My trips with Ave Maria Pilgrimage

“Ave Maria Pilgrimage are truly exceptional spiritual experience.  You can count on Nada Prskalo, Pilgrimage Director, to deliver more than promised.  She knows Europe and the Holy Land, she knows Janelanguages and she knows the most important aspects of every pilgrimage site so that each pilgrim will have a personally inspiring, grace-filled journey in faith with outstanding spiritual guidance along the way every day.”

 Jane Juetten, Former Producer of NewsAndFaith.com and Relevant Catholic Radio Drew Mariani Show 

Laughter, Adventure and Blessings

My husband and I had been traveling for 3 1/2 weeks and we were getting tired from travel. Josip was easy to text and easy to connect with. When we got to Medjugorje we were in good hands with Josip. Our time in this holy place was full laughter, adventure and blessings.

Many thanks to Josip Eliz.

Julie and John Maute – Danville, California

DonnaHoly! Holy! Holy…. My beautiful memories of Medjugorje and Italy.

The holy ground of Apparition Hill and Mt. Krizevac were highlights and could be felt in my heart and soul as I ascended those blessed mountains.

Nada took us to see many holy and beautiful places in Croatia. Italy was filled with adventures to many holy places as well. San Giovanni Rotundo, Assissi, and the magnificent churches and cathedrals of the city were awe inspiring. Seeing Pope Benedict XVI up close and personal was an amazing experience I will always remember!

Nada knows many people and had access to sights we would not have had the opportunity to see otherwise. It was a pilgrimage filled with holy fun, laughter, prayer and adventure!

Donna Cappadocia, Parishioner of  St. Edward’s Church – Dana Point, CA.


Our Trip to the Holy Land

This was the most wonderful and spiritual pilgrimage we have ever been on and we have been on a few. We considered this the “grand-daddy” of all pilgrimages put together. We walked where Jesus walked when He was on Earth. From the moment He was born in a manger up to the place where He was crucified and buried. We renewed our baptism at the Jordan river and renewed our marriage vows at Cana.

We were privileged to have a knowledgeable guide that brought us to more places than on the itinerary list. It makes a difference when you have an experienced guide like Mike and a tour director like Nada. It was a very memorable experience one should take during their lifetime.

Bill & Elvi Villanijeva, Parishioner of St. Killian’s Church – Mission Viejo, CA.


I have been on four pilgrimages with Nada.

The first one was shortly after I lost my husband to cancer. We loved to travel, but I thought my traveling days were over as I was not comfortable traveling alone. I saw one of Nada’s fliers for a pilgrimage to Medjugorje and Rome. I went over and met her along with my son. He thought it would “give me peace”, so I signed up for the pilgrimage. That was 2 1/2 years ago and I have been back to Medjugorje and Rome, as well as Lourdes, Assisi, Paris, San Giovanni Rotondo and an awesome trip to the Holy Land. They have been wonderful trips.

I have made new friends that share my interests and Nada has become a very close friend. Her pilgrimages are very special. She is a native of Croatia so she is very familiar with the places to visit in Europe. Nada is a very spiritual person. She organizes the trip so there is daily Mass, time for the rosary, and prayers, as well as shopping and private time.

I highly recommend her pilgrimages. They have been a wonderful experience for me.

Jo Ann Coupens, Parishioner of Mission Basilica – San Juan Capistrano, CA

We have traveled on two trips escorted by Nada Prskalo.

Our trips were to Medjugorje and the Holy Land. In each case we visited surrounding countries and sights as we traveled to and from each country. We like to describe both trips as being  spiritually rewarding and on each trip we had a priest traveling with us enhancing our faith.

In the Holy Land we were able to sail across the Sea of Galilee, renew our marriage vows in Cana, and be baptized in the Jordan River.

On both trips we were treated extremely well. We recommend  Ave Maria Pilgrimage trips as being  rewarding experiences.

Bob and Doris Sommer, St. Edward’s Parishioners – Dana Point, CA.