Garabandal pilgrimage - October 2023
11th - 23th October 2023
"Marian Pilgrimage journey" .
Lisbon - Santarém - Fátima -Santiago de Compostela - Garabandal -Loyola - Lourdes - Rocamadour - Paray le Monial - Lisieux - Monte S. Michel - Paris
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The beginning - Departure from Lisbon:
09:00 am, October 11th, 2023, Lisbon airport( Portugal).
09:00 am, October 23rd, 2023, Paris. With free transfer that day from the hotel to the airport in Paris, France.
Daily itinerary of the pilgrimage ...
Lisbon and Santarém
We will begin our pilgrimage in the Church of Santo António of Lisbon where the saint was born and where one of his relics is located and where we will participate in our first daily Mass. We will make a special intercession request to Saint Anthony to bless our pilgrimage. After leaving Lisbon, we will travel to the city of Santarém, one of the main cities of Portugal linked to the beginning of the Christian era during the time of conquest of the city by the King of Portugal that was then occupied by the Muslims.
After lunch, we will visit the Church of the Most Holy Miracle, where there is one of the oldest Eucharistic relics in the world. In this beautiful church we will have the opportunity to worship and see the relic personally. An unforgettable moment! After the visit, we will leave for Fatima. After accommodation at the hotel and dinner, we will make a first visit to the chapel of the apparitions and visit to the whole places of the Shrine.
From 11th to 13th October, we will remain in Fatima. During this time in Fatima, we will visit the various places of apparitions, the Angel and Our Lady, and we will explain in detail the whole history context . We will carry out a via-sacra 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 from October 12th to June October 13th to participate in the official ceremonies of the apparition of the 13th of October where we will participate in the prayers , Holy Mass and procession of candles. We will also visit the house of the little shepherds..
On the 13th, after lunch at the hotel, we will leave to Salamanca, where we will be accommodated. After dinner at the hotel, we will make a visit to the center of this beautiful Spanish city, which is next to the Portuguese border. This is one of the oldest cities in Europe, with many Churches and the oldest University of Europe.
Early in the morning, after breakfast at the hotel in Lourdes, we will walk the Via Sacra, an unforgettable path of meditation on the Passion of Christ and later we will attend the Holy Mass (Old Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes). In the afternoon, after lunch, 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.
In the morning of the following day, after breakfast, we will depart very early towards Garabandal. Until then, we will pass through 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.
During our stay in Garabandal, we will visit the main places where the apparitions took place (where the Angel 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 as Mr. David, Maximina who is Aunt Godmother of Conchita ( one of the seers).We will also participate in the Holy Mass. 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 one cantata to Our Lady of Mount Carmel of Garabandal, in the "pines" that is at the top of the mountain overlooking the village.
Santiago of Compostela
We will visit Santiago of Compostela. There, we will visit the famous Cathedral of Santiago, visit Santiago´s relics and be part of Pilgrim Mass.
After that special moments , we will have lunch.
Paray le monial
Monte S. Michel
What is included in the price per person
Transport and transfers
This includes bus transportation during the pilgrimage and transfers between hotel / Airport and Airport / hotel on scheduled times.
Flights are not included. Each pilgrim is responsible for taking their own flight tickets.
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.
Not included: the lunch and dinner on the 23rd of October once the pilgrimage will end in the end of the morning.
The pilgrimage is organized by the apostolate itself and in partnership with the travel agency ITW, Lda. We will provide a guide, who speaks english and who knows the route and history of all the places to visit on 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.
As usual 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, Lourdes.
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.
Our bus to our pilgrimage...
The range of hotels are three and four stars, superior class.
Only at Garabandal, the accomodations are very simple but very clean and with a private bathroom.
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.
Prices per person
The prices per person are presented in euros and are only for the terrestrial pilgrimage by bus, departing from Lisbon (Portugal) on the 11th of October and ending in Paris airport Portugal) on the 23rd of October . This price is based on the list of 36 pilgrims inscriptions.
Price per person - double room
Price per person - single room
Deadlines for registration and payments
Registrations deadline date
Registration after this date will be subject to confirmation by the apostolate and the value per person can be increased.
First payment (subscription)
iAs soon as we achieve the list of 36 persons( minimum needed to perform the pilgrimage ), we will inform the pilgrims to make the first payment of 250 euros.
until 30th of june
until 30th of July
until 30th of August.
Credit / debit cards
Our contact in the United States of America
Phone number: +1 719 229 1703
Phone number: +1 919 749 0237
Our contact in Ireland and UK
Contact name: Mary Mc Govern
Phone Contact: +44 7753415965