Catholic Shrines of France with Family Honor

Catholic Shrines of France with Family Honor

from 3,470.00

⚠ A deposit of $450 is due by June 30 and is required to hold your reservation

⚠ The final deposit is due by September 1, 2018

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November 5 – 13, 2018

 

Your Pilgrimage Includes...

  • Round-trip airfare from Charlotte, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Baltimore
  • Airport taxes & surcharges
  • Hotel Accommodations (3 and 4-star)
  • Breakfast and dinner daily 
  • Wine served with some dinners 
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach 
  • Assistance of a professional tour manager & local guide(s) 
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary 
  • Daily Mass arranged along the pilgrimage way

 

Your Pilgrimage Itinerary...

November 5 ~ Our overnight flight departs for Lourdes, France from our local airport.

November 6 ~ Morning arrival at Charles DeGaulle Airport then transfer to our flight to Lourdes. This afternoon, we will visit the Grotto of Massabielle where the healing waters flow. Evening candlelight procession. Overnight Lourdes

November 7 ~ We’ll attend the International Mass concelebrated by our spiritual director in the underground Basilica of St. Pius X. After Mass, we’ll have a guided tour of St. Bernadette’s home, the basilica, and her environs that will give us a deeper understanding of St. Bernadette’s life and her relationship with Mary, the Immaculate. This afternoon walk and pray in the Eucharistic Procession. Overnight Lourdes

November 8 ~ This morning, Mass at the shrine and an excursion to Bartrès and the pilgrim’s path to Compostela, part of the Way of St. James. Afternoon at leisure in Lourdes. This evening, we attend the candlelight procession one last time in honor of the Blessed Mother... “Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!” Overnight Lourdes

November 9 ~ Following morning Mass, we bid farewell to Our Lady, but with the consolation that she’s always with us as we continue our pilgrim way, for no pilgrim ever leaves Lourdes untouched by Mary. We’re off to Lyon, where we will visit the shrines of Paray-le-Monial and Ars. Our spiritual director will celebrate Mass for us in the Chapel of the Visitation where Jesus exposed His Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque during a number of apparitions. Overnight Lyon

November 10 ~ Today we depart for Paris. Enroute we will visit Ars where St. John Vianney is from and then onto Nevers to see the incorrupt body of St. Bernadette. Upon arrival into Paris we will check into the hotel followed by dinner. Overnight Paris

November 11 ~ Full day in Paris to take in the many great sites. We begin with Mass at  the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, where Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Labouré and asked her to have a medal made with the inscription, “O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee” followed by a visit to the Church of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, a church of the Congregation of the Mission, dating back to 1827, where the saint is entombed. This afternoon we will visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and Sacré-Coeur Basilica on top of Montmartre Hill. Followed by a tour of the city, including the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, and the Champs-Elysees. Following dinner, we’ll see Paris from the Bateaux “Mouche” on the River Seine. Overnight Paris.

November 12 ~ After breakfast, we will travel northwest for an excursion to Lisieux. We’ll visit the home and Carmelite Monastery of St. Thérèse, the “Little Flower.” Our spiritual director will celebrate Mass for us at the Basilica of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. We return to Paris in the afternoon to visit the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Tonight we gather for our farewell dinner. Overnight Paris

November 13 ~ With a deeper love for Mary, gratitude to God and wonderful memories of our pilgrimage, we’ll board our plane for our flight home.

 

Optional Paris Extension, November 13-15

A two-night extention in Paris is available, including hotel with breakfast and transfers. 

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