Tuesday, September 18, 2007

St Bernadette, pray for us

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Saint Bernadette at Lourdes, a pilgrimage to the Catholic Shrines of France has be planned. The 11-day pilgrimage leaves Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday, March 30.

The itinerary includes:

  • A panoramic view of Paris the first day,
  • Visits to the Shrines of St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Bernadette, St. Catherine Laboure, St. Vincent DePaul, St. John Vianney, St, Margaret Mary Alacoque, and Blessed Frederick Ozanam.
  • Time at the Normandy D-Day landing at Omaha Beach
  • Masses will be celebrated at the Shrine of St. Therese, the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, Chartes Cathedral, Shrine of the Cure of Ars, and at the Grotto and Basilica at Lourdes
  • Visits to the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sacre Coeur Basilica
  • Three days at The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes.

The cost of the pilgrimage is $2945. + $295. departure taxes includes round trip lights LA-Paris-LA, Paris-Lourdes-Paris, luggage portage, travel by motor coach, overnight hotel stays in Paris, Macon, and Lourdes, entrance fees, breakfasts and dinner.

Please join the Reverends Loren Gonzales, Eldon McKamey, David Ostler, and Hans Rugyt for this special pilgrimage. Email Fr. Gonzales with your name, address and phone number if your would like a brochure.



Anonymous Matilda said...

Sounds like a great trip. I have been to Normandy, Notre Dame and the Louvre and would go back in a heartbeat.

Is the rate based on double-occupancy in the hotels?

5:31 PM  
Blogger rev fr lw gonzales said...

Yes, double occupancy. I've just heardf another priest will be joining us, and we are hoping for 120 pilgrims. That's 30 to 1. Pretty good priest to people ratio.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will have to look into possible travel