ITINERARY:

SEP 29 CHECK-IN AT NAIA TERMINAL 3 AT 1430H / DEPARTURE TO PARIS

SEP 30 PARIS

Upon arrival in Paris in the afternoon, we will celebrate Mass at 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. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 01 PARIS / LISIEUX / PARIS

Have breakfast at the hotel. Then drive to Lisieux and have a half-day guided tour to visit the Holy sites of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, which includes St. Therese House (the Maison Buissonet) and the Chapelle de Sainte Therese in Lisieux. Drive back to Paris. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.

OCT 02 PARIS

After breakfast, have a full-day sightseeing guided tour of Paris – the heart of Europe’s most romantic city, which includes entrance to Notre Dame Cathedral; see the Place de Concorde (view point), Arc de Triomphe Memorial, and the Avenue des Champs Elysees (view point). Marvel at the beauty of Paris atop the 2nd floor of Eiffel Tower. Then have a one hour Bateaux Mouches cruise leaving from Pont De L’alma. Have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to hotel for overnight.

OCT 03 PARIS / NEVERS / PARAY-LE-MONIAL / CLERMONT-FERRAND

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Proceed to Nevers. Visit the Convent of St. Gildard in Nevers where St. Bernadette’s “incorrupt” body lies in repose. Continue on to Paray Le Monial, 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.

OCT 04 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.

OCT 05 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.

OCT 06 LOURDES / ZARAGOZA

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Zaragoza. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar in Zaragoza. Have a short city orientation drive by through coach. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 07 ZARAGOZA / MADRID

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Madrid. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 08 MADRID / AVILA

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Almudena Cathedral, entrance to Royal Palace and view of the Plaza Mayor. Drive to the walled city of Avila – the most famous for being the home of St. Theresa, one of the only female doctors of the Church. Avila’s atmosphere has changed very little since the days of St. Theresa, to whom the city is dedicated. St. Teresa, the great mystic, was the first woman to be named a Doctor of the Church. Celebrate private Mass at Sta. Theresa Convent Casa de la Santa in Avila. Have a half-day guided tour on foot to visit the Convento de Santa Teresa (Convent of St. Teresa) and St. Theresa Basilica. It is the primary shrine of St. Teresa in Ávila. View from the outside Our Lady of Grace Church. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 09 AVILA / FATIMA

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive to Fatima. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight. You may wish to participate at the Candle Light Procession and evening Rosary after dinner.

OCT 10 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. Rest of the time is free for private devotions. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

OCT 11 FATIMA / SANTAREM / LISBON

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Drive to Santarem and visit the Church of St. Stephen (Marvila / Milagre). Continue to Lisbon and have a half-day guided tour to visit the Church of St. Anthony Lisboa. Have dinner at a local restaurant before transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight.

OCT 12 LISBON / MILAN (fly)

Early breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Transfer to Lisbon Airport to catch flight to Milan. Upon arrival, have a guided sightseeing tour to visit the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria Emmanuelle Vittorio. Proceed to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 13 MILAN / VENICE / VENICE-MESTRE

After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, we will drive to Venice (Tronchetto Terminal). Have a private boat transfer to Piazza San Marco to have a half-day guided city tour on foot of Venice including a photo stop at the Doge’s Palace, and a view of the Bridge of Sighs. See also San Marco Basilica (view from the outside only) and St. Mark’s Piazza. Then have another private boat ride leaving from Tronchetto. Transfer to hotel in Venice-Mestre for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 14 VENICE-MESTRE / PADOVA / FLORENCE

After breakfast and check-out, drive to Padova. Have a guided tour to visit the Basilica San Antonio. Then continue driving to Florence. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Florence Cathedral (Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore), entrance to Baptistry (Battistero), and visit to San Miniato Al Monte Church. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

OCT 15 FLORENCE / PISA / ASSISI

After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, drive to Pisa. Have your free time for sightseeing on foot the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square. Continue to Assisi. Have a half-day guided tour on foot to visit the Church of St. Damian (Convento Di San Damiano), the Lower (Inferiore) and the Upper (Superiore) Basilica of St. Francis, the Santa Chiara Church. Visit also Santa Maria Degli Angeli Church and see the Thornless Rose bush and Porziuncola Chapel inside the church. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 16 ASSISI / LANCIANCO / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a long distance drive to Lanciano to visit San Francesco Church (Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico). Then proceed to San Giovanni Rotondo. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 17 SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / ROME

After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, have a half-day guided tour to visit the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie and the Sanctuary of St. Padre Pio. Then we will have a long distance drive to Rome. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 18 ROME

After an early breakfast, we will attend the General Papal Audience. Then have a half-day guided tour to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Visit also the St. Peter Basilica, destination of all Catholics coming from all over the world. Have dinner at a local restaurant. Back to hotel for overnight.

OCT 19 ROME / MANILA

After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, have a full-day guided tour to visit the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, the Basilica San Paul Outside the Walls, and the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano. Visit also the Classical Rome: Pantheon Church, Trevi Fountain, view of the Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Venezia (from coach), and photo stop at the Colosseum. Transfer to Rome airport to catch flight back to Manila.

OCT 20 MANILA

“HOME SWEET HOME!!!”

