Authentic Pilgrimage Experiences
Our founder, Steve Kerekes, began with a tremendous desire to evangelize his students through pilgrimages to Europe and World Youth Day. What started in his own classroom has now grown into an organization that has helped thousands of young Catholics to grow and shape their faith on pilgrimages around the world.
JMJyouth shares a common mission with youth ministers around the world: to evangelize, catechize, and change lives. We create opportunities for young people to open their hearts to the Grace of God on pilgrimages.
Our philosophy is simple: teach teens and young adults how to grow closer to God by removing the clutter of life and making room for Grace. Our pilgrims are accompanied by guides who are energetic, faithful, living witnesses of the Catholic faith. We travel close to the ground, encountering the history and culture of each destination we visit.
We have over 25 years of pilgrimage experience that includes 10 World Youth Days and innumerable group pilgrimages to holy sites all over the globe. More than 8,000 pilgrims from 11 countries have trusted JMJyouth with their pilgrimage experiences.
Groups that choose to travel with JMJyouth are those who want to experience an authentic, Catholic youth pilgrimage supported by Pilgrimage Guides who are knowledgeable, faithful, and fun. We specially select Pilgrimage Guides that seek to inspire greatness while being exceptional role-models of faith and life.
7 Reasons to Choose JMJyouth