Dates: Sep 9, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017
Destination: Portugal et Espagne
Regular price: 2999$*
* per person (based on double occupancy)

Portugal & Spain

International Pilgrimage of Aid to the Church in Need in Fatima

September 9th to the 18th 2017
(10 jours & 8 nuits)

2017 marks a Year rich for Fatima as well as Aid to the Church in Need (ACN). Indeed, this year, we will celebrate three big events:

  • the 100th anniversary of the appearances of Fatima,
  • the 70th anniversary of the foundation of ACN,
  • the 50th anniversary of the Consecration of ACN at Notre-Dame de Fatima.

We invite you to a pilgrimage in Portugal high in color and to take part in an International Event that joins Pilgrims from all over the World. Therefore, Fatima will become a high place of prayer for Christians who suffer and cannot live their faith freely.

Itinéraire

DEPARTURE FROM CANADA TO LISBON
Meet-up early evening in Montreal or Toronto according to your town of departure. International night flight between Canada and Lisbon.

LISBON – FATIMA
Today, discovery of two sites registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List; Belem’s fortress. A real stone ship planted in the Tagus River which we will visit in the morning. During the afternoon, visit of the Hieronymites Monastery, an absolute masterpiece that testifies to the opulence of the period of great discoveries. Drive to Fatima, dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

LISBONNE – FATIMA
Aujourd’hui, découverte de deux sites inscrits au patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO ; la forteresse de Belém, véritable navire de pierre planté dans le Tage, que nous visiterons en matinée. En après-midi, visite du Monastère des Hiéronymites, chef-d’œuvre absolu qui témoigne l’opulence de la période des grandes découvertes. Route vers Fatima. Installation à l’hôtel, souper et nuitée.

FATIMA (Official program)
After breakfast, you will have a guided tour of Fatima in the morning. The organized program by ACN Königstein/Portugal will begin as off 5:30 PM. Each pilgrim will have the opportunity to attend an office depending on his / her native language, according to the program set up by the Sanctuary (details to come).
5:30 p.m.: Eucharistic procession
6:30 p.m.: Official opening of the Pilgrimage: Salutation to Our Lady of Fatima followed by dinner.
9:30 p.m.: Rosary
10:00 p.m.: Torchlight procession with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima on the forecourt For those who wish, it is possible to participate in the official night program set up by the Sanctuary and some events have been organized in collaboration with Aide to the Church in Need.
From midnight to 2:00 a.m.: Eucharistic Worship
From 2:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.: Stations of the Cross
From 3:30 a.m. to 4:15 a.m.: Marian Celebration
Overnight in Fatima

FATIMA (Official program)
10:00 a.m.: Participation in the solemn Mass on the square for the pilgrims who wish it. Mass presided by Cardinal Piacenza.
The rest of the afternoon will be free and you will have the opportunity to enjoy a train ride, walk, or just collect yourself.
At 7:30 p.m.: possibility to participate in the concert organized by ACN International (to be confirmed).

FATIMA (Official program)
Festivity of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Visit of the City of Coimbra in the morning (optional $).
Between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m.: ACN Day of Prayer with testimonies and reflections from different guests from all over the world, Way of the Cross, Holy Mass … (In the new Basilica of the Sanctuary). Overnight in Fatima.

FATIMA (Official program) – PORTO
Festivity for Our Lady of Sorrows
7:00 or 8:00 a.m.: Closing Mass with Cardinal Piacenza at the Sanctuary of the Apparition. (Schedule to be confirmed, details to come)
During the pilgrimage to Fatima, each pilgrim will have the opportunity to confess in his mother tongue in the sanctuary according to predetermined schedules by the priests of ACN. Free dinner.
In the afternoon, departure for the city of Porto and free time in the city. Dinner and overnight in Porto.

PORTO – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
After breakfast, you will enjoy a guided tour of the city of Porto, discovery of its historical center, also called old Porto, classified World Heritage by UNESCO. Later on, you will take the road to Santiago de Compostela. You will discover a city rich in churches and chapels (more than forty-six, often rebuilt in the 16th and 18th centuries), as well as in palaces and old houses. Guided tour of the cathedral followed by the Mass of the Pilgrim in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – PORTO
DAY OF THE PILGRIM. Enjoy this day to walk, collect, shop! In late afternoon, you will travel to Porto for your last night. Dinner and overnight in Porto.

PORTO – RETURN FLIGHT TO CANADA
Transfer to the airport of Porto for your return flight.

Informations

PRICE
All prices are based on the current exchange rate as of January 16, 2017

Regular price: 2999$/person
(double occ.) – departure from Montreal or Toronto

Departure flight from Calgary or Vancouver: upon request

Supplement for single occupancy: + 725$
According to the availablity – quantity limited

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES
Round-trip flight from Montreal or Toronto / Lisbon and Porto / Montreal or Toronto with Air Transat / Accommodation for 8 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels (based on double occupancy) / 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner) except in Fatima (3 meals per day) / Transportation in comfortable coaches according to the itinerary except for the stay in Fatima / Entries and admissions for all the sites mentioned in the program / The services of a bilingual guide (French/English) throughout the stay and a bilingual city guide in Santiago de Compostela / All taxes (including airport taxes and taxes of the OPC compensation fund).

THE PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Travel insurance (see details on next page) / Meals not mentioned in this “package includes” as well as drinks with meals / Tips and personal expenses / Donations to churches and private masses / The services of a Spiritours’ accompanist.

REGISTRATION
    
Deadline for registration: July 9th 2017
Or when the maximum number of passengers is reached
Possibility to register after this date, a supplement could apply.

To register
Please fill out the registration form and send it with a first installment of $ 500 plus the full insurance, if applicable. You must register as soon as possible because places are limited (see below). Travel insurance is strongly recommended, to be paid at the time of the initial payment.

Number of participants
Minimum 20 – Maximum 45

Documentation Required
Canadians traveling to Portugal must be in possession of a valid Canadian passport at least three months after the scheduled return date. If the passenger does not have the required documentation, he or she may be denied access by the authorities of the countries visited.

For further information please contact  
Mikael Maniscalco, at (514) 374-7965, ext. 207
mikael@spiritours.com