Friday, March 1, 2013

New Pilgrimage for 2016!

Our NEW Pilgrimage for 2016:
The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany & Switzerland

This is an incredible opportunity for pilgrims to travel to the sites of five (5) Apparitions!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Our Lady of All Nations)
Beauraing, Belgium (Our Lady of Beauraing)
Banneux, Belgium (Our Lady of Banneux)
Kevelaer, Germany (Our Lady of Kevelaer)
Einseideln, Switzerland (Our Lady of Einsiedeln)

To learn more about this exciting new pilgrimage, click here:
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The Grand Place, Brussels, Belgium

Interlaken, Switzerland 

Einsiedeln Cathedral

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Month of May: Dedicated to Blessed Virgin Mary

The upcoming month of May is dedicated to The Blessed Virgin Mary. All but the last 4 days of the month fall within the liturgical season of Easter, represented by the color white to symbolize light, joy, purity, and innocence. The last four days of the month (beginning the Monday after Pentecost) are in Ordinary Time which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and provides hope to the faithful of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven. The Holy Father's intentions for the Month of May are that initiatives which defend and uphold the role of the family may be promoted within society. The world is resplendent with spring's increased light and new growth. It is Mary’s month and, during the remainder of Easter time, let us endeavor through the prayers of the Holy Liturgy and Holy Rosary to deepen our gratitude for the mystery of our Baptismal rebirth in Christ.

If you are interested in spectacular pilgrimages which feature Marian Shrines, please click on the following links:
Pilgrimage to Fatima, Lisbon, Spain & Lourdes
Pilgrimage to Poland: In the Footsteps of Blessed Pope John Paul II & St. Faustina
Pilgrimage to Guadalupe & Mexico City

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC & 206 Tours Marian Pilgrimage to Fatima, Spain & Lourdes!

Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

206 Tours
is proud to present an amazing Marian Pilgrimge with our special Spiritual Leader:
Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC!

Celebrating 10 Years of Priesthood!
June 19 - 28, 2013
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If you want to witness steadfast faith and zeal for Jesus through Mary then join Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC on this Once in a Lifetime Marian Pilgrimage. Fr. Calloway will celebrate Mass each day, hear confessions, Pray the Rosary as well as give talks about his miraculous conversion.

Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, a convert to Catholicism, is a member of the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception. Before his conversion to Catholicism, he was a high school dropout who had been kicked out of a foreign country, institutionalized twice and thrown in jail multiple times. After his radical conversion he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, M.Div. and S.T.B. degrees from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC, and an S.T.L. in Mariology from the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio. He has written many academic articles and is the editor of two books: The Immaculate Conception in the Life of the Church (Marian Press, 2004) and The Virgin Mary and Theology of the Body (Marian Press, 2005). He also is the author of the book Purest of All Lilies: The Virgin Mary in the Spirituality of St. Faustina (Marian Press, 2008). His radical conversion story is now shared in his latest book, No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy.

Fr. Donald Calloway’s first prayer to Mary: “Mary, I love you so much and I am so in love with Jesus. I am so grateful for what you have given me. You are the Mother of God. You know Jesus. He is God, and you are His mother. And I believe that of all people you know Him best. Please cover me with your maternal mantle, for I am not the most brilliant man and could be easily deceived into believing or even making up my own Jesus. I want to know the real Jesus, the one whom so many people have turned away from.”


If you are interested in joining this amazing pilgrimage, please visit:
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Vatican recommends a Pilgrimage for the "Year of Faith" Oct 11, 2012 – Nov 24, 2013


His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Praying at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Jerusalem, Israel
Pope Benedict XVI declared a Year of Faith beginning on October 11, 2012, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Vatican II Council, and conclude on November 24, 2013.

On January 12, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a note with recommendations for the Year of Faith and at the top of the list they recommend a pilgrimage, "of the faithful to the See of Peterto the Holy Land, the place which first saw the presence of Jesus, the Savior, and Mary, His Mother." Year of Faith is an occasion for the faithful to understand more profoundly the foundation of the Christian faith.
 
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI
Placing a prayer at the Western (Wailing) Wall
Jerusalem, Israel
Come with 206 Tours to The Holy Land, to draw closer to Jesus of Nazareth, and to follow in His footsteps where the Scriptures will come alive as you visit Our Lord's homeland. Or, if you have already done Holy Land consider joining any one of our other 500 pilgrimages. You will pray, reflect, renew and affirm your faith. You will also be inspired by the natural beauty of the landscapes, in addition to learning about the saints and rich heritage. On a pilgrimage you will  encounter that which has changed the lives of so many pilgrims, an act of faith and prayer. If you want to be a Saint, or if you want to be a holier person, than pilgrimage is for you.  We at 206 Tours believe that a Pilgrimage is a personal invitation from God, comprised of His offer and dependent upon our acceptance.  God's call may vary but the purpose remains consistent:  It is an individual summons to know God more fully.  A pilgrimage is a spiritual journey to which the pilgrim joyfully responds "yes" to God's invitation.

During the Year of the Faith, let us all respond to God’s invitation and to Pope’s Benedict XVI’s recommendation by joining a pilgrimage!

The blessings of the pilgrimage and our encounters with the Lord, Our Lady, the saints are certain to strengthen us throughout life.

