September 3  to September 24, 2013  $4,500.00 CAD

   Day 1

Depart from Vancouver, BC, Edmonton or Toronto for overnight flight to Warsaw, Poland.  Dinner and breakfast served on flight.

  Day 2

Upon our arrival in Warsaw we will be met by our tour guide and bus and transfer to our hotel.     

Day 3

Visit Warsaw – St. Stanislaus church, the burial place of venerated Jerzy Popieluszko, the priest killed by communist secret service.  We will also visit the convent where Helena Kowalska joined Our Lady of Mercy congregation.  In the afternoon we will visit Niepokalanow, the city of the Immaculata, founded by St. Maximilian Kolbe.  Dinner and overnight

Day 4

We will visit Jasna Gora to the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.  We will have Holy Mass at the chapel of the miraculous image of Our Lady of Czestochowa.  This chapel has been visited by many Popes including John Paul II and Benedict the XVI.  It has also been visited by St. Faustina and St. Maximillian Kolbe.  It is one of the holiest places in Poland.  We will also have a guided tour of the Shrine.

Day 5

Today we will travel to Wadowice to visit the birthplace of Pope John Paul, II.  You will see the Basilica of the Blessed Virgin Mary’s Sacrifice, where Karol Wojtyla was baptized and served as an altar boy.  You may also visit the family’s apartment, now a museum located just across the street from the church. 

Day 6

We will have Mass in the chapel at St. Faustina’s Convent or the Shrine of Divine Mercy and a talk by one of the sisters of St. Faustina’s order.  She will explain a little about the life of Saint Faustina and the revelations about Divine Mercy that she received from Jesus.  You will have time to visit the chapel which houses St. Faustina’s remains; walk the lovely grounds around the convent or spend some time in the Basilica or the Adoration Chapel.  The 3:00 pm Hour of Mercy is celebrated at the Chapel each day with the nuns. Later we will travel to Budapest for dinner and overnight.

Day 7

 

Today we will visit St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest, the capital of Hungary where we will have Holy Mass.  We will then have a tour of the city.  Dinner and overnight

Day 8 Today we will travel to Medjugorje arriving in the evening
Day 9

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While in Medjugorje we will attend the services at St. James Church, climb Apparition Hill and Cross Mountain and hear one of the visionaries (if available.  You will have time for private prayer and meditation.

Day 13

Today we will leave Medjugorje and travel to Padua where we will visit St. Anthony Basilica.  You will have the opportunity to see the relics of St. Anthony.

Day 14

Today we will travel from Padua to Laus.  We will spend the day in Laus.  Dinner and overnight

Day 15

Today we will travel from Laus to Lourdes, reaching Lourdes by evening.  Dinner and overnight

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We will spend three days in Lourdes where you may visit the Basilica and the Grotto where Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette.  You may bath in the spring that St. Bernadette dug at Our Lady’s request and where many miracles have taken place.  visit the Basilica and the Grotto where Our Lady appeared to St.

Day 19

We then continue our pilgrimage to Paray le Monial.

Day 20

Spend the day in Paray-le-Monial, a place marked by the message of Sacred Heart of Jesus to Saint Margaret Mary in the 17th century. Sister Margaret Mary, so little in her own eyes, is proclaimed today a saint by the Church, before the world. Faithful come from everywhere to meditate close to her relics and to implore her intercession. Paray-le-Monial has become the center of an intense spiritual life. 

Day 21

Today we will visit the convent of St. Gildard in Nevers, France where the crystal tomb of Saint Bernadette has remained undisturbed since August 3, 1925.  You will have the opportunity to see and venerate her incorrupt body.  After our visit we will travel to Paris for dinner and overnight.

Day 22

Transfer to the airport with cherished memories for your return flight to Vancouver.

 

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