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Lourdes and Medjugorje Pilgrimage with Fr. Angelo Casimiro, MIC

September 24 - October 7, 2019

Visit two famous spiritual pilgrimage locations: Lourdes, in France, where Our Lady appeared in 1858, and Medjugorje, in Bosnia-Hercegovina, site of alleged Marian apparitions since the 1980s. Father Angelo Casimiro, MIC, will lead the pilgrimage.


SEPT. 24 — USA - CROATIA — Pilgrimage begins as we depart on our transatlantic flight to Bosnia-Hercegovina.
SEPT 25 — MEDJUGORJE — Arrive Split Airport in the afternoon. Transfer to Medjugorje. Dinner and overnight in your hotel.
SEPT 26-OCT. 3 — 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 a.m., 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 alleged visionaries reportedly first saw Our Blessed Virgin Mary. Pray before the statue that symbolizes the place of the first alleged apparition. In 1933, the villagers built a 30-foot-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 alleged visionaries (subject to their availability and health during our trip). We will also visit the community of Cenacolo (a rehab center). In the evening, we can join the villagers at 5 p.m. (or 6 p.m. daylight savings time) to pray the Rosary. Followed by the International Mass during which there is the blessing of the items you have with you. Adoration takes place on Wednesdays and Saturdays later in the evening, and veneration of the Holy Cross takes place on Fridays later in the evening. We will also have time for personal prayer and reflection.
OCT. 4 — MEDJUGORJE-LOURDES — Breakfast. Late morning transfer to the airport to catch our flights to Lourdes. Arrive Lourdes in the evening. Overnight.
OCT. 5 — LOURDES — Breakfast. Enjoy a walking tour of the Shrine, including the three basilicas. View a video presentation of the story of Lourdes. In the afternoon, take part in the “Footsteps of St. Bernardette” with an orientation tour of Lourdes and the small village of Bartres where St Bernardette spent a part of her childhood. Dinner and overnight.
OCT. 6 — LOURDES — Breakfast. Enjoy a free day in Lourdes. Opportunity to go to the “Miraculous Baths.” Dinner and overnight.
OCT. 7 — LOURDES-USA — Breakfast. Early morning transfer to the airport to catch our return flight(s) home.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- all airfare USA-Bosnia-Hercegovina-Lourdes-USA; all taxes and airline fuel surcharges; round-trip airport transfers in Medjugorje and Lourdes; breakfast and dinner daily (breakfast only on May 27); services of a bilingual tour guide; seven nights accommodations in double rooms at the Two Hearts Hotel in Medjugorje; three nights accommodations in a four-star hotel in Lourdes; meetings with alleged visionaries and parish priests (pending availability); escorted visits to all places of interest in Medjugorje; all visits and sightseeing in Lourdes as per itinerary.

NOT INCLUDED:
Lunches, travel insurance, items of a personal nature.

Package price from Omaha, Nebraska: $3,830 (double occupancy).
Single supplement: $570.

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