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Be Careful of Airline Customer Service Scams

Travelers will oftentimes seek to contact an airline’s customer service team to ask about seat assignments, flight status, and a host of other questions. Recently though, we have been made aware...

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5 Benefits of Traveling with 206 Tours Rather Than on Your Own

When considering a pilgrimage, one may ask what the benefits are of traveling with a dedicated pilgrimage company instead of planning the trip on their own. While we can think of many, here are 5...

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Why You Should Keep a Journal While on Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage is so much more than just a vacation. It is a calling from God to encounter Him in a new way. As you journey across the world, the aesthetic beauty of the sacred sites and shrines...

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World Youth Day 2023

In 1986, St. John Paul II organized the first official World Youth Day in Rome, Italy. His goal was to create an event for young people to encounter Christ so that they in turn could spread...

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ETIAS ‘Visa’ for Europe in 2024

Visa for Europe – ETIAS As of February 2024, Americans, Canadians, Australians will need to apply online for travel authorization for Europe. This applies to all travelers, and all...

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34th Medjugorje Youth Festival “Mladifest”

In her message on April 24, 1986, Our Lady of Medjugorje said, “Let all the young people be an example to others by their life and let them witness to Jesus.” Our Lady’s message still...

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The Relics of Saints Peter and Paul

Today on June 29 we celebrate the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the keys and the sword of the Church. These two pillars of our faith make up the rock of apostolic succession and a...

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My Flight Was Cancelled…Now What?

Recently, we have seen an increase in flight cancellations and interruptions. This last year alone, we have seen more flight interruptions than we have in over 40 years.  If you...

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John the Baptist

Baptism of Repentance  The Jordan River is not only the sacred site of the Baptism of our Lord, it is also the spot where many repented of their sins in preparation for the...

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Celebrating the 42nd Anniversary of Medjugorje

The Birthplace of 206 Tours The town of Medjugorje in Bosnia-Herzegovina has in many ways become synonymous with the Blessed Virgin Mary. That is because on this day forty-two years ago, on...

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Memorial of the Immaculate Heart Reflection “My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the way that will lead you to God.” -Our Lady of Fatima to Lucia Our Lady of Fatima revealed her...

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Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today is the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. St. Margaret Mary Alaqoque shares in her diary: “Jesus Christ, my sweet Master, presented Himself to me, all resplendent with glory,...

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Father’s Day

5 WAYS ST. JOSEPH CAN INSPIRE YOUR FATHER’S DAY GIFT THIS YEAR As the man chosen by God to be the foster father of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph is revered as a model of fatherhood and...

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About Our Lady of Montserrat

Our Lady of Montserrat, also known as La Moreneta, is an esteemed religious figure and the patroness of Catalonia, Spain. She is venerated at the Montserrat Abbey, a Benedictine abbey...

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What to wear on a flight

Your pilgrimage is booked, you are packing your suitcase, and you stop and ask yourself, “What do I wear on the flight?” Travel outfits are sometimes an afterthought on our list of...

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Eucharistic miracles

Today on the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ and in the dire need for Eucharistic revival in this world, we look to the times when the Lord has chosen to make the invisible reality...

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Spiritual journeys often require physical ones.

Nestled in the mountain village of Ein Karem, meaning “spring of the vineyard,” is the Church of Visitation. We visit this sacred site on our Holy Land tours, honoring the place where...

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Pilgrims of Hope: 2025 Jubilee Year

The next Catholic Jubilee year will be in 2025, inspiring Catholics and even those from other faith traditions to make plans to visit the Eternal City. 2025 marks 25 years since the great...

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5 Tips for Walking El Camino

El Camino de Santiago is a Catholic pilgrimage unique for its spiritual significance, not unrelated to its challenging elements. The Way of Saint James is different from other Catholic...

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Bethlehem, Sea of Galilee & Jerusalem Pilgrimage

The following is a Pilgrimage Spotlight blog from Jenny Klaum, former Digital Content Manager for 206 Tours. Below Jenny recounts her 2023 Holy Land Pilgrimage. In March 2023, I was privileged to...

