GREAT WOMEN OF FAITH -- PARIS LOURDES LISIEUX


Day 1. Depart JFK/Newark for Paris

Day 2. We arrive in Paris with some free time to visit the Louvre or shop along the Champs Elysees before touring Montmartre, the artistic district of Paris, and Sacre Coeur Cathedral

Day 3. We begin the day with a visit to the 12th-century, Gothic-style, Notre Dame Cathedral, the heart of Christianity in France. Afterwards, we continue to Rue du Bac to visit the church of the Miraculous Medal, where Mary revealed to St. Catherine the Miraculous Medal in a vision. We will have time to pray before the incorrupt body of St. Catherine before con- tinuing to the mother house of St. Vincent DePaul. There, we will view the burial place of the heart of St. Vincent. After lunch, we will ascend the Eiffel Tower, taking in panoramic views of Paris before embarking on a boat tour through Paris along the River Seine

Day 4. Our pilgrimage continues with a free day in Paris or optional excur- sion to either Versailles or Lisieux. Those going to Lisieux will see the con- vent of St. Therese, pray by her burial site, visit her childhood home, the Basilica of St. Therese and the burial site of her parents, Blessed Louis and Blessed Zelie

Day 5. We have a short opportunity for last-minute shopping in Paris before boarding our flight to Lourdes, arriving in time for dinner and the candle-light evening procession and rosary

Day 6. We have a morning tour of Lourdes, visiting the former prison that was the home of St. Bernadette’s family, her home parish where she was baptized and the hospital where she worked. After lunch, we will enjoy a video presentation on the life of St. Bernadette and some free time for shopping before the Eucharistic Procession, dinner and the evening procession and rosary

Day 7. We start the morning with Mass at the grotto where Mary appeared to St. Bernadette in 1858. Afterwards, we will line up to bathe in the heal- ing waters of Lourdes. In the afternoon, we will see the underground Basilica of St. Pius X and pray the three dimensional stations of the cross as we climb the hill behind the old basilica

Day 8. Depart Lourdes for JFK/Newark

FROM $2,895, plus applicable airport taxes and surcharges