Join Dave Vacheresse, president of Annunciation Radio, for a unique pilgrimage to EWTN. Dave met Mother Angelica, the foundress of EWTN, in 1987. From that time forward, he has been engaged in serving the mission God gave her to evangelize the world through the media. His familiarity with EWTN, and Mother Angelica herself, will only add to an already wonderful pilgrimage.
*subject to change
Day 1: Monday, October 4: Depart NW Ohio
This morning we depart for our pilgrimage to EWTN in Irondale, Alabama (NW Ohio departure location yet to be determined). We will stop in Williamstown Kentucky to visit The Ark Encounter. The Ark features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Entrance is included. This is a self guided experience. After our visit we will continue to our hotel for overnight in Lexington, KY. No meals included.
Day 2: Tuesday, October 5: Arrival
After breakfast, at the hotel, we continue on our journey to Cullman, AL, where we will stay for the next three nights. (B)
Day 3: Wednesday October 6: EWTN
After breakfast, at the hotel, we will drive to EWTN for the day. Tours are in the process of being schedule for our group. We will leave the studio for dinner before returning for the Mitch Pacwa television show 7:00 pm. (Pending confirmation). Return to Cullman for Overnight. (B)
Day 4: Thursday, October 7, 2021: Ave Maria Grotto & Blessed Sacrament Shrine
After breakfast, at the hotel, we will visit the Ave Maria Grotto, located on the grounds of St. Bernard Abbey. The Grotto consists of a landscaped hillside of 125 small stone and cement structures, the handiwork of the creative genius, Brother Joseph Zoetl, O.S.B., a monk of the Abbey for almost 70 years. In the afternoon we will visit the breathtaking Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament which was miraculously built by Mother Angelica, and continues to be home to her Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration who live a life consecrated to God on the grounds at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery. Dedicated in 1999, the monastery and Shrine is a testimony and instrument of God’s Love. Return to hotel in Cullman for overnight. (B)
Day 5: Friday, October 8, 2021: Return
After breakfast, at the hotel, we will board our bus for the Drive back to NW Ohio returning in the evening. (B)
NOTES: While no changes are anticipated, there may be occasions when certain alterations become necessary due to changes beyond our control. Registration form & Covid release must be signed in order to participate.
For additional information, questions, or to join us contact us at 419-290-8782 or maggie@CatholicFaithJourneys.com
$749.00 per person, Cash/Check only, based on 36 participants and double occupancy. For a single room, add $250.00 cash/check only.
Private motor coach transportation from NW Ohio (departure location to be determined)
4 nights hotels, breakfast included
Entrance fee to Ark Encounter
Entrance to Ave Maria Grotto
Mass while at Shrine/EWTN (Mass locations and times pending confirmation)
Tip to the driver
Optional Travel insurance – (consider purchasing from our affiliate and trusted provider)
All meals and beverages, other than the breakfast provided by the hotel
Items of personal nature
Any items not specifically mentioned
Limited Single rooms add: $250.00 Cash
**Catholic Faith Journeys, LLC cannot change the cancellation terms or conditions based on the issuance of any warning or advisory issued by the State Department or Center of Disease Control, or the occurrence of any terror, health or other incident in one or more of the places this pilgrimage is scheduled to visit. All cancellation penalties remain in full force and effect. You are strongly encouraged to purchase Travel Insurance to protect your financial investment and any health issues you may have while traveling.