Pilgrimage Overview:

  • Pilgrimage Chaplain:

    Fr. Manny Cruz

  • Departure Date:

    September 27, 2017

  • Countries:

    Portugal, Spain and France

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip economy airfare
  • Roundtrip arrival and departure transfers
  • First class hotel accommodation on twin sharing
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary  (B – Breakfast; D – Dinner)
  • Tours as specified in the itinerary with services of local guide
  • Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • Daily Masses
  • Services of a Pilgrimage Chaplain and Filipino Tour Escort all throughout the tour
  • Porterage of one (1) piece of luggage at hotel

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About Your Pilgrimage

The Blessed Mother and the Saints are a gift of God to the world. They inspire the faithful by their life examples and intercession in heaven. Get closer to Jesus through Mary and the Saints in this heart warming Pilgrimage in communion with Mary and Saints (in commemoration of the 100th year anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima) with Fr. Manny Cruz leaving on September 27, 2017.

Your pilgrimage begins in Avila, the birthplace of St. Teresa of Jesus, one of the great mystics of the Roman Catholic Church. The Convent of St. Teresa is a 17th century convent built over the house where St. Teresa was born. It contains her relics, along with her friend St. John of the Cross, in a small museum.

Next stop is Fatima, one of the most important Marian shrines in the world. Join thousands of pilgrims in celebrating the 100-year anniversary of the Fatima apparitions. Not to be missed is a moving evening Rosary and Candlelight procession.

Continue with a panoramic view of the city to Braga, the third largest city of Portugal. Visit the magnificent sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte (Shrine of Good Jesus of the Mountain), well-known for its intricate zigzag Baroque style staircase, about 600 steps, that lead up to the main Basilica. Join hundreds of pilgrims that walked the Way of St. James on your visit to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the place where St. James is buried.

Leave Spain and cross the border to France. Stop by the awe inspiring Covadonga, home to the Holy Cave where Our Lady of Covadonga is enshrined. Spend two nights in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, an apparition site of the Blessed Mary in 1858. The most sacred site in Lourdes is the Grotto of Massabielle, the site of St. Bernadette’s visions of the Blessed Mother.

Cap off your pilgrimage in the beautiful City of Paris. Visit the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, where Our Lady appeared before St. Catherine of Laboure and instructed her to have a medal made and all who wear it will receive great graces.

Have this once in a lifetime journey. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima to the three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal. Join a pilgrimage in communion with Mary and the Saints with Fr. Manny Cruz leaving on September 27, 2017. Be inspired and spiritually uplifted as you dwell in the places where the Blessed Mother has appeared and great Saints have lived.

Things We Love

  • Join a moving evening Rosary and Candlelight procession in Lourdes and Fatima where the “Ave Maria” is sung in unison in different languages.
  • Pray the Way of the Cross before life-sized figures at the wooded hillside within the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in Lourdes, France.
  • Light a candle in every pilgrimage site for prayer requests of friends and families back home.
  • Find time to immerse yourself in the Baths in Lourdes where water from a spring at the Grotto of Massabielle flows.
  • Enjoy the scenic bus ride through the countryside of Spain, Portugal and France. An excellent opportunity for reflection, relaxation and bonding time with fellow pilgrims.

Things To Do

  • REFLECT

    Reflect on the message of Fatima on your visit to this holy place. Fatima’s message is an exhortation to prayer as the pathway to salvation, and the summons to penance and conversion

  • WRITE

    Ask your friends to write their prayer petitions in a piece of paper which you can drop in a box at the Grotto of Massabielle in Lourdes, France.

  • HUG

    It is customary for pilgrims who visit the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela to give St. James the Apostle a hug. This tradition is called, “Abrazo del Apostol” meaning “hug the apostle.”

  • REVEL

    Revel in the yummy hot chocolate con churros of San Gines – Pasadizo de San Gines – in Madrid. It is the oldest (since 1894) and the best churreria in town!

  • MARVEL

    The Baroque basilica of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga is 400 meters above sea level and provides visitors with awesome, sweeping view of Braga.

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Insightful pilgrimage chaplains
Senior citizen friendly

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