Pilgrimage Overview:

  • Pilgrimage Chaplain:

    a Pilgrimage Chaplain

  • Departure Date:

    November 11, 2024

  • Countries:

    Portugal, Spain, France, Italy


  • Roundtrip economy airfare
  • One-way 2nd class TGV train ticket Lourdes – Paris
  • Roundtrip airport and departure transfers
  • 4* hotel accommodation on twin sharing
  • Meals (B -Breakfast; L- Lunch; D-Dinner)
  • Tours as specified in the itinerary with services of an English-speaking local guide
  • Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach
  • Tourist City Taxes
  • Services of a Filipino Tour Leader and Pilgrimage Chaplain all throughout the tour
  • Porterage of one (1) piece of luggage at hotels (subject to availability)

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“Pilgrimage to shrines is an eloquent expression of trust in God. I urge all who have the opportunity to visit a Marian shrine to venerate our heavenly Mother. It is Mary who shows us that being followers of Jesus involves listening to His Word.”

~ Pope Francis


Deepen your devotion to the Blessed Mother and the saints. Join a 13-day Pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines of Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy with a Pilgrimage Chaplain on November 11-23, 2024.

Your pilgrimage begins with a Mass at the Church of St. Anthony in LisbonPortugal. The Church of St. Anthony was built on the site where St. Anthony of Lisbon (also known as St. Anthony of Padua) was born in 1195. Across is the Lisbon Cathedral, where St. Anthony was baptized. Travel onwards to Fatima, where you will spend two nights at the Sanctuary of Our Lady ofFatima. The fame of this place is the result of the apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary to three shepherd children – Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta.

Leave Portugal for Spain and head for the medieval city of Burgos. Celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of Burgos, also known as Burgos Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cathedral of Santa Maria is Burgos’s historic jewel and one of Spain’s great Gothic churches. Proceed to Loyola in Spain, the birthplace of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuit Order. Celebrate Mass at the Chapel of Conversion, where St. Ignatius was converted while convalescing after an injury in battle.

Onwards to Lourdes, France, to visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes. Lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees, the sanctuary is the site of an apparition of the Blessed Mother seen by Bernadette Soubirous, who was later on canonized. Lourdes Water has become a focus of devotion to the Blessed Mother at Lourdes. Since the apparitions, numerous people have claimed to have been cured by drinking or bathing in it. The 70th Lourdes miracle was officially recognized by the Catholic Church last 2018. Pray the rosary and spend time in quiet reflection at the Grotto of Massabielle, the Blessed Mother’s apparition site. Not to be missed is the evening rosary procession, where “Ave Maria” is sung in unison and the rosary is recited in different languages.

Head for Paris, the cosmopolitan capital of France and one of Europe’s largest cities. Paris has the well-deserved reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities. Enjoy a delightful tour of the city that includes a cruise on the River Seine. Celebrate Mass at the Chapel of Our Lady ofthe Miraculous Medal in Rue de Bac, an important place of prayer and pilgrimage that draws believers from all over the world who wish to prayerfully reflect and ask for the Virgin Mary’s protection.

Leave France for Italy for your three-night stay in Rome, the heart and home of the Catholic Church. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, built over the tomb of St. Paul, followed by a guided tour of the Basilica. Have a chance to see Pope Francis up close during the Papal Blessing in StPeter’s Square at the Vatican. Visit the Basilica of St. Peter built over the tomb of the apostle and see the Pieta, a world famous Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo.

Enjoy a full day excursion to the postcard perfect town of Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis and St. Clare. Assisi isn’t just home to UNESCO World Heritage sites; it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The entire town basks in this coveted status because of its plethora of art and historically significant buildings, like the Basilica di San Francesco

We come to find Christ, and Mary always points the way to her Son.  Join a 13-day Pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines of Portugal, Spain, France, and Italy with a Pilgrimage Chaplain on November 11-23, 2024. May this pilgrimage reaffirm your faith that the Blessed Mother is a true mother who constantly watches over us, her children.

