Come & See Pilgrimage
Experience the JPII Project Firsthand
Would you like to know what our students are experiencing? Would you like to understand what you are supporting? Are you interested in becoming a donor or partner?
The “Come & See” pilgrimage is a trip to Krakow for the young at heart who would like to experience the JPII Project from the inside!
All Are Invited
This trip is for everyone and will operate more like a classic pilgrimage abroad. Slow walkers and energetic runners alike are welcome, as this trip features a number of exclusive activities designed for every generation!
This trip features a number of sites associated with Pope Saint John Paul II, including Krakow Old Town, the Divine Mercy Shrine, the John Paul II Be Not Afraid Center, Wadowice (JP2’s hometown), Częstochowa: The National Shrine and Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Zakopane and the Wieliczka Salt Mines!
Immersed in the JPII Project
This trip coincides with our summer program abroad. That means that you will have the chance to meet the students, get to know the team, experience the classes at the University, encounter Polish history and culture and last but not least, participate in daily Mass and Adoration!
Grow in Your Faith
Each day features private Mass and prayer. We even have our own private chaplain throughout the course of our time together! You’ll find that each touring program has been designed to bring you closer to Christ, and furthermore to help you find inner renewal and strength!
Why the JPII Project?
The mission of the John Paul II Project is to help young people become builders of a civilization of love and truth. We focus on holistic formation programs that immerse the next generations in the example and teachings of St. John Paul II. Because we believe in young people, we mutually encourage and challenge them by cultivating environments that foster sanctity. On this trip you will have the chance to experience firsthand the Project at work!
If you have any questions about the trip contact us today!
Once you decide that this is the trip for your family, register immediately online!
Pack Your Bags!
Pack your bags and arrange transportation to/from the excursion!
Meet the Chaplain
Father Jordan Berghouse
Fr. Jordan Berghouse is the Associate Pastor of St. Monica and St. Eugene parishes on the North Shore in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He met co-founder Corinne MacDonald as an undergraduate student doing study abroad in Rome, Italy. His love for Poland, John Paul II, and Our Lady of Czestochowa was nurtured during his pilgrimage to Poland that Corinne had organized and led years before the JP2 Project existed. Fr. Jordan completed his degree in politics from Ave Maria University, worked in Washington D.C for a few years, and then made the bold move to change course and join seminary in 2014.We are thrilled to welcome this priest, in love with his vocation, as our chaplain for our first Come & See Pilgrimage. In Fr. Jordan’s words, “I am consistently in awe that God has called me to this beautiful life. I’ve been personally inspired by the last three popes and my prayer is to be open and docile to whatever it is that the Lord calls me to each day.” Fr. Jordan enjoys being outdoors and good, long conversations over a cup of coffee or a beer… which we look forward to enjoying with him in Krakow.