the Gateway Cities of southeast Los Angeles County. It was incorporated on April 24, 1956. The current OMB metropolitan designation for Cerritos is “Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA.”

Los Angeles (Spanish for “The Angels”), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials, L.A., is the cultural, financial and commercial center of Southern California. It...

Los Angeles

Los Angeles (Spanish for “The Angels”), officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials, L.A., is the cultural, financial and commercial center of Southern California. It is the 2nd most populous city in the United States (after New York) and the most populous city in the state of California.

Los Angeles is famous as the home of Hollywood, a major center of the world and entertainment industry.

San Gabriel Archangel in Los Angeles is the fourth (4th) of the 21 California missions. The founding of the Mission dates from the decision of Fr. Serra to find an...

San Gabriel Archangel

San Gabriel Archangel in Los Angeles is the fourth (4th) of the 21 California missions. The founding of the Mission dates from the decision of Fr. Serra to find an establishment midway between San Diego and San Carlos Borromeo. The selection of the site was fortunate, for it enabled the Mission to become one of the most affluent of all those in Alta California.

Founded in 1771 by Fr. Junipero Serra, the San Gabriel Archangel Mission which is built of stone, brick and mortar, is one of the best preserved of all the Missions, with its picturesque buttresses and lofty walls. It has withstood several earthquakes through the years because of the effective engineering skills of the early builders. In the tower are six bells of heavy design dating from 1795 to 1830’s.

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, informally known as COLA or the Los Angeles Cathedral, serves as the mother church for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Completed in...

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, informally known as COLA or the Los Angeles Cathedral, serves as the mother church for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Completed in 2002, the cathedral is the centerpiece of the largest Catholic archdiocese in the United States.

The cathedral is named in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary under the patronal title of Our Lady of the Angels, echoing the full name of the original settlement of Los Angeles (Spanish: El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora de la Reina de los Angeles, or “The Town of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels”). The cathedral is widely known for enshrining the relics of Saint Vibiana and tilma piece of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The design by Spanish architect, Jose Rafael Moneo, includes a 1900 seat cathedral, bell tower, administrative center, the Cardinal’s residence, and a large public plaza.

Dolores Mission, a Jesuit Catholic Parish, walks with Christ who suffers, dies and rises with the people in the Boyle Heights Community of East Los Angeles. Dolores Mission Jesuit Parish,...

Dolores Mission

Dolores Mission, a Jesuit Catholic Parish, walks with Christ who suffers, dies and rises with the people in the Boyle Heights Community of East Los Angeles.

Dolores Mission Jesuit Parish, located in the Boyle Heights area of East Los Angeles was established in 1925 to serve the poor Spanish-speaking immigrants of the community. In 1980, the Jesuits came to the parish to serve a neighborhood hampered by poverty and the effects of 7-9 active gangs in the two-square-mile parish.

Rising from the ruins of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, Mexico city offers a unique collision of contemporary city life and historic preservation. Mexico city is the capital of Mexico, and...

Mexico city

Rising from the ruins of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, Mexico city offers a unique collision of contemporary city life and historic preservation.

Mexico city is the capital of Mexico, and the largest city in the North America by population.

Attractions in Mexico City focus less on lazing on the beach and more on exploring the culture and urban culture of Mexico. Downtown Mexico City has been an urban area since the pre-Columbian 12th century, and the city is filled with historical buildings and landmarks from every epoch since then. It is also known as the City of Palaces, because of the large number of stately buildings, especially in the centro. In addition, Mexico is the city with the largest number of museums in the world (without taking into account art galleries), with New York as no. 2, London as no. 3 and Toronto as no. 4.

Mexico city is the largest city in North America by population.

Tlatelolco (literally translated “In the little hill of land” ) is an area within the Cuauhtemoc borough of Mexico City, centered on the Plaza de las Tres Culturas (Square of...

Tlatelolco

Tlatelolco (literally translated “In the little hill of land” ) is an area within the Cuauhtemoc borough of Mexico City, centered on the Plaza de las Tres Culturas (Square of Three Cultures). Its archeological history extends to remains from the 15h and 16th centuries, as well as more recent colonial structures.

The square is bounded by an excavated Aztec archeological site, the 17th-century church designed by Fray Juan de Torquemada and dedicated to St. James the Greater (known as Santiago de Tlatelolco).

The late 1960s were a time of political unrest in Mexico and many western nations. On October 2, 1968, ten days before the start of the 1968 Summer Olympics, the plaza was the scene of the Tlatelolco massacre. Between 30 and 300 student protesters were killed by the Mexican army and police who were trying to suppress the protests.

