Pilgrimage to Fatima - for 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions - 15th - 22nd May 2017

100th Anniversary of Apparitions Our Lady of Fatima

 

Day 1. Monday, May 15:

Depart today on your flight to Lisbon, Portugal and accommodation with an evening walk

 

 

Fatima 2017Day 2. Tuesday, May 16: Lisbon

Upon arrival into Lisbon, enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city. Visit San Roque Church and Musuem with its remarkably rich interior. In addition to its decorative attractions, the church contains one of the thorns from Our Lord’s crown and a piece of the wood from His crib. Continue to Lisbon Cathedral, built in 1150, three years after Lisbon was recaptured from the Moors. The cathedral’s most prized possession is the casket containing the remains of St. Vincent, the city’s patron saint. Close by, visit San Antonio a Sé, where St. Anthony of Padua was born. Then, visit and admire the magnificent Monasterio dos Jeronimos, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama’s voyage to India and to give thanks to the Virgin Mary for its success.  (BB, D)

 

 

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Day 3. Wednesday, May 17: Lisbon – Santarem – Tomar – Fatima

This morning, travel to Santarem and visit the Church of the Eucharistic Miracle where a Eucharistic Miracle took place in 1225 and continues to this day. Pray before the crystal flask that contains the Blood of Christ. Continue to Tomar, a charming city founded by the Knights Templar, and home to the Convent of Christ, featuring fascinating Templar history and the astounding stone carvings characteristic of Manueline architecture. Continue to Fatima for dinner and overnight. (BB, D)

 



Fatima 2017

 

Day 4. Thursday, May 18: Fatima: Excursion to Coimbra

Today travel north to Coimbra, the birthplace of six kings of Portugal and the seat of Portugal’s oldest university. Your first visit is to the Convent of the Discalced Carmelites where Sister Lucy of Fatima died, and which now contains a museum related to her life in the convent. Continue to the National Museum Machado de Castro that holds several treasures of St. Elizabeth Queen of Portugal as well as other ecclesiastical gems. Before you return to Fatima, visit the Convent of St. Clare the New which holds the remains of St. Elizabeth Queen of Portugal; the visit includes also the cloister and treasury. Next to it, visit the now renovated Old St. Clare Convent which suffered from flooding and was abandoned. (BB, D)

 

 

Fatima

 

Day 5. Friday, May 19: Fatima: Excursion to Alcobaca, Batalha and Obidos

This morning, visit two great monasteries near Fatima: the 12th-century Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaca, Portugal’s largest church, famous for its simple, medieval architecture; and the Dominican Abbey of Our Lady of Victory at Batalha, a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic architecture. Continue to the nearby coastal town of Obidos for lunch on your free time. Return to Fatima for dinner and overnight. (BB, D)

 

 

 

Fatima 1917-2017

Day 6. Saturday, May 20: Fatima


After breakfast, we begin our tour of Fatima, where we will experience the beauty of this spiritual town. We will see the Basilica, the site of Francesco and Jacinta's graves, the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where the children lived, and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady's appearance after the children's return from prison. Experience Christ's love as you walk and follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima. Join your prayers with those of pilgrims from around the world as you pray for the sick, drink water from the miraculous well. Attend the blessing of the sick and participate in nightly candlelight processions requested by Our Lady (pending schedule). Time for private devotions before dinner and a restful night's sleep. (BB, D) 

 

 

Day 7. Sunday, May 21: Fatima

Today, participate in the celebrations and festivities to commemorate 100 years since the apparitions of Our Lady. In the late afternoon, enjoy some free time on your own before returning to the hotel for a farewell dinner and overnight. (BB, FD)

 

Day 8. Monday, May 22: Flight back

Transfer to Lisbon airport for your flight back to the UK.


THE PRICE IS:
£725

 

INCLUDED:

  • Round Trip Airfare – prices are inclusive of airline taxes and charges;
  • The modern coach with a professional driver to our constant disposal;
  • Accommodation in double/triple rooms with WC & shower (single rooms only with earlier warning and with surcharge - £75, only 12 available);
  • Local English speaking guides;
  • Breakfast and dinner daily. B/D;
  • All Entrance fees & Local taxes
  • Tips for guides and a driver
  • A non-refundable deposit of £250 is required for booking            

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance – RECOMMENDED

The deadline for completing the registration form is 22nd October 2016, please email it to Fr Marcin Drabik:  m.drabik@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk, or tel. 07479503813 for further information

 

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Contact

Fr Marcin Drabik: m.drabik@portsmouthdiocese.org.uk or tel. 07479503813

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