Fatima - 13 July 2017
Fatima - 13 July 2017
Fatima - 13 July 2017

Fatima - 13th July Celebrations

12 - 15 July 2017

from £490

Parish of St Boniface, Tooting, London

led by Rev. Fr. Shaju Varkey

3 night FULLY INCLUSIVE pilgrimage including Tap Airline flights from Heathrow, full board with wine, guided visits of Santarem, Alcobaca, Nazare & Lisbon.Full religious itinerary.

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All about: Fatima - 13th July Celebrations

Fr. Shaju Varkey & his parishioners from St. Boniface Parish, Tooting, welcome you to join their pilgrimage to mark the 13th July Centenary Celebrations in Fatima.

Fátima today is the ‘Altar of the World’ where millions of pilgrims come to find spiritual comfort. The history of this small village located 88 miles north of Lisbon, will always be associated with three children: Lúcia Santos and her cousins, Francisco and Jacinta Marto.

On 13 May 1917, at Cova da Iria, a few kilometres from Fátima, they saw a light, where the Capela das Aparições is now situated. The Virgin asked them to pray for the good of the world and announced that she would return during the following months, every 13th day of the month. The last apparition occurred in the month of October, and around 70,000 pilgrims witnessed the Miracle of the Sun. A Basilica was built, in the neo-Baroque style, which receives more than 7 million visitors every year, making it one of the most important religious travel destinations in the world.

The Capelinha das Aparições, was the first place of worship to be built. Still, in the vicinity of the Sanctuary, you can contemplate the large holm oak, the monument to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the centre of the square and the Cruz Alta at the south end of the sanctuary area.

In addition to the Sanctuary, you can visit the Paul VI Pastoral Centre, the houses of the visionaries, the parish church of Fatima (where the children were baptised), the monument to Our Lady in Valinhos (the site of Our Lady´s 4th apparition, on 19 August 1917), the Loca do Anjo (where the children witnessed an apparition from the Angel of Peace) and the Via Sacra of Calvary.

For more information please visit our friends - www.santuario-fatima.pt.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour

Return flights with TAP Airlines from Heathrow to Lisbon

All excursions: guided visits to Santarem, Alcobaca, Nazare & Lisbon

3 nights full board hotel accommodation (9 meals)

Wine served with each meal

Full religious itinerary

23kg Hold luggage and 10 kg Hand luggage

 

Whats not included in this tour

Travel Insurance

Single room supplement
 
Optional group photograph
 
Additional luggage (if required)

 

  1. Day 1 Wednesday 12 July 2017
    10:45 am - Arrival in Lisbon airport.

    11:15 am - Depart Lisbon airport by private coach transfer to Fatima (1.5 hrs transfer)

    Arrival at hotel and Lunch. Check-in & free time to relax

    17:30 pm – Depart Hotel reception to visit the sanctuary

    18:15 pm – Group Opening Mass in the Chapel of the Resurrection (Fr. Shaju Varkey)
  2. Day 2 Thusrday 13 July 2017
    100th Anniversary of the 3rd Apparition: Today is a most important day in the sanctuary pilgrimage season.

    Follow the official pilgrimage schedule of the Sanctuary which will include an International Mass, Rosary, Anointing of the Sick and the ‘Adieu to Our Lady’ with the waving of white handkerchiefs (a Fatima tradition).

    After lunch, the group will walk the path of the Stations of the Cross leading to the village where the visionaries. Group Photo at the Calvary. The visit will include the homesteads & the apparition site of the Angel of Portugal. Free time to relax in the village or visit the local supermarket.

    Return to hotel for evening meal. Optional video in hotel chapel.
  3. Day 3 Friday 14 July 2017

    After breakfast, an opportunity to attend Mass in the Sanctuary domain followed with free time.

    After lunch, the group will have a coach excursion visiting the UNESCO World heritage site of Alcobaça Monastery; burial site of the Portuguese Royal Family & location of Portugal’s most famous love story. This stunningly beautiful building is famous for its unique architecture & historical importance. The excursion will continue to the seaside resort of Nazare; visit the ancient pilgrimage Shrine of the Black Virgin, then free time to relax at the beach.

    After an evening meal in the hotel, the group can participate in the final Rosary torchlight procession for this pilgrimage.

  4. Day 4 Saturday 15 July 2017

    (Breakfast Only) After an early breakfast, we depart Fatima by private luxury coach to return to Lisbon.

    En-route the group will stop briefly at the church of the Eucharistic Miracle in Santarem. The group will continue on to Lisbon, where we visit the birthplace of St Anthony of Padua. Here we will celebrate the closing Mass of our pilgrimage.

    After lunch (not included) the group will have a brief bus tour of the city including a visit to the famous Statue of Christ the King. You will have free time to take the elevator to the feet of the Statue so to admire the magnificent views across Lisbon.

    Transfer to Airport for check-in at 17:00 pm.

Fatima - 13th July Celebrations Accomodation

3 Nights in Hotel Santo Amaro (12 - 15 July 2017)
 
The Hotel Santo Amaro is located in the centre of Fátima, 200 meters from the Sanctuary. The hotel restaurants serve Portuguese regional food & other European dishes. All rooms are modern with air-conditioning, TV's, hairdryer and personal security safes.
 

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