• Anne Godbout
    Anne Godbout Executive Director - Founder of Spiritours

    She has traveled around the globe a few times and has visited all the continents. Since 1992, she has been organizing group trips professionally and has been leading them regularly in different countries. She founded Spiritours in 2003. She studied administration and theology at Laval University in Quebec. She speaks French, English and Spanish fluently. She is a member of the Focolare movement and of Religions for Peace Canada

  • Nadine Robillard
    Nadine Robillard Operations director (ext 205)

    She graduated from Collège April-Fortier in Travel Organization and Management, and acquired nearly two years of experience with a recognized tour operator before joining Spiritours in January 2008. She is passionate about human relationships and the discovery of other cultures. She believes that combining travel with personal and spiritual growth opens new horizons. Dynamism, professionalism, and openness characterize her.

  • Anne Hoarau
    Anne Hoarau Administrative assistant (EXT 206)

    From Reunion Island, Anne has always loved travels and discovering new horizons. She is passionate about wellness, personal growth and the environmental cause. Graduated from Collège April-Fortier, it is with joy that she works in the field of travel while being aligned with the values that are dear to her. Ready to welcome you with kindness, benevolence and non-judgment, she places the respect and well-being of each individual at the heart of her priorities.

  • Cécile Claude
    Cécile Claude Coordonator receptive and events (EXT 207)

    Graduated in tourism and in literature and civilization of Eastern European countries, Cécile has more than 12 years of experience in organizing and creating trips for groups. Passionate about her job, she will put all her energy and her heart into making your trip meet your expectations! “The world is a book and those who don’t travel read only one page” -Saint Augustin

  • Marie Viallon
    Marie Viallon Operations agent At the sources of being (EXT 202)

    Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in tourism product design and promotion of territories in France, Marie is passionate about travel, discovery and creation. For her, tourism must reinvent itself in a more intimate way while respecting the environment, the discovery of others and of ourselves. She will do everything she can to reveal hidden gems that meet the expectations of travelers and above all, corresponds to them.

  • Mokrane Ziane
    Mokrane Ziane Accountant controller (EXT 209)

    Graduated from HEC Montreal for the Certified Professional Accountants Program, Mokrane manages accounting and finance, passionate about numbers and careful control of expenses After 12 years of experience in different fields of activities, Mokrane decides to immerse himself in the world of tourism to live a new experience. He takes care of the financial security of Spiritours to protect the quality of service of its customers.

  • Francis Manicacci
    Francis Manicacci Operations agent at the sources of faith (EXT 208)

    Graduated with a master’s degree in tourism and sustainable territories management from Corsica, he perceives travel as the key that opens the door to our existence. He puts it at the heart of his professional and personal life in which he reconciles his values, his passions and his goals.

Tour leaders

  • Alexis Pearson
    Alexis Pearson

    She initially studied Communications and Music. In her mid-twenties, she took a definitive step in her career to follow her heart and focusing on the aid relationship. She completed her master’s degree in social work at the University of Montreal. Introduced to traveling at a very young age, Alexis has visited many European countries as well as Honduras and Cuba. Having discovered her faith thanks to a group of young Christians, she is continually looking for new ways to share what nurtures and sustains her. She speaks French, English and Italian.

  • Catherine Agostini
    Catherine Agostini

    Franco-Indo-Canadian, she has lived around the world. She is a travel agent as well as a Yoga Nidra teacher and founder of Latitude bien-Être. By conquering the extreme (Sahara and Atacama Desert, Kilimanjaro and Cotopaxi, martial arts, F1, Indian shantytown), the harmony of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual body has proved essential. She accompanies people at the end of life and incarcerated women with humility and compassion. Her qualities of listening and presence, her joy make her an Asian guide that will help you achieve your dreams.

  • Christine Angelard
    Christine Angelard

    Author and speaker, with a doctorate in medicine from the University of Toulouse, she also has degrees in homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and naturopathy. She practices as a naturopath in Montreal. She studied the symbolism of the human body and has been working for more than 20 years in global health. Her holistic vision of medicine led her to link the different tools of medicine, not to oppose them, for a more complete and more humane approach to the individual.

