Shrines of Mary
France & Italy
Jul 28-Aug 8
Sep 30-Oct 10
Miraculous Medal Shrine
Sacre Coeur -
Shine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus -
Cure of Ars Shrine -
Shrine of St. Mary Magdalene -
Rome - Assisi
Day 1 DEPART
Leaving together we begin our
journey into scripture with Mass at the heart of our pilgrimage on our trans-Atlantic flight to
Day 2 PARIS Miraculous Medal Shrine
& Incorruptible After arriving in Paris our guide
meets and transfers us to our hotel. Celebrating the liturgy at the
Shrine of the Miraculous Medal in Rue de Bac before our tour of
Paris to the Arch of Triumph, along the Champ Elysees to Notre Dame,
Sacre Coeur Basilica in Montmarte.
Day 3 PARIS - LISIEUX - PONTMAIN
Leaving early for Pontmain where the
Blessed Mother appeared to four children in 1871, stopping at
Lisieux visiting St. Teresa's crypt, the Carmel and the places in
her life. Visit the Basilica of our Lady of Prayer before returning
Day 4 PARIS - NEVERS
Early morning drive to Nevers visiting the
convent of St. Gildard venerating the incorrupt body of St.Bernadette. Before the glass reliquary of
her incorrupt body, we celebrate the liturgy, then visit her garden
the museum with special mementoes of her life.
Day 5 ARS Cure of Ars
Arriving next at the Shrine of
the Sacred Heart of Jesus where Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary
with time for Mass and devotions before leaving for Ars.
Day 6 LA SALETTE
Mass in the church of the Cure de Ars
then walk amongst the places dear to his heart before departing for
the Shrine of La Salette where the Blessed Mother appeared to two shepherds. We
will visit the significant places connected to the lives of the
children, and meditate along the way of the Stations of the Cross.
Day 7 AVIGNON Palace of the Popes
St. Catherine of Siena was the Lord's
instrument in convincing the Pope residing in in Avignon at the time,
to return to Rome. Visit the golden Gothic Palace of the Popes where
nine Popes resided in the XIV century.
Day 8 - 10
Walk in the footsteps of St. Bernadette to the
abandoned prison where she lived and where the Boly Mill where she
was born.. Kneel in the chapel built on the very rock of the Grotto
in obedience to the request of the Blessed Mother where your prayers
are joined with pilgrims from around the world. Overlooking
the holy Grotto along the Way of the Cross to the healing waters of
Lourdes where the Blessed Mother requested "Go drink of the spring
and wash yourself there"
on February 28, 1858.
Inscribed above the
water faucets is �Wash your face, drink this water and pray
God to purify your heart�.
LOURDES Shrine of St. Mary Magdalene
Our early morning drive to visit the Cave where St. Mary
Magdalene lived and died; including her crypt, the Cathedral and her relics
before celebrating the liturgy.
Day 12 Return home
continue onto Rome
Day 12 ROME
No matter how many times you visit
St. Peter's Basilica, the impact is always awesome. God stretches
out his welcoming arms to receive all who come to pay their respects
at the tomb of the first Pope. Visit the Holy Door, the exquisite
Baldacchino, the tomb of St. Peter, the underground grottoes of the Popes and
Michelangelo's Pieta. Continue our walk inside the Forum along the
Via Sacra, past the Temples and Arch of Constantine before entering the Colosseum
for our visit.
Day 13 ROME
Through the lush vineyards and
rolling hills of enchanting Assisi - a place where your worries give
way to inspiration. The city of St. Francis and St. Clare is
encircled by ramparts, hardly changed since the Middle Ages. Your
prayers are heard as you kneel before his crypt and tomb. Venerate
incorruptible St. Clare, to Santa Chiara, Duomo, San Rufino, Santa
Maria degli Angeli, the Porziuncola - the Roseto into which St.
Francis threw himself to overcome temptation, the cave in which he
lived and finally revere the cross at which St. Francis had received
by:Fr. Tom Rodriquez
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