Things We Love

  • The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes is about healing and hope, and the blessing of the sick with the procession of the Blessed Sacrament is a moving event that cannot be missed!

  • Receive a blessing from Pope Francis at Vatican Square when you get the chance to attend the audience with the Pope.

  • Join a moving evening Rosary and Candlelight procession in Lourdes and Fatima where the “Ave Maria” is sung in unison in different languages.

  • Rome is an open-air museum! Marvel at its breathtaking beauty.

  • Exploring Assisi by foot is the best way to admire the picturesque panoramic views of the city, absorb its serene atmosphere, and meet the wonderful people that live there.

Things To Do


    Marvel at the Gothic-style architecture, unique collection of works of art, and awesome stained-glass windows at the Burgos Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


  • BATHS. 

    Find time to immerse yourself in the BATHS in Lourdes, where water from a spring at the Grotto of Massabielle flows.

  • CLIMB.

    Climb the stairs on your knees at the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs) in Rome.

  • LIGHT.

    Light a candle and say a prayer for your loved ones on your visit to the churches and various holy shrines while on pilgrimage.

  • SHOP.

    Shop for rosaries, medals, and other religious souvenir items while on pilgrimage, and let your pilgrimage chaplain bless them before heading home.

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Expertly-crafted itineraries
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The whole pilgrimage is a new and fulfilling moment in my life. It’s a nice feeling being with the Lord in His important day. And also, gaining new friends and becoming my new extended family is something I will treasure. I hope that this is just the beginning and we’ll continue to get in touch with one another despite the distance.


Hello Co-Pilgrims,

It was indeed a wonderful Pilgrimage: very rich in history, a thanksgiving of blessings, a spiritual renewal and nourishment, and finally ending in a test of Faith.

Thank you so much Pilgrim Leader, Ging Igual, for standing beside us up to the last stretch of our 13-day journey - more particularly in the handling of an unexpected situation (cancelled flight in Mexico and re-direction of flights to make sure the 38 Pilgrims reach LA for their respective flight bookings). Ging, you were an angel to us so blessed with energy, passion, love and Milagrosa. We really felt the presence of Our Lady of Guadalupe fielding angels every step of the way.

The Pilgrimage to California Mission Churches and Our Lady of Guadalupe gives me personal inspiration for the work and activities of the next chapter of my lifetime: farming with promotion of agriculture for millennials (inspired by the scenic view of farms in California), tourism (which is a major industry in all places we visited), and support for a favourite major seminary in Tagaytay and a scholarship fund for deserving individuals (thru a non stock non profit institution).

Thank you to my Co-Pilgrims and prayer partners for the prayer support, sharing of life experiences and friendships;  Fr. Tony, thank you for your spiritual reflections and service;  Fr. Jerry Orbos for an overflowing spiritual reflections and enabling us to have the needed personal encounter with Jesus and Mama Mary (it was like a 12-day Holy Retreat); and the Executive Resources for making a very nice pilgrimage package a part of our lifetime.

Ms. Emma

Lord, we cannot find words enough to say how grateful we are to You. Our pilgrimage made us realize that Your love for us is more than what we deserve.

To all our co-pilgrims, thank you for making us feel we belong to this new family. To Fr. Dante, thanks for your prayers and pieces of advice for our spiritual nourishment. To Sis Lea, for taking care of each one of us. To Sis Joy, thanks for the contagious joys and laughters.

To our prayer partners, Sis Maribel, Melvy and Didick and Bro Mon and Sis Jot, thank you for your prayers. We will pray for you, too!

To The Pilgrim’s Center - Executive Resources, thank you for accommodating us in this Eastern Europe Pilgrimage.

God bless us all always!

