Pilgrimage

This year, Fr. Joseph Illo will lead a pilgrimage to various European Catholic shrines including Fatima, Lourdes, Burgos, Santiago and more!  There are two options: a shorter ten day pilgrimage, and a longer fifteen day pilgrimage.

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10 Day: FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL (Lourdes, Burgos, Santiago de Compostela, Fatima)

September 24-October 3, 2017 (10 days) Tour price: $ 2,390.00 plus $ 520.00 airline taxes

Tour price includes

Roundtrip airfare from SFO to Lourdes and return from Lisbon. Hotel accommodations at convents or tourist class hotels. Daily breakfast and dinner. Round trip transfers from Airport to Hotel. All entrance fees in itinerary. Touring in the itinerary with a deluxe air-conditioned motor coach. Daily Mass arrangements. Baggage handling at hotels. Only one piece of luggage per person. Hotel taxes and service charges. Gratuities and lunches are not included.

 

ITINERARY

 

Day 1, September 24, Sunday, Departure from SFO

Our pilgrimage begins as we leave our home town for an overnight flight to Lourdes, France.  Dinner and breakfast are served on board.

Day 2, September 25, Monday, LOURDES

Upon arrival, you will meet your driver and transfer to your hotel. We will celebrate Mass at the Basilica and join Candlelight Procession in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 3, September 26, Tuesday, LOURDES

After breakfast, we will celebrate a morning Mass at the Grotto of our Lady. Participate in the walking tour to the Way of the Cross. Lourdes is the birthplace of St. Bernadette to whom Our Lady appeared in 1858 near the Grotto of Massabielle

Take time for personal devotions, drink Holy Water, visit the Miraculous Baths and enjoy a video presentation of the story of Our Lady.  Participate in the evening Candlelight Procession. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 4, September 27, Wednesday, LOURDES

After breakfast, we will join the guided tour to the Museum and St. Bernadette‘s House. Afternoon enjoy free time for shopping and personal prayers. Candlelight Procession in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 5, September 28, Thursday, LOURDES, BURGOS

After breakfast, we will drive to Burgos, Spain which is situated in the Pilgrim´s Road to Santiago de Compostela. After arrival we will visit the cathedral of Burgos, declared World Heritage. Dinner and overnight in Burgos.

Day 6, September 29, Friday, BURGOS, SANTIAGO de COMPESTELA

We will depart for Santiago De Compostela, Spain which is the 3rd most important place of pilgrimage (after Jerusalem and Rome). Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 7, September 30, Saturday, SANTIAGO de COMPESTELA, FATIMA

After breakfast, we’ll visit the Archbishop Palace, the Plaza del Oratorio and Raja Palace as well as celebrate Mass in St. James’ Cathedral. The relics of St. James and two disciples lie in a tomb in the crypt under the altar. Continue to Fatima for  dinner and overnight.

Day 8, October 1, Sunday, FATIMA

After breakfast, we will celebrate Mass at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions and possession of Holy Eucharist. We will tour Fatima and see the Basilica, site of Francesco and Jacinta’s graves; the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where the children lived; and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady’s appearance after the children’s return from prison. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) was built by Hungarian refugees and culminates in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima. Join pilgrims from around the world in an evening candlelight procession to pray the rosary. In the late afternoon watch the video presentation. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Day 9, October 2, Monday, FATIMA, SANTAREM

After breakfast and mass, we will drive to Santarem to visit the Church of St Stephen, containing the oldest recorded Eucharistic miracle. Behold the 750 years old Holy Miracle of Santarem, a relic of the Bleeding Host. Continue to Fatima and join pilgrims from around the world in an evening candlelight procession to pray the rosary. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Day 10, October 3, Tuesday, FATIMA, USA

After breakfast transfer to Lisbon airport for a flight to SFO.


15 Day to FRANCE, SPAIN, PORTUGAL (Paris, Nevers, Paray le Monial, Ars, La Salette, Lourdes, Burgos, Santiago de Compostela, Fatima)


September 19-October 3, 2017 (15 days)   Tour price: $ 3,190.00    plus $680.00 airline taxes

Tour price includes Roundtrip airfare from SFO to Paris and return from Lisbon. Hotel accommodations at convents or tourist class hotels. Daily breakfast and dinner. Round trip transfers from Airport to Hotel. All entrance fees in itinerary. Touring in the itinerary with a deluxe air-conditioned motor coach. Daily Mass arrangements. Baggage handling at hotels. Only one piece of luggage per person. Hotel taxes and service charges. Gratuities and lunches are not included.

                                    ITINERARY
Day 1, September 19, Tuesday, Departure from SFO

Our pilgrimage begins as we leave our home town for an overnight flight to Paris.  Dinner and breakfast are served on board.

Day 2, September 20, Wednesday, Arrival to PARIS, FRANCE

Upon arrival, you will meet your driver and transfer to your hotel in Paris. Enjoy free time to rest and relax. Dinner and overnight in Paris.

Day 3, September 21, Thursday, PARIS

Wake up in Paris and depart for mass at Shrine of the Miraculous Medal. View the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Labouret whose guardian angel led her to the chapel where the Blessed Virgin displayed a vision of the miraculous medal and, later, the green scapular. The Virgin promised bountiful graces for all who wore these. See the Church of St. Vincent de Paul. Continue the panoramic tour of this beautiful city, which includes the Champs Elysees, L’Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower and a visit Notre Dame Cathedral. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4, September 22, Friday, PARIS, NEVERS

After breakfast we depart for Nevers by way of the picturesque Loire Valley.  After taking the veil in 1867, St. Bernadette lived for 12 years as a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Nevers.  At least three times during her short life-time, she received the last Sacraments. In addition to asthma, she was gradually struck by other illnesses; among them was tuberculosis of the lung and a tubercular tumor in her right knee. St. Bernadette eventually died at the age of 35. See St. Bernadette’s incorrupt body at the convent of St. Gildard miraculously preserved since her death in 1879. Dinner and overnight in Nevers.

