Mexico with JoEllen Vickers

Mexico with JoEllen Vickers

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November 6 - 11, 2017

 

Join Fr. James Ogurchock and JoEllen Fancelli Vickers on a journey to experience God`s mercy and love in Mexico City! This pilgrimage leads us to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe where we will be blessed to view and spend time in prayer before the Tilma of Juan Diego. We will also explore the Metropolitan Cathedral, the Pyramids of Teotihuacán, and Tulpetlac, where Our Lady healed Juan Bernardino. We`ll visit the shrine built upon the place where St. Michael the Archangel appeared to Diego Lazaro in 1631 and will celebrate Mass in the same church where Blessed Fr. Miguel Pro served before he was martyred for his faith. We will leave inspired by the witness of Saints who truly knew the mercy of God and filled with memories to share!

 

Your pilgrimage includes...

  • Round-trip airfare from Columbus, Ohio
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • 5 nights at the Hotel Galería Plaza Reforma
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily 
  • Wine with some dinners
  • Assistance of a professional tour manager & local guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Opportunity for Daily Mass and devotional activities

 

November 6: We meet our fellow pilgrims at the airport and embark on our flight to Mexico City. Upon arrival, we’ll meet our guide and transfer to the hotel. Overnight Mexico City

November 7: Morning visit to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Patroness of the Americas), the Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe was built at the request of the Virgin to Juan Diego. We will visit the Plaza of the 3 cultures that symbolizes the unique Pre-Hispanic framework and represent the Hispanic cultures in Mexico. In our visit to the Sanctuary we will have the opportunity to participate in the Mass at Basilica. After the Mass, we will have time to venerate the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe, imprinted miraculously on a “Tilma.” Then head to San Juan Teotihuacán, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Time for lunch and to explore. Overnight Mexico City

November 8: Today we will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and the tomb of Bishop Zumarraga, who had a vision of the Virgin Mary. We will continue on to the Palace and the National Museum of Anthropology, followed by lunch time at the Xochimilco Gardens, also known as the Floating Gardens. In the afternoon, we will visit Santo Domingo, the first church built by Dominicans in 1576. We will also visit the first Sanctuary of the Rosary in Mexico and the Virgin of Covadonga.
Overnight Mexico City

November 9: After breakfast, we will depart for Puebla to visit the Cathedral, the Rosario Chapel and the Church of Santo Domingo, which is considered the eighth Wonder of the World. Mass is celebrated before we have free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will return to Mexico City for dinner. Overnight Mexico City

November 10: Departure by bus to Tulpetlac, the site of the 5th apparition of the Holy Virgin where Our Lady healed Juan Bernardino, the uncle of San Juan Diego. We celebrate Holy Mass and our trip continues to the archaeological zone of San Juan de Teotihuacán where we will visit the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon. We see the temple of Quetzalcoatl, the temples of the Jaguars and the Butterflies, and the Street of the Dead.  Tonight, we gather for our farewell dinner with traditional Mexican cuisine and Mariachi music. Overnight Mexico City

November 11: This morning we will visit and have the opportunity for Mass at the Church where Blessed Fr. Miguel Pro, S.J. served. Fr. Miguel was martyred for his faith last century under the Calles Regime. Refreshed and spiritually invigorated, we transfer to the airport for our flight back to Ohio.

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