Since I made the decision to leave my secular career to pursue speaking and writing on the Catholic faith full-time, God has put people in my path who have been a tremendous blessing to me and my work in the Lord’s vineyard. These partnerships have allowed my apostolates to grow and expand around the world. Ellen Holmes Steeves-LeBlanc is one of those people. Her passion, enthusiasm, and love for the Catholic faith is infectious! I had been discerning the Lord’s call for me to offer pilgrimages and I wasn’t sure if this was God’s will–until I went on pilgrimage with Ellen. Then I knew that God was calling me to work with her in the ministry of pilgrimage.  Ellen has been helping me grow a pilgrimage ministry that will revolutionize the way pilgrimages are done. With Ellen’s guidance, pilgrims will experience the depth of God’s love in a way that will be transformative and deeply meaningful. I am excited about what the future holds as we develop a contemplative pilgrimage ministry that will serve the universal Church.

Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers (YouTube), Co-Host of Awaken Catholic’s The Prodigal Life.

I highly recommend Ellen Holmes as a guide for your next pilgrimage.  Her positive energy and concern for each and every pilgrim is evident as she navigates the daily needs of the pilgrims.  She has enough love and wit about her to make every circumstance an opportunity to serve with love. 

Ellen’s love for her Catholic faith is evident as she tours with spiritual leaders (priests, deacons etc.) who will captivate your heart with daily teachings – deepening your faith is a goal she highly values and works to ensure with ease.  Blessings abound when your eyes are opened to the wonder of our Catholic faith!

Kari Fields, France 2022 Pilgrim

Thanks for all your enthusiasm for being a “bond of connection” for all of us who were on the Pilgrimage.

Msgr. Paul Bochicchio, Priest in Residence, St. Francis Church, Hoboken NJ
Holy Land 2018 Spiritual Trip Leader

Tom and I are leaving Ireland with wonderful memories and an increase in our Catholic Faith and knowledge thanks to you. It has truly been a blessing to be among this small and special group of pilgrims. Blessings to you and all that you do – today and in the days ahead.

Tom & Celie Windham, Ireland 2022 Pilgrim

Ellen entered my life during a Holy Land pilgrimage. I had taken a leap of faith traveling with 100 pilgrims whom I did not know on my first trip out of the country. Then God sent me Ellen. A born leader/organizer, she quickly helped keep our group together and supplied for our needs. Her compassionate, caring nature and love of God made my pilgrimage unforgettable. Ellen is a person who will always be there when you need help – materially and spiritually. I look forward to our next pilgrimage.

Mollie Boeving, Holy Land 2019 Pilgrim