Hi, I’m Mountain. I design and lead small group Catholic Pilgrimages throughout Europe and the Holy Land.

I am a convert.

I spent a decade working in the music industry. After a night out talking travel with Robert Smith of The Cure, I quit my job at a major record label, bought a one-way ticket to Rome, and started The Catholic Traveler.

I’m the reason Chick-fil-a says “my pleasure” – true story.

Connect with me on Instagram and Substack.

Contact me here.

My Catholic Pilgrimages

Patrons and paid Substack subscribers get first access to all pilgrimages.
2023 Dec
Rome, Just Rome – Advent Edition
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2024 Feb
Ash Wednesday in Rome and Assisi
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2024 Mar
Holy Week in Rome
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2024 Apr
Holy Land and Jordan
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2024 May
TLM Holy Land Pilgrimage with St. Michael’s Abbey
2024 May
Fatima to Lourdes with Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus Catholic Church
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2024 Jun
Fatima to Lourdes
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2024 Jul
My first Ireland pilgrimage since 2018.
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2024 Jul
Poland and Lithuania
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Croatia and Medjugorje
My first ever pilgrimage to Croatia.
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2024 Oct
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2024 Nov
Holy Land and Jordan
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2025 Mar
Rhine River Cruise
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Day Tours of Catholic Rome

I offer private Day Tours of Catholic Rome.

I focus on the churches of Rome and consider these day pilgrimages with time for confession, prayer, and sometimes Holy Mass.

I can also customize itineraries to focus on different themes.

There are plenty of great tour guides who cover the museums and ancient sites. I list my favorites in The Catholic Traveler’s Guide to Rome.

City Guides

I’ve written several free travel guides, which I update constantly, including…

Blogs, Vlogs, and Podcasts

Nearly two decades of blogging about Catholic travel tips and destinations can be found here.

I occasionally share walking video tours around Rome on YouTube.

There was a podcast and there may be again someday.

But most of my creative travel content goes to Instagram. Photos, video tours, and Tipsy Tuesday.

Hey, aren’t you…

I am often interviewed about the Vatican, life in Rome, and all things travel.

Recently: NBC Nightly News, NBC Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, BBC World News, EWTN.

Most people remember when my goddaughter stole the pope’s “hat.”

Some may remember when I helped Pete get a ride in the Pope-mobile.

And who can forget the blackout at the Vatican when the US SWAT Team landed a helicopter in the middle of Saint Peter’s Square, there was a gunfight with the Swiss Guard, then Pope Francis was arrested and replaced with a hologram.

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