Albert and Adee

Dear Pilgrims' 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 Cabusora

Leclec Cabusora

My husband and I just came back from a wonderful trip to Israel - with Franciscan Fr Reu Galoy. Thank you Pilgrim Center for the arrangements. We are so happy and satisfied with all that you have done for us. Kudos to Yanyan and Monty from Pilgrim Center, and Fr Reu and Ronin for your caring services. It was a spiritual journey and we felt the abiding presence of the Lord all throughout.

Ann Arguelles Cortes

Our pilgrimage was worth all the hardships (I was having leg pains). We had an excellent leader in the person of Adrian, two priests Fathers Val and Ron, who gave us very nice pieces of advice and homilies, and of course the members of the group who were all very nice. Looking forward to join another pilgrimage.

Emily Bautista

It was the most profound experience I had in my whole life....Walking with the Footsteps where Jesus walked made my life more grateful and humble....My faith become stronger as I express it...A growing faith is a sharing faith....TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!! SHALOM!

Carmen Nierra

Vir & I would like to express our gratitude for a wonderful pilgrimage we had from Sept 5-18. From checking-in last Sept 5 & all during the tour, we felt the care from a family. No words can ever describe how thankful we are.

I almost cried last Sept 8, (my birthday) when we (2 of us have the same birthday) were given a surprise mini celebration when after our dinner, we were given a cake. I really felt the love of a family then.

All these things made possible because of your capable coordinator Ms. Ging Igual. She's such a wonderful leader. Kudos to her.

Rest assured that i will refer your company to all my friends who are planning to go on pilgrimage .

Good day & may God always guide & protect all of you in the Pilgrims' Center/ Executive Resources, Inc.

Cora and Vir Franca

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

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Visa Requirements

  • Passport with six (6) months validity from date of departure
  • Visa Application Forms
  • Two (2) pcs. passport-size pictures
  • Original and Photocopy of Latest Income Tax Return
  • Original Bank Certificate (both Pesos and/or U.S.Dollars) for each embassy
  • Original and Photocopy of Business Registration (if in business)
  • Original Employment Certificate (if employed)
  • Photocopy of International Credit Cards (if available)
  • Travel Insurance with minimum coverage of Php2.5 Million (valid for 30 days)
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent (signed and notarized by sponsor if financially incapable)
  • If married, copy of Authenticated Marriage Contract
  • Copy of hotel voucher (to be supplied by ERI)
  • Personal appearance by the applicant
  • Processing Time: 15 – 30 days
  • VISA FEE: Php 9,500.00 (Subject to change without prior notice).

Booking Conditions

1) US$ 1,000.00 deposit is required upon reservations together with a recent passport-size photo, a signed photocopy of passport (valid for 6 months from date of departure and arrival Manila), and Pilgrim’s Profile.

2) Full payment in U.S. dollars is required before ticketing but in no case shall it be later than 45 days before departure date.

3)The following cancellation charges will apply:
>60 days before departure date – US$ 1,000.00
>44 days before departure date – 50% of the Tour Cost
>30 days prior to departure date – Full tour cost will be forfeited.
>Admin Fee of US$500 for any visa denial

Terms and Conditions

BASIC TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE: Visa fees and documentation expenses, insurance, hospitalization and other medical expenses, tours and transportation during free periods, porterage of extra pieces of luggage in excess of the airline’s maximum allocation, drinks and beverages taken during meals, items of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, fax, room service, and other expenses not mentioned in the itinerary terms and conditions.

THE PILGRIMS’ CENTER – EXECUTIVE RESOURCES, INC. has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various contractors. Executive Resources, Inc., its employees or its sub-agents therefore only act as agents for the contractors providing the various services described in the tour and accept no responsibility or liability in connection with losses or accidental expenses due to delays of schedule, overbooking, defaults or “force majeure.” All tours and arrangements are subject to the general conditions specified by each contractor. Tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice. When making a tour booking, the passenger acknowledges and accepts the foregoing conditions. When making a tour booking, the passenger acknowledges and accepts the foregoing conditions.


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