Medjugorje & Fatima
with Terry Bellon, Group Leader
Space Limited to 45 Pilgrims!
Mon: Day 1 -Depart USA-Board your overnight transatlantic flights from the USA. Meals are served on board.
Tue: Day 2 -Arrive Medjugorje-Arrive in Split where your tour guide and driver will take you to the village of Medjugorje. Once there, you will have dinner and be introduced to your host family in who’s modern and comfortable house you will be staying for the next six nights.
Wed-Sun: Days 3 to 7 -Medjugorje-During your stay in Medjugorje you will have the opportunity to share faith with thousands of pilgrims from all over the world. Your local guide will accompany you throughout the week. Here are some of the activities you will be sharing with your fellow pilgrims: Each morning at 10am you assemble at St James Church for the English-language Mass (Feast days and Sundays English Mass is at Noon). Follow the same path up Apparition Hill where the young visionaries first encountered Our Lady. Touch and pray before the cross that commemorates the spot where Mary first appeared to the visionaries. Each evening at 5pm you will join the villagers and pilgrims to pray the rosary, and then stay on for Croatian Mass. The apparition takes place at 5:40pm. Don’t miss the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday, and the Veneration of the Cross in the Church on Fridays. Each evening during Croatian Mass, there is the Blessing of the Sick and blessing of the religious items you have with you. Your guide will arrange meetings with the visionaries as they are available. You will have the opportunity to climb Mt. Krizevac, where in 1933 the villagers built a 30' high cross on the 1900th anniversary of Jesus’ crucifixion. and pray at “Blue Cross”, which is a place of great healings and graces- a very special place at the base of Apparition Hill.
Mon: Day 8 - Medjugorje - Fatima - After an early breakfast you will travel to Split Airport to catch your connecting flight to Lisbon or Oporto. Upon arrival you will be met by your local Tour Guide and transfer to Fatima, where 100 years ago Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children and implored them to pray for peace! Upon arrival you will have Mass, followed by dinner and overnight in Fatima.
Tue-Wed: Day 9 & 10 - Fatima - After breakfast, you will begin each day celebrating Mass at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions. After Mass, you will begin your tour of Fatima where you will experience the beauty of this spiritual town. You will see the Basilica, the site of Francesco and Jacinta's graves, the Hamlet of Aljustrel, where the visionaries lived as children, 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. There will be time for private devotions. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.
Thu: Day 11 - Santarem - Lisbon - This morning you depart for Santarem, one of the oldest cities in the world. Here you will visit and attend Mass at the Church of St. Stephen, which holds the oldest (13th century) recorded Eucharistic Miracle. The Miracle occurred when a woman yearned to change the ways of her unfaithful husband and consulted a sorceress. The sorceress agreed that she would cure the husband's infidelity in exchange for a consecrated Host. The woman committed the sacrilege, but when she exited the church, the Host began to bleed. It bled so much that her fellow parishioners thought she had cut her hand. The woman ran home and hid the bleeding Host in a trunk. When her husband arrived home, the wife told him what she had done, and later that night there was a light emanating from the trunk. She and her husband began to kneel before the trunk. The following morning, the husband and wife brought the Host to the parish priest. It was then moved to the Church of St. Stephen where it remains today. After Mass, continue on to Lisbon, where you will visit the Church of St. Anthony. Although this patron Saint of lost things is known as St. Anthony of Padua (Italy), the church is actually built on the site of his birth, in Lisbon, Portugal. Enjoy a Farewell dinner and overnight in Lisbon.
Fri: Day 12 - Lisbon - USA - This morning you will transfer to the Lisbon airport for your return flights to the USA.
* Round trip airfare from New Orleans, including ALL Airport Taxes!
* 6 nights Accommodations in Private Pensione in Medjugorje
* 3 nights Accommodations in First Class Hotel in Fatima
* 1night Accommodations in First Class Hotel in Lisbon
* Breakfast and dinner daily
* Transfers between airport & lodgings by Private Coach
* Multi-lingual Tour Guides, ALL Tips & Gratuities!
* Welcome Packet / Document Portfolio
* Daily Mass and all spiritual activities coordinated with Fr. Mark Beard
Tour #MF17 1030 TB
Space Limited to 45 Pilgrims!
For Information Contact:
800-715-6670 / 504-834-4951
CatholicJourneys.com strongly recommends that every traveler purchase optional travel insurance, which can provide a number of benefits including coverage for Trip Cancellation / Interruption and Medical Emergencies. Click here for more information. Click link to go directly to Travelex Insurance: https://www.travelexinsurance.com/index.aspx?location=18-0038
For information on Vacations & Cruises please visit our sister site: www.JourneyToursAndCruises.com
Send mail to
questions or comments about this web site.