Revive the Eucharist
Revive the Nation
Day 1: Arrival in NYC
Upon arrival at NY Airport, you will be met and greeted by your tour guide.
(Welcome Mass / Adoration in hotel)
Dinner & welcome instructions
Day 2: Christ Present in Sorrows and Joys
After breakfast, you will visit the 9/11 Memorial Museum, in the spirit of reflecting on the reality of suffering and the Cross, where Jesus' Body was broken for us. You will then visit St Patrick's Cathedral to celebrate the Mass or Adoration. After lunch, you will enjoy a stroll down 5th Avenue until the Empire State Building where you will go up to see the amazing view of NYC from the top! The group will then continue on to visit the tomb of St Francis Cabrini, who experienced both the joys and sorrows of the Body of Christ in her unwavering generosity and kindness towards those in need.
Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3: Beauty & Freedom
After breakfast, the group will enjoy time in Central Park before contemplating Beauty in the Met Art Museum. After lunch, you can reflect on Freedom, personal, religious, and its historical significance for this nation, as you take a boat tour around the Statue of Liberty. You will return to the hotel for dinner followed by Confession and Adoration to bring the themes discussed today to Our Lord in prayer.
Day 4: Setting Down the Foundations of Faith
After breakfast, transfer to Philadelphia. The first stop will be the Shrine of St John Neumann to see the incorrupt body of the 4th Bishop of Philadelphia. He was a Redemptoris priest from Bohemia whose heroic charity had a lasting impact on the city. The fact that his body is incorrupt points to the eternal life that he lived out, and that builds society oriented towards hope. After celebrating the Eucharist and lunch, continue on to visit the Cathedral Basilica of Sts Peter and Paul, the mother church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia built in 1864 and a testament of persistent faith among persecution. The mid 19th century witnessed countless anti-Catholic riots in the city, and while many Catholic structures were burned down, the Cathedral was built with the 2 great martyrs as its patrons. Continue for a walk through the historic center, passing by Betsy Ross's house and the Liberty Bell. Hotel for dinner and accommodations.
Day 5: Battle for the Nation
After breakfast, transfer to Baltimore. Have the chance to celebrate Mass at America's First Cathedral, the Baltimore Basilica, which also became the first church ever in the city to have Perpetual Adoration in 2021!
After prayer with the Blessed Sacrament and lunch, transfer to Fort McHenry. The Battle of Baltimore, fought at this fort in 1814, inspired Francis Scott Key to compose our National Anthem, Enter for a tour while reflecting on the battle for the soul of our Nation.
Transfer to Washington D.C for dinner at hotel.
Day 6: Hope for the Future
After breakfast, visit to the places where the most important decisions are made that determine the fate of our country. See Capitol Hill, then contemplate the National Mall and its architecture which signifies that the US was to be the New Rome of the world, and as such, the reference point for all of Western Civilization to move forward. See the resilience of a people living through atrocities in the Holocaust Museum. After lunch, enjoy a visit to the Smithsonian museums of your choice before passing to see the White House. Transfer to hotel for dinner.
Day 7: The Love of Christ Conquers All
Today after breakfast, the group will visit the St John Paul II National Shrine. First, you can visit the A Gift of Love: The Life of Saint John Paul II, an expansive exhibit in which visitors can explore the life of a saint who held fast to faith, hope, and love through the darkest moments of the 20th century and transformed the world in which we live. Secondly, Named for Pope John Paul II’s first encyclical, Redemptor Hominis, the Shrine’s church invites its visitors to contemplate the mystery of God’s profound love for mankind, to worship Him, and to receive Him. The Scriptural scenes covering the walls tell the history of our salvation, while the saints depicted on the pillars remind us that we are part of God’s people, the Body of Christ, which spans all of time and space. It also houses relics of St. François de Laval, St. José María Robles Hurtado, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, St. John Neumann, and St. Junípero Serra. Lastly, the Shrine’s chapel provides a space for intimate encounter with St. John Paul II and his deep faith in Jesus Christ. The beautiful and profoundly theological mosaics that fill the chapel walls brilliantly depict the Luminous Mysteries, which were added to the Rosary by Pope John Paul II in 2002. The altar also contains relics of four saints beatified or canonized by Pope John Paul II: St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Albert Chmielowski, St. Faustina Kowalska, and St. Gianna Beretta Molla, along with a vial containing St John Paul II's blood.
After lunch, reach our final pilgrimage destination: the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Catholic Church in North America and one of the ten largest in the world. This patronal church is home to more than 80 chapels and oratories that honor the Mother of God and represent the peoples, cultures, and traditions that are the fabric of the Catholic faith and mosaic of our nation. It is no wonder why it is affectionately referred to as America’s Catholic Church. The National Shrine, also known as Mary’s Shrine, receives nearly one million visitors annually and has been visited by Pope Francis, Pope Benedict XVI, Saint Pope John Paul II, and Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, among others. Chance to celebrate Mass and pray the Rosary. Transfer to a restaurant for a farewell dinner.
Day 8: Depart
This morning after breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight home.
Based on 49 paying guests
Flights + airport taxes
Meeting upon arrival and departure- tour leader
Accommodations- Double-Occupancy in following places or similar
NYC - 3 nights - The Leo House
Philadelphia- 1 night - Hilton Garden
DC- 3 nights - Selina Union Market
Meals: breakfasts-dinners, +1 farewell dinner in a restaurant
Transportation in an Air-Conditioned motor coach with WIFI throughout the tour
Entrances: 9/11 Memorial, Empire State Building (skip the line), Statue of Liberty 50 min boat ride, Fort McHenry, National Holocaust Museum (free), Smithsonian (free), St John Paul II National Shrine (free).
Tips for driver & guides
Any services not mentioned in the program
Travel medical insurance (separate link provided)
Single supplement =+$600
45 paying = +$60
40 paying =+$130
35 paying = +$250
30 paying = +$400
Options for 3-4* hotels available upon request