About Us

Our Name

ALP stands for Altum l’alto Pilgrimages. “Altum” is the Latin word for “deep” from Luke 5:4 when Christ tells Simon Peter “Duc in altum” which means “Put out into the deep”.  St. John Paul II is known for quoting this phrase. “L’alto” is Italian for “the heights” from Blessed Pier Giorgio’s phrase “Verso l’alto” which means “Towards the heights”.  We use these two words “Altum” and “l’alto” to signify “Deep heights.”

Our Logo

Our logo is made up of a variety of abstract mountains and waves that come together to form a fleur-de-lis with a JPII style cross outline in the middle. The mountains and waves represent the heights and the deep where we pilgrimage; the fleur-de-lis represents our mission of giving pilgrims life as well as St. Joseph and ALP’s Louisiana roots; the cross of Christ remains at the center of our logo and our pilgrimages.

Who We Are

Christopher Baker

Founder/Director

Baton Rouge, LA
Lives in Rome, Italy

Fr. Toby
Lees OP

Chaplain

London, England

Stephen Kuplack

ALP Guide

Post Falls, ID

Kristin Milligan

ALP guide

Bow, NH

Alexandre Francheteau

ALP guide

Versailles, France

Laura
Kaiser

ALP guide

Ventura, CA

Antonella Piccinnin

ALP guide

Rome, Italy

Jessica Mattson

Special Projects Manager

Mandan, ND

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