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Grow Your Ministry, Reconnect With Your Spouse, and Feed Your Family with Pilgrimage

If you’ve been called to be a Catholic Speaker, you have a lot on your plate. How can you balance the demands of ministry with the needs of your family? I’ll bet you’ve been wondering if it’s even possible.

You’re probably facing the all-too-common dilemma of time versus money? You know you need to be “out there” more often for your ministry to really make an impact, but it’s tough on your family while you’re away. They need you around, but they also need to be fed, clothed, and sheltered, which is all paid for by your being on the road. How can you spend less time away without sacrificing your family’s financial well being? Also, how can you reconnect and celebrate life with your spouse when you have six children living at home? (We have a video about that!)

Perhaps you’ve been looking for another stream of revenue; one that could make up for all the gigs you can’t get to. Maybe you’ve looked into online courses or virtual conferences, but paying someone to manage them sucked all the profit out of the venture, and doing it yourself is overwhelming.

When you leave a speaking gig, do you ever wish that you had a way to continue the relationship with the people there? How you could get some of them to continue to support your ministry long after a parish mission?

Organizing a pilgrimage is an outstanding way to address ALL these concerns!

A pilgrimage trip can help finance your ministry and feed your family. A pilgrimage trip might last 11-14 days, but it can often be so rewarding that it replaces your next 10 speaking engagements.

You can bring your spouse along, and we can introduce you to some Group Leaders who have found creative ways to care for large families while traveling abroad. (Want to see that video?)

Pilgrimage trips give your audience a logical next step in their faith journey, and it’s one that they can take with you. These personal connections will turn your audience into a promoting machine that will help propel your ministry.

“We are very grateful for all that was done to make our France pilgrimage a peaceful and fruitful journey.  We felt very well taken care of and so did our pilgrims…Thanks to each of you for your part in supporting us and the group as we prepared for the trip, arrived, and made our way through the beautiful country of France.”  

Dr. Marcellino and Susan D'Ambrosio

Crossroads Initiative

For 34 Years, Select Has Helped Catholic Leaders Succeed

Have you’ve watched Jeff Cavins, Dr. Macellino D’Ambrosio, or Father Leo Patalinghug travel on pilgrimage after pilgrimage and wondered, “How are they doing that?”  Well, they’re savvy and they rely on Select International Tours to handle all the details of their pilgrimage, so they can focus on what they do best, engaging their audience.

Who We Are

Select International Tours and Cruises shares your faith. We are guided by experience and driven by innovation. For 34 years, we have been in the business of helping people plan and enjoy their pilgrimage trips. Our goal is to constantly improve the quality of our service making it easier for you to entrust your travel plans to us. 

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Who Is This For?

Cardinals, Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Evangelists, and Catholic speakers, who are driven to succeed in ministry and life and value their success and reputation, prefer to work with Select International Tours. They demand authenticity, honesty, practicality, hard work, and the personal attention that ONLY Select International Tours can provide.

Catholic Speakers are Busy, So Select Handles the Details

If you’re wondering where you could possibly find the time to add a pilgrimage to your life, don’t! Select International Tours has the experience, connections, and drive to take care of all the details, so you can focus on your mission. Here are just a few of the things Select will do for you:

Create Marketing Assets

Our in-house marketing team will create brochures or postcards for you, a landing page for your pilgrims, and be on-call for advice as you promote.

Handle Registration and Payments

Send your pilgrims our way. We’ll handle all their documents, payments, tickets, boarding passes, and every logistical aspect of the trip.

Secure the Best Christian Guides

We only use local English speaking Christian guides. They will handle all the details on the ground so you can spend your time enjoying and engaging with your pilgrims. 

Customization to Your Exact Needs

We’ve arranged weddings in Cana, celebrations in Tuscany, and even Masses in Saint Peter’s Basilica. We can help achieve your vision of the perfect pilgrimage.

Access to the Select Partner Portal

When you have a trip booked with Select, you have access to an ever-growing library of resources to help you plan, promote, and maximize your trip.

Easy as 1-2-3

Don’t know where to start? Booking a Pilgrimage with Select International Tours is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Choose a destination, some potential dates, and a spiritual director (Priest and/or Deacon) to accompany you.
  2. Call Select to discuss your specific vision for your pilgrimage.
  3. Read through our proposal. If you love it, sign it and we’ll get to work. If you don’t, we are happy to work on it some more. If it’s not a fit, there are ZERO STRINGS ATTACHED.

“I’ve chosen to go with Select International Tours because of all the different speakers and presenters I know who do pilgrimages; it’s this company that I constantly hear wonderful things about. About how great the tour guides are. How great the accommodations, the logistics, and most of all, just the spiritual experience of the entire pilgrimage.”

Jason Evert

Chastity Project

Happy Clients

“Thank you so much for facilitating our wonderful Taste of Italy Pilgrimage. I cannot tell you just how wonderful everything was… WOW! Michelle and I had such a great experience…Again, thanks so much for all your hard work for us and our group.”

Gus and Michelle Lloyd

Host of Seize the Day on Sirius XM129

“Thanks for your devoted work on behalf of all of us! I would call your attitude “fierce”-you really fight for us all. I have had the opportunity to step back and reflect on how much everyone at Select does and how much I appreciate it. Edita has a great product, but an even more awesome team.”

Fr. Zachary Navit

Diocese of Philadelphia

“The Holy Land pilgrimage was perfect in every way…  Several of my pilgrims mentioned Marianne’s helpfulness in serving all their questions and needs. Thanks so much for all you have done to make this pilgrimage such an inspiring success.” 

Stephen J. Binz

Catholic Author

The Pilgrimage Company of Choice 

Catholic Speakers Organization Partners with Select International Tours and Cruises

Dozens of Catholic Speakers Organization clients already work with Select International. Together, they have taken thousands of pilgrims on trips and they continue to do so year after year. Would you like to ask one of them about working with us? We are happy to facilitate a virtual meeting. Just let us know. 

There are many reasons that they return. Some love how Select helps them market their trips. Others like how our longevity and reputation add to their authority. Some like the fact that we are flexible and accommodating. But most of them return year-after-year because we make their pilgrimage trips fun, easy, spiritually rich, and successful. 

Catholic Speakers Organization represents the best Catholic speakers. So, it was important that they partner with a company that best represents their clients and their faith. That’s why they chose Select International Tours and Cruises.

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