Fr Christopher Slater • 8-16 May 2024
Join this special Pilgrimage to Lourdes — with an extra tour of PARIS, led by Fr Christopher Slater.
Wednesday, May 6
We depart on our overnight flight from OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg.
Thursday, May 9 to Sunday, May 12:
We land in Paris and transfer by private bus to Montparnasse Station to catch our high-speed train to Lourdes.
On arrival in Lourdes we check into our hotel (Roissy 4* or similar), which is a two-minute walk from the sanctuary. Over three full days, there will be spiritual activities which we will do as a group and there will be plenty of time for individual activity, prayer and reflection in the peaceful sanctuary of Lourdes and its basilicas.
Among the many spiritual activities and sites in Lourdes are:
• The Grotto of Massabielle, site of the Apparitions
• Healing Waters of Lourdes
• Basilica of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
• Rosary Basilica
• St Pius X Underground Basilica
• Church of St Bernadette
• Mass in English
• Opportunity for Confession in English
• Torchlight Procession
• Blessed Sacrament Procession
• Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
• Chapels of Lights
• Booked tour of sites associated with St Bernadette
• St Bernadette Museum
• Outdoor Stations of the Cross
Monday, May 13
Today we return by high-speed train to Paris. We then transfer to our hotel and have time at leisure.
Tuesday, May 14
Today we have a guided tour of Paris, with famous sights such as Sacre Coeur Basilica on Montmartre, the Eifel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Élysées and so on. We visit the Miraculous Medal Chapel in Rue de Bac, where St Catherine Labouré had the apparition of Our Lady that gave rise to the popular devotion and which holds her tomb. We also see the Vincentian Fathers’ church which holds the tomb of St Vincent de Paul. In the evening we enjoy a dinner cruise on the Seine river.
Wednesday, May 15
After a leisurely breakfast we have some free time before we transfer to Charles de Gaulle Airport to make our way home.
Thursday, May 16
In the morning we land in South Africa, with bags full of great memories and souvenirs, and spiritually renewed and enriched by a journey of a lifetime.
Est. price: R 44,354 (sharing, ex-Jhb; subject to currency, airport tax fluctuations. Based on 27+ travelling at R19,68 to the Euro)
Includes: All flights ex-Johannesburg (incl. airport taxes), accommodation in 4-star hotels (sharing) with breakfast and dinner, hotel taxes, transfers, travel insurance, high-speed train Paris-Lourdes-Paris, travelling on air-conditioned luxury buses in Paris, English-speaking guide in Paris, Seine cruise with 3-course lunch, entrance fees as per itinerary.
Excludes: Tips (these are set and mandatory), visas, personal expenses, Visas, tips (mandatory), personal expenses, travel to and from Johannesburg.
To book, download the illustrated itinerary with booking form HERE or call us at 076 352-3809