Fatima 2017 Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima Apparitions
Our Lady of Fatima 100th Anniversary Pilgrimage
2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima Apparitions. Join the celebrations ringing out for the Blessed Mother Mary, known as ‘Our Lady of Fatima, this anniversary year with this once in a lifetime pilgrimage to Fatima & Portugal.
Pricing: $2,199 PP Sharing Double or Twin ~ $ 2,899 PP Single Room
7 Nights in Fatima Pilgrimage Land Package ~ Travel Dates: Oct 8 – 16, 2017
- Oct 9 – 10: 2 Nights Lisbon – Marques de Pombal or Hotel Mundial
- Oct 11 – 15: 5 Nights Fatima – Santa Maria Jardim
- Full Breakfast Daily (except morning of arrival)
- 7 Hotel Dinners
- Wine & Mineral Water with Dinners
- Transportation by Air-Conditioned Motor Coach Throughout
- Assistance of a Professional Local Guide Throughout
- Wireless Headsets for Additional Sightseeing of Fatima
- Hotel Taxes and Service Charges
- 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions Official Events
- Sightseeing Tour of Lisbon & Fatima including the Basilica, the site of Franceso and Jacinta’s Grave, the Hamlet of Aljustrel and Valinhos.
- Visit to the Lisbon Cathedral, St. Jerome’s Monastery and St. Anthony’s Church
- Visit to the Belem Quarter & Tour of Santarem.
- Celebratory Mass at the Church of St. Stephen.
- Stations of the Cross Mass along The Sacred Way, culminating in the Chapel of Calvary.
- Airfare Booked Upon Request.
- Rates Based on Availability at Time of Booking.
- Approximately $900 PP from the East Coast.
To book your space on this exciting tour, click the link below and complete the sign-up sheet.. Please complete this form and you will be contacted shortly afterwards regarding payment details. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-639-0273.
Day 1 – Sunday – October 8 – Depart for Lisbon
Depart from Newark Airport, by overnight flight to Lisbon. Dinner will be served on board.
Day 2 – Monday – October 9 – Arrive Lisbon
Upon landing at the Lisbon Portela Airport, you will make your way to the baggage claim area and collect your luggage. Then, you will proceed to the Arrival’s Hall where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. You will be escorted to the vehicle which will take you on a sightseeing tour of the coastal city of Lisbon. This tour begins at the city’s oldest cathedral, the Lisbon Cathedral. This Romanesque structure truly emanates the ancient culture and history that Lisbon holds. The tour continues on to St. Jerome’s Monastery, built to give thanks to the Virgin Mary for guiding Vasco da Gama on his voyage that linked Europe and Asia. In this Monastery, you will clearly observe the maritime theme that commemorates the Portuguese triumph during the Age of Exploration (15th-17th centuries). The next stop is St. Anthony’s Church. Although this patron Saint of lost things is known as St. Anthony of Padua (Italy), he was originally born in Lisbon, Portugal. This Church is built upon the site of St. Anthony’s birth, and is also where St. John Paul II visited in 1982. The former Pope stopped at this Church, on his way to Fatima, to pray to Our Lady in thanksgiving. St. John Paul II recognizes Our Lady as saving him from being killed when he was shot one year prior, in 1981. You will have the remainder of the day free to explore on your own before your welcome dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Tuesday – October 10 – Lisbon
Following breakfast, you will visit the Belem Quarter that contains the iconic entry way to the Lisbon harbor, the Belem Tower. While at this important structure of history, you will view many beautiful sculptures such as depictions of, St. Vincent and Our Lady of Safe Homecoming. The tour continues as you will have the opportunity to view the “25th of April Bridge”, inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco, California. The Ponte 25 de Abril is the oldest bridge that connects the Tagus river of Lisbon. Our tour culminates with a visit to the Discoveries Monument. This memorial commemorates the Great Explorers who, as a result of their explorations, brought Portugal to a standing of wealth and power during the Age of Discovery. This ship prow shaped structure stands at the point where the Great Explorers began their expeditions. In addition to these sites, the drive of your tour will include a “pass-by” view of the Basilica of the Star, the Rossio Square, Commerce Square, and the Marquee of Pomba Square. After a fun-filled day of sightseeing, you will have the remainder of the day free to spend at your own leisure, dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 4 – Wednesday – October 11 – Lisbon – Santarem – Fatima
After breakfast depart for Santarem, one of the oldest cities in the world. We will walk through its narrow streets to the Church of St. Stephen, containing the oldest recorded Eucharistic miracle. This miracle has been on continuous display since 1269 A.D. We will celebrate Mass at this holy site. We then continue on to Fatima, where the Blessed Mother appeared in 1917 to three simple shepherd children and exhorted mankind to pray for world peace. We arrive in time for dinner and retire for a restful evening.
Days 5 through 8 – Thursday through Sunday – October 12 through 15 – Fatima
(Celebration of the Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions)
The next four days, during the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions, you will have in your hearts, prayers, and memories for the rest of your life, as we will experience the beauty of this spiritual town. We begin our day by celebrating Mass. After Mass we begin our tour of Fatima. We will see the Basilica, the site of Francesco and Jacinta’s graves, the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where the children lived, and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady’s appearance after the children’s return from prison. Experience Christ’s love as you walk and follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) culminating in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima. Join your prayers with those of pilgrims from around the world as you pray for the sick, drink water from the miraculous well. Attend the blessing of the sick and participate in nightly candlelight processions requested by Our Lady. Time for private devotions before dinner and a restful night’s sleep.
Day 9 – Monday – October 16 – Return Home
Early morning transfer to Lisbon Airport for flight back to USA