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish name: Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe) is a Roman Catholic church, minor basilica and National Shrine of Mexico  in the north...

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish name: Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe) is a Roman Catholic church, minor basilica and National Shrine of Mexico  in the north of Mexico City. The shrine was built near the hill of Tepeyac, where Our Lady of Guadalupe is believed to have appeared to St. Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, an Aztec convert to Roman Catholicism in 1531.

 

The new Basilica houses the original tilma (cloak) of Juan Diego, which holds the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

 

One of the most important pilgrimage sites of Catholicism, the basilica is visited by several million people every year, especially around December 12, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Tlaxcala, officially Tlaxcala de Xicohtencatl is the capital city of the Mexican state of Tlaxcala. The city center is compact defined by grand government buildings, imposing churches and one of...

Tlaxcala

Tlaxcala, officially Tlaxcala de Xicohtencatl is the capital city of the Mexican state of Tlaxcala. The city center is compact defined by grand government buildings, imposing churches and one of the country’s more stunning central plazas. Most of these buildings are centered on the main square called the Plaza de la Constitucion. In the center of this square is the Santa Cruz Fountain which was donated to the city by Philip IV in 1646.


It was in Tlaxcala where the first converts to Catholicism came from. Diego Lazaro de San Francisco was one of Mexico’s first converts, catechized principally by Franciscan missionaries. Diego Lazaro in 1631 received an apparition from St. Michael the Archangel. To him, he showed a spring of miraculous water, which can heal all infirmities.

 

Today, the Basilica of San Miguel del Milagro (St. Michael of the Miracle) stands directly adjacent to the miraculous well where countless miraculous cures and conversions have taken place.

About 80 miles outside of Mexico City lies one of the most beautiful sanctuaries in the country, The Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan in Tlaxcala, Mexico.   It was...

Ocotlan

About 80 miles outside of Mexico City lies one of the most beautiful sanctuaries in the country, The Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan in Tlaxcala, Mexico.

 

It was in 1541 when the miracle of the apparition of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego Bernardino took place in Ocotlan. There, Our Lady showed Juan a miraculous spring of water that will heal those who would drink of the water. During that time, the region was suffering from an epidemic.

 

Our Lady also left a Miraculous Image of herself found deep inside the heart of an Ocote Tree which refused to burn, now venerated as Our Lady of Ocotlan.

 

Today, the statue is kept in the Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan.

The city of Puebla is the capital and largest city of the state of Puebla, and one of the five most important Spanish colonial cities in Mexico. Located southeast of...

Puebla

The city of Puebla is the capital and largest city of the state of Puebla, and one of the five most important Spanish colonial cities in Mexico.

Located southeast of Mexico City, Puebla has been named a World Heritage Site in 1987 due to the historical and cultural value of Puebla’s architecture. Puebla is also considered to be the “cradle of Mexican Baroque” both in architecture and in the decorative arts, and one of the five most important colonial cities in Mexico.

The awesome Santo Domingo Church in Puebla dates back from the late 16th century. Upon entering the church, you will find a masterpiece of baroque architecture and decoration. The Capilla del Rosario (Rosary Chapel), on the south side of the church’s main altar, is the most magnificent aspect of this church’s interior. It was so spectacular in their time that they were once considered the Eighth Wonder of the World.

The Santa Maria Tulpetlac, also called the Church of the Fifth Apparition, is located in Tulpetlac, Mexico. Although a very simple building, this is one of the holiest churches in...

Tulpetlac

The Santa Maria Tulpetlac, also called the Church of the Fifth Apparition, is located in Tulpetlac, Mexico.

Although a very simple building, this is one of the holiest churches in Mexico City. The Church was  constructed over the ruins of the home of Juan Bernardino, the uncle of Juan Diego.  Our Lady of Gudalalupe also appeared to Juan Bernardino who was miraculously healed. She repeated to him her request to have a church built on Tepeyac Hill, and that she should be called “Our Lady of Guadalupe.”

There is a plaque in the sacristy, which states that Pope Pius XII had granted a plenary indulgence to those who visit this church and who meet the normal requirements necessary for a plenary indulgence.

The Church of the Fifth Apparition was designated as the World Center of Healing by Pope John Paul II.

Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located in a sub-valley of the Valley of Mexico, located in the State of Mexico. It is 40 km (25 mi) northeast of the...

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan is an ancient Mesoamerican city located in a sub-valley of the Valley of Mexico, located in the State of Mexico. It is 40 km (25 mi) northeast of the modern-day Mexico City. It is known as the site of many of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas.

