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Marian Pilgrimages in 2002: peaceful seascapes, the Northeast's famous Shrines, and holy sites abroad.

by Stephen LaChance

Jan. 26-Feb. 2
Spiritual Director:
Fr. Richard J. Drabik, MIC

Relax on a Caribbean cruise during the winter. On board, Fr. Drabik will share with you about the Divine Mercy message as the heart of the Gospel. Then, at ports of call, swim and sunbathe at some of the world's most beautiful beaches. Ports include Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Nassau, Bahamas.

Prices for this cruise start at $1,399 for an inside cabin and $1,799 for an outside cabin, per person in a twin-bedded cabin. Price includes air from Northeast cities. Add-ons are available from most major cities.

April 6-14
Spiritual Director:
Fr. Shaun O'Connor, MIC

This unique journey is especially attractive for those who do not want to fly, but desire to visit major Shrines in their own backyard. Travel in the comfort of your luxury touring coach to the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA, for Mercy Sunday; American Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA; the Shrine of St. John Neumann in Philadelphia, PA (where the saint is buried); the Padre Pio Shrine in Barto, PA; and the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC (which is among the largest, most amazing churches in the world).

Pilgrimage price per person in a twin-bedded room starts from $1,299, plus airfare to Hartford/Springfield.

August 10-19
Spiritual Director:
Fr. Ireneusz Chodakowski, MIC

Go on pilgrimage to the homeland of St. Faustina, St. Maximilian Kolbe, and Pope John Paul II. You will have
special access to sites associated with these three tremendous heroes of God. Other places of interest include Czestochowa (to venerate the "Black Madonna"), the Old Town of Krakow, and the Marians' Basilica of Our Lady of Lichen. The Most Rev. Thomas L. Dupre, Bishop of Springfield, MA, will join us as a special guest.
Prices start at $1,999 per person in twin-bedded room, including airfare from New York.

October 9-16
Spiritual Director:
Fr. Larry Dunn, MIC

Make a special pilgrimage to the great Marian Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, where Pope John Paul II in 2000 beatified the two shepherd children, Francisco and Jacinta, and revealed the Third Secret to the world. Reflect on Our Lady of Fatima's call in the world renowned Basilica dedicated to her. Also, pray at the tombs of Bl. Francisco and Bl. Jacinta and visit the sites where Mary appeared to the children.

Accommodations will be at the Marians' own "pilgrim" hotel -- only steps away from the Basilica and the main apparition site. Prices start at $1,099 per person in twin-bedded room, including airfare from New York.

For the itinerary of any of these pilgrimages, please call 1-800-462-7426. Or e-mail:

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