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Visitations of Mary 2019/2020

Marian Pilgrimage from Fatima to Lourdes.

Be truly uplifted on this gently paced journey combining the two great Marian Shrines of Fatima and Lourdes as we follow a Saintly path through quaint Spanish villages rich in the history of their holy men and women who have gone before.

11 Nights – 12 Days: Lisbon (1 Night) • Fatima (3) • Avila (2) • Segovia • Santo Domingo de Silos (1) • Calereuga • Loyola • Lourdes (3) • Montserrat (1) • End Barcelona. Optional Graces of France Extension: Lyon • Paray le Monial (2) • Taize • Nevers • Chartres (1) • Lisieux (1) • End Paris.
 
Visitations of Mary Pilgrimage

MEAL CODE: B: Breakfast   L: Lunch   D: Dinner
Day 1: ARRIVE LISBON (D)
Welcome to postcard-perfect Lisbon on the Atlantic coast! We begin our journey together for a warm Welcome Dinner in a spirit of fellowship.

Day 2: LISBON TO FATIMA (BD)
Set out on our first morning to discover Portugal’s capital with our local guide. Our first stop is the great Basilica of St Anthony, where we celebrate an amazing group Mass. After an intriguing stop at World Heritage listed Jeronimo’s Monastery we see nearby Belem Tower and the Monument of Discoveries. Our route north towards Fatima takes us to the Holy Miracle Church at Santarem containing the oldest recorded Eucharistic miracle.
Mass Setting: Basilica of St Anthony

Day 3: FATIMA (BD)
With a prayerful heart, we walk the Stations along the beautiful Way of the Cross culminating in the Chapel of Calvary overlooking all of Fatima. We venture into Valinhos, the site of the fourth apparition of Our Lady before heading to the visionary’s homes and original parish church in Aljustrel. Tonight, we’ll join the festive Anniversary Vigil ceremonies.
Mass Setting: Original Parish Church

Day 4: FATIMA ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS (BD)
We wake to the joyous sound of pilgrims from all over the world to celebrate todays Anniversary celebrations. The ceremony includes the touching ‘Adios’ spectacle (waving of the white handkerchiefs) and upon its conclusion we enjoy a tour of the Square including the cherished site of the Apparitions.
Mass Setting: International Solemnity

Day 5: FATIMA TO AVILA (BD)
We cross the border into Spain and pass through magical Salamanca before reaching the quaint village of Alba de Tormes where St Teresa befriended St John of the Cross. After a stunning Mass in the convent, we journey to the historic walled town of Avila.
Mass Setting: Alba de Tormes Convent

Day 6: AVILA (BD)
In the Convent of Saint Teresa today we marvel at the very spot where this brilliant saint was born. Onward to the grand Avila Cathedral and the fascinating Monastery of the Incarnation where we can view St Teresa’s cell and relics. Enjoy the afternoon discovering the charming atmosphere of old Spain.
Mass Setting: Convent of Saint Teresa

“The pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain and France has been the most uplifting faith renewal I have ever had.”
— David Hooper

Day 7: VIA SEGOVIA & CALERUEGA TO SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS (BD)
We embark east on our pilgrimage towards Segovia for a visit to its stunning Gothic Cathedral. Marvel too at the best conserved aqueduct of the Imperial Roman Empire before entering the ancient church holding the mortal remains of St John of the Cross. From here we head north to Caleruega, birthplace of St Dominic. Here on our tour we delve into the life of this remarkable saint. We journey on to Santo Domingo de Silos, home to the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey where we’ll experience the heavenly sound of Gregorian chants from the worldrenowned monks.
Mass Setting: Vera Cruz Segovia

Day 8: SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS TO LOURDES (BD)
After our privileged chance to attend the Abbey’s chanted High Mass, we examine ancient pieces of art at the adjacent Monastery Museum then take the road to Loyola to discover St Ignatius’ birthplace and where he later converted. Before the sun sets we weave through the scenic foothills of the Pyrenees before entering Lourdes.
Mass Setting: Abbey - Gregorian Chant