The city is thought to have been established around 100 BC, with major monuments continuously under construction until about 250 AD.   The city may have lasted until sometime between the 7th and 8th centuries AD, but its major monuments were sacked and systematically burned around 550 AD.

The city and the archaeological site are located in what is now the San Juan Teotihuacan municipality in the State of Mexico, approximately. The site covers a total surface area of 83 square kilometres (32 sq mi) and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987. It is the most visited archaeological site in Mexico.

Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, on the South Atlantic coast. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laid back beach culture and its annual...

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil, on the South Atlantic coast. Rio is famous for its breathtaking landscape, its laid back beach culture and its annual carnival. In addition to the beaches, some of the most famous landmarks include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf Mountain with its cable car; the Sambodromo (Sambadrome), a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracana Stadium, one of the world’s largest football stadiums.

Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located at the peak of the 700-meter (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in...

Corcovado

Christ the Redeemer is an Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is located at the peak of the 700-meter (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park overlooking the city of Rio de Janeiro. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil, and is listed as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. It is made of reinforced concrete and soapstone.

The statue was built in response to an  increasing “godlessness” throughout the country after World War I between 1922 and 1931.

The Tijuca Forest is a tropical rainforest in the middle of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The urban forest covers some 32 sq km (12.4 sq m) of...

Tijuca Forest

The Tijuca Forest is a tropical rainforest in the middle of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The urban forest covers some 32 sq km (12.4 sq m) of waterfalls, picturesque winding paved roads, trails, animals and a vast range of bird species, colorful butterflies and some historic attractions, including the colossal sculpture of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado mountain.

Tijuca Forest represents 7% of the whole city`s territory, and it is also known as the lungs of Rio.

Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak that rises 396 meters high and presents a bird’s eye view of Rio de Janeiro from the mouth of Guanabara Bay. More than a million...

Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain is a peak that rises 396 meters high and presents a bird’s eye view of Rio de Janeiro from the mouth of Guanabara Bay. More than a million tourists visit Sugarloaf every year to enjoy a breathtaking view of surrounding beaches, mountains and forests.

The mountain is one of several monolithic granite and quartz mountains that rise straight from the water’s edge around Rio de Janeiro. It became part of a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 2012.

Ascent is made in two stages: first to the top of Urca Hill, travelling from Praia Vermelha to a height of 220 meters above sea level and then the glass-walled cable car goes all the way to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain, for a breathtaking 360 degree view of Rio de Janeiro, Guanabara Bay, the city of Niteroi and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Ipanema is a neighborhood located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), between Leblon and Arpoador. The beach at Ipanema became known internationally with the...

Ipanema

Ipanema is a neighborhood located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), between Leblon and Arpoador. The beach at Ipanema became known internationally with the popularity of the bossa nova, jazz song, “The Girl from Ipanema” written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes.

Ipanema is one of the most expensive places to live in Rio, and private investment has led to the building of world-class restaurants, shops and cafes. Every Sunday, the roadway closest to the beach is closed to motor vehicles, allowing local residents and tourists to ride bikes, roller skate, skateboard, and walk along the ocean.

is a neighborhood located in the South Zone of the city of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), between Leblon and Arpoador. The beach at Ipanema became known internationally with the popularity of the bossa nova, jazz song, “The Girl from Ipanema” written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes.

Ipanema is one of the most expensive places to live in Rio, and private investment has led to the building of world-class restaurants, shops and cafes. Every Sunday, the roadway closest to the beach is closed to motor vehicles, allowing local residents and tourists to ride bikes, roller skate, skateboard, and walk along the ocean.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida is a prominent Roman Rite Catholic basilica located in Aparecida, Brazil. It is dedicated to Our Lady Aparecida, (a variant...

Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida

The Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady Aparecida is a prominent Roman Rite Catholic basilica located in Aparecida, Brazil. It is dedicated to Our Lady Aparecida, (a variant of the Immaculate Conception) as the principal Patroness of Brazil. Its official title in Portuguese is Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida, roughly translated as Our Lady of Conception Who Appeared.

The Basilica is the fourth most popular Marian shrine in the world, being able to hold up to 45,000 worshippers.

Sao  Paulo is a municipality in the southeast region of Brazil. It is the largest, most populous and wealthiest city in Brazil. It is a cosmopolitan, melting pot city. It...

Sao Paulo

Sao  Paulo is a municipality in the southeast region of Brazil. It is the largest, most populous and wealthiest city in Brazil. It is a cosmopolitan, melting pot city. It is a beehive of activity that offers a jovial nightlife and an intense cultural experience. Sao Paulo is one of the richest cities in the southern hemisphere, though inequality between the classes typically observed in Brazil is blatant.

