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"In This Year of Faith”
October 11, 2012 - November 23, 2013

 


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 Crown Virgin Statue: Lourdes

PILGRIMAGE TO
THE SHRINES OF FRANCE

VISITING

PARIS * LISIEUX * NEVERS
PARAY LE MONIAL
* ARS * LYON * LOURDES

JUNE 22 - JULY 4, 2013



SPIRITUAL DIRECTOR
FATHER DAVID WATHEN, OFM


Fr. David, OFM


















                         St. Therese,

                         The Little Flower


ALL-INCLUSIVE
International Air Fare w/Fuel Surcharge
Hotels Accommodations
Breakfast & Dinner
All Meals: Lourdes & Nevers
Sightseeing as Detailed
English Speaking Tour
Escort/Guides
Transfers
Tips for Guides, Driver & Dining Staff
Pilgrim Sanctuary Fee Lourdes
Travel via Deluxe Motorcoach
Entrance Fees, Taxes
Daily Mass Celebrated


Description: Body of St. Bernadette
St. Bernadette - Nevers


JUNE 22, SATURDAY – DEPART NEW YORK/JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AT 9:55PM, ON AIR FRANCE FOR PARIS.

JUNE 23, SUNDAY – ARRIVE PARIS AND TRANSFER TO YOUR HOTEL. AFTERNOON MASS AT THE MIRACULOUS MEDAL SHRINE WHERE OUR BLESSED MOTHER APPEARED TO ST. CATHERINE LABOURE TO PROMOTE DEVOTION. SEE THE INCORRUPT BODY OF ST. CATHERINE AND THE REMAINS OF ST. LOUISE DE MARILAC WHO TOGETHER WITH ST. VINCENT DE PAUL, FOUNDED THE DAUGHTERS OF CHARITY. THE REMAINS OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL MAY BE SEEN IN THE VINCENTIAN FATHERS CHURCH NEARBY.

JULY 24, MONDAY – PARIS: DAY VISIT TO LISIEUX WHERE MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN THE CHAPEL IN THE CARMEL WHERE THE REMAINS OF ST. THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS – “THE LITTLE FLOWER,” REST. VISIT THE CARMEL, THE BASILICA AND THE FAMILY HOME OF ST. THERESE, HOME OF THE MARTIN FAMILY. LATE AFTERNOON RETURN TO PARIS. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

JULY 25, TUESDAY – PARIS: SIGHTSEEING OF PARIS INCLUDING EIFFEL TOWER, ARC DE TRIOMPHE, CHAMPS ELYSEES, CHURCH OF MADELEINE AND OPERA. TIME FOR LUNCH AND VISIT OF ST. GERMAINE BEFORE VISITING NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL.  RETURN TO HOTEL, DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

JUNE 26, WEDNESDAY – PARIS TO NEVERS:  TODAY YOU WILL DEPART PARIS VIA MOTORCOACH WITH YOUR ENGLISH SPEAKING TOUR ESCORT/GUIDE FOR NEVERS. VISIT THE CONVENT OF ST. GUILDARD, WHERE ST. BERNADETTE LIVED AFTER THE APPARITIONS OF LOURDES. MASS WILL BE CELEBRATED IN THE CONVENT CHAPEL WHERE THE INCORRUPT BODY OF ST. BERNADETTE RESTS. LUNCH AND VISIT THE CONVENT AND GROUNDS. CHECK INTO HOTEL. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

JULY 27, THURSDAY – NEVERS/ PARAY LE MONIAL: AFTER BREAKFAST DEPART FOR PARAY LE MONIAL. SET IN THE HEART OF ROMANESQUE BURGUNDY, PARAY LE MONIAL ATTRACTS THOUSANDS OF VISITORS EVERY YEAR. IN THE 17TH CENTURY, CHRIST APPEARED THREE TIMES TO THEN SISTER MARGUERITE-MARIE AND BARED HIS HEART TO HER. SHE WAS GIVEN THE TASK OF SPREADING HIS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD, “THIS IS THE HEART WHICH HAS SO LOVED MANKIND.” MASS AT THE VISITATION CHAPEL WITH TIME FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS.  VENERATE THE INCORRUPT BODY OF ST. MARGARET MARY. TIME FOR LUNCH. VISIT THE BASILICA AND THE TOMB OF ST. CLAUDE DE LA COLOMBIERE AND THE ROMANESQUE PARISH CHURCH.  DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

