Discover the mystery of Mary in Fatima
in the Chapel of the Apparitions allow yourself to be encompassed by silence and prayerful spirituality
“Thank you, brothers and sisters, for being here with me! I could not fail to come here to venerate the Virgin Mary and to entrust to her all her sons and daughters. Under her mantle they are not lost; from her embrace will come the hope and the peace that they require, and that I implore for all my brothers and sisters in baptism and in our human family, especially the sick and the disabled, prisoners and the unemployed, the poor and the abandoned. Dear brothers and sisters, let us pray to God with the hope that others will hear us; and let us speak to others with the certainty that God will help us. Indeed, God created us to be a source of hope for others, a true and attainable hope, in accordance with each person’s state of life. In “asking” and “demanding” of each of us the fulfillment of the duties of our proper state (Letters of Sister Lucia, 28 February 1943), God effects a general mobilization against the indifference that chills the heart and worsens our myopia. We do not want to be a stillborn hope! Life can survive only because of the generosity of other lives. “Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” (Jn 12:24). The Lord, who always goes before us, said this and did this. Whenever we experience the cross, he has already experienced it before us. We do not mount the cross to find Jesus. Instead it was he who, in his self-abasement, descended even to the cross, in order to find us, to dispel the darkness of evil within us, and to bring us back to the light.”
(Pope Francis, Homily at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima – Saturday May 13th 2017)
day by day
Meeting appointment in the airport and departing flight for Lisbon. Arrival, panoramic visit of the city: Monastery “Dos Jeronimos”, built in “Manueline” style by King Manuel I in order to celebrate the return of the Portuguese seafarer Vasco de Gama (buried here); the Belém Tower, symbol of the city; the Cathedral, built in 1147 for the first bishop of Lisbon the crusader monk Gilbert of Hastings; the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, built over his birthplace. Continuation to Fatima. Homage to Our Lady at the Chapel of the Apparitions. In the evening recitation of the Holy Rosary and Candlelight Procession.
In the morning, Way of the Cross at Os Valinhos, the place of the first and the third Apparition of the Angel and of the Virgin on August 19th 1917; visit to Aljustrel, the birthplace of the three shepherd children: to the well where the Protector Angel of Portugal spoke for the second time to the children in 1916 and to the parish church of Fatima where the visionaries were baptized; in the afternoon visit to the Shrine Museum and to the “Fatima Light and Peace” exhibit. Time for personal prayer. In the evening, recitation of the Holy Rosary and Candelight Procession.
In the morning, guided visit to the Shrine of the Rosary and to the Basilica of the Most Holy Trinity, catechesis on the mosaic by Fr. Mark Rupnik that depicts Chapter 22 of the Apocalypse of Saint John; time for personal prayer. In the evening recitation of the Holy Rosary and Candlelight Procession.
In the morning, Holy Mass in the Chapel of the Apparitions at the end of the pilgrimage. Transfer in coach bus to Lisbon, after lunch continuation to the airportand departing flight for Rome.
INITIAL DEPOSIT€ 250.00
single room € 120,00
For families of at least 3 persons, married couples on their honeymoon or that are celebrating their 25th and 50th marriage anniversary, seminarians studying theology, newly ordained priests, nuns and newly professed religious, and priests or religious who are celebrating their 25th and 50th anniversary of priestly ordination or religious profession respectively.
OUR TOTAL TRIP FEE FROM ITALY INCLUDES
- sign-up fee of € 30
- Flight Rome/Lisbon - Lisbon/Rome (scheduled flight TAP Air PORTUGAL)
- Fuel tax, airport taxes
- Transportation in Coach bus for the duration of the pilgrimage
- Visits as per the itinerary
- Entrances: Shrine Museum and “Fatima Light and Peace” exhibit
- Lodging in 3 star superior hotels (two-bed room with private bathroom)
- Full board starting from the dinner of the first day until the lunch of the last day drinks included
- Document holder
- Pastoral Assistant (usually a lay person) for the length of the pilgrimage
- Spiritual Assistant (usually a priest) for the length of the pilgrimage
- Airport Assistance in Rome from our staff
- Insurance: assistance, medical expenses, luggage
The fee does not include
- Extras in general
- city tax to be paid directly to the hotel
Valid and signed passport (or for citizens of the European union / Schengen area, an ID card that is valid for out of country travel)
WHO CAN SIGN UP
For non-Italian speaking pilgrims we can only take group requests, and we can organize a personalized experience with the group leader. Please contact our offices in order to receive information and pricing.
Palazzo del Vicariato Vecchio
Via della Pigna, 13/a - 00186 Rome ITALY
Monday to Friday
9 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 5:30 PM (CEST)
Office at St. John Lateran Diocesan Offices
Piazza di Porta S. Giovanni, 6 - 00184 Rome ITALY
Monday to Friday
9 AM to 1 PM
Offices at St. Peter's
Piazza Pio XII, 9 (Saint Peter Square) - 00193 Rome ITALY
Monday to Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM (CEST)
Only for Roma Cristiana services:
Sundays and Holidays from 9 AM to 1 PM