The God's Adventure Awaits Pilgrimage
Jan 17-25, 2022
You're invited to take flight to the Holy Land!
Experience the sacred sites of Our Lord’s life: his birth in Bethlehem, his childhood in Nazareth, his Transfiguration on Mt. Tabor, and his passion and resurrection in Jerusalem. Taste olive oil from the Mount of Olives and the world's best mediterranean cuisine. Celebrate mass afloat on the Sea of Galilee. Hear God's voice in new ways as you walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Join Stacey Sumereau and a community of like-minded believers to discover your God-given callings.
Experience the places our Faith was born.
9-Day Itinerary Sneak Peek
Day1- Depart for Israel (pilgrims from anywhere in the world welcome!)
Day 2- Arrival, gather with Stacey and fellow pilgrims, and enjoy relaxing evening together
Day 3- Visit, Cana, Nazareth, and the heights of Mt. Tabor
Day 4- Spend the day visiting the Mount of Beatitudes, sites of Jesus's miracles in Galilee. Celebrate mass while sailing on the Sea of Galilee. Relax on our bus ride to Bethlehem.
Day 5- Visit Bethlehem where Jesus was born and the charming village of Ein Karem, home of Mary's cousin Elizabeth and St. John the Baptist.
Day 6- Travel to Jerusalem. Visit the Mount of Olives, Mt. Zion, the Garden of Gethsemane, Church of the Ascension, and the site of the Upper Room.
Day 7- Walk the Way of the Cross, the "Via Dolorosa" to Calvary and visit the Tomb of Jesus Christ.
Day 8- Visit Bethany, home of Lazarus, Martha and Mary. Renew baptismal promises at the Jordan River, float in the Dead Sea, and visit Jericho.
Day 9- Depart Tel Aviv for home.
A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
People ask me these questions all the time:
"How will I know what I'm supposed to do?"
"How do I hear God speak to me in prayer?"
"I feel like I'm missing my larger purpose. How do I find it?"
I often answer those questions with the question: "What have you done to find out?" Friend, I'd love to light an incense stick in my room, play some Audrey Assad, and then hear God's Voice (which in my imagination would sound like David Attenborough) giving me the right answer immediately. But ya gotta get off the couch and stop scrolling other people's highlight reels. Ya gotta have an adventure!
Making a pilgrimage is a time-honored Catholic tradition to discern one's personal mission and purpose. You won't find the unique program I've developed for the God's Adventure Awaits pilgrimage anywhere else. We'll perceive the Lord's voice in new ways as we walk in his sacred footsteps. We'll discuss what's on our hearts while looking looking from the heights of Mt. Tabor. We'll dive deep with actionable tools that illuminate the mission for which we were created. We'll celebrate the sacraments daily right where Jesus performed miracles. We'll return home renewed, with hearts full of memories.
This Pilgrimage is for:
Single people seeking their vocation
Couples who want to refine their shared vision of their marriage
Empty nesters discerning their next move
People at any stage wanting to live a more purposeful life
Those desiring to know God's will
"To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendour and produced rich fruits of conversion and holiness among those who believe. Above all, Christians go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to the places associated with the Lord's passion, death and resurrection."
-Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Stop wondering and go.
Have you ever felt prepared for any life choice you faced? Me neither.
My husband and I know that even finding our vocations raised more questions than it answered. There's always, always another bend in the road you can't see round. Amen? That's why I believe it's important to develop decision-making skills so you can face every situation with peace and clarity. The Pilgrimage program will equip you to:
Sharpen skills to make any life choice
Let go of what's not important and move confidently toward what is
Achieve deeper with God through sacraments and new ways of praying
Set sustainable, realistic goals
Understand the components of an authentic life
Hear God's voice as you reflect at the sites of Jesus's life
Process and discuss with Stacey and a supportive community
Meet Your Pilgrimage Leader
Hey there! I'm a gal whose middle name should probably be "Life Direction U-Turn." After performing in two Broadway National Tours, The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast, I felt called to leave theater and consider becoming a nun. I witnessed my vocational discernment journey on TV in the Lifetime Reality Series The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns. Since then, I've spoken around the USA and interviewed many of today's foremost Catholic minds about finding purpose on the Called and Caffeinated Podcast. In 2020 I wrote the True North discernment course and mentored nearly 100 people from 13 countries to their next best step. I've also been blessed to host the Be Not Afraid Conference and the God's Adventure Awaits Summit. In case you can't tell, I'm a people person and I firmly believe you can never have too many friends. I adore Jesus and coffee (in that order,) and I need both to handle three kids under four along with my husband John.
I can't wait to meet you, have a cocktail with you at the lowest altitude bar in the world overlooking the Dead Sea, and get deep about where God's calling you next.