JUNE 28, FRIDAY – PARAY LE MONIAL – ARS – LYON. AFTER BREAKFAST, DRIVE TO ARS. VISIT THE HOME OF ST. JEAN MARIE BAPTISTE VIANNEY, THE CURE OF ARS, PATRON SAINT OF PRIESTS.  MASS AT THE PARISH CHURCH IN ARS.  TIME FOR LUNCH. CONTINUE TO LYON WHERE YOU WILL ENJOY A SHORT PANORAMIC VISIT OF THE CITY AND VISIT THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF FOURVIERE WHICH IS VISIBLE FROM ALL OVER THE CITY.
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT.

JUNE 29, SATURDAY— LYON – LOURDES. EARLY MORNING DEPARTURE BY AIR FOR TOULOUSE. ON ARRIVAL, MEET YOUR ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE AND CONTINUE BY MOTORCOACH TO LOURDES. CHECK INTO HOTEL. JOIN THE U.S. NATIONAL ROSARY PILGRIMAGE AND ENJOY AN AFTERNOON TEA IN THE GARDEN OF THE GALLIA LONDRE HOTEL. DINNER AND PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENING TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION WITH OTHER NATIONAL PILGRIMAGES OF LOURDES.

JUNE 30, SUNDAY – ATTEND THE INTERNATIONAL MASS OF LOURDES WHERE ALL NATIONAL PILGRIMAGES COME TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THIS GLORIOUS MASS WITH EXCEPTIONAL MUSIC. LUNCH. AFTERNOON: HALF-DAY SCENIC EXCURSION INTO THE PYRENEES TO GAVARNIE, DEPARTING AT 1:30PM. THE VILLAGE OF GAVARNIE WAS THE LAST VILLAGE IN FRANCE IN THE MIDDLE AGES ON THE OLD ROUTE TO THE TOMB OF ST. JAMES AT SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELLA. THE CIRQUE GAVARNIE IS THE MOST FAMOUS PLACE IN THE PYRENEES AND IS HOME TO THE HIGHEST WATERFALL IN EUROPE. ALONG THE VERY BEAUTIFUL ROUTE TO GAVARNIE, YOU WILL SEE MANY PLACES OF INTEREST THAT WILL BE EXPLAINED TO YOU BY OUR GUIDE. THERE WILL BE A TWO HOUR VISIT IN GAVARNIE WHICH WILL ALLOW YOU TIME TO TAKE A WALK ALONG THE RIVER TO SEE THE WATERFALL, OR TO THE STATUE OF OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS, SHOP IN THE CRAFT SHOPS OR PERFUMERY AND ENJOY A LOCAL CAFÉ. RETURN TO LOURDES IN TIME FOR DINNER.


JULY 01, MONDAY –  BREAKFAST. ROSARY, MASS. MORNING FREE TO ENTER THE BATHS (MIRACULOUS WATERS) OF LOURDES. BATHS ARE OPEN DAILY 9:00AM-11:00AM AND 2:30PM – 4:00PM. LUNCH. AFTERNOON PENANCE SERVICE AND SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION, FOLLOWED BY BLESSING OF THE SICK AND BENEDICTION. DINNER. EVENING FREE TO ENJOY A WALK THROUGH LOURDES, VISITING THE MANY SHOPS AND CAFES.
 

JULY 02, TUESDAY - BREAKFAST AND MASS OF THE ANOINTING. IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING MASS GATHER FOR GROUP PICTURE.REMAINDER OF MORNING FREE TO ENTER BATHS, FOR PRIVATE DEVOTIONS OR TO EXPLORE THE UPPER AND LOWER TOWNS OF LOURDES WITH THEIR MANY SHOPS, MUSEUMS AND CAFES. LUNCH. AFTERNOON: FOR THOSE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE, A WALKING TOUR OF LOURDES WILL BE SCHEDULED. VISITING THE PLACES ASSOCIATED WITH THE LIFE OF ST. BERNADETTE: THE BOLY MILL WHERE ST. BERNADETTE WAS BORN, THE LOCADE MILL, RESIDENCE OF HER PARENTS AFTER 1864, THE “CACHOT,” FORMERLY USED AS A JAIL WHERE SHE LIVED AT THE TIME OF THE APPARITIONS, THE HOSPITAL AND CHAPEL WHERE ST. BERNADETTE RECEIVED HER FIRST HOLY COMMUNION AND THE PARISH CHURCH, CONTAINING THE BAPTISMAL FONT WHERE BERNADETTE WAS BAPTIZED. DINNER. PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENING TORCHLIGHT PROCESSION.

