Fr. Bob Colaresi, O. Carm., leads groups on powerful, mind-expanding, deeply effecting pilgrimages to some of the holiest sites in the world. More than 1,089 pilgrims have travelled with Fr. Bob to various countries over the last 34 years.
All of Fr. Bob’s pilgrimages offer daily Eucharist and morning and evening prayer reflections.
Full brochures for the following 2023 Pilgrimages of Faith will be available soon, after costs are finalized. If you wish to receive an information brochure for any of the pilgrimages, please contact: Carmelite Spiritual Center, 8419 Bailey Road, Darien, IL 60561; 630-969-4141 or Carmelitespiritualcenter.org
Carmelite and Colonial Spain
April 16-29, 2023
Father Bob Colaresi will lead us in the footsteps and spirituality of Sts. Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, the great Carmelite doctors of mysticism and spirituality. We will visit Avila, Alba de Tormes, Salamanca, Fontiveros, and Segovia. We also include the history and heritage of Spain, including the Islamic and colonial elements. Thus we visit Granada, Crodoba, and Seville, along with Madrid and Toledo. Cost is being finalized.
Pilgrimage through France
July 6-16, 2023
Following the life and spirituality of St. Therese, Father Bob Colaresi will lead us first to Lourdes, the most powerful of Marian shrines, with the issue of healing, living water and hope. Then we fly north to Normandy, the homeland of St. Therese, visiting Lisieux, her Carmelite convent, her childhood home, Les Buissonnets, the basilica, and the cathedral. We also visit Normandy beaches of “Omaha” and “Utah” and the powerful U.S. cemetery. Next, it’s Alencon where St. Therese was born and her parents met and lived, until the death of her mom, before going to Paris, where we will experience this magical city with all its historical and beautiful sites, including Versailles. Cost is being finalized.
Holy Land 2023
October 8-18, 2023
Fr. Bob leads his 35th pilgrimage of the Holy Land, as we return to our spiritual home and reflect on the Scriptures. Starting in Jerusalem, we visit the Mt. of Olives, Bethlehem, Ein Karem, Way of the Cross, Western Wall, Masada, Judean Wilderness, Ein Gedi and Emmaus. Then, it is to Galilee, visiting Mt. Carmel, Jaffa, Nazareth, Cana Caesaria, Sea of Galilee, Capharnaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, Caesaria Philippi and Mt. Tabor. What a powerful experience into the heart of Christianity, the life of Jesus and our Jewish heritage! Cost is being finalized.