Catholic Shrines of France with Deacon Charlie Cecil

Catholic Shrines of France with Deacon Charlie Cecil

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July 17 - 24, 2019

Your Pilgrimage Includes...

  • Round-trip airfare from Kansas City, Missouri (MCI)

  • Airport taxes & surcharges

  • Hotel Accommodations (3 and 4-star)

  • Breakfast and dinner daily

  • Wine served with some dinners

  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach

  • Assistance of a professional tour manager & local guide(s)

  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary

  • Daily Mass arranged along the pilgrimage way

Your Pilgrimage Itinerary...

July 17: Our overnight flight departs Kansas City for our overnight flight to Lourdes, France.

July 18: Morning arrival into Lourdes. This afternoon, we will visit the Grotto of Massabielle where the healing waters flow. Evening candlelight procession. Overnight Lourdes

July 19: We’ll attend the International Mass concelebrated by our spiritual director in the underground Basilica of St. Pius X. After Mass, we’ll have a guided tour of St. Bernadette’s home, the basilica, and her environs that will give us a deeper understanding of St. Bernadette’s life and her relationship with Mary, the Immaculate. This afternoon walk and pray in the Eucharistic Procession. Overnight Lourdes

July 20: This morning, Mass at the shrine and an excursion to Bartrès and the pilgrim’s path to Compostela, part of the Way of St. James. Afternoon at leisure in Lourdes. This evening, we attend the candlelight procession one last time in honor of the Blessed Mother... “Ave, Ave, Ave Maria!” Overnight Lourdes

July 21: Following morning Mass, we bid farewell to Our Lady, but with the consolation that she’s always with us as we continue our pilgrim way, for no pilgrim ever leaves Lourdes untouched by Mary. We’re off to Lyon, where we will visit the shrines of Paray-le-Monial and Ars. Our spiritual director will celebrate Mass for us in the Chapel of the Visitation where Jesus exposed His Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque during a number of apparitions. Overnight Lyon

July 22: Today we depart for Paris. Upon arrival into Paris, our tour escort will give us an overview of this City of Light, where we’ll see the Champs-Élysées, the Seine River, Les Invalides, and the Eiffel Tower. Before checking into the hotel, we will visit the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal on the Rue de Bac. Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Labouré and asked her to have a medal made with the inscription,“O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.” Overnight Paris

July 23: After breakfast, we will travel northwest for an excursion to Lisieux. We’ll visit the home and Carmelite Monastery of St. Thérèse, the “Little Flower.” Our spiritual director will celebrate Mass for us at the Basilica of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. We return to Paris in the afternoon to visit the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris. Tonight we gather for our farewell dinner. Overnight Paris

July 24: With a deeper love for Mary, gratitude to God and wonderful memories of our pilgrimage, we’ll board our plane for our flight home.

Optional Rome Extension, July 24-26

A two-night extension to Rome is available, including hotel with breakfast and transfers.

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