ARIS / LISIEUX / NEVERS / PARAY-LE-MONIAL / CLERMONT-FERRAND / LOURDES / SALAMANCA / FATIMA / SANTAREM / LISBON
SEPT 10 (SUN) CHECK-IN AT NAIA TERMINAL 3 at 1500H / DEPARTURE from MANILA to PARIS
SEPT 11 (MON) PARIS
Upon arrival in Paris in the morning, we will visit the Miraculous Medal Church at Rue de Bac where the incorruptible body of St. Catherine de Laboure lies and where the heart of St. Vincent de Paul is kept. We will celebrate a private Mass. Then we will have a sightseeing guided tour of Paris – the heart of Europe’s most romantic city, and marvel at the beauty of Paris atop the 2nd floor of Eiffel Tower. See the Place de Concorde, Arc de Triomphe Memorial, and the Avenue des Champs Elysees (view point). Proceed to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
SEPT 12 (TUE) PARIS / LISIEUX / PARIS
After breakfast, drive to Lisieux and have a half-day guided tour to visit the Holy sites of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, which includes visit to St. Therese House (the Maison Buissonet), the Chapelle de Sainte Therese, and St. Pierre Cathedral. Return to Paris, for dinner and overnight at the hotel.
SEPT 13 (WED) PARIS / NEVERS / PARAY-LE-MONIAL / CLERMONT-FERRAND
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Proceed to Nevers. Have a guided tour on foot to visit the Convent of St. Gildard in Nevers where St. Bernadette’s “incorrupt” body lies in repose. Continue driving to Paray Le Monial. Have a guided tour on foot of the city which is the Cradle of the Devotion to Sacred Heart of Jesus, since our Blessed Lord appeared to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque at the Visitation Chapel. Drive to Clermont-Ferrand. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
SEPT 14 (THU) CLERMONT-FERRAND / LOURDES
After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance transfer to Lourdes – one of the great pilgrimage shrines in the world, where in the Grotto of Massabielle, a beautiful lady revealed herself to a young sick child named Bernadette, that she is the Immaculate Concepcion. Proceed to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
SEPT 15 (FRI) LOURDES
Breakfast at the hotel. Concelebrate Mass at the Grotto of Lourdes. Then we’ll have a half-day guided tour on foot to the Sanctuaries in Lourdes. Visit to Boly Mill where Bernadette was born in 1844. Visit to the Museum of Bernadette (or Musee Notre Dame). At your free time in the afternoon, you may walk the Way of the Cross, pray the rosary, drink the Holy Water, experience the miraculous baths (if open). You may also join the pilgrims around the world for a torch light procession and Rosary in the evening. Have dinner and overnight at hotel.
SEPT 16 (SAT) LOURDES / SALAMANCA
After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, have a long distance drive to Salamanca. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
SEPT 17 (SUN) SALAMANCA / FATIMA
After breakfast and check-out, have a half-day guided tour on foot to visit the Old and New Cathedral of Salamanca. Commence the long distance drive to Fatima. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.
SEPT 18 (MON) FATIMA
Breakfast at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to which includes visit of the Apariciones Chapel of the Fatima sanctuary, the Lady of Fatima Basilica, the house of Francisco and Jacinta, and the house of Lucia. Visit to the Church of the Holy Trinity. Rest of the time is free for private devotions. In the evening after dinner, you may wish to participate at the Candlelight Procession and evening Rosary.
SEPT 19 (TUE) FATIMA / SANTAREM / LISBON
Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Drive to Santarem and have a guided tour to visit the Church of St. Stephen (Marvila / Milagre). Continue to Lisbon for a guided visit of the Church of St. Anthony Lisboa. Have dinner at a local restaurant before transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight.
SEPT 20 (WED) LISBON / MANILA
After breakfast and check-out, have some free time in the morning before transfer to Lisbon Airport to catch flight to Manila.
SEPT 21 (THU) MANILA
“HOME SWEET HOME!!!”