Scheduled for September 23 2014
Join Spirit Filled Hearts as we start off with a Pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Lourdes and Paris. This holy pilgrimage will guide us on a spiritual journey to a closer relation ship to Mary our Blessed Mother, who intern brings us closer to our Savior Jesus Christ!
In Medjugorje, Bosnia – Herzegovina we will embark on a unique retreat visit the amazing sights and places of prayer. We will learn all about the mysteries of Mary and what is so special about Medjugorje.
In Lourdes France, we will visit the holy sight where Mary appeared to St. Bernadette. We will have the chance to bath in the healing waters of Lourdes, visit all the holy sights of Lourdes and become closer to Mary and Jesus as we allow this amazing experience transform our lives.
Paris is the city of Love. In a spiritual way, Paris presents to us many historical museums, churches and views that can transport us to the old and historic city and the time of France’s great love of the Catholic Church. Here we will of course see the major sights of Paris, explore the many churches and cathedral and visit the church of the Miraculous Medal.
The Itinerary is as follows:
And Deacon Steve and Mary Anne Greco
on an Uplifting 13 Day Pilgrimage
THE HOLY MARIAN SHRINES
PARIS LOURDES MEDJUGORJE
Celebrating Daily Mass at Holy Sites
23 September – 5 October 2015
DAY 1 September 23 2015
Our exciting Pilgrimage begins as we depart together from LAX.
DAY 2 September 24 2015 Medjugorje
Welcome to Medjugorje. Enjoy free time to walk around this beautiful peaceful quiet village. Attend Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament at St. James church. Dinner and overnight in Medjugorje.
DAY 3 Medjugorje
We start this morning with our visit to Apparition hill. Climb the hill where the first Apparition occurred. Visit the Blue Cross where Mirjana has Apparition. Since January 25, 1987, Our Lady has been giving a monthly message to the world on each 25th, through visionary Marija Lunetti, to help lead the world to conversion. This has continued to our present time. For that reason, our pilgrimage dates have included the 25th of the month so that we pilgrims will have the experience of receiving and meditating on Our Lady’s words during the pilgrimage.
We’ll actually be there while the Apparition occurs today. Then we join the Mass.
Later enjoy an Orientation tour of Medjugorje: Guided visit to St. James church, Adoration chapel, Resurrection Christ statue, Our Lady statue in front the church, the exterior altar, the confessional, the place to light candles.
We will be updated if other meetings will happen today with visionaries and parish priests while we are in Medjugorje. Then enjoy free time for lunch and rest or shopping or spend time in prayer. In the evening, we Join evening prayer program at St. James church , and also attend Veneration of the Holy Cross. Dinner and overnight in Medjugorje.
Day 4 Medjugorje
After Breakfast we head up Cross mountain – Climb the hill together with our friends while praying the way of the Cross . Then we celebrate Holy Mass. Then enjoy free time to rest / meditate / refresh.
Then we go visit the Cenacolo- Sister Elvira community. After this inspirational time we can join the evening prayer program at St. James church Rosary Holy Mass in the evening, or have a holy-spirit-healing meeting. Dinner at the hotel. Later – Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament. Overnight in Medjugorje.
Day 5 Medjugorje
This Morning we have an easy start. No wake up call : ) Enjoy breakfast and Free time. Go shopping or spend time in prayer. (if the wives go shopping – surely the husbands will be praying…)
Then we celebrate Mass. Today we visit Mothers Village & the Retreat Castle by Nancy & Patrick.
Then join evening prayer program at St. James Church Rosary Holy Mass. Dinner & overnight in Medjugorje.
Day 6 Medjugorje
After celebrating Holy Mass together and another great breakfast, today we go for a special time of worship and rejoicing in the nature. We’ll baptize in the breath-taking waterfalls and lake of Kravice and spend a special time of worship here. Then we proceed to sightseeing in the picturesque town of Mostar. Visit the famous old bridge Stari Most, and spend time walking around the tranquil old town. Afternoon return to Medugorje. A special Spirit-Filled-Life gathering to celebrate our last night in this uplifting village of our Lady. Dinner and overnight Medugorje.
Day 7 Sept 29 Medjugorje – Lourdes
This morning we head to the airport to journey to Lourdes, France. After dinner at the hotel, we return to the Sanctuary this evening for the Rosary and Torchlight Procession. Dinner & overnight Lourdes.
Day 8 Lourdes We begin this morning with Mass. After Mass, we enjoy a walking tour of ‘In the Footsteps of Bernadette.’ We visit the Cachot (former jail cell that once served as the Soubirous family’s home); the parish church; Fr. Peyramale’s Presbytery; the Hospice and the Boly Mill. This afternoon at 4:30pm we are welcome to participate in the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed of the Sick. After dinner, we return to the Sanctuary this evening for the Rosary and Torchlight Procession. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.
