Our pilgrimage begins as we depart on our transatlantic flight(s) to Lisbon, Portugal.
Arrive Lisbon airport, meet your professional English speaking tour manager who will assist you in boarding a private motor coach for transfer to Santarem to visit the oldest Eucharistic Miracle in the world. Continue to Fatima for dinner and overnight.
Fatima is the place where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1917 to three children and asked mankind to pray for peace. We will visit the Basilica, the site where Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia’s graves are located, the hamlet of Aljustrel where the children lived, and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady’s apparition after the children’s return from prison. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the “Sacred Way” culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks Fatima. Holy Mass at the Shrine. In the evening, join pilgrims from around the world in an evening candlelight procession to pray the rosary. Dinner and overnight in our Hotel.
Today, we will enjoy a half day excursion to Coimbra, the former capital city for more than one hundred years, boasts the oldest university in Portugal. We will visit the University’s library and Romanesque Cathedral, prior to strolling down the narrow streets to the Carmelite Convent where Sr. Lucia, one of the Fatima shepherds lived and died. Holy Mass in Coimbra. Return to Fatima. Enjoy some free time to participate in the religious activities of the Shrine in Fatima. Dinner and overnight.
Early morning transfer to Lisbon Airport to catch our flight(s) to Medjugorje. Arrive in the afternoon, where we will meet our tour guide and transfer to Medjugorje. Dinner and overnight in Medjugorje.
Medjugorje is a simple mountain village. Experience its beauty, spirituality, and peace. During our stay, we will share our faith with thousands of people from all over the world. Each morning at 10:00am, we meet at St. James Church for the English language Mass (Feast days and Sundays English Mass is at noon). Our local bilingual tour guide will escort us to the Hill of Apparitions where the visionaries first saw Our Blessed Virgin Mary. Pray before the statue that symbolizes the place of the first apparition. In 1933 the villagers built a 30’ high cross on the anniversary of Jesus’ crucifixion on top of Cross Mountain (Krizevac). We will climb the mountain through the Stations of the Cross. Also, visit and pray at “Blue Cross”. A place of healings and graces at the foot of Apparition Hill. We will have the chance to attend meetings and talks with the visionaries (subject to their availability and health during our trip). We will visit "Cenacolo" (Sr Elvira's drug reahb center). In the evening, we can join the villagers at 5:00pm (or 6:00pm daylight savings time) to pray the rosary. Followed by Croatian Mass during which there is the blessing of the items you have with you.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament or Veneration of The Cross takes place after the evening Croatian Mass except on Wednesdays and Saturday. We will also have time for personal prayer and reflection.
Early morning transfer to the Airport to catch our return flight home.Printable flyer