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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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River Cruise Trinity Catholic School Raffle Prize

206 Tours is donating a Danube River Cruise for Two (2) as the Grand Prize for the 2022 Casino Night benefiting Trinity Regional School! This prize is valued at $10,000 and includes, roundtrip...

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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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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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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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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...

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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

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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