  • Darcy Lemire
    Darcy Lemire

    He was a tour guide in Peru from Quebec. While crossing the Americas on his bicycle and going for the first time in the Andes, they sparked his interest immensely. Afterwards, he only had one idea: to return there. He has been living in the Alps for seven years now, and has found happiness and serenity. He has learnt to listen to his heart more than his head and to be amazed.

  • François Garnier
    François Garnier

    SPECIAL COLLABORATOR. Diocesan director of pilgrimage in diocese of Luçon (Vendée) since 2010. He worked in the business field and built an expertise in events organization and animation. In 2001, he obtained a university degree in management which led him to take over the management of a Catholic school in the Vendée. A lover of history, involved in scouting and parish and diocesan life, he is also involved in the Association nationale francophone des directeurs de pèlerinages (congress and training).

  • Jean-Marie Lapointe
    Jean-Marie Lapointe

    SPECIAL GUEST. He is an actor, animator, author, filmmaker, public speaker and accomplished athlete. For more than fifteen years, he has been one of the spokespersons for the ‘’Défi sportif AlterGo’’, for people with disabilities or limitations. In March 2017, His Excellency the Very Honourable David Johnston, General Governor of Canada, gave him the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in recognition of his commitment to multiple humanitarian and social causes. The animation of the documentary series ‘’Face à la rue’’ won him a Gémeaux Award in September 2018 in the Best Animation: Magazine of Social Interest category. This year, he is back on MOI&cie with the new docu-reality series End of Month, on the theme of poverty.

  • Josée Godbout
    Josée Godbout

    She is a professional coach in strategic coaching. She manages DRIVE Leadership & Coaching whose mission is to support the change process and achieving balance with individuals and companies. A certified member of the Fédération internationale des coachs du Québec, she has training in “co-active coaching”, business administration, an education in naturopathy and art-therapy. As an artist-painter, she combines art and achievement of objectives as a potential approach to development. drive-coaching.com

  • Léo Guilbert
    Léo Guilbert

    Trained in educational psychology, he was a teacher for 38 years, at first in Madagascar, then in different schools in Quebec. In addition to Madagascar, he was a cooperant in Honduras and Africa. He finished his career in education as an internship supervisor at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He began his retirement in 2010 with the Santiago de Compostela road experience and he returned 6 years later. This Road is more than a pilgrimage to be done once, it’s a path of life. He does volunteer work today for different charities, pastoral, environmental and languages. His preferred journey is meeting and discovering people, while walking in the search of God.

  • Lyne St-Roch
    Lyne St-Roch

    SPECIAL GUEST. A pioneer of francophone yoga in Montreal, founder of Studios Lyne St-Roch in 2001, graduated in physical activity science from the University of Sherbrooke, massage therapist and renowned teacher, Lyne St-Roch has extensive experience in the field of yoga and wellness. Over the years, her teachings have influenced the lives of thousands of women and men.

  • Marie-Josée Arel
    Marie-Josée Arel

    A Quebec reference in the field of spirituality, Marie-Josee lived in a religious community when she was in her twenties. Today, as a speaker and a successful author, she is passionate about the spiritual development of the human being. With a certificate in theology, she offers spiritual retreats and days of healing where people have the space to discover and deepen their own connection to Greater than oneself. Nathalie Petrowski called her the Di Stasio of spirituality. She has cumulated over 30 years of spiritual development and thousands of hours of meditation and prayer.

  • Marilyne Arpin
    Marilyne Arpin

    She had her first experience of The paths of Santiago de Compostela at the age of 20. With a thirst of self-discovery, The Paths has been able to transform her for years to come. From 2008 to 2012, she accompanied groups of pilgrims on 7 occasions. After completing her studies in social work, Marilyne continued her backpacking trips with hiking. Feeling again the call of Santiago, it is with enthusiasm that she wishes to accompany pilgrims in this adventure to meet themeselves.

