Pilgrimage to Ecuador from September 6 to 16, 2024 (10 days / 11 nights)
Experience a pilgrimage to Ecuador to attend the 53ᵉ International Eucharistic Congress as a group accompanied by Father Emanuel Zetino in autumn 2024.
THIS JOURNEY IS GUIDED IN ENGLISH, FRENCH AND SPANISH
2,860.00$ – 3,410.00$
A great meeting awaits us in 2024 in Quito. This South American metropolis filled with history and culture will host the 53ᵉ International Eucharistic Congress from September 08 to 15. Perched at an altitude of over 2800 meters, at the foot of a volcano, this Ecuadorian capital is sure to charm you. Join us for this unique event, held every three or four years. An event rich in spirituality, discovery and connection.
During the congress, conferences, discussion groups, prayer times, processions and cultural events are held in different parts of the city.
Born in Montreal of a Guatemalan family, he did all his training in Montreal and was ordained a diocesan priest on May 17, 2019. His experience with the French, English, Latin American and Italian communities in the diocese make him a priest very close to the multicultural reality of the Church in Montreal. After three years as curate at the Cathedral Basilica of Mary Queen of the World in Montreal, he has been parish priest of Sainte-Marguerite Bourgeoys parish on Nuns’ Island since September 2022.
Archbishop Brian Joseph Dunn On April 13, 2019, Pope Francis appointed Most Rev. Brian Dunn as the Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth and he was installed in that office on July 5, 2019. After being installed as the Coadjutor Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth, he served as the Apostolic Administrator for the Diocese of Antigonish until its new bishop was installed on February 3, 2020. From that time, Archbishop Dunn served with Archbishop Anthony Mancini in Halifax until November 27, 2020, when Archbishop Mancini retired from his office on his 75th birthday. At that time, Archbishop Dunn immediately became the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth.Archbishop Dunn comes to the diocese after serving for 10 years as the Bishop of Antigonish, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on November 21, 2009. Prior to his appointment to the Diocese of Antigonish, he served as an Auxiliary Bishop of Sault Ste-Marie, Ontario after his episcopal ordination on October 9, 2008.Archbishop Dunn was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, on January 8, 1955 and was ordained to the priesthood on August 28, 1980. He was then assigned to a number of parishes in the Diocese of Grand Falls until 1988, when he enrolled at Saint Paul University in Ottawa in studies in Canon Law and completed his Doctoral studies in 1991. In September 1991, he was assigned to parish ministry at the Cathedral in Grand Falls, NL. He also worked as Vice-Chancellor and later Chancellor for the Diocese of Grand Falls as well as being involved in teaching theology and pastoral ministry with the Atlantic School of Theology. In 2002, he joined the faculty at St. Peter’s Seminary, in London, Ontario and from 2005 until 2008, he had served as Dean of Studies. He was ordained as a bishop in Grand Falls-Windsor, NL and served as Auxiliary Bishop of Sault Ste-Marie, Ontario until January 2010. He was installed as the Bishop of Antigonish on January 25, 2010.Archbishop Dunn became the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth upon the retirement of Archbishop Mancini.
Departure from Montreal to Quito on American Airlines or similar. Arrival and check-in at your hotel.
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a guided tour of Quito with an English-speaking guide. This charming UNESCO World Heritage city will allow you to immerse yourself in the local history and culture. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before taking part in this extraordinary congress, which starts tomorrow! Overnight at Hotel Ibis or similar.
Conferences, workshops, discussion groups, prayer times, processions, cultural events are on offer at various venues around the city. Your Spiritours guide is on hand to assist and accompany you. Overnight accommodation at Hotel Ibis or similar.
After breakfast, we cross the French-Spanish border through the Pyrenees to the city of San Sebastian. Well known for its bay of La Concha, the city offers a breathtaking panorama and is the ideal starting point for pilgrims wishing to do the Camino del Norte to Santiago de Compostela. In the afternoon, we will continue our journey to Santander. Dinner and overnight stay (PD/S)
After breakfast, drive to Quito airport for your return flight to Montreal.
***Itinerary subject to change ***
Early booking: $2,860 / pers. (double occupancy). Early-bird discount of $100 if booked before May 6, 2024.
Regular price: $2,960 / pers. (double occupancy)
Single room supplement: + $550 / pers.
*Spiritours offers the possibility of pairing, but exceptionally, Spiritours cannot assume the additional costs for single occupancy if we are unable to pair you.
* All prices are based on the exchange rate in effect on September 1ᵉʳ, 2023.
Round-trip flight Montreal-Quito with American Airlines or similar
10 nights’ accommodation in 3* hotels
Tour of Quito with English-speaking guides and entrance fees included
Round-trip airport transfers with English-speaking guide and driver
Services of a spiritual leader
PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Eucharistic Congress fees not included
Tips and personal expenses
Contribution to the OPC Travel Agent Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 spent.
Registration deadline: July 6, 2024 (60 days before departure or when the maximum number of passengers is reached). It is possible to register after this date, but a supplement may apply.
To register: you can register on our website (see top right of the trip web page) or download and fill in the PDF form and send it to us with your $750 deposit. Please register as soon as possible, as places are limited. Please enclose a photocopy of your passport with your registration (international travel only).
Travel insurance: for travel insurance, contact us to find out your premium.
No. of participants
Minimum 20 – Maximum 50
Documentation required: All Canadian travellers to Ecuador must be in possession of a passport valid for at least six months beyond the expected date of return.
For further information, please contact
(514) 374-7965, ext. 200
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