Mother Angelica Trip

September 29, 2022 @ 5:30AM — September 30, 2022 @ 11:00PM Central Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

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Mother Angelica, Rhoda Wise, and St. Mother Theodore Guerin

You are most likely familiar with Mother Angelica, the founder of EWTN, but did you know that her healing through Servant of God Rhoda Wise is the inspiration that led her to devote her life to Jesus? Join Catholic Spirit Radio on its pilgrimage to Canton, Ohio to tour the Mother Angelica Museum Campus and the Rhoda Wise Miracle house, as well as to Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana to tour the St. Mother Theodore Guerin Shrine. This two-day bus trip on Thursday and Friday, September 29 and 30, 2022 has Thursday morning departures from Normal. We will spend Thursday night at the Best Western, Canton, Ohio. We will return late Friday night. Get your tickets and schedule information below. FOR UNANSWERED QUESTIONS, feel free to phone Kathy at (309) 828-6554 or email her at


Thursday, September 29,2022

5:30 a.m. Depart Normal

9:00 a.m. Arrive at Providence Spirituality & Conference Center, Saint Mary of the Woods, Indiana

Opportunities to do the following:

  • Attend St. Mother Theodore Guerin Shrine tour
  • Visit Linden Leaf Gift Shop (Sisters sell homemade items here)
  • Attend Mass (11:30 a.m. Church of the Immaculate Conception)
  • National Shrine of Our Lady of Providence
  • White Violet Farm Store (Sisters sell homemade items here)
  • Drive by the alpaca farm
  • The Lourdes Grotto

12:30 p.m. Lunch - included at Bon Appetite (All you can eat)

2:00 p.m. Depart St. Mary's of the Woods, IN

5:30 p.m. Dinner - on your own

Watch Rhoda Wise movie on the bus

7:00 p.m. Arrive at Best Western Plus (Canton, OH) for overnight stay

Friday, September 30- Canton, OH

7:00 a.m. Breakfast - included

8:40 a.m. Depart Best Western Plus, Canton, OH

9:00 a.m. Arrive at Mother Angelica Museum Campus

Opportunities to do the following:

  • Mass at Mary Ark of the Covenant Chapel (9:00 a.m.)
  • Mother Angelica Museum tour
  • St. Raphael Books and Gifts
  • Lourdes Grotto
  • Living Bread Radio Network

11:30 a.m. Lunch - included (in conference room- Catered by That Little Italian Kitchen of EWTN Fr. Leo show fame)

12:35 p.m. Depart Mother Angelica Campus


1:00 pm Rhoda Wise Miracle House (a mystic who was visited by both Jesus and St. Therese of the Little Flower)

2:00 pm Sancta Clara Monastery for adoration ( Mother Angelica professed solemn vows and lived here for 17 years)

3:30 pm St. Peter's Cemetery- Servant of God Rhoda Wise grave site

4:00 pm Depart for home

6:00 p.m. Dinner - on your own

10:30 p.m. Normal


After you complete the registration process, be certain to click on the word COMPLETE at the bottom of the page. You will immediately receive an email confirmation from Catholic Spirit Radio. If you do NOT receive this confirmation, something went wrong with your application. Phone trip coordinator Kathy at (309) 828-6554 or email her at

DESTINATIONS: This bus trip is a pilgrimage to four religious sites and includes an overnight hotel stay. We visit the following locations. See the complete daily schedule above.

Mother Theodore Guerin Shrine, Saint Mary of the Woods, IN (Thursday, September 29)

Best Western Plus- Thursday evening, Canton, OH)

Mother Angelica Tour (Friday, Canton, OH)

Rhoda Wise Miracle House (Friday, Canton, OH)

Sancta Clara Monastery- Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration (Friday, Canton, OH)

PRAYERS & REFLECTION: There will be formal prayer led by Fr. Jeff Windy along the way. Bring your rosary and prayer book! You are most welcome - indeed encouraged - to pray on the way to and from the pilgrimage sites.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation will be provided by Timi's Tours using a full-size luxury liner with seating for 40. There will be short convenience stops during each drive to and from Ohio; a restroom is available on the bus; it also has a PA system and is WiFi-enabled.