JULY 03, WEDNESDAY - BREAKFAST. MASS AT THE GROTTO OF MASSABIELLE, THE SITE OF THE APPARITIONS. FOLLOWING MASS, PROCESSION FOR PLACEMENT OF THE PILGRIM CANDLE. TIME FREE. LUNCH. AFTERNOON STATIONS OF THE CROSS, EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION AND BENEDICTION. DINNER. EVENING FREE
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JULY 04, THURSDAY – EARLY MORNING DEPARTURE FROM PAU AIRPORT FOR NEW YORK/JFK VIA PARIS, ARRIVE BACK IN NEW YORK AT 12:35PM.

ALL-INCLUSIVE RATE: $4,298.00 (PLUS AIRLINE TAXES $170.00)
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: $650.00
 

RATE INCLUDES: Air Transportation via Economy Class, Air France, Superior Three Star Hotels with private bath based on two persons sharing a twin-bedded room, Breakfast and Dinner in Paris, Paray Le Monial and Lyon,  All Meals in Nevers and Lourdes, Sightseeing as detailed in the program,  Transportation via deluxe, air conditioned motorcoach, English Speaking Tour Escort/Guides, Transfers, Entrance Fees, tips to Driver, Guides and Dining Staff, Pilgrim Sanctuary Fee in Lourdes, hotel & road taxes.

*PLEASE NOTE: If you are traveling alone and want a roommate, we will do our best to arrange double occupancy; if double occupancy is not available, a surcharge will be imposed. If you prefer a single, please advise and we will bill you accordingly. Single room supplement is $375.00. Single rooms are very limited and are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Again, Early Reservations are recommended.

Rate Based on Tariffs and Exchange Rate in effect SEPT. 15, 2012 and subject to change.

NOT INCLUDED: Cost of passport, Visa Fees (where applicable), strictly personal items, laundry, wines, beverages not on table d'hôte, optional excursion to St. Jean de Luz.

RESERVATIONS: Reservations should be accompanied by a deposit of $400.00 per person due by March 10, 2013 with final payment due no later than APRIL 28, 2013. Final documents and tickets will be sent approximately two weeks prior to departure. Due to new airline regulations regarding group air fares, reservations must be received at least 90 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are confirmed on the basis of space availability and may be subject to a late fee of $50.00. Early reservations recommended.

CANCELLATIONS AND WITHDRAWALS: ALL CANCELLATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN WRITING.

FEES: CANCELLATIONS RECEIVED 95 or more days prior to departure - $200.00; 94 - 45days $400.00; 44 - 35 days 50%; within 35 days of departure 85% of the Tour price. **CANCELLATION INSURANCE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.

FINAL PAYMENT: Final payment for this Pilgrimage is due no later than May 01, 2013. Failure to make your final payment by this date may result in the cancellation of your reservation and the forfeiture of your deposit. In addition to the above cancellation fees, once issued, airline tickets are non-refundable. Again, Traveler’s Insurance is strongly recommended. **AND FORMS WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON RECEIPT OF YOUR DEPOSIT** Refund requests received within six weeks of departure will be processed after the pilgrimage is completed. Claims for refunds must be sent in within thirty (30) days after completion of the tour.

MEDICAL FORMS: Each participant of the U.S. National Lourdes Pilgrimage must complete a short medical form, which will be mailed to you. If you are in good health, you need only indicate this on the form with your signature. MEDICAL FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED TO US NO LATER THEN MAY 1.

PLEASE NOTE: NO VISAS ARE REQUIRED FOR PERSONS CARRYING A VALID US PASSPORT. IF YOU ARE CARRYING PASSPORT FROM ANY OTHER COUNTRY, KINDLY CONTACT US SO THAT WE CAN DETERMINE IF A VISA IS NEEDED
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FOR RESERVATIONS: SEND YOUR DEPOSIT IN THE SUM OF $400.00 PER PERSON TO: 

CATHOLIC TRAVEL OFFICE
5505 GRANBY ROAD
ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND 20855
EMAIL: catholictravel@comcast.net
Website: www.lourdes-pilgrimage.com


SPACE IS LIMITED, EARLY RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY RECOMMENDED