Encounter the unique Catholic spirituality and traditional Aboriginal culture of this sacred place. Cruise waterways teeming with wildlife, explore spectacular gorges, plunging waterfalls and tranquil rock-pools as you journey through this ancient land.
Darwin (1) • Mass at St Martin’s Aboriginal Community with MGL Chaplain • Howard Springs Nature Park • Adelaide River Jumping Crocodile Cruise • Kakadu/Jabiru (2) • Kakadu National Park • Nourlangie • Ubirr rock art site • Nadab lookout • Yellow Waters Billabong boat cruise • Katherine/Nitmiluk National Park (2) • Edith Falls • Katherine Gorge • Top Didj • Katherine Outback Experience show • St Barbara’s Catholic Church Rum Jungle • Litchfield National Park • Florence Falls • Wangi Falls • Magnetic Termite Mounds • Darwin (3) • Mindil Beach Sunset Markets • Tiwi Islands pilgrimage day – boat ride & Indigenous immersion • St Mary’s Cathedral in Darwin (The Madonna of the Aborigines) • Darwin Aviation Museum
Theme: New Beginnings
Meet your group leader and get to know your fellow travelers as we come together to share our first group dinner.
Darwin overnight (D)
Theme: Awe & Gratitude
Proposed Mass: St Martin’s Aboriginal Community in Darwin
Kakadu/Jabiru overnight (BD)
Theme: Wonder of Creation
Proposed Mass: St Peter’s Church in Jabiru
Kakadu/Jabiru overnight (BLD)
Theme: God’s Provision
Proposed Mass: St Joseph’s Church in Katherine
Katherine overnight (BD)
Theme: Identity & Purpose
Proposed Mass: Outdoor Mass
Katherine overnight (BLD)
Theme: Abundant Springs
Proposed Mass: St Barbara’s Catholic Church in Litchfield
Darwin overnight (BLD)
Theme: Healing & Restoration
Proposed Mass: St Therese’s Church on Tiwi Islands
Darwin overnight (BLD)
Theme: Peace & Reconciliation
Proposed Mass: St Mary’s Cathedral in Darwin
Celebrate Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral where you view the Madonna of the Aborigines, a painting of the Blessed Virgin Mary, with the baby Jesus, depicted as Aborigines.
In the afternoon enjoy a city tour of Darwin where we see a mixture of old and new architectural styles of buildings such as the NT Parliament House and the old Government House.
Continue on to the Darwin Aviation Museum to learn about the city’s aviation history. You can check out a B-52 Bomber and view rare amateur footage of the air-raid on Darwin and original footage from Japanese archives.
Darwin overnight (BD)
* All tour inclusions and order of daily arrangements remain subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances, which may arise, or at the discretion of the tour leadership.
20 - 28 Aug 2022
Fr Daniel Benedetti MGL
AUD 1290 Supplement
Air & Tour
* Prices are indicative and remain subject to possible changes in the unlikely event of significant exchange rate variations, airfare increases or minimum group size contingencies.
This pilgrimage is a true 360-degree encounter with the history and power of the Catholic faith in the Top End. I was visually and spiritually touched each day by the sites we visited. It was an absolute privilege being able to witness the joy, resilience, hope and growth the Catholic faith has brought to the local communities… Read more
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