In August of 2017, our province sponsored a very successful pilgrimage this past summer to mark the centenary, or 100 Years in Mission, of the Militia of the Immaculata (aka M.I. or Militia Immaculatae) and the 35th Anniversary of the canonization of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe, OFM Conv. During that pilgrimage, as we came down from Jasna Gora (Czestochowa) and reflected upon St. Maximilian’s love for Our Lady and that holy shrine, it became clear to all of the participants that our province should plan another pilgrimage to other shrines that Our Lady holds dear.
Almost immediately, our friars contacted the tour company to arrange an October 9-21, 2017 Pilgrimage to Paris, Lourdes and Fatima. Once again, Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province M.I. Assistant) will serve as Pilgrimage Director, with the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv. (Our Lady of the Angels Province Minister Provincial) will serve as Spiritual Guide.
“The two most famous apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in modern times took place in Lourdes (France) and Fatima (Portugal). Saints and Popes, as well as believers from all over the world, have visited these miraculous sites. Continuing that tradition, the Franciscan Friars Conventual will lead a pilgrimage to the Marian Shrines of France and Portugal in the Autumn of 2018. Since 1982, the Franciscans have been guiding pilgrimages in the footsteps of their fellow friar St. Maximilian Kolbe, the “Knight of the Immaculate,” who himself once went on pilgrimage to Lourdes. This trip with the Friars will immerse its participants in an unforgettable experience of culture, history, religion, and spirituality – all in a relaxing and enjoyable community of Americans and Canadians. Mass will be offered daily. Pilgrims of all ages are welcome.” ~ Sincerely, Friar James
Space on group flights is limited and early reservations guarantee lowest fares!
All Inclusive Cost (based on double occupancy – single room additional $750)
From New York/JFK: $3,395 & from Toronto: $3,495
Departures from other cities are available.
A deposit of $200 per person is required at the time of booking.
Full payment is due August 24, 2018 – payable by check.
PILGRIMAGE COST INCLUDES:
• Round trip air transportation
• First Class Hotel Accommodations (twin bedded rooms)
• Two meals daily
• Transfers on arrival and departure
• Daily Mass
• Transportation between cities
• English speaking pilgrimage escort
• Sightseeing tours with local guides
• Entrance fees to included site locations
• Service charges and hotel taxes
• U.S. and International departure taxes, customs and immigration fees
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR COST:
• Cost of passports
• Items of a personal nature
• Phone calls
• Optional insurance
• Additional meals & beverages
• Gratuity for tour guides and drivers