October 1st to October 11th, 2018
With Father Paul Moret, Diocese of Edmonton
- Qui sommes-nous
October 1st to October 11th, 2018
With Father Paul Moret, Diocese of Edmonton
EDMONTON – QUEBEC CITY
Flight from Edmonton to Quebec City via Montreal. On arrival at J. Lesage Airport in Quebec City, coach transfer to your hotel situated on the shores of ‘Lac Delage’ close to Quebec City. Get settled in your room. Evening dinner followed by mass at the hotel. Overnight.
After breakfast, coach transfer to Quebec City, the oldest city in all north America. Learn about the Founders of the Canadian Church inside the place they lived in: ‘Saint François de Laval’, first bishop of Quebec in the Notre Dame de Québec Cathedral which houses his tomb. Private mass in Notre-Dame de Québec. Then, ‘Sainte Marie de l’Incarnation’, foundress of the Ursulines of Quebec, in the Ursulines’ Chapel with her tomb. After lunch (on your own), continue with ‘Blessed Catherine de Saint-Augustin’ at the Augustines’ Monastery with her reliquary. Here, she founded the ‘Hôtel-Dieu de Québec’, a teaching hospital. This day will be lived as a faithful experience. Leisure time in the Old City of Champlain’s neighborhood. Back to hotel: dinner and overnight.
QUEBEC CITY – SAINTE ANNE DE BEAUPRÉ
After breakfast, coach transfer to Quebec City. Your guide will take you on a walking tour of Old Quebec City where you will enjoy the charm of the first French settlement in North America. From the Latin Quarter to the Old Champlain, to the walls of the famous ‘Château Frontenac’, the City Hall at Place Royale, Quebec reveals all its’ secrets. Private mass at the Church of Our Lady of Victories. Lunch on your own in the Old Town. Afternoon visit to ‘Le Parlement’ (Quebec’s Legislature) which houses the National Assembly with its 125 elected deputies. Take a stroll on the Plains of Abraham to the Château Frontenac. Coach transfer to Ste Anne de Beaupré. Get settled in your room. Evening dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight.
SAINTE ANNE DE BEAUPRE- TROIS RIVIERES
After breakfast, take time to discover the Basilica of Sainte Anne de Beaupré and to soak in the sense of peace that prevails. Catechetical visit of the Basilica and the Great Chapel followed by a private Mass in the sanctuary. Possible time for the Way of the Cross. Continue to Montmorency Falls, one of the province’s most spectacular sites. With its 83 meters high (30 meters higher than Niagara Falls), Montmorency dominates the landscape. Lunch on site. In the afternoon, travel on the King’s Road on the way to Trois-Rivières. This is Canada’s oldest road (1737) used to link the three most important cities of New France (Montreal, Trois Rivieres and Quebec). En route, stop at ‘Cap Santé’ to trod along Le Vieux Chemin (the old road) that follows the river. Bordered by beautiful stone and wooden old houses, this path is one of the most picturesque of Canada. Check-in at the hotel at Trois-Rivieres. Then, a coach transfer to a sugar shack (cabane à sucre) for maple toffee on snow. There, enjoy traditional Quebecois food and music. Return to hotel. Overnight
This morning, visit the Ursuline Museum including the chapel and the permanent exhibition detailing the spiritual life of the Ursuline Sisters, from the Council of Trent to the Second Vatican Council. Coffee served in the former Student Boarders’ Dining Hall dating back to 1806. Continue to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Cape, Canada’s National Marian Shrine. Celebrate mass on site followed by lunch at the Madone. This afternoon is dedicated to the visit to the Basilica and the smaller church, renowned as one of the oldest churches of Canada (1720). Learn about the two major miraculous events that took place here: the Pont de Glace (or Ice Bridge) and the Prodigy of the Eyes with Blessed Father Frederick Jansoone (beatified by John Paul II in1988. He was among the witnesses to these events. Free time along the St. Lawrence River. Evening dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight.
TROIS RIVIERES – MONTREAL
After breakfast, departure for the City of Montreal. A guided tour will allow you to understand the Work of Faith which was the foundation of Ville-Marie (Montréal) including a visit to the chapel of Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours (the oldest church in Montréal) founded by Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys (whose mortal remains are interred her). Then, we go to the impressive Basilica Notre-Dame and the Chapel of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Lunch (on your own) down-town. Mass in the Chapel of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Afternoon panoramic tour of this North American city of contrasts, mixing old-world charm and excitement of the New World. En route, stop at St Patrick’s Basilica, church opened in 1847 to serve the needs of the Irish immigrants who had come to Montreal in great number due to the famine and other troubles in Ireland and to the Mary Queen of the World Cathedral which was modeled after Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Transfer to your hotel down-town. Dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight.