Marian Pilgrimage

with Fr. Benito Tuazon

(Sept.29–Oct.20,2017)

 
 

ITINERARY:

SEP 29    CHECK-IN AT NAIA TERMINAL 3 AT 1430H / DEPARTURE TO PARIS

 SEP 30  PARIS 

Upon arrival in Paris in the afternoon, we will celebrate Mass at 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. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 OCT 01 PARIS / LISIEUX / PARIS

Have breakfast at the hotel. Then drive to Lisieux and have a half-day guided tour to visit the Holy sites of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, which includes St. Therese House (the Maison Buissonet) and the Chapelle de Sainte Therese in Lisieux. Drive back to Paris. Transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 OCT 02  PARIS

After breakfast, have a full-day sightseeing guided tour of Paris – the heart of Europe’s most romantic city, which includes entrance to Notre Dame Cathedral; see the Place de Concorde (view point), Arc de Triomphe Memorial, and the Avenue des Champs Elysees (view point). Marvel at the beauty of Paris atop the 2nd floor of Eiffel Tower. Then have a one hour Bateaux Mouches cruise leaving from Pont De L’alma. Have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to hotel for overnight.

 OCT 03  PARIS / NEVERS / PARAY-LE-MONIAL / CLERMONT-FERRAND

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Proceed to Nevers. Visit the Convent of St. Gildard in Nevers where St. Bernadette’s “incorrupt” body lies in repose. Continue on to Paray Le Monial, 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.

OCT 04    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.

OCT 05    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.

 OCT 06   LOURDES / ZARAGOZA

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Zaragoza. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar in Zaragoza. Have a short city orientation drive by through coach. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 OCT 07    ZARAGOZA / MADRID

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a long distance drive to Madrid. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 OCT 08    MADRID / AVILA

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Almudena Cathedral, entrance to Royal Palace and view of the Plaza Mayor. Drive to the walled city of Avila – the most famous for being the home of St. Theresa, one of the only female doctors of the Church. Avila’s atmosphere has changed very little since the days of St. Theresa, to whom the city is dedicated. St. Teresa, the great mystic, was the first woman to be named a Doctor of the Church. Celebrate private Mass at Sta. Theresa Convent Casa de la Santa in Avila. Have a half-day guided tour on foot to visit the Convento de Santa Teresa (Convent of St. Teresa) and St. Theresa Basilica. It is the primary shrine of St. Teresa in Ávila. View from the outside Our Lady of Grace Church. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 09     AVILA / FATIMA

After breakfast and check-out, have a long distance drive to Fatima. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight. You may wish to participate at the Candle Light Procession and evening Rosary after dinner.

OCT 10     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. Rest of the time is free for private devotions. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

 OCT 11   FATIMA / SANTAREM / LISBON

Breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Drive to Santarem and visit the Church of St. Stephen (Marvila / Milagre). Continue to Lisbon and have a half-day guided tour to visit the Church of St. Anthony Lisboa.  Have dinner at a local restaurant before transfer to hotel for check-in and overnight.

 OCT 12    LISBON / MILAN (fly)

Early breakfast and check-out at the hotel. Transfer to Lisbon Airport to catch flight to Milan. Upon arrival, have a guided sightseeing tour to visit the Duomo Cathedral and the Galleria Emmanuelle Vittorio.  Proceed to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 13   MILAN / VENICE / VENICE-MESTRE

After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, we will drive to Venice (Tronchetto Terminal). Have a private boat transfer to Piazza San Marco to have a half-day guided city tour on foot of Venice including a photo stop at the Doge’s Palace, and a view of the Bridge of Sighs. See also San Marco Basilica (view from the outside only) and St. Mark’s Piazza. Then have another private boat ride leaving from Tronchetto. Transfer to hotel in Venice-Mestre for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 OCT 14   VENICE-MESTRE / PADOVA / FLORENCE

After breakfast and check-out, drive to Padova. Have a guided tour to visit the Basilica San Antonio. Then continue driving to Florence. Have a half-day guided tour to visit the Florence Cathedral (Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore), entrance to Baptistry (Battistero), and visit to San Miniato Al Monte Church. Check-in, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 OCT 15      FLORENCE / PISA / ASSISI

After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, drive to Pisa. Have your free time for sightseeing on foot the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa’s Cathedral Square. Continue to Assisi. Have a half-day guided tour on foot to visit the Church of St. Damian (Convento Di San Damiano), the Lower (Inferiore) and the Upper (Superiore) Basilica of St. Francis, the Santa Chiara Church. Visit also Santa Maria Degli Angeli Church and see the Thornless Rose bush and Porziuncola Chapel inside the church. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

 OCT 16   ASSISI / LANCIANCO / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

After breakfast and check-out, we will have a long distance drive to Lanciano to visit San Francesco Church (Santuario del Miracolo Eucaristico). Then proceed to San Giovanni Rotondo. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 17   SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / ROME

After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, have a half-day guided tour to visit the Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie and the Sanctuary of St. Padre Pio. Then we will have a long distance drive to Rome. Transfer to hotel for check-in, dinner and overnight.

OCT 18    ROME

After an early breakfast, we will attend the General Papal Audience. Then have a half-day guided tour to visit the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Visit also the St. Peter Basilica, destination of all Catholics coming from all over the world. Have dinner at a local restaurant. Back to hotel for overnight.

 OCT 19   ROME / MANILA

After breakfast and check-out at the hotel, have a full-day guided tour to visit the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, the Basilica San Paul Outside the Walls, and the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano. Visit also the Classical Rome: Pantheon Church, Trevi Fountain, view of the Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Venezia (from coach), and photo stop at the Colosseum. Transfer to Rome airport to catch flight back to Manila.

OCT 20      MANILA

“HOME SWEET HOME!!!”

Marian Pilgrimage

with Fr. Benito Tuazon

(Sept.29–Oct.20,2017)

 
 

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