with a Pilgrimage Chaplain
March 27, 2018
France, Spain & Portugal
Holy Week and Easter are the culmination of the Church’s liturgical year, when we celebrate the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus. Make your Holy Week more meaningful in 2018. Join A Blessed Holy Week in the Shrines of Lourdes and Fatima Pilgrimage in commemoration of the 160th Anniversary of the Apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes leaving on March 27, 2018.
Your pilgrimage begins in Lourdes, France, the most famous healing shrine in the world, and one of the most visited of all pilgrimage sites. Celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Lourdes apparitions where St. Bernadette reported the first of 18 visions of Our Lady on February 11, 1858. Offer your prayer petitions at the Grotto of Massabielle, the famous apparition site, where Our Lady revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception. During her 9th apparition, St. Bernadette was directed to a spring that exists until today. Miraculous cures have been associated with Lourdes ever since and today the town welcomes more than five million pilgrims to its healing waters every year.
Leave France for Spain, where you will spend overnight in Valladolid, a city steeped with an array of stunning palaces and churches from the middle ages to the 1700s. Celebrate Mass at the Valladolid Cathedral or the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Holy Assumption, an awe-inspiring church built in 1527.
Onwards to Fatima in Portugal, where you will spend two nights at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, one of the most beloved Marian shrines in the world. The fame of this place is the result of the apparitions of Our Lady to three shepherd children – Lucia, and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta – between May and October 1917. Not to be missed is the candlelight, rosary procession, a special walk you will share with thousands of pilgrims from around the world. Then cap off your pilgrimage with a Mass at the Church of St. Anthony de Padua in Lisbon, Portugal, built on the site where the saint was born.
Immerse yourself in the spiritual grace of Lourdes and Fatima. Join a Blessed Holy Week in the Shrines of Lourdes and Fatima Marian Pilgrimage with a Pilgrimage Chaplain leaving on March 27, 2018. Let this journey of faith with Mary, the Mother of God, bring you closer to Jesus as you reflect on his passion, death and resurrection during Holy Week.
Dear Pilgrim Center: My husband Aldo & I would like to praise & commend our Pilgrim Chaplain Fr. Dante Venus & our Tour Leader Bro. Monty for the very successful & memorable pilgrimage to Italy & the Holy Land we were very fortunate to join on March 26-April 8, 2018. It was very hectic to be sure, but still they managed our time very well that we were able to visit more places than was promised in the itinerary, and we are very appreciative of that. Likewise, the solemnity of the whole pilgrimage experience was still observed despite many of us in the group, myself included, often forgetting that we were pilgrims & not tourists 😉😉, taking photos, selfies, etc. instead of, or before focusing on what the local guide was explaining or on the scripture readings. I cannot fault us pilgrims on this because for many of us seniors, and I speak for my husband & I, that trip might be our first & last time to visit those places, so we made sure they were properly documented. Nonetheless, it was a truly spiritually uplifting & life-changing experience for us. We continue to thank our Lord for making that experience of a lifetime possible. Indeed, nothing is impossible for God! Thank you very much to Fr. Dante, Bro. Monty & to each of us pilgrims in the group for the prayers, love, care & concern shown to each other. Let us continue to pray for and with each other. It is my hope that we meet each other again soon, to strengthen our bonds of friendships. Most sincerely, Leclec CabusoraMs. Leclec Cabusora
I am honored to be included in this pilgrimage. The Pilgrims' Center has very good itineraries worth remembering. No hours wasted. They took very good care of us in spite of our big number of 47 people. The daily mass and homilies of Fr. Manny Cruz held in different shrines and churches were very inspirational and transforming. Accommodations were nice most especially the one on top of the Mountain with an awesome view built in 1909. It's like travelling back in time. I definitely would want to do it again with Pilgrim Center.Peter Joseph Mapua
The Pilgrims' Center always gives you the best. They let you feel like an Executive in terms of personal service & attention especially during pilgrimage. Their choices of pilgrimages and pilgrim chaplains are outstanding. You go back home very fulfilled and immersed...Marlene Silvestre
1) A US$ 500.00 non-refundable deposit is required upon reservation together with a photocopy of a passport (valid for 6 months fromdate of departure) and Pilgrim’s Profile with a passport-size photo plus the visa fee and travel insurance payment.
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3) The following cancellation charges will apply:
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