Day 5, September 23, Saturday, NEVERS, PARAY-LE-MONIAL, ARS, LA SALETTE

After breakfast we journey to Paray-le-Monial where we will visit the Chapel of the Visitation where Jesus exposed His Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque during a number of apparitions, Reliquary of St. Margaret containing her relics, located underneath a wax figure of the saint. We continue on to the pretty little town of Ars, best known for St. Jean-Marie Vianney, the patron saint of priests. There are several sights of special importance such as Church (Église), a 12-century church where the saint preached, Basilica (Basilique), a newer basilica built next to the church that displays the Saint’s incorrupt body; Heart Chapel, which contains the Saint’s heart; Home of St. John Vianney preserved the way he left it; Underground Church constructed for pilgrim groups, La Providence, an orphanage founded by St. John Vianney. We continue to La Salette for dinner and overnight.

Day 6, September 24, Sunday, LA SALETTE, After breakfast we will visit La Salette located in a high alpine pasture in the French Alps, La Salette is the site where the Virgin Mary appeared in 1846 to two shepherds, Melanie Matthew and Maximin Gird. Our Lady appeared to these shepherds crying, lamenting over the lack of observance of Sundays and the profaning of her Son’s holy name. A spring forever marks the spot where the Virgin appeared and where millions of pilgrims come to in order to drink the fresh spring water and to pray. The stunning mountain scenery and lush mountain trails make La Salette one of the most spectacular pilgrimage site in France, with a beautiful Basilica built to honor the Virgin Mary. In 1996 La Salette celebrated the 150th anniversary of Our Lady’s first appearance. Dinner and overnight in La Salette.

Day 7, September 25, Monday, LA SALETTE, LOURDES

After breakfast, we will depart for Lourdes. Upon arrival to Lourdes, we will celebrate Mass at the Basilica and join Candlelight Procession in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 8, September 26, Tuesday, LOURDES

After breakfast, we will celebrate a morning Mass at the Grotto of our Lady. Participate in the walking tour to the Way of the Cross. Lourdes is the birthplace of St. Bernadette to whom Our Lady appeared in 1858 near the Grotto of Massabielle

Take time for personal devotions, drink Holy Water, visit the Miraculous Baths and enjoy a video presentation of the story of Our Lady.  Participate in the evening Candlelight Procession. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 9, September 27, Wednesday, LOURDES

After breakfast, we will join the guided tour to the Museum and St. Bernadette‘s House. Afternoon enjoy free time for shopping and personal prayers. Candlelight Procession in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 10, September 28, Thursday, LOURDES, BURGOS

After breakfast, we will drive to Burgos, Spain which is situated in the Pilgrim´s Road to Santiago de Compostela. After arrival we will visit the cathedral of Burgos, declared World Heritage. Dinner and overnight in Burgos.

Day 11, September 29, Friday, BURGOS, SANTIAGO de COMPESTELA

We will depart for Santiago De Compostela, Spain which is the 3rd most important place of pilgrimage (after Jerusalem and Rome). Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 12, September 30, Saturday, SANTIAGO de COMPESTELA, FATIMA

After breakfast, we’ll visit the Archbishop Palace, the Plaza del Oratorio and Raja Palace as well as celebrate Mass in St. James’ Cathedral. The relics of St. James and two disciples lie in a tomb in the crypt under the altar. Continue to Fatima for  dinner and overnight.

Day 13, October 1, Sunday, FATIMA

After breakfast, we will celebrate Mass at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions and possession of Holy Eucharist. We will tour Fatima and see the Basilica, site of Francesco and Jacinta’s graves; the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where the children lived; and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady’s appearance after the children’s return from prison. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) was built by Hungarian refugees and culminates in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima. Join pilgrims from around the world in an evening candlelight procession to pray the rosary. In the late afternoon watch the video presentation. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Day 14, October 2, Monday, FATIMA, SANTAREM

After breakfast and mass, we will drive to Santarem to visit the Church of St Stephen, containing the oldest recorded Eucharistic miracle. Behold the 750 years old Holy Miracle of Santarem, a relic of the Bleeding Host. Continue to Fatima and join pilgrims from around the world in an evening candlelight procession to pray the rosary. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Day 15, October 3, Tuesday, FATIMA, USA

After breakfast transfer to Lisbon airport for a flight to SFO.

 

For more information, contact Claire Herrick (415)751-0450 claire@starparish.com

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

INSURANCE: Insurance coverage is not included in the tour prices. Travelers are highly encouraged to purchase their travel insurance.  Payment for travel insurance should be made directly to the insurance company within FOURTEEN (14) days of initial deposit payment.  Please call Travelex Insurance Company at 1-800-228- 9792 and purchase your insurance by phone. Please do not forget to mention to them our Location ID# which is 46-0152 and the cost of the trip. You may purchase travel insurance online by visiting below link.

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CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS:

Ninety (90) days or more prior to the departure, a NON-REFUNDABLE service fee of $100 per person will apply; 90 to 60 days prior to the departure, a cancellation of 25% of tour cost will apply; 59 to 30 days prior to the departure, a cancellation of 50% of tour cost will apply; 29 to 15 days prior to the departure, a cancellation of 75% of tour cost will apply; 14 days or less prior to the departure, a cancellation of 100% of tour cost will apply. There will be no refunds on unused tour services. All airline tickets issued in conjunction with this tour are subject to separate airline penalties, per individual carrier’s rules and regulations. The traveler (s) acknowledges receiving, reading, and agreeing to the terms and conditions set forth below.

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