Welcome to Canterbury Pilgrimages!
Canterbury Pilgrimages shares a name with one of history's most famous tours led by Geoffrey Chaucer, author of The Canterbury Tales and self-proclaimed host, tour guide, and leader of entertainment. He wrote of an informal gathering of men and women in the 14th century who traveled on a pilgrimage from London to the Cathedral of Canterbury.
In the spirit of Chaucer's journey, Canterbury Pilgrimages brings men and women of all ages together to experience the deepening of faith made possible by an authentically Catholic pilgrimage. Having worked with 40 dioceses within the U.S., as well as over 50 cardinals, archbishops, and bishops for various pilgrimages, we try to bring you the best Catholic pilgrimage possible by coordinating everything for you. Whether you want to go to Rome, Fatima, Assisi, Lourdes, Knock, the Holy Land, or the Missions of California, we worry about the planning while you prepare your heart for renewed spiritual fulfillment. Learn more about what we do.
Priests: Shepherd and Pilgrim
With over 20 years of experience...
It takes a lot of time and energy to live out the vocation to the priesthood, so we take the burden of planning a pilgrimage off your shoulders. We arrange accommodations, transportation, meals and more! To support the spiritual directors we work with, we also allow for the opportunity to celebrate daily Mass at a different church each day, often at a place of pilgrimage or a Saint's tomb. You will be surrounded by centuries of devotion and connected directly with the theme of your pilgrimage experience, connecting you in a profound way with the mystical body of the Catholic Church.
Diocesan Groups: Pilgrimages for ministry
We specialize in organizing and managing large groups from a variety of diocesan ministries. Whether it’s a national event focused on one particular ministry or a diocesan pilgrimage lead by your bishop, Canterbury manages the entire process so your diocesan ministry office can ignite souls with passion for Jesus Christ.
Youth & Young Adults: Never too young for faith
If you are looking to lead a youth or young adult group on a special spiritual journey, Canterbury has the expertise to make this a memorable and trouble-free event. We have managed groups abroad for events such as World Youth Day, as well as many of the popular events inside the United States. We manage the entire process and provide your office with all the promotional help you need to make your event a success.
Choir: “Praying twice” in historic cathedrals
You can take your choir on the musical journey of a lifetime with Canterbury Pilgrimages & Tours, and we'll take care of all of the details of your trip.
Sing, chant and harmonize in great cathedrals and ancient churches that were built for the glory of God. From ancient and time-honored acoustics to a vibrant and meaningful opportunity to praise and thank God in song, your choir can experience inspiration that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Affinity Groups: Pilgrimages for the occasion
If your group is looking to host an event, be it a conference, an alumni event, themed choir pilgrimage, or a multi-day retreat, Canterbury Pilgrimages has the experience and expertise to make your event effortlessly memorable for all. We've organized events ranging from small, specialized anniversary pilgrimages to large, multi-day conferences, both in the United States and abroad. We take the drudgery of managing the entire process off your organization’s shoulders by performing all those time-consuming tasks, like accepting registrations, arranging transportation, lodging, meals, and organizing special events. We do it all, and we provide your office with all the promotional help you need to make your event a success.