Iberian Pilgrimage  to Garabandal

9th - 17 th of July 2024


Pilgrimage journey

LISBON AIRPORT -  FÁTIMA - BALAZAR - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - GARABANDAL - LOYOLA - LOURDES - ZARAGOZA -ÁVILA -ALBA DE TORMES - LISBON


Pilgrimage timetable

The beginning - Departure from Lisbon airport: 09:00 am, July 9th,  2024, Lisbon airport( Portugal)


Pilgrimage Ending: 

10:00 am, July 17th, 2024, Lisbon( Portugal).

PILGRIMAGE ITINERARY

9th of july: Fátima

On the 9th of July, we will visit Fatima. During this time in Fatima, we will visit the various places of apparitions (the Angel and Our Lady apparitions places ), and we will explain in detail the whole context of history. We will carry out the "Way of the Cross" in the "Valinhos" in order to live in a deeper way the message of Fatima. We will take advantage of the fact that we are in Fatima at the 13rd of September to participate in the official ceremonies of the apparition where we will participate in the Rosary, Holy Mass and procession of candles. We will also visit the house of the little shepherds.

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10th of july: Balazar

On the 1oth of July in the afternoon, we will leave for Balazar, where we will visit the Sanctuary of Balazar, where Blessed Alexandrina lived and experienced the Passion of Christ in a very profound way. Blessed Alexandrina was fed for 13 years only on the Sacred Host. An unforgettable place that leaves no one indifferent. We will visit the local Church where Beata rests, and her house museum, where she lived her life of holiness.

 10th to 11th of july:Santiago of Compostela

During the time at Santiago of Compostela, we will visit the famous Cathedral of the Apostle James and other important places of this city.

We will try visit also the city of Pontevedra, a place associated forever with the message of Fatima, because it was here that Sister Lucy had visions of Our Lady and the Child Jesus and where Sister Lucy received the devotion of the first Saturdays.

11th to 13th of july:Garabandal


During our stay in Garabandal, we will visit the main places where the apparitions took place (where the Arcangel St. Michael first appeared), the first apparition of Our Lady, the "pines", one of the most important places of these events and where in the future there will be the Miracle of Garabandal. We will speak with witnesses of the events, such Maximina who is Aunt Godmother of Conchita.We will participate in the Mass and we will make the Rosary way, a path with more than 2 hours of travel , climbing the mountain and contemplating the mysteries of the Rosary.We will perform at the beginning of the night, the cantata to Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the "pines" that is at the top of the mountain overlooking the village.


The purpose of the retreat is to interiorize the word and the message of Garabandal, with moments of interior prayer, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. It will be a wonderful experience and you will never forget it. We will participate in Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament if possible, where we will put all our private intentions to Our Lady of Mount Carmel of Garabandal. These requests are placed on the altar during the time of the Eucharistic Adoration.

13th of july:Loyola


Upon arrival in Loyola, we will visit the Sanctuary of Loyola and, if possible, its historical museum where we will learn a little more about the history of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. After lunch in Loyola, we will visit the burial place of Father Andreu, a Jesuit priest who is linked to the history of the apparitions of Our Lady in Garabandal.

13th to 14th: LOURDES


We will visit Lourdes, where we will walk the Via Sacra, an unforgettable path of meditation on the Passion of Christ and later we will attend the Holy Mass (Ancient Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes). Later, we will make a small visit to the main places of Lourdes, watch a film about the history of Lourdes, participate in the Holy Rosary and in the Luminous Procession. Pilgrims who so wish can also take part in the Miraculous bath at Lourdes Swimming Pools.

 14th to 15th:Zaragoza 


We will depart for Zaragoza, the city where the first Marian temple in the world was built, with Our Lady still alive, Catedral de Nossa Senhora del Pilar. Upon arrival in this city,  we will visit this beautiful Cathedral where we will have the opportunity to visit it and kiss and contemplate the relic of Pilar, the stone where Our Lady appeared to the Apostle St. James.



 15th to 16th of july: Ávila and Alba de Tormes


Alba de Tormes, which is 25 km from Salamanca, we will visit the Church of Saint Therese of Ávila with its intact Heart and visit the Convent Museum, rich in history . We will also visit the place where Saint Therese passed away. We will continue our trip to the city where Saint Therese of Ávila, Doctor of the Church and Carmelite was born.

In this city, we will visit the first Convent of Saint Therese of Ávila, the place where she born, and we will make a special request to her and also we will receive on the 16th of july, the scapular at the Carmelites church. We will also make a short walk through this beautiful walled city.

At Alba de Tormes, we will visit the convent where Saint Therese died and where she lived the last years. Here, we will venerate her relics.

17th of july: LISBON AIRPORT

After our stop at Alba de Tormes, where Saint Therese live the last years, and where we will venerate her relics, we will depart to Lisbon hotel. We will stay one night until the 17th of july. After the breakfast, the pilgrimage will end. Each pilgrim will have free transfer to the Lisbon airport

What is included and not included in the price per person ?

