|ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Our company name speaks for itself. FIAT is a Latin word meaning “Thy Will Be Done”. These are the words of Our Blessed Mother, Mary, when the Angel Gabriel announced to Her (in Nazareth) that She was chosen by God to be the mother of Our Savior (Luke 1:38).
She answered “ Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum” meaning “Be it done to me according to your word.” This was her “YES” - and may it remind us also of the “YES” of Jesus (at the Garden of Gethsemane) before He was arrested and later crucified. He prayed to God “. . . but not what I will but what YOU will” (Mark 14:36) .
Through our company, we hope that you will also find the time to listen to God’s word, understand His will in our life and say YES for His glory and honor, just as Mary and Jesus did. Saying YES, even though we can’t perceive what lies beyond, but fully relying on God and accepting His will in our life.
FIAT is a statement of our total surrender to God.
- What is Our Mission?
- What is Our Goal?
- Who is Our Clientele?
- What can we offer to you?
- I can't afford it!
- Contact information
The logo we have chosen is that of a lily and a clay pot and/or shield.
The lily is a primary attribute of the Virgin Mary (Her Immaculate Conception, Her virginal birth of Christ, Her energy) and has been closely associated as a representation of virgin martyrs and numerous saints (from St. Anthony, St. Joseph, St. Catherine, St. Clare and many more). This flower has been mentioned from the Old Testament all the way to the New Testament. Through Christianity, the lily has become a sign of love, prayer, harmony, unity, purity of heart, chastity, holiness, peace, abundance, tranquility, Our Lord’s resurrection, new life and heavenly bliss. Its white color indicates purity, perfect beauty, innocence, hope, virtue, self sacrifice and beginnings.
The clay pot is to remind us that we are molded by God according to His plans for us. And the armor or shield of faith (as in the sword of the spirit – Eph 6:10-20), reminds us to be warriors of our faith, to quench all evil in order to save souls, and to protect us when we have doubts and discouragement.
The blue color symbolizes heaven, unconditional love, sincerity, trust, opening the mind to share thoughts and ideas, and the gold color represents the glow of graces from heaven, fruitfulness, understanding, purpose, wisdom and spiritual love.
Prayer: May we all receive the grace of hearing Your call and be able to say “YES” to what You want us to do in accordance to the gifts You have given to each of us, because You have chosen each individual to do Your will.
What is our mission?
To provide a personalized service by “assisting” ANYONE (Catholic or not) who would like to visit the Catholic shrines around the world and to return with a change of heart, while respecting the needs and uniqueness of each individual according to their culture and special devotions. We do this in partnership with God, the Blessed Mother, all the saints, and you . . . the pilgrims.
What is our goal?
For you to “appreciate” your spiritual journey to the wonderful shrines that you will be visiting. We want you to be “enlightened” and your faith to be “strengthened” by understanding the messages that are significant of each of the shrines which leads to the true meaning of being a Catholic.
Who is our clientele?
Our existing clients (who is a part of our FIAT FAMILY) are pilgrims who have trusted us with their very special “spiritual journey” in mind, and have travelled with us to different destinations every year. Our new clients are pilgrims who are now being invited by our current “messengers of faith”.
What can we offer to you?
♥ Brochure Pilgrimage Packages:
Regularly scheduled pilgrimage tours
♥ Customized Pilgrimage Packages:
These are pilgrimages organized by parishes and prayer groups specifically choosing their own favorite shrines; if they are opened to the public, they can be seen listed in our website.
♥ “Pick, Pack and Pray” Series:
2 night packages to selected shrines allowing you to travel at your own pace . . . wherever and whenever you want to . . . on your own
♥ “Simply Divine” Series:
Winter Specials from November to March for selected shrines ( such as Fatima, Lourdes, Paris and Rome)
♥ FIAT Tours & Travel - [First In Awesome Trips]
For non-pilgrimage trips and air-only travel plans
♥ FIAT Traditions - [ Fillings Inside A Treasure]
For church supplies from books to vestments & wine
Above and beyond, our expertise lies in assisting you to travel whenever your schedule permits (called deviations) or if you would like to be a pilgrim and then a tourist for your extended vacation, YES, we'll gladly help you! And although our offices are located in the U.S.A., we can also assist your friends and relatives who live in Asia or anywhere in the world to join you on your pilgrimage.
We are the Specialist . . . because you are Special!
The religious market is our specialty. This includes the knowledge and understanding of the events that took place at the different shrines. We’re an original Catholic tour company, not an imitation! We have walked and prayed through these holy sites which enables us to carefully plan our itineraries. Our packages are categorized by each individual’s budget, time away from home, devotion, and most importantly, the travelling pace.
(Anyone can sell a tour, but only a few can truly deliver. When comparing our tours and our prices, please ensure that you are comparing apples to apples.)
The pilgrims are very special and that’s why we treat them like no other company has treated them before. How do you treat someone special? Very exclusively!. And that’s why our knowledge of the shrines designed into beautiful itineraries are exclusively reserved . . . just for our pilgrims.
Ask any FIAT pilgrim and you’ll hear about the FIAT treatment!
"I can't afford it!"
Pray, pray very hard! If you truly believe that you are going on a pilgrimage, then your intention should start from "within" . . . believing that a pilgrimage is a very special invitation. If you are meant to go, your prayers will be answered! As St. Teresa of Avila said, "You pay God a compliment by asking great things of Him."
We care . . .
So if there is something else we left out, simply contact us, we'd love to hear from you. You may reach us by telephone, fax or email.
FIAT PILGRIMAGES INC.,
3640 S. Parker Street , San Pedro, CA 90731
Telephone Number: 888-SAY FIAT or 310-732-0101
Fax Number: 310-732-2250
Email address: SAYFIAT@aol.com