Day 9: LOURDES (BD)
We celebrate an impressive International Mass with pilgrims worldwide, followed by a visit to the little village of Bartres where we take time out at the Sheepfold where St Bernadette would tend her flock. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon while exploring the peaceful town of Lourdes.
Mass Setting: Underground Basilica of Pius X

Day 10: LOURDES (BD)
The perfect start to our day involves a moving Mass at the Grotto before our guided walking tour of Lourdes. Prepare for a highlight with the opportunity to immerse in the miraculous Baths. Join the evening candlelight procession in the holy square.
Mass Setting: Grotto of Lourdes

Day 11: VIA MANRESA TO MONTSERRAT (BD)
Beyond the breathtaking drive through the Pyrenees, we approach Manresa and to the cave where the pious St Ignatius spent 11 months recuperating and developing his spiritual exercises. Our final night is spent on the 4,000-foot-high cliff-top monastery of Montserrat, dedicated to ‘the Black Madonna” discovered in the Holy Cave.
Mass Setting: Cave at Manresa

Day 12: MONTSERRAT & DEPART SPAIN (B)
On our final morning, breathe in the sacred atmosphere on our visit to the Chapel and Holy Cave before hearing the worldrenowned Montserrat Boys Choir to close our pilgrimage. Return to Barcelona airport for flight departures.
Mass Setting: Montserrat Basilica

“This trip has intensified our spiritual connection with Mary and the time provided gave us opportunities for personal reflection.”
— Jocelyn & Jinny Lee

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Pilgrim Highlights
+ Savour a 3 Night stay in each of the great Marian Centres of Fatima and Lourdes.
+ Be among the sea of pilgrims waving their white handkerchiefs in honour of Our Lady during the momentous Anniversary celebrations in Fatima.
+ Experience an absorbing 2 Night stay inside the medieval walled city of Avila and be touched by the tangible grace of St Teresa.
+ Explore the sacred towns dedicated to St Teresa, St John of the Cross, St Dominic and St Ignatius of Loyola.
+ Be mesmerised by the Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo de Silos as they chant their Gregorian Mass during our overnight stay.
+ Come to Lourdes, the ‘City of Mary’ and take time down by the Holy Grotto to pray and find your healing as you drink from the sacred springs.
+ Join pilgrims from the world over as we rasie our candles high at the evening Torchlight Processions in Lourdes and Fatima.
+ Hear the sweet sounds of the Montserrat Boys Choir during our final night’s stay in the Clifftop Monastery dedicated to the Mother of God.

Inclusions
ACCOMMODATION & MEALS: Based on Superior Standard / 4-Star accommodation • Most meals – 11 Dinners / 11 Full Breakfasts

TOURING & TRANSPORTATION: Deluxe Air Conditioned Coach touring • Professional Pilgrimage Escort / Local Guides • Sightseeing and Entrance Fees

OTHER: Fully Escorted by Pilgrimage Chaplain • Porterage at hotels • Harvest Backpack, Pilgrims Journal and Tour Wallet

post tour options
SAINTS OF FRANCE (4 NIGHTS)
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BARCELONA CITY STAY (2 NIGHTS)
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Questions? Call us 1800 819 156


 
 
cost
Tour Code
Tour Begins: Lisbon
Tour Ends: Barcelona
Twin Share
Single Room
 
VM0119
10 May 2019
21 May 2019
AUD $4190
AUD $890
VM0219
10 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
AUD $4190
AUD $890
VM0319
10 Oct 2019
21 Oct 2019
AUD $3990
AUD $890
VM0120
11 May 2020
21 May 2020
AUD $4290
AUD $940
VM0220
10 Sep 2020
21 Sep 2020
AUD $4290
AUD $940
VM0320
10 Oct 2020
21 Oct 2020
AUD $4090
AUD $940
TIPPING MADE EASY: $10 per person/per day.
AIR & TOUR PRICES FROM: AUD $5770


 
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