Kentucky Holy Land and the Bourbon Trail with Fr. DiTomo and Dcn. Jim

      Bardstown, KY 40004, USA

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      The Mission of Cor Jesu
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      May 6 - 10, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 45
      Kentucky Holy Land and the Bourbon Trail with Fr. DiTomo and Dcn. Jim
      Bardstown, KY 40004, USA

      The Mission of Cor Jesu
      • Email address verified
      18 reviews

      May 6 - 10, 2024
      Group size: 1 - 45

      About this trip

      Did you know that the spread of the Catholic Church West in the U.S. was due in large part to Catholic bourbon makers? Did you know that one of the first Catholic diocese started in the U.S. was in Bardstown, Kentucky? 


      Join us on a pilgrimage to the "Kentucky Holy Land" and the Bourbon Trail! We’ll visit historic religious sites and learn about the courageous Catholics of the 18th and 19th centuries brought the Faith (and bourbon) to Kentucky, established Churches and monasteries, and built a strong Catholic community in this region which still exists today. 


      In addition to the religious sites, we’ll have tours and tastings at several world-class bourbon distilleries. Along the way, Deacon Jim Conrey will explain the very Catholic history of bourbon. We’ll celebrate Mass together daily and Fr. Christopher DiTomo will lead us in prayer and devotions as we make our pilgrimage to the Kentucky Holy Land and the Bourbon trail!

      What’s included

      • Round trip coach bus
      • Full Breakfast daily
      • One Dinner
      • Hotel accommodations
        Based on double occupancy
      • All tours and admission
      • Holy Mass
      • Time for prayer

      What’s not included

      • Tips for driver
      • Tip for clergy
      • Meals not listed
        Most dinners and all lunches paid on your own

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy Package

      This 5 Day/4 Night pilgrimage cost of $1,400 includes: 


      - Round trip coach bus transportation

      - Full Breakfast daily / One dinner
      - 4 Nights Hotel accommodations (Based on double occupancy)
      - All tours and admission fees

      $1,400
      Deposit: $400
      Single Occupancy Package

      This 5 Day/4 Night pilgrimage cost of $1,700 includes: 


      - Round trip coach bus transportation

      - Full Breakfast daily / One Dinner

      - 4 Nights Hotel accommodations (Based on single occupancy) 

      - All tours and admission fees

      $1,700
      Deposit: $400


      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Huntley - St. Martin of Tours, Louisville, KY - Bardstown, KY

      Board our comfortable 56-passenger bus enroute to the Kentucky Holy Land and the Bourbon Trail! On the way Fr. DiTomo will lead us in prayer, and  Deacon Jim will explain the very Catholic history of the bourbon.  


      We'll make a stop at The Garage Food Hall in Indianapolis for lunch on your own. With numerous vendors, there's sure to be something for everyone. After lunch, we'll board the bus enroute to Louisville, KY.


      Dating back to 1853, our first stop in Kentucky Holy Land is the home to 2 Roman Martyrs! St. Martin of Tours church is known not only for its beautiful ornate Stations of the Cross, perpetual Eucharistic Adoration chapel, Tridentine Mass, traditional stained-glass windows, sacred music, inspiring paintings and statues, but this church has also been entrusted with the care of two Roman martyrs: St. Magnus, Centurion and Martyr, 207 A.D and St. Bonosa, Virgin and Martyr, 207 A. D.  We’ll have a tour of this amazing church, celebrate Holy Mass, and pray a very special holy hour alongside St. Magnus and Bonosa.


      Then we'll board our bus again enroute to Bardstown. Named “The Most Beautiful Town in America” by Rand McNally and officially known as the Bourbon Capital of the World, Bardstown has scores of wonderful restaurants, shops, and things to do in its historic downtown. This will be our home base for the pilgrimage. 


      After a day of travel, check into your beautiful and comfortable room before we head to a local steakhouse for a delicious welcome dinner. 

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      The Mission of Cor Jesu
      18 reviews
      We are a Christian mission, run by faithful Catholics, serving the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus by serving His Church on earth. Through the use of our facilities, ministries, and family and community events, we seek to bring all people to the Heart of Jesus Christ. We welcome people of all Christian faiths to come, visit, pray, and encounter the Heart of Jesus Christ. The mission of Cor Jesu pilgrimages is to honor our Lord and to help console the Heart of Jesus by bring pilgrims to pray and worship at holy sites in the U.S. and abroad.

      Reviews

      Absolutely a wonderful time! No complaints. Everything was well organized.
      By Janness A for Kentucky Holy Land and the Bourbon Trail with Fr. DiTomo and Dcn. Jim on May 20, 2024
      LA
      Great time, wonderful people, excellent accommodations. Thank you all 😁 Libby out did herself. 👍😃
      By Lois A for Kentucky Holy Land and the Bourbon Trail with Fr. DiTomo and Dcn. Jim on May 19, 2024
      This was a wonderful trip. Libby had everything so well organized and timed. She did a great job. Father DiTomo and Deacon Jim and Deacon Hank's homilies were very inspiring and our prayer sessions on the bus helped me grow in my faith. We had a wonderful bus driver (Dave) who was very helpful and friendly and provided safe travel throughout the tour. The churches were beautiful and the history behind them was very interesting. The distilleries and tours and information that was provided was very interesting and informative about the history and the operation of the distilleries. I had a wonderful time and would definitely go on another trip through Cor Jesu. Thanks to all who were involved in making this a great trip for all of us.
      By Anastasia B for Kentucky Holy Land and the Bourbon Trail with Fr. DiTomo and Dcn. Jim on May 17, 2024
      Thank you so much for the awesome review! We are so happy you joined us! God bless you!
      By The Mission of Cor Jesu on May 17, 2024
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      This Pilgrimage was AMAZING!! Libby did an outstanding job with her great organizational skills to provide us with a trip that was inspirational and fun. The churches, Basilica, The Trappist Monastery and St Rose Priory were beautiful plus so full of history as were the four distilleries that we visited. Thank you Libby
      By Dee T for Kentucky Holy Land and the Bourbon Trail with Fr. DiTomo and Dcn. Jim on May 16, 2024
      Thank you Dee! We are so happy that you joined us! Praise God for a beautiful pilgrimage!
      By The Mission of Cor Jesu on May 16, 2024
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      My husband and I haven’t traveled much since before the pandemic, but this 5-day pilgrimage was just irresistible. So, with some trepidation, we signed up. I needn’t have worried. The tour was so well organized and complete. The planners at Cor Jesu and WeTravel thought of everything. The tours of the holy sites were wonderful. I have not felt connected to my faith in this way for many years. It was such a privilege to attend Mass in these holy, historically significant sites. We prayed together on the bus. We made new friends. We really enjoyed the fun distillery tours and bourbon tastings. People in Kentucky are just so nice! We felt completely supported from the time the motor coach picked us up at our church and delivered us back to our church five days later. It was an experience I will never forget.
      By Kathy C for Kentucky Holy Land and the Bourbon Trail with Fr. DiTomo and Dcn. Jim on May 13, 2024
      Thank you Kathy! Praise God! We're so happy you and your husband came! We hope to see you on future pilgrimages!
      By The Mission of Cor Jesu on May 16, 2024
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