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Medjugorje Evening in Massachusetts

Medjugorje Evening of Prayer with Visionary Ivan Dragicevic: March 15, 2023 All are welcome! St. Andrew the Apostle Church and Fr. Edward Murphy are excited to welcome Medjugorje Visionary, Ivan...

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The Jerusalem Cross

Jerusalem Cross This Christmas, 206 Tours sent our Priests & partners aprons embroidered with the Jerusalem Cross as a special gift. The Cross holds special significance to the Holy Land –...

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Lost Luggage: What To Do If This Happens to You

You’ve probably heard on the news – lost luggage is the newest hurdle in travel. More luggage is being lost than ever before partially due to understaffed airlines, airports, and...

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New Bishop of Fatima: Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho

On January 28, 2022 Pope Francis announced that he accepted Cardinal António Marto resignation and appointed Bishop José Ornelas Carvalho new the bishop of Leiria-Fátima. Bishop Ornelas was born...

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What Countries Are Open to All Travelers?

The Covid Pandemic has transformed international travel. Each country has implemented its own unique entry requirements which are subject to change at any time. Many countries will require travelers...

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What Does 20+C+M+B+23 Mean? | Christmas Tradition Explained

  Most Catholics are familiar with the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, commemorating the three Magi’s visit to the infant Jesus. This day, celebrated on January 6th is also known...

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Why Do We Go On Pilgrimages?

Stephen J. Binz is a friend of ours who has been an active pilgrim for 30 years. He is also a speaker, biblical scholar, and author. In response to the pandemic, most pilgrims were unable to travel...

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Looking Forward to the Oberammergau Passion Play

  In a Newsletter released on December 20, 2021, the Passion Play team highlighted preparations for the upcoming production, which is scheduled to begin in May. The Newsletter provides a...

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Christmas Coloring Pages! Free Download

Merry Christmas from 206 Tours! Enjoy these 17 free printable coloring pages! This Christmas, make sure your kids and grandkids remember the Reason for the Season with these cute interactive...

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Novena: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Please join us in praying a special Novena starting December 3 leading up to the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on December 12. In December of this year, we will have many pilgrims, along with our...

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¡Peregrinajes en Español! 2022 & 2023

206 Tours is excited to share several exciting upcoming pilgrimages that will be conducted in Spanish in 2022 and 2023. Click the links below for more information. Find all our Spanish Language...

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Catholic Italy 2022 with Greg Smith & 206 Tours

Join Greg Smith, founder of One Whirling Adventure on a Pilgrimage to Italy from May 2 – 12, 2022. He will explore the Catholic Faith, on a quest to know God through Truth, Goodness, and...

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The Power of the Pilgrimage with Fr. Robert Hughes

In November of 2021, the Diocese of Camden’s Podcast, Talking Catholic, featured this fantastic conversation with our Spiritual Director, Fr. Robert Hughes on “the Power of the...

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Knight & Dame The Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

In October 2021, 206 Tours President & Founder Milanka Lachman, and her husband Charles had the honor of being promoted to Knight and Dame of the Grand Cross of the Equestrian Order of the Holy...

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A Pilgrim’s Conversion

*Warning, this testimony is deeply personal, emotional, and maybe hard to watch for some viewers.  In September of 2021, our Pilgrim Harry Saucier visited Medjugorje with a group of 206 Tours...

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Fr. Seán Connolly: 206 Tours Spiritual Director

For several years, Fr. Seán Connolly has been a Spiritual Director on a number of 206 Tours Pilgrimages, guiding pilgrims to experience their faith in new ways in the footsteps of Jesus in the Holy...

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Novena: St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Please join us in praying a special Novena starting September 22, 2021, leading up to the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. This great Saint has played a huge role in the life of 206 Tours and its...

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Medjugorje 2022 Sale Dates

In thanksgiving to Our Lady of Medjugorje, Queen of Peace, for getting us through difficult times, and for all the graces she has bestowed upon us, we are now offering special SALE pricing on...

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Padre Pio: Free Downloads

In honor of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina’s, (Padre Pio) amazing life and legacy we’d like to share some free downloadables portraying some of the famous words of wisdom that he imparted to us...

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Kentucky Holy Land Pilgrimage & Bourbon Country

Louisville and the surrounding area of Kentucky have a rich and fascinating Catholic history! In August 2021, 206 Tours launched our first-ever Pilgrimage within the USA! Our Pilgrims visited...

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2 Great Priests, 2 Great Friends!

Father Seán Connolly and Monsignor Hilary C. Franco are two extraordinary 206 Tours Spiritual Directors who have led many Catholic Pilgrimages. As mentioned in an earlier blog post, Monsignor...

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Remembering Archbishop Hoser

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Archbishop Henryk Hoser, SAC, who passed on August 13, 2021. Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Hoser to be the Apostolic visitor to Medjugorje in...

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Oberammergau 2022 Available Dates

Learn more about the Oberammergau Passion Play here. 206 Tours has spots available on the following Oberammergau pilgrimages. To secure a spot 206 Tours encourages pilgrims to make a reservation at...

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July 1: 206th Day in the Year of St. Joseph!

July 1st is the 206th day in the Year of St. Joseph! To celebrate, we are sharing a special $206 discount for all our Series Pilgrimages and Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC’s tours, listed here:...

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Virtual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje for FREE

In honor of the 40th Anniversary of the first apparitions of Our Lady of Medjugorje Queen of Peace, we are happy to share the two exclusive videos below! The two videos, “Virtual Pilgrimage to...

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Packing Checklist

206 Tours is so excited to finally begin resuming pilgrimages to some countries after 14+ months with no travel. In case you’re getting ready for your first pilgrimage in a long time, here is...

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Novena: Medjugorje

Join us for a special Novena leading up to the 40th Anniversary of the first apparitions of Our Lady of Medjugorje Queen of Peace! Beginning June 15th, we will join together in prayer. For the full...

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Restarting Where it All Started: Medjugorje

Written by Milanka Lachman – May 19, 2021 1981 – Our Lady Appeared to Six Children in Medjugorje At that time, I was working for Yugoslav Airlines and heard about miraculous events. In...

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Resuming Pilgrimages to Medjugorje

After carefully surveying the situation in Medjugorje, we decided to begin resuming Pilgrimages to Medjugorje this June, but with a few adjustments, as per the details below: Lunches will be...

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Passport Renewals

In April 2021 the US State Department advised that the turn-around time on Unites State Citizen Passport Renewals had slowed to 10 – 12 weeks. As of July 2021, some are seeing wait times of up...

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Msgr. Hilary Franco’s New Book Details Extraordinary Life & Six Popes

On April 9, 2021, Monsignor Hilary C. Franco celebrated the 66th Anniversary of his Priestly Ordination. This May, he will release his latest book, SIX POPES: A Son of the Church Remembers. The Book...

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New Book on Medjugorje by Penny Abbruzzese

Penny Abbruzzese is a dedicated Group Leader for 206 Tours who has helped thousands of people find God through Pilgrimage. Since 1984, Penny has been working alongside 206 Tours, and in February...

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Fr. Fletcher’s Easter Reflection

Listen to this fantastic Podcast by one of our valued 206 Tours Spiritual Directors, Fr. Luke Fletcher, CFR. In this Easter Sunday Homily delivered on April 4, 2021, to the Franciscan Friars based...

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Inside Look: The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

In Holy Week, the Holy Land is typically overflowing with Pilgrims who came to Jerusalem to Walk in Jesus’s Footsteps. However, in 2021, Jerusalem is quieter than normal in the days leading to...

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VIDEO| Holy Week: from Where it Happened

In deep gratitude to all our Pilgrims, Priests, Clergy, Group Leaders, and Guides, we have created this Holy Week Virtual Pilgrimage as our Easter gift to you! Join our talented guide Rami as he...

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Untold Stories About Medjugorje: Virtual Pilgrimage

Available to Rent On-Demand Now: Untold Stories of Medjugorje: Virtual Pilgrimage We’re so excited to finally be able to bring our Pilgrims a taste of Pilgrimage after a long year without...

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Ways to Watch Virtual Pilgrimages

Available to Rent On-Demand Now: Virtual Pilgrimage to Medjugorje We’re so excited to finally be able to bring our Pilgrims a taste of Pilgrimage after a long year without travel. On this...

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Virtual Pilgrimages Now Available!

206 Tours is excited to announce our first ever Virtual Pilgrimage is now available! As we all know, it has been 1 full year since travel came to a complete halt. The pandemic brought a host of...

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Holy Land Pilgrimage Memories

One year ago, we had a fantastic group of Pilgrims from the Diocese of Camden on Pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Assisi, and Rome with Bishop Dennis Sullivan, Robert Hughes, V.G., and Fr. Gormley....

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Vatican Extends Jubilee Through 2022

Each year, countless Pilgrims follow the path that Saint James took to the Pilgrim Church in Santiago de Compostela. A Jubilee Year is any year in which July 25 falls on a Sunday. 2021 is a Jubilee...

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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral and Botafumeiro Renovated

Each year, countless Pilgrims follow the path that Saint James took to the Pilgrim Church in Santiago de Compostela. In 2020 the Cathedral and Botafumeiro closed for renovations, but at the...

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Download & Share the Year of St. Joseph Social Media Posts

On December 8, 2020, the Year of Saint Joseph was declared by Pope Francis, as detailed here. In our excitement to celebrate the Year of Saint Joseph, we created these free downloadable images for...

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A Message from Archbishop Hoser from Medjugorje to Pilgrims

Archbishop Henryk Hoser, SAC filmed a special message for all 206 Tours Pilgrims in January 2021. Watch his special message below: (Please forgive any errors in translation and/or...

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A Christmas Blessing from Fr. Murphy in Medjugorje

Fr. Edward A. Murphy first went to Medjugorje on a 206 Tours Pilgrimage in 1990 and was forever changed. He credits Our Lady of Medjugorje with his conversion and call to Priesthood. This year at...

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“The Voice of Mary” Sung by Lupita Aguilar

La Voce Di Maria, or “The Voice of Mary” is a new original Italian song by artists Roberta Torresi and Paolo Bisonni. Here, Mexican musician, Lupita Aguilar sings a beautiful rendition...

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On December 8, 2020, the Vatican released an official decree from Pope Francis announcing a Year of Saint Joseph to run through December 8, 2021. For the full announcement, see our blog post a Year...

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Year of Saint Joseph Declared!

On the morning of December 8, 2020  many Catholics woke to see this Facebook post, by Father Donald Calloway, MIC: Glorious day! The pope has officially declared a Year of St. Joseph today! Holy,...

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Plenary Indulgence & Virtual Pilgrimage: Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

December 12th is the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. In 2020, due to the pandemic, the annual celebrations at the Basilica are going to be held virtually as a safety precaution. Pope Francis also...

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The Real Saint Nicholas

Catholics know the true meaning of Christmas, as we come together to rejoice at the coming of Our Lord Jesus Christ, born to the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem. For decades, Christmas has been largely...

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Archbishop Pizzaballa’s First Solemn Entry & Pontifical Mass

It was announced on Saturday, October 24th that His Holiness, Pope Francis, appointed Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M, as the Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem. His Beatitude spent the last...

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Our Lady Undoer of Knots, Cancún, Mexico

We asked our pilgrims and Facebook community to send us their intentions to be prayed for at the Sanctuary of Our Lady Undoer of Knots located in Cancún, Mexico. Watch the video below for a virtual...

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Remembering Fr. Slavko Barbarić

Written by Medjugorje Guide, Slavenka Jelavic.    One life, one prayer. One of the wisest pieces of advice we guides ever received was given by the late Fr. Slavko Barbarić.; “When you do...

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2020 Pilgrim Appreciation Sale

To say “2020 has been hard on everyone” would be a huge understatement. In an effort to extend our great gratitude to our pilgrims for standing by us, we’ve decided to extend our...

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Archbishop Pizzaballa Appointed Latin Patriarch

It was announced on Saturday, October 24th that His Holiness, Pope Francis, appointed Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M, as the Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem. His Beatitude spent the last...

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Fr. Przemyslaw Nowak on St. John Paul II

  Today on Ave Maria Radio Fr. Przemyslaw Nowak gave a fantastic interview to host Vanessa Denha Garmo on “Epiphany” in celebration of the Feast of Saint John...

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Celebrating Our Lady of Palestine

 Photo of Our Lady of Palestine credited to Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P. October 25th is the Feast of Our Lady of Palestine, the Patroness of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem...

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Feast of Saint John Paul II

October 22nd is the Feast of Saint John Paul II, one of the modern world’s favorite Popes! Pope John Paul II was our first Polish Pontiff and the second longest-serving Holy Father. His papacy...

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Feast of Saint Teresa of Ávila

October 15th is the Feast of Saint Teresa of Ávila. She was the first female Doctor of the Church. She was a Carmelite Nun credited with these fantastic quotes. Pilgrims can visit Alba de Tormes to...

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WIN a Pilgrimage with the Hahn’s!

  Dr. Scott Hahn is inviting you to the 2020 St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology Virtual Gala on October 28th! 206 Tours is a proud sponsor and we are excited to offer each Gala Attendee...

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Celebrating 35 Years of Pilgrimage Memories

In 1985, at just 27 years old Milanka Lachman founded 206 Tours after a life-changing Pilgrimage to Medjugorje. Milanka set out to build a company that would help others to experience the powerful...

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Judith Weible on Medjugorje & the Future of Pilgrimage

On September 3, 2020, our Group Leader, Judith Weible was interviewed by Christine Rossi, host of Radio Maria’s A Light in the World Podcast. Judith runs Weible Columns, a non-profit founded...

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Catholic Pilgrimage Video Game for Kids!

© 2020 Loyola Press. All rights reserved. 800-621-1008.   Loyola Press has just released a new video game that will surely open the world of Pilgrimage up to a whole new audience!...

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Catholic Kentucky Bourbon Pilgrimage

  Join Noëlle and Tom Crowe, hosts of American Catholic History Podcast, on a journey into the heart of Catholic Kentucky – the “Kentucky Holy Land!” Visit the historic...

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New Film Tells Story of Fatima Seers

  On August 28, 2020, a new film, Fatima, will hit select theatres as well as be available for viewing On Demand. The film follows the story of how the three shepherd children St. Francisco,...

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Send Intentions to Our Lady Undoer of Knots

Join Francesca (206 Tours Guide – Mexico) in prayer to our Merciful God for all who are suffering, confused, and emotionally drained at the Sanctuary of Mary Undoer of Knots, in Cancun,...

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St. Helena: First Christian Pilgrim

Saint Helena, or St. Helen, was the first true Christian Pilgrim! She was the mother of St. Constantine, who was born in Nis, Serbia in the year 272 and became the Roman Emperor in 306 A.D....

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Prodigal Pilgrim: New Book about Medjugorje

206 Tours Pilgrim, Peter Breen, is the Australian best-selling author of The Book of Letters, and now, he is out with a brand new book about Medjugorje. Prodigal Pilgrim: Returning to the Magic of...

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Zac Efron Shines a Light on Lourdes

Photo Credit: Zac Efron via Instagram   A new Netflix series called “Down to Earth” is generating a lot of buzz as of late. The documentary follows actor Zac Efron as he travels the...

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Famous Pilgrimages

A Pilgrimage is not a simple trip, tour, or vacation – it is an act of spiritual devotion. Answering the call to Pilgrimage means you have felt drawn to know God and to connect more deeply to your...

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What Does a Pilgrimage Mean to You?

A Pilgrimage is an extremely personal and meaningful act of faith. For those who have never been on a Pilgrimage, it may be hard to understand how it differs from a vacation or simple tour. We posed...

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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is a Catholic Saint originally from the Algonquin-Mohawk tribe, in present-day New York State. Born in 1656, she was just four years old when she contracted smallpox during...

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The Pilgrim’s Journal

206 Tours President & Founder, Milanka Lachman, teamed up with Matthew Kelly to create a fantastic new 206-page resource for Catholic Pilgrims – The Pilgrim’s Journal. This book provides an...

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Father’s Day: An Interview with Fr. Connolly & Fr. Calloway

Check out this fantastic article “St. Joseph and Father’s Day: An interview with Fr. Donald Calloway“, written by Father Seán Connolly for the Catholic World Report on June 20, 2020....

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Novena in Medjugorje: A Virtual Pilgrimage

Here is our beloved guide Slavenka, inviting you to join us in this special Novena in Medjugorje: Virtual Pilgrimage! June 24, 2020, marks the 39th Anniversary of the first Apparition of Our Lady...

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Introducing Our New Blog!

Welcome! Today June 5, 2020, we are excited to share with you our new 206 Tours Blog, dedicated to showcasing “The Road. The Truth. The Life.” With this blog, we hope to share all things...

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El Camino: The Iron Cross

In 2017 Milanka Lachman, President and Founder of 206 Tours, set out on a Pilgrimage on the El Camino trail, like millions of Pilgrims before her.   Here she is with our guide, Javier, the man...

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The Meaning of Pilgrimage

Many people may not fully understand the deeply personal and religious nature of the act of pilgrimage. To some, taking a trip to Rome, Lourdes, or Medjugorje with your spouse, spiritual director,...

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To Become a Saint: A Reflection on the Canonization of St. John Henry Newman

Written by Dan Searby, October 13, 2019 While you were sleeping last night, Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman became Saint John Henry Newman, or as Pope Francis called him today, Ioanne Henrico...

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St. Paul the Apostle in Greece

  A Pilgrimage to Greece is a fantastic way to learn more about the life of St. Paul the Apostle and early Christianity. Here are a few of the sites you can visit from the life of St....

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Consider a Family Pilgrimage

  A Family Pilgrimage is a beautiful experience for all ages! Bringing Children on a Pilgrimage can connect them forever with scripture in a way that will stay with them for the rest of their...

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Meet Milanka Lachman

  Meet Milanka Lachman, LC*HS, President & Founder of 206 Tours In 1985 Milanka Lachman founded 206 Tours at just 27 years old after a life-changing Pilgrimage to Medjugorje. While working...

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Pilgrimage Love Story

  A Pilgrimage is an opportunity to make deep connections, not just with Jesus, but with fellow Pilgrims as well. This was certainly the case for two young Pilgrims, Matthew & Cassidy, who...

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The Significance of The Pope Leo XIII Medal

  What is the Pope Leo XIII Medal? (History) In May 1901, Pope Leo XIII created the religious medal as a way to encourage more faithful to embark on a pilgrimage and to recognize their journey...

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35 Years of Medjugorje Pilgrimages: Interview with Penny Abbruzzese

    Penny Abbruzzese is a dedicated Group Leader for 206 Tours who has helped thousands of people find God through Pilgrimage. Since 1984, Penny has been working alongside 206 Tours, and...

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Testimony About the Power of the Rosary

  Heather Chastain Collins embarked on a trip to France with her mother and daughter in March 2019 just weeks before the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral. Here, she shares her...

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Pope Approves Medjugorje Pilgrimages

May 2019 Pope Francis Officially Approves Pilgrimages to Medjugorje!   May 13, 2019 became a historic day for Medjugorje, as Pope Francis “officially” announced that Christians and Clergy...

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Fatima Facts | Where to Go & What to See

May 13th is the Feast Day of Our Lady of Fatima. Here are some interesting facts about Fatima, Portugal and the places there that honor the Blessed Virgin Mary and her 1917 Apparitions. About Our...

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Divine Mercy Sunday & St. Faustina

Divine Mercy Sunday, or Feast of the Divine Mercy, falls on the Octave of Easter, and celebrates the encounter Saint Faustina had with Jesus known as the Divine Mercy. Jesus gave Saint Faustina the...

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Johnette Benkovic Live from France: Notre Dame Fire

  Johnette Benkovic (Williams) is the Founder and President of Women of Grace, a Catholic apostolate for women. After experiencing a conversion in her faith in the early 1980s, Johnette set out...

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Holy Week Pilgrimage

  Holy Week is the most solemn, and meaningful, time of the year for Catholics. For centuries, Catholics have reenacted the events of Holy Week in homage to Jesus’s ultimate sacrifice for...

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Camel Rides in The Holy Land

  A Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a very meaningful and solemn experience for Catholics. They witness the scriptures come to life while visiting the very places where Jesus lived, and died....

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March Holy Days

Ash Wednesday  Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent brings a renewed period of reflection, repentance, and prayer for all Catholics. Ash Wednesday is a Holy Day of Obligation, in which we are...

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Lent & Pilgrimage: Spiritual Journeys

  In some ways, a Lenten journey can be compared to a Pilgrimage. In both, we carry specific intentions in our hearts, over a period of time, that are dedicated to enacting spiritual change...

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February Saint Days

  As we begin the second month of the year, let us look at some interesting facts about a few Saints we celebrate in February. St. Brigid of Ireland – February 1 Saint Brigid of Ireland is...

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2018 Equestrian order of The Holy Sepulchre Pilgrimage to The Holy Land

EOHS Knights and Dames in the Holy Land – view more photos in the slideshow below.   In December of 2018, the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre Eastern Lieutenancy made a Pilgrimage...

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January Feast Days

January Feast Days

As we begin the New Year, we look forward to celebrating many Saint Days. Here are just a few of our favorite January Feast Days. The Feast of Mary, the Mother of God – January 1 January 1st, New...

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Discover The Sainte Coiffe

The Cathedral of Saint-Etienne or Cahors Cathedral in France is an eleventh-century Roman Catholic Cathedral that holds a remarkable relic of Christ’s Passion, the Sainte Coiffe. This relic is a...

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The Pros of Catholic Group Travel

  With so many influential and important Catholic sites to see all over the world, it may be cumbersome to figure out how to visit them. A great way to visit these Shrines, Basilicas, and...

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Holy Days of December

December 8: The Feast of the Immaculate Conception Also known as the “Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception”, this Feast occurs each year on December 8th as Catholics celebrate the Immaculate...

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Thanks Be to God!

  Let’s remember to always give thanks to God. Here are some of our favorite Bible Verses reminding us of the importance of expressing gratitude and always be thankful.   1...

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Oberammergau Passion Play

  The small village of Oberammergau, in Bavaria – Germany, is home to the world-famous Passion Play. For over four (4) centuries, the people of this special town have upheld the tradition to...

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Veterans Remembered: Pilgrimage to The Normandy Beaches

As the nation pauses this Sunday to observe Veteran’s Day, we collectively take time to appreciate the service and sacrifice of each and every American Veteran. Each year, on November 11th, we...

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November Holy Days

The month of November contains several special Holy and Feast Days for Catholics to celebrate. Perhaps most notably, the first day of November is All Saints Day, followed by All Souls Days. Here is a...

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Saint Days of October

  October is home to many Feast Days, and those Saints are so important to those who follow the Catholic faith. Though this month does not contain any major Holy Days, there are many special...

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Pilgrimages with Chris Stefanick

Chris Stefanick is a proud husband and father of six (6), who has dedicated his life to spreading the Catholic Faith, mostly amongst young people. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap calls him,...

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Fr. Donald Calloway, The Pilgrimage King!

  Father Donald Calloway, MIC, is a prominent Marian Priest – known for his personality, authenticity, and passion for the Priesthood, and devotion to Our Lady. For years, Fr. Calloway...

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206 Tours Celebrates 33 Years!

  In 1983, Milanka Lachman was working for Yugoslav Airlines when she received several calls from people asking for help arranging travel to Medjugorje to witness the Marian Apparitions there....

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Dr. Scott Hahn Awards a NEW Priest in 2018!

  “We can believe what we choose. We are answerable for what we choose to believe.” – Cardinal Newman     Congratulations to Father George W. Rutler for receiving the St. Paul...

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The Life & Work of John Michael Talbot

  John Michael Talbot has become a household name to millions of Catholics due to his extensive artistic, musical, and humanitarian career. For decades, John Michael has been creating in the...

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A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim: Father Peter Dugandzic’s Video Diary

  One of our very talented Spiritual Directors, Father Peter Dugandzic, recently led a 206 Tours Pilgrimage to Fatima, Spain, Lourdes & Paris. He has been extremely gracious in taking the...

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Remembering Saint Padre Pio on the Anniversaries of both his Stigmata & Death

On September 20, 2018, we honored the 100th Anniversary of Saint Padre Pio’s Stigmata – and – Sunday, September 23th, marks the 50th Anniversary of his death. We would like to give...

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Jim Caviezel’s Painful Passion Process & Unwavering Faith: Five Interesting Facts about Filming “The Passion of the Christ”

As Jim Caviezel prepares to make his way to Israel in 2019, and walk the true Via Dolorosa, let us take a look back at the role that set him apart – and one that he will reprise next year. The...

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The Remarkable Life of St. John Paul II

  The Centennial (100th) Birthday of Saint John Paul II, took place on May 18, 2020. His life of service and eternal life of Sainthood is so remarkable and has changed the lives of countless...

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Remembering 9/11, We Pray

  We remember all the lives that were lost on September 11, 2001. In the days that followed, we came together as a nation, finding connection and unity in our grieving, our sadness, our hope,...

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St. Faustina and the Divine Mercy

On Sunday, February 22, 1931, through the mediation of St. Faustina, Christ passed on the message of Divine Mercy at Lagiewniki in Poland. As the 20th Anniversary of her Feast Day approaches, we...

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What is a Relic?

Many Pilgrimages visit important Shrines that house Sacred Catholic Relics. Understanding the way relics are classified in the Catholic Church is important to fully appreciate these amazing pieces...

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Father Seán Connolly’s “The Unspoken Message of Heaven at Knock”

Father Seán Connolly pictured above at the Knock Shrine while on a Pilgrimage with 206 Tours. For the past several years, Father Seán Connolly has been a Spiritual Director on a number of 206...

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Five Free Smartphone Apps for A Seamless Airport Experience

Many people look forward to traveling for months but dread the airport experience of long lines, confusing information, and large airports that may be hard to navigate. Here are five (5) Apps that...

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Medjugorje Welcomes Archbishop Henryk Hoser

Sunday, July 22, 2018, was a historic day in Medjugorje, as they finally welcomed Archbishop Henryk Hoser to St. James Church. Thousands of locals and Catholic Pilgrims came to witness the...

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7 Ways to Prevent Jet Lag

Rapid travel through multiple time zones can take its toll on your physical and mental well-being. “Jet Lag” is the phrase used to describe the condition when your body’s internal...

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Jim Caviezel to Make A Pilgrimage with 206 Tours

In the Spring of 2019, 206 Tours will be joined by a very special guest – Actor and famous Catholic, Jim Caviezel, in the Holy Land. His resume consists of such box office hits as Pay It...

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Find Jesus in The Holy Land

For most Catholics, a Pilgrimage to The Holy Land is a Bucket-List trip, and life goal. A pilgrimage is a spiritual journey to Holy and Sacred places in our world – God calls on us to take...

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Celebrating the Canonizations of St. Pope Paul VI and St. Archbishop Óscar Romero

In May of 2018, The Vatican’s Secretary of State announced that Blessed Pope Paul VI and Blessed Archbishop Óscar Romero would be Canonized in October. Here, we take a look at the lives of these...

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14 Pieces of Advice from St. Padre Pio!

In honor of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, also known as Padre Pio, we’d like to celebrate his inspiring and amazing life and legacy by sharing some of our favorite words of wisdom that he imparted to...

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Celebrating Our Lady of Fátima

Each year on May 13th, Catholics celebrate the Blessed Virgin Mary by honoring her message of peace and by reflecting on her apparitions in Fátima, Portugal. The history of Our Lady of Fátima is a...

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Jesus said, ‘I am the Road, also the Truth, also the Life. No one gets to the Father apart from me.’ [John 14:6]

‘The Road. The Truth. The Life’ is a 206 Tours Blog detailing over 35 years of experience leading Catholic Pilgrimages and Spiritual Journeys to the Holiest sites around the world!