Sao Paulo is a great city to explore, with its own idiosyncrasies, the exquisite way of living of its inhabitants, not to mention the world-class restaurants and diverse regional and international cuisine available to all tastes. If there is a major attraction to this city, it is the excellent quality of its restaurants and the variety of cultural activities on display.

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip economy airfare Manila/Narita/Los Angeles/Mexico/Panama/Rio de Janeiro/Sao Paulo/Los Angeles/Narita/Manila
  • Roundtrip airport and departure transfers
  • 4* Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Land transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Tours as specified in the itinerary with an English speaking local guide
  • Services of a Pilgrimage Chaplain and Filipino Tour Leader all throughout the tour
  • Porterage of one (1) piece of luggage at hotels (Subject to availability)

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Spiritual journeys differ from ordinary vacations in that they’re meant to nourish the soul and help us reflect on what’s most important to us. Take a life-changing journey. Join a 16-day Pilgrimage Encountering Mary in the Americas (USA, Mexico, Brazil) with Fr. Manny Cruz leaving on April 23, 2018.

Begin your pilgrimage with a Mass at the Mission San Gabriel Archangel in Los Angeles. Founded by Junipero Serra in 1771, Mission San Gabriel is the 4th of the 21 Spanish Missions in California.

After a few days exploring Los Angeles and the Missions Churches of California, take a flight to Mexico City. Enjoy a visit of the important sites of Mexico city, including a visit to the revered Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Our Lady of Guadalupe is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary after she appeared to St. Juan Diego in the village of Guadalupe by Tepeyac Hill in Mexico. This encounter brought about the miracle: the image of the Blessed Virgin Mary imprinted on the tilma (cloak) of St. Juan Diego. See the original sacrosanct tilma enshrined at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe and offer your prayers before her miraculous image.

Head off to Tlaxcala to celebrate mass at the Shrine of San Miguel del Milagro and later on visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan, where Our Lady appeared before Juan Diego Bernardino and promised that an image of herself could be found within a tree. The Franciscans discovered the image of a tree that seemed to burn without being consumed, and placed it in the San Lorenzo Monastery. Today, the statue is kept in the Basilica of Ocotlan, where Mass will be celebrated.

From Mexico, proceed to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Celebrate Mass at the historical Candelaria Church, Rio de Janeiro’s first church dating from 1630. Visit major important sights of the city. Not to be missed is a visit to the Christ the Redeemer Statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the New World. A symbol of Christianity across the world, the statue has also become a cultural icon of both Rio de Janeiro and Brazil.

Wind down your pilgrimage in the picturesque city of Sao Paulo. Visit the Se Cathedral, also known as the Sao Paulo Metropolitan Cathedral, the 4th largest neo-gothic cathedral in the world.

Put your hand on Mary’s and let her lead you to Jesus. Join a Pilgrimage Encountering Mary in the Americas with Fr. Manny Cruz leaving on April 23, 2018. Let this spiritual journey bring you a deeper connection with God as you get closer to Jesus through Mary.

Things We Love

  • The iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro was built in 1922 as a reminder,  in response to an “advancing tide of godlessness”  throughout the country.
  • Pray before the original image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, reputed to have answered prayers miraculously.
  • Authentic Mexican cuisine made up of fresh local ingredients.
  • Be humbled by the faith of the devotees who walk on their knees and fervently pray for their intentions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
  • Bonding with new found friends while on pilgrimage

Things To Do

  • LOOK UP

    Make sure you look up at the ceiling and marvel at the beautiful architecture and paintings on your visit to the Candelaria Church in Rio de Janeiro.

  • MARVEL

    Marvel at awesome panoramic  views of Rio de Janeiro from the top of Corcovado Mountain, where the Christ the Redeemer statue is located.

  • RIDE

    Ride the “walkalator” underneath the altar of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe to get a closer look of the tilma bearing the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

  • SHOP

    Don’t forget to bring home souvenirs of Our Lady of Guadalupe and other religious places and you can have them blessed before you go home.

  • WONDER

    Teotihuacan,  a UNESCO World Heritage site, was built between the 1st and 7th centuries AD. It is one of the most noted archaeological attractions in Mexico and the site of its most ancient civilizations. Here you will find the Pyramids of the Sun and Moon, Temple of Quetzalcoatl, and other ancient ruins.

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Testimonials

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 Pilgrim

Cora 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 Cabusora

Leclec 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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