MONTREAL – KAHNAWAKE
Spend the morning at St. Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, a jewel of Canadian Heritage, founded in the early 20th century by ‘Brother Saint André’, a man of God with unwavering faith. Discover the most beautiful panorama of Montreal, the Oratory’s crypt, the Basilica and the votive chapel. Con-celebrate Sunday Mass. Proceed to the gardens and the Stations of the Cross. Lunch on site. Drive to Kahnawake (south shore of Montreal) in order to journey with Saint Kateri Tekakwitha at the sanctuary dedicated to her. Kateri, nicknamed ‘the Lily of the Mohawks’ was the first indigenous saint of North America. Visit the small museum dedicated to her. Return to Montréal for evening dinner in a local restaurant and overnight.
MONTREAL – TORONTO
After breakfast, we will make our way to Toronto via Kingston (Gananoque) for a cruise on the Mille Iles river allowing you to admire one of the most spectacular geological formations, the Thousand Islands (Mille-îles) which are the remains of an ancient chain of granite mountains.
On board, navigate through a large grouping of islands called the Admiralty Islands which are dotted with small cottages. Lunch on board. Then, at Kingston, Canada’s first capital, stop for a short walk through the historic sites and stunning architecture followed by the private mass in Saint Mary’s Cathedral. Continue to Toronto. Evening dinner. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight.
TORONTO – MIDLAND
After breakfast, departure for Midland via St. Ignace II, place where
Saint Jean de Brébeuf and St. Gabriel Lalement suffered their martyrdom in March 1649. Then, transfer to the National Shrine of the Canadian Martyrs commonly known as the Martyrs Shrine. Private Mass followed by a lunch on your own. In the afternoon, veneration of the relics by evoking the memory of Fathers Brébeuf, Lalement, Garnier, Chabanel and many other Jesuit missionaries who worked among the 20,000 Hurons of the Georgian Bay region in the 17th century. They still inspire pilgrims who come to tread the sacred ground to reflect on the heroic virtues of these pioneers of the cross. Then, visit to the Jesuit Mission of Sainte-Marie among the Hurons which is now a living museum depicting missionary life in the 17th c. In late afternoon, return to Toronto: stop for the dinner and overnight lodging.
TORONTO – NIAGARA FALLS
This morning we will be on our way to Niagara Falls to visit the Spiritual Center of Mount Carmel, which houses the Canadian shrine dedicated to ‘St. Therese of Lisieux’. The monastery, covering an area of 10 acres, overlooks the breathtaking Niagara Falls, making it a perfect place for reflection and meditation. The incredible architecture of his 138-year-old building offers unparalleled attention to detail. Co-celebrate mass. Lunch on site. Spend a leisurely afternoon to enjoy the town and its shops or take the opportunity to experience the cruise to the foot of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, a breathtaking experience! (note: additional costs for this). Back in Toronto for dinner and overnight.
TORONTO – EDMONTON
After breakfast, private mass at the Basilian Fathers’ Chapel followed by a cup of tea and discussion. Praying time. Then, transfer to the airport for lunch on your own and return flight to Edmonton.
Early-Bird price: $2999 (dbl occupancy)
if reservation before June 1st, 2018
Regular price: $3100 (dbl occupancy)
if reservation after June 1st, 2018
Single supplement: $590
**subject to availability – Quantity limited **
THE PACKAGE INCLUDES
Round flights Edmonton / Quebec via Montreal – Toronto / Edmonton on Air Canada airlines | Coach transportation from Montreal to Toronto | Service of a local English speaking guide for 11 days | 10 nights in hotels (in double occupancy) + 10 breakfasts | 5 lunches | 10 dinners (in hotels or restaurants) | A cruise (1 hour-cruise) | Donations to communities | daily masses and all visits | Guided tour of Quebec City (02.30 hrs) with local guide. | ALL TAXES (airport – hotels)
Meals not mentioned (5 dinners) + drinks | Niagara Falls cruise | Travel insurance (on demand if necessary) | Personal expenses | Tips for guides/bus driver and donations in churches/communities/
August 1st, 2018 (or when the maximum number of participants is reached, an additional cost could be applicable)
Please fill out the registration form and send it with a check for $ 500 or the authorization form for payment by credit card herewith completed. You must register as soon as possible as places are limited (see seating below). Travel insurance is strongly recommended and needs to be paid at the time of initial payment.
Nb of participants
Minimum 30 – Maximum 40
For further information, please contact:
For Edmonton area: Lyle Thorne : firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell: (780) 915-6091
Spiritours: Laurence Maurin