Don’t miss out by not answering Her Call! Prayers For Life Apostolate and Eternal Life Radio invites you to take this “spiritual journey” to Fátima and Lourdes, October 5 – 12, 2017. Be there for the Feast of the Holy Rosary, October 7. Fr. Bob Doherty, reminds us: this will be a time of rest and renewal for the soul. Each step is a spiritual step on our life’s journey to Paradise!
Events will Include:
October 5 ~
Our pilgrimage to Fátima begins as we depart from the United States on an overnight flight to Lisbon, Portugal.
October 6 ~
Upon arrival in Lisbon, we will drive via deluxe motorcoach to the birthplace of St. Anthony of Padua, and then move on to St. Stephen’s Church in Santarém, to adore the miracle of the Bleeding Host. This afternoon, we will settle into our hotel in Fátima.
This morning, we will celebrate Mass at the Capelinha, built over the holm oak tree where Our Lady appeared five times to the three shepherd children: Lúcia, Jacinta, and Francisco. Following, we’ll tour the basilica and shrine. In the afternoon, we will visit Aljustrel where the Angel of Fátima appeared and Valinhos where Our Lady appeared in August 1917. Tonight, we’ll participate in the candle-light Rosary procession.
After Mass, we will visit the Atlantic coast, the beaches, and the markets of Nazaré. We will also visit the medieval town of Batalha, with its mighty church and the Abbey of Alcobaça. This evening, we return to the Sanctuary of Fátima for the nightly candlelight Rosary procession.
Today, we bid farewell to Fátima as we make our way via deluxe motorcoach to Burgos, Spain, where we will visit the beautiful Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria. En route, we will stop in Salamanca to celebrate Mass at St. Stephen’s Convent.
As we continue our pilgrimage to Lourdes, we will visit Loyola, as well as the places connected with St. Ignatius. Following lunch, we’ll board our motorcoach for the breathtaking passage over the Pyrenees. We will arrive in Lourdes, France, in time to join in the candlelight Rosary procession.
After breakfast, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of St. Bernadette’s home, the basilica, and the environs which will give us a deeper understanding of St. Bernadette’s life and her relationship with Mary the Immaculate. This afternoon, take time to pray the Stations of the Cross and bathe in the healing waters. There will be a candlelight Rosary procession this afternoon.
Following Mass, we say farewell to Our Lady and head to the airport for our flight home.