MEALS: Three meals are included with the trip:

  • Lunch Thursday Bon Appetite- Buffet and drink
  • Breakfast Friday (Best Western Plus- meat, eggs, waffles, cereal, etc)
  • Lunch Friday (Catered by That Little Italian Kitchen)

ADDITIONAL FOOD AND DRINK: Catholic Spirit Radio will provide bottled water, chips, and cookies during trips to and from the sites. You may bring additional snacks and drinks on the bus. Please do not bring milk products or alcohol as they are not permitted. No coolers, please.

LUGGAGE: Please limit your luggage to one piece per person. Luggage will be stowed during the trip to and from Ohio and will not be accessible during transit. Keep such things as medicines and other necessary items with you in a small travel bag suitable for stowing in the rack above your seat.

CHECKLIST: Be sure to bring personal items such as the following along. This list is not intended to be inclusive.

  • medications
  • health aids (e.g., CPAP)
  • face masks (as appropriate)
  • assistive devices
  • hearing aid batteries
  • toiletries
  • bathrobe
  • house slippers
  • change of clothing
  • jacket
  • hat
  • umbrella
  • sunglasses
  • camera with batteries
  • cell phone
  • flashlight with extra batteries
  • walking stick
  • personal ID card
  • cash/credit card

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS: We will be staying overnight on Saturday evening at Best Western Plus, North Canton, Ohio. Rooms double occupancy. When purchasing your ticket(s), be certain to specify bed arrangements: one king-size bed (sleeping two) or two queen-sized beds (sleeping one each).

ROOMMATE PREFERENCE: You may request roommates during the ticketing process. We will do our best to honor your request but do not guarantee that we can do so. Unless specifically requested, roommates will be randomly assigned by sex unless married. If you prefer to pick your roommate, please indicate when providing individualized ticket information. Both persons need to select the other for this match to occur (i.e., you must name your friend/spouse, and your friend/spouse must name you).

NORMAL PICK UP AND DROP OFF: We will board our bus beginning at 5:30 AM for a 5:45 AM sharp departure. Pick up and drop off in the North parking lot of Catholic Spirit Radio, 108 Boeykens Place, Normal, IL 61761.

BUS DEPARTURES: Don't be late for a bus departure, or you risk being left behind. We cannot be held accountable should you miss your bus due to failure to be aboard the bus on time. Sorry, no refunds for missed departures or stranded passengers!

TIPPING: The tours do not charge an admission fee but do accept donations from pilgrims, we have included a $10 donation for each tour site per ticket. Of course you may consider donating more to the support the sites while visiting. Also, part of the bus driver's income comes from tipping. Please consider tipping the bus driver upon final departure from the bus.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This trip will require some walking. Although all tour areas are believed to be ADA compliant, there is no guarantee of A.D.A. compliance on either the bus or during the trip.

PANDEMIC PRECAUTIONS: With the COVID-19 pandemic on the wane, fewer people are wearing face masks - especially those who have been fully inoculated. Please follow pandemic precautions as specified by the Center for Disease Control and as recommended by the State of Illinois.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: Please be aware that a significant amount of the sites are in outdoor settings. The trip will not be canceled or postponed in the event of rain.

GROUP PICTURE: We will take several group pictures immediately before departing the Mother Angelica Museum Campus. Gather at the bus. The group photo will be sent to The Catholic Post along with a brief article. Additionally, pictures will be taken during the pilgrimage and made available later either through email or a website.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE & PAYMENT: A cost-saving early-bird registration is available through August 18th. Additional registrants will be accepted after that date on a space-available basis. Please phone Kathy at (309) 828-6554 or email her at to check on availability after September 8th. Seating on the bus is limited to 40 individuals, so please register early. Payment is due in full when registering online. Contact Kathy if you need alternative payment methods.

REFUNDS: Refunds will be made only before September 8th. There is a $50 cancellation fee for any cancellation.

CANCELLATION: Catholic Spirit Radio reserves the right to cancel this trip if there is an inadequate number of registrants. Cancellation, if any, will be made by August 20th.

PLEASE DONATE TO SUPPORT THIS PILGRIMAGE: When booking your trip (or even if you can't join us), please consider making a donation to support "scholarships" for worthy individuals known to Catholic Spirit Radio who cannot afford to participate in this pilgrimage.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Should you have any questions, phone Kathy at (309) 828-6554 or email her at

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