  • Mark Langlois
    Mark Langlois

    He has training in theology and trained in spiritual guidance at the Centre Le Pèlerin in order to sharpen his ability to listen and be present for others. Previously, he worked as a teacher in the tourism department of CEGEP Champlain Regional College. His diversified experience in the tourism industry (from a tour guide to an agency owner) allowed him to have a taste of almost every aspect of travelling.

  • Muammer Yilmaz
    Muammer Yilmaz

    GUEST OF HONOUR. Author, adventurer, humanist, public speaker, photographer, philanthropist… Muammer is known to have taken up the challenge in 2014 to complete a round-the-world trip in 80 days without money. His conferences are a source of inspiration. Inspired by the work of Jules Verne and after studying cinema and anthropology at the University of Strasbourg, he founded the “Optimistic Traveler” association in 2014, with the aim to show that generosity and human kindness are universally shared values.

  • Nancy Marcoux
    Nancy Marcoux

    T.E.S, B.Éd., DESS, Coach management International ICF. She has a bachelor’s degree in education and a graduated in administration and social work. Since 2005, Nancy has been supporting decision-makers, business leaders, artists and high-level athletes through strategic coaching, training, psychosocial intervention and meditation techniques. Her approach allows people to develop their excellence, to take up challenges in their careers, to develop their intuition and their creative potential.

  • Nathalie Richard
    Nathalie Richard

    Author and speaker, with a doctorate in medicine from the University of Toulouse, she also has degrees in homeopathy, traditional Chinese medicine and naturopathy. She practices as a naturopath in Montreal. She studied the symbolism of the human body and has been working for more than 20 years in global health. Her holistic vision of medicine led her to link the different tools of medicine, not to oppose them, for a more complete and more humane approach to the individual.

Spiritual Facilitators

  • Alain Gélinas
    Alain Gélinas

    Alain was a Brother of Saint-Gabriel, a congregation with whom he worked mainly in the field of training in Haiti and Rwanda. He left the community and was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Trois-Rivières in June 2000. He was responsible for various parishes before taking over the responsibility of the Maison Le Chemin, a center that offers spiritual guidance services and Christian Life formation.

  • Guy Guindon
    Guy Guindon PSS

    He is a native of Saint-Eustache in the Diocese of Saint-Jérôme. He was ordained a priest on August 24th, 1984. He completed a Master’s degree at the Université de Montréal in Pastoral Praxeology, a doctorate in Practical Theology at the Faculté de théologie et de sciences religieuses of Université Laval, and was awarded a Canonical Degree catechesis (Institut Catholique de Paris). In 2007, he joined The Society of the Priests of Saint-Sulpice. He is currently Director of the Grand Séminaire de Montréal and director of the pastoral department at the Institut de Formation Théologique de Montréal.

  • Marc-André Lafrenière
    Marc-André Lafrenière

    He is a member of the secular institute Voluntas Dei, and was ordained a priest in 1974. He has served his institute as responsible for the work of Missions, then as director of the Canadian district. In the Diocese of Montreal, he was respectfully pastor of the parishes of St-Arsène, St-Marc and St-Paul-de-la-Croix, and is currently responsible of the parish of St-Denis.


  • Charles Mignault
    Charles Mignault

    PRIEST. Ordained a priest in 2009 in the Archdiocese of Gatineau at the age of 55, he says with a smile that he is an old man, but a young priest. He studied theology at the Université de Montréal (Master’s degree) and pastoral studies at Saint Paul University in Ottawa. Today, he is parish priest of the Saint-Trinity parish in Gatineau. He was spiritual animator of the Cursillos in the Outaouais for five years and has already accompanied groups on pilgrimage to Rome and the Holy Land.