Transport and transfers


This includes bus transportation during the timetable pilgrimage and transfers between hotel / Airport and Airport / hotel.

Flights to Lisbon and returns are not included. Each pilgrim is responsible for booking their flight tickets.

Full Board


Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in the hotels throughout the pilgrimage journey. Lunches to be held between destinations are also included in the price per person. Water and wine are included in the meals.

Consumption of food/drinks outside the menus program is not included, which will have to be paid by the pilgrim.

Lunch and dinner on the 17th of July is not included as the terrestrial pilgrimage ends in the morning of that day.

Museum entrances


Museum entrances not included.

Pilgrimage guide


The pilgrimage is organized by the apostolate itself and with people who know the route and history of all the places to visit on the pilgrimage. In the pilgrimage, in addition to the visit to the places, it is important for us to strengthen and deepen the Catholic faith. 

Therefore the guide (layman or priest) will be based on the teachings of the Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church.


Guide available in english language.

Religious services


As is normal in our pilgrimages, each day of the week will be assured the daily Holy Mass and daily prayers.

We will provide free time for people to make confessions and personal promises made to the saints of the places we go, especially in Fatima and Lourdes.

Pilgrimage material


Each pilgrim will be offered an individual badge with name and country registration. There will also be a notebook with the daily pilgrimage program, small songs, prayers, etc.

Travel insurance


Travel insurance is not included in the price per person.

Travel insurance is mandatory and must be purchased by the pilgrim before his journey to start the pilgrimage. Each person enrolled in the pilgrimage must present proof of travel insurance. If you need assistance with purchasing travel insurance, please speak to us.

Baggage/ Luggage


The baggage transfer service from the bus / plane to the hotel and vice versa is not included in the price per person.

It is the responsibility of each pilgrim to bring their own luggage along the pilgrimage. If you want someone to take care of your luggage at the hotels, you must bear the additional costs.

Personal objects


The cost associated with the loss of personal objects or identification documents such as passports or citizen's card in not included in the price per person. 

It will be the responsibility of each person to ensure to not lose personal items.

Our bus for the pilgrimage...

We have a modern and luxurious bus fleet , equipped with all the requirements of quality, safety and comfort.


-Air conditioning
-Comfortable

-spacious places

-refrigerator 
-television
-audio system

Our hotels for the pilgrimage... 

All our hotels are duly selected taking into account the quality of accommodation and food.


The range of hotels are between four stars or three stars superior with private bathrooms. The only exception will be in the village of Garabandal where there are no hotels of this category and we will have to stay in local accommodations in this village located on the mountain.


The location of hotels is also for us a very important factor, so all our hotels are located next to the main places to visit.


The list of hotels will be available to each pilgrim, as soon as the registration deadline ends and after the first payment made.

Value per person - donation

The donation value per person are presented in euros and are only for the terrestrial pilgrimage by bus, departing from Lisbon airport (Portugal) on the 9th of july  and ending in Lisbon( Portugal) on the 17th of July 2024 . This price is based on the list of 40 pilgrims.

Donation value per person - double room

Value in euros considering 50 inscriptions or more to this pilgrimage.

 

1790 €

Donation value per person - double room

Value in euros considering between 40 inscriptions and 49 inscriptions to this pilgrimage.

1890 €


NOTE 1: For single room, will add supplement for the table price.

NOTE 2: This pilgrimage will happen only with the minimum of 40 inscriptions.

Registration Deadline / payments


Registration deadline date


15/03/2024

Registration payment


Note: In order to complete your registration, you will need to donate the amount of 450 Euros after made your registration as soon we inform that we will have 40 inscriptions. This amount will be deducted from the total pilgrimage value amount. This registration amount is not reimbursed.

You only need to pay the registration payment donation only after we confirm that we have the minimum inscriptions of 40 pilgrims.


450 €

Payment donation methods

   By Bank transfer


The donation payment will be made to our Garabandal Apostolate Charity, using the IBAN and SWIFT CODE.


You have the option to pay all the  total amount in :

- one single payment

or

-Installment donation payments (5x parcels) by bank transfer.

- until the 15th of february

- until the 15th of March

- until the 15th of April

- until the 15th of May

- until the 15th of June


The last parcel donation payment deadline need to be made before the 15th of june 2024.

By Credit or debit card


We are accepting donation payments by credit and debit card. In this case will be an extra charge of 6,9 % + 0,25 euros.


You have the option to pay all the total amount in:

- one single payment

or

-Installment donation payments (5x parcels) by card.

- until the 15th of february

- until the 15th of March

- until the 15th of April

- until the 15th of May

- until the 15th of June


The last donation parcel payment deadline need to be made before the 15th of june 2024.

United States contacts

Guadalupe Real

Phone number: +1 719 229 1703


Veronika Clark

Phone number: +1 919 749 0237

Ireland and UK contacts

Contact name: Mary Mc Govern

Phone Contact: +44 7753415965

General contacts: Garabandal Apostolate

Name: Rui Costa

Phone number: +351 91 874 518

Application form for the pilgrimage 

9th to 17th of July 2024

Please leave us your details and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.