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Pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Dubrovnik, and Cologne Germany July 2024

Special Pilgrimage to Medjugorje, Dubrovnik, and Cologne Germany

Fr Jason Palermo

with Father Jason Palermo and Valerie LeBoeuf

July 20-31, 2024

Day 1 Depart New Orleans

Board your overnight transatlantic flights from New Orleans to begin your pilgrimage.  Meals are served on board the transatlantic flights.

Day 2 Arrive Dubrovnik

Arrive in Dubrovnik where you will be greeted by your tour guide who will then escort you to the private motorcoach which will then take you to your hotel. While in Dubrovnik, also known as the Pearl of the Adriatic,  you will enjoy a walking tour of the Old City. It will begin with Mass at St. Blaise Church, the Patron Saint of Dubrovnik, and continue to see Rector’s Palace, the iconic Bell Tower Clock and Orlando’s Column, the Sponza Palace, the Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries, the latter housing one of the first Pharmacies still in existence. You will also enjoy a boat ride to take in the stunning coastline and visit the Blue Cave, its name is derived from the beautiful blue color caused by sunlight entering the cave and reflecting off the water. Dinner and overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 3  Dubrovnik – Medjugorje

Today you will reboard your motorcoach and travel along the spectacular coastline, then into the foothills to the village of Medjugorje. Once there you will check in to your family-owned pensione, which will be your “home” for the next 7 nights. Dinner and overnight in Medjugorje.

Day 4 to 9 Medjugorje

During your stay, you will experience the beauty and peace of this simple village, and have the opportunity to share your faith with pilgrims worldwide. Here are some of the activities planned for the week:

  • Daily Mass: Each morning, at 10:00 am (noon on Sunday), the group will assemble at St. James Church for Mass and the blessing of religious articles immediately following.
  • Climb Apparition Hill: Recite the Rosary while climbing the hill to the place where the visionaries first encountered Our Lady.
  • Climb Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain):  In 1933, the villagers built a 30′ high cross atop a mountain to commemorate Jesus’ passion and death on the cross. Climb to the top, stopping 14 times along the way to rest and Pray the Stations of the Cross.
  • Apparitions: Join the villagers and fellow pilgrims in praying the Rosary in St. James Church at 5:00 pm (6:00 pm Daylight Savings Time), and stay for the apparition of Our Lady to the visionaries at 5:40 pm (6:40 pm Daylight Savings Time). Stay for the Croatian Mass the Blessing of the Sick immediately following.
  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Our Lady has always called us to be close to Her Son. Join fellow pilgrims for Adoration on Tuesday and Saturday at the outside altar of St. James Church, and for Veneration of the Cross on Friday inside the church. Adoration is also available in the Chapel every afternoon.
  • Meetings with the Visionaries: Pending their availability, the guide will arrange meetings with the Visionaries.
  • Visit to the Community of Cenacolo: Founded by the Sisters of Charity, Cenacolo is a community for young men and women who have lost their way in life and are on the road to recovery. We will hear their inspirational words and testimonies about their journeys back to Jesus Christ.
  • Prayer at the Statue of the Risen Christ: Pray at the bronze statue located on the grounds of St. James Church, and witness the droplets of water that miraculously seep out of Christ’s right knee.

Day 10 Medjugorje – Cologne, Germany

After breakfast, you will leave by motor coach for Split Airport for your flight to Frankfurt. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide who escort you to your waiting motorcoach and bring you to your hotel in Cologne—dinner and overnight in the area.

Day 11 Cologne and Schoenstatt

Cologne was originally founded and established by the Romans in 50 A.D. When this city received relics of the Three Magi in 1194, it gained importance as a pilgrimage center. These relics are now housed in the magnificent Gothic Cathedral, “the Kolner Dom” where you will have Mass and the opportunity to pray before these sacred gifts. You will also have the opportunity to visit the pilgrimage site dedicated to Our Lady of Schoenstatt, where everyone who “comes home” prepares their own heart for a personal encounter with the Mother Thrice Admirable, Queen and Victress of Schoenstatt.  You will visit the original chapel that gave origin to the Schoenstatt Movement, and the Church of the Most Holy Trinity, which was built in honor of the Blessed Sacrament in thanksgiving for protection against the Nazi threat during World War II. Dinner and overnight in the area.

Day 12 Return to USA

After breakfast, you will depart for the Frankfurt Airport and your return flights to New Orleans.

Book Here

Pilgrimage price is $3,995.  A single supplement is $400.

Price Includes:

  • Airfares – Round trip airfare from airports we serve
  • 1 Checked Bag for the Airlines (limited to 50lbs)
  • Accommodations – First Class Hotels and Family Owned Pensione in Medjugorje; all rooms with Private Bath.
  • Meals – Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Wine & bottled water with dinners
  • Airport Transfers via Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Tour Guide – Catholic, Professional English Speaking Guides
  • All entrance fees for tours as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily Mass and Spiritual Activities Coordinated

Price Excludes

Complementaries

  • Name and Luggage tags
  • Neck Wallet
  • Travel Bag