October 7-15, 2018
A pilgrimage to Fátima, Portugal, one of the most special places on earth, in the year following the Centenary of Our Blessed Mother's apparitions, her gift to mankind!
With Fatima as a base, discover the Marian city's many treasures and enjoy day excursions to nearby Coimbra, Batalha & Nazare, all steeped in history, faith and tradition! Celebrate the 101st anniversary of the last apparition of Our Blessed Mother to the three Fatima children on Oct. 13, 1917 along with the great Miracle of the Sun! Also visit the Shrine of Bom Jesus in Braga, the home of Blessed Alexandrina, the "fourth seer of Fatima" in Balazar and the maritime capital of Lisbon; birthplace of St. Anthony!
Cost:$2995 from Newark (based on double room occupancy)
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R/T United Airlines non-stop airfare from Newark, NJ
Land transportation by luxury motorcoach
1 night in Braga at a three star hotel
5 nights in Fatima at the Casa Das Irmas Dominicanas
1 night in Lisbon at a three star Hotel Mundial
All meals except three lunches
All touring as on itinerary
Daily Holy Mass
Cost is based on double room occupancy
Add $350 for single room occupancy
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The Village Centre - P.O Box 509
Bangall, NY 12506
Day 1 - Late afternoon departure on-board a flight from Newark to Lisbon, Portugal.
Day 2 - Morning arrival in Lisbon in central Portugal. Board our European motorcoach and head into the verdant region of north Portugal. En-route stop at the Church of the 13th Cen. Holy Eucharistic Miracle in Santarem. Afternoon arrival in the ecclesiastical city of Braga; one of the oldest Christian cities in the world and once the ancient Roman capital of Iberia. Check-in at our hotel close to the Shrine of Bom Jesus, famous for its Baroque 15th Cen. double staircase of 1000 steps, a catechism in stone.
Day 3 - Morning check-out and departure for the holy city of Fatima. En-route, stop in the village of Balazar to visit the home of Bl. Alexandrina Maria de Costa, one of the greatest mystics of modern times. Also stop in the historic university city of Coimbra to visit the Carmel where Sr. Lucia, the oldest of the Fatima seers, lived for over fifty years prior to her death in 2005. Early evening arrival and check-in at Hotel Casa Dominicanas, close to the shrine grounds where the three shepherd of Fatima; Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia, were visited by Our Blessed Mother in 1917. Nightly Rosary and Candlelight Procession.
Day 4 - Enjoy a day in Fatima to take in the holy Sanctuary and surrounding area. See the chapel where the apparitions took place and the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary wherein are the tombs of the shepherd children. Also visit the Peace & Light Museum to marvel at the amazing gifts given to the shrine over the years.
Day 5 - Today enjoy an excursion to the Silver coast of the Atlantic. Along the way stop at a historic landmark attesting to the ages of faith in Portugal; the 14th Cen. Gothic Monastery of Batalha, built to thank the Blessed Virgin Mary for a great victory that secured Portugal’s independence. Upon reaching the Atlantic, enjoy the fishing village of Nazare with one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. See a revered image of Our Lady nursing the Child Jesus, believed to have been carved by St. Luke. Lunch on the sea before a late afternoon return to Fatima.
Day 6 - The quaint hamlet of Aljustrel where the shepherd children lived with their families is on our itinerary today. Take in the unspoiled beauty of the fields of olive trees as we walk along a cobblestone path to Valinhos (place of the Aug. 1917 Marian apparition) and Loca Cabeco (place of the Angel's apparitions in 1916). See the original homes of the shepherds and the church that they were baptized in. Tonight begins the vigil to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Oct. 13, 1917 apparition.
Day 7 - On this day, 101 years ago, as the shepherd children played in the fields and tended their flock, the Blessed Virgin came to them for a second time. Join with pilgrims at the shrine for an inspiring anniversary ceremony beginning with the Rosary followed by Holy Mass and finishing with a procession of the Pilgrim Virgin statue as multitudes of faithful wave white handkerchiefs in farewell to Our Lady.
Day 8 - Morning check-out and departure for Lisbon, the maritime city of St. Anthony. Mid-morning arrival and visit to the Poor Clares convent, a former orphanage that little Jacinta stayed at before her death in a Lisbon hospital. Next, drive along the scenic River Tagus, passing by historical monuments telling of Portugal's great Age of Discoveries. Lastly visit the church built over St. Anthony's birthplace. Late afternoon arrival and check-in at our hotel in Lisbon for a celebratory Farewell Dinner and overnight.
Day 9 - Morning flight departure from Lisbon to Newark Airport. Mid-day flight arrival in Newark.