  • Gérald C. Lacroix
    Gérald C. Lacroix

    BISHOP. A native of the Beauce region of Quebec, he was a lay member of the Pie X Secular Institute (ISPX). He obtained his bachelor’s degree in theology from Laval University in 1985, and was ordained priest on October 8, 1988 by Bishop Maurice Couture in the Archdiocese of Quebec. He received his episcopal ordination at Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Basilica on May 24, 2009 by Cardinal Marc Ouellet. He was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Quebec City on February 22, 2011. On January 12, 2014, his appointment to the Cardinalate by Pope François made him the 8th Cardinal of Quebec City.

  • Guy Bérubé
    Guy Bérubé

    PRIEST. Born in 1961 in Montreal, he was ordained a priest in 1990. He is curate at the parishes of St-Yves in Laval, St-Hyppolite in St-Laurent and St-Jean-Baptiste, on the Plateau Mont-Royal. He became a pastoral animator at Louis-Riel High School, then for 14 years at the Collège de Montréal. Since September 2011, he has been curate and member of the pastoral team of Notre-Dame Basilica and Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Chapel. He is also responsible for occasional ministry in the Laurentians, and presides at masses on Radio VM.

  • Guy Chapdelaine
    Guy Chapdelaine

    O.M.M., C.D., Q.H.C General Chaplain, he began his pastoral service in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1998. His appointment to the rank of General Chaplain of the Canadian Armed Forces took place in March 2018. Father Chapdelaine has been presiding at the Eucharist at Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel for more than ten years. The spirituality of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys has inspired him in his ministry with the military and their families for many years. Like Marguerite, he carries within him the spirituality of visitation.

  • Jean-Guy Paradis
    Jean-Guy Paradis

    PRIEST. Currently serving in the parish of St-Charles-Borromée de Charlesbourg (Quebec Diocese), he was ordained a priest in 1975 after a teaching career in Yaoundé, Cameroon (6 years) and Spain (10 years). He studied Spanish literature, sociology, philosophy (PhD) and theology with the Jesuits of San Cugat. He had the privilege of living a sabbatical year of study in Jerusalem in 1992. He is a knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. He has accompanied many pilgrimages around the world.

  • Louis Corriveau
    Louis Corriveau

    BISHOP. Born in Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce, Quebec, on March 23, 1964. He was ordained priest of the Archdiocese of Quebec on June 16, 1990. On October 25, 2016, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Quebec. On June 28, 2019, in the Cathedral of Saint-Charles-Borromée in Joliette, Bishop Louis Corriveau inaugurated his new pastoral ministry by becoming the 7th bishop in the history of the diocese of Joliette.

  • Paul-Marie Cathelinais
    Paul-Marie Cathelinais

    PRIEST. Born on May 15, 1975 and a Dominican from the province of Toulouse (South of France) since 1997, he received the call to enter the Order of Preachers following a pilgrimage to Lourdes when he was 19 years old. It is within the framework of his philosophy studies at the IPC that he confirms this call. Ordained a priest in 2004, he will be a professor of philosophy from 2005 to 2015. In July 2015 he was assigned to the convent of Saint Baume where he founded and directs a small school of life for young people who want to be formed in an authentic lay Christian life.

  • Renaud Bertrand
    Renaud Bertrand

    PRIEST. Born in 1976, he is from Noirmoutier in the Vendée. He was ordained a priest on 12 September 2009 in Rome. Incardinated in the diocese of Luzon, he is currently intendant of the bishopric. During his ministry, he lived in the Holy Land for two years, teaching catechesis to students of the French high schools in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, where he will have the opportunity to meet many Eastern Churches. He spiritually accompanied a pilgrimage to Lebanon in May 2019.

  • Vincent Bélanger
    Vincent Bélanger

    PRIEST. A priest of the Diocese of Montreal and ordained in 1999, he had a missionary experience in a parish in Brasília, Brazil, in 2001-2002. He made three pilgrimages to the Holy Land and another on the “footsteps of St. Paul” in Greece and Turkey. The interest he finds there is that of living spiritual experiences of faith and culture with people who are thirsty for meaning, and with the aim of growing in faith in Christ. Another point that motivates him to make pilgrimages is that it gives him experiences of fraternity and concrete love for each other.


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