Day 9 Lourdes Day of Prayer, Healing and rest in this blessed village of Lourdes. Free time to pray and meditate on scripture, for group charismatic healing meeting, for confessions, and to walk in Lourdes and return to your favorite spots here. Optional: can take an excursion to the surrounding famous Pyranee Mountains to enjoy breath taking views and clean air. This afternoon at 4:30pm we are welcome to participate in the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessed of the Sick. After dinner we return to the Sanctuary this evening for the Rosary and Torchlight Procession. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.
Day 10 – Oct 2 Lourdes – Paris We Journey from southern France to the Heart of France: TGV Train Scenic ride thru the picturesque Bordeaux wine lands and the Chateaux Country as we head to the magical city of Paris. Check in to our hotel in the very center of Paris. Then we’ll enjoy a Seine river cruise that’ll introduce to us this marvelous city and its beautiful monuments and sites. Dinner and overnight Paris.
Day 11 Full Day Sightseeing- Paris Today we admire and enjoy the beautiful city of Paris. Starting with a visit and Mass at the “Chapel of our Lady” of the Miraculous Medal, visit the Shrine of St. Catherine Laboure where the tradition of the Miraculous Medal began. Then our panoramic tour includes all of Paris’s legendary “must” sights: Visit the breath-taking Cathedral of Notre Dame, a photo stop at the Iconic Eiffel Tower, Continue through the Arc of Triumph, the famous Champs Elysess, Invalides, view the Louvre Museum, the Moulin Rouge district, Bastille, Hotel De Ville, and more. Then we go up to Montmartre – Mt. of the martyrs, Crowned by the beautiful Basilica of the Secret Heart. Free time for prayer and to enjoy the magnificent view of the city of Paris from here and walk around this colorful artists quarter. Dinner and overnight in Paris.
Day 12 Paris Free day. Wake up in the Romantic city of Paris, the city of lovers, city of lights. Free day to enjoy your own pace and taste: walk the beautiful boulevards, sit at a chic café or do some shopping, see art and museums, or just relax at this stunning classical city. Optional today – excursion to Lisieux or Versailles Palace and Royal Gardens. Dinner tonight on your own. Overnight Paris.
Day 13 – 5 Oct 2015 Paris to LAX. Charged with many unforgettable memories, new friends and a great spiritual experience we make our way to the airport to return home to LAX.
- Round trip flights from LAX to Medugorje, from Medugorje to Lourdes, and from
Paris back to LAX.
- 13 Days custom made special Catholic itinerary for Spirit Filled Hearts.
- 11 Nights in Hotels ALWAYS MOST CENTERLY LOCATED: quality accomodations at the very heart of each destination. Litteraly walking across the street to the holy sites. No long bus rides every morning to enter the city or reach the holy sites. Most comfortable, more value for your time and money.
In Medugorje – Hotel Quercus – Newest hotel in the village, ranked #1. Centerly located, short walking distance down the street to St. James Church.
In Lourdes – Grand Hotel Moderne – best hotel for pilgrimages in Lourdes – best location just across the sanctuary.
In Paris – Novotel Les Halles – in the Heart of the center of Paris. Walk out the hotel lobby and explore. No need for underground metro rides or buses. Short walking distance from Notre Dam Cathedral, Pont Neuf, Louvre Museum, Rivolli street, Seine river, Hotel De Ville. A real privilege to stay in the very heart of Paris.
- Daily Mass at the Holy Sites.
Excellent guides – Expert, licensed, English speaking.
All transportation in program in A/C private comfortable buses.
All Breakfasts and Dinners
Airport taxes, city taxes, all taxes.
Fuel Surcharge included. (if airlines raise the surcharge people will add the $$)
TGV speed Train from Lourdes to Paris
Luggage handling in hotels
All sites, guiding and vists as mentioned in the itinerary.
Personally escorted by Ezer Kalmovitcz of Holyland Pilgrimage Tours, giving you VIP treatment & making you carefree in all destinations.
Personal & friendly service.
Spirit Filled Hearts Spiritual Leadership and Guidance.
Tips for all service providers in all three destinations (drivers, porters, dinning room staffs, guides, etc.)
Excluded: Travel Insurance (very recommended); one dinner on Oct. 4 – free day in Paris to go on your own; lunches; personal expenses.
Price for Above Tour: $5,000 per person sharing in DBL room.
Single supplement: if someone wants a single room or has no roomate for any reason: add $1,195.
If someone wants to ride the TGV train in 1st class: add $45 .
Deposit $700 to save a spot on the tour is due March 10, 2015.
Total payment due date June 6, 2015.
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