May God bless and reward you for all the support and for the efforts you undertake.
Sincerely,

Milanka Lachman
President

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Monday, February 13, 2012

A Pilgrimage of One

Pompeii, Italy
They say that the easiest way, or the first step, in becoming comfortable with yourself, is by going to the movies on your own. To some, that seems as one of the most terrifying things to do, or maybe it has never crossed your mind. You think of all the things that we do in everyday life, on our own, like grocery shopping, going to the mall, getting your car washed, or running everyday errands. But the difference that is absorbed by going to see a movie alone as imposed to running an “errand”, is that going to the movies is seen as an extracurricular activity that you would normally spend with friends. When you go to a restaurant, carnival, or a party, it is a time to relax and enjoy the company of others. You go to share stories and create new ones that you will not only talk about with those that went, but share with people you are just meeting for the first time.

In 2012, there are a number of options of things to do. We are all different, and what we see as entertaining may not be seen the same to others. And in a lot of cases, you are always told to “do what makes you happy”. But without that independence and drive to do so on your own, that saying would end with, “provided that someone else is as equally interested, and available”.

There are a number of benefits from traveling by on your own, for an evening, to another country, or on a Pilgrimage. You learn that friends are everywhere. Our regularly scheduled departures are mostly comprised of individuals who come from all over the US, some even as far as Australia. And the one thing that binds them, is to be on a spiritual journey which is led by a Catholic priest and guide.

There are many benefits to traveling with a group where you don’t know anyone:

1)      Some of the best travel experiences our Pilgrims have had were traveling with a group of people where no one knew one another until they got there.
2)      There is an element of “it’s in God’s hands”
3)      Our trips offer one “Introduction Evening”.
4)      There is no fixed seating, so you are always welcome to move around.
5)      Our trips are very active and such trips are best for bonding
6)      The guides are your best source for information.

At the end of the day, after all the letters we receive from those returning, they often cite “meeting different people” is one of the reasons they love travelling. When you leave your home and travel to different countries, it’s what you come back with that is the most important. And that’s being able to tell stories that most can hardly dream, and friends for life that were apart of those stories.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Values of a Family Pilgrimage

Someone once said, “There are no better values, than family values”. That is something that, not only separates us all, but brings us together at the same time.

There are traditions, experiences, and stories that build us all into the person we become. Life is about all the things that happen to you, and more importantly, how you react to them. But that reaction is innate in all of us from how we were brought up, the stories we heard, the places we have been and more importantly, the people who instilled them in us.

Vacations, while enjoyable, are necessary in every way possible. They keep us healthy by keeping us active and reduce the stress from every day work and life. They keep our minds productive by allowing us to see the world from a different perspective, and to take in all that this world has to offer. From being more productive at work, to holding more stimulating conversations with friends, vacations are imperative. But the one thing we overlook, are the people we spend those vacations with.

It is important to share these moments in your life, with the people who have been there with you your entire life, your family. Values and traditions run from generation to generation, and they all hold an importance for a reason. It’s on vacations where the most popular conversation starter is, “I remember when…”. It’s never the place that you visit, but the stories told that make it important. This coming April will be the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. If you were to take a boat out to the site, you would look around and just see water. But under you? The lives and stories of thousands remain. Most people can trace back someone from their family to that boat, the boats before it, or the Carpathia which came back for those who survived. A family, are the only ones that can take a moment in history, and connect it to you personally.

Like I said, it is important to go on vacations, but it is more important to spend those vacations with the people closest to you. The values of honesty, trust, and integrity cannot be learned from a book. The old saying of, “your word is your bond”, is still one of the most important values to this day. And learning sympathy and compassion for others can only be taught by example.

So lead by example, and experience a vacation with your family that will hopefully inspire a new value in them.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Pilgrimage to the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Ireland!

About Ireland & the International Eucharistic Congress:

Ireland is the third-largest island in Europe and is surrounded by hundreds of islands and islets. Long known as the "Isle of Saints and Scholars", Ireland was the epicenter of Christian learning while the rest of Europe was in the Dark Ages. As the home of Saints Patrick, Bridget, Columba, and many more, Ireland also provides many faith-based attractions- from the Book of Kells, an elaborately scripted 9th-century version of the Four Gospels, to the Knock Shrine, a leading Marian pilgrimage site, to historic abbeys, cathedrals, churches, and high crosses.

St. Patrick Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
Pope Benedict XVI announced that the 50th International Eucharistic Congress will be held in Dublin in June 2012. This will mark the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the Second Vatican Council. The Council marks an important moment of renewal and deepening of the Church's teaching and of her understanding as the Body of Christ and the People of God.

A Eucharistic Congress is an international gathering of people which aims to:
♣ promote awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church
♣ help improve understanding and celebration of the Liturgy
♣ draw attention to the social dimension of the Eucharist

The Congress normally takes place every four years. The daily celebration of the Eucharist is at the very heart of the Congress. The wider program includes other liturgical and cultural events, testimonies, and workshops during the week of the Congress.The theme for the Eucharistic Congress is "The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and with one another."

Pilgrimage Map to IEC 2012
The hope is that the theme will contribute to an enriched understanding of the Eucharist as true personal Communion with Jesus Christ and to a renewed understanding of the Church. In the Eucharist we are invited to a personal act of encounter with the Lord who gives himself for us, in Word and Sacrament. That encounter opens the path for new relationships in which we, as Church and as individual Christians are invited to engage in a social mission, in which we in turn are given for others.

The Eucharist is bread for the life of the world (Jn 6:51)

Ireland Pilgrimage & the 50th International Eucharistic Congress June 9 - 19, 2012

If you would like to go on this amazing pilgrimage, simply click here for more details!



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