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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 sites...

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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...

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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...

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February Saint Days

  As we begin the second month of 2019, let us look to some interesting facts about a few Saints we celebrate in February. St. Brigid of Ireland – Feb 1 Saint Brigid of Ireland is one of the...

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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

  As we begin 2019, and celebrate 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...

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Discover The Sainte Coiffe

The Relic, pictured here is the Sainte Coiffe or “Holy Headdress” which was used in Jesus’ burial can be seen by Pilgrims in Cahors France in 2019.   The Cathedral of...

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

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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

Today, September 20th, we honor 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...

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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

    Today 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...

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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,...

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What is a Relic?

  Many Pilgrimage 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Celebrating the Canonizations of Blessed Pope Paul VI and Blessed Archbishop Óscar Romero

  Last week The Vatican’s Secretary of State announced that Blessed Pope Paul VI and Blessed Archbishop Óscar Romero will be Canonized in October. Let’s take a look at the lives of...

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14 Pieces of Advice from Saint Padre Pio!

In honor of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, also known as Padre Pio’s, 131st birthday, we’d like to celebrate his inspiring and amazing life and legacy by sharing some of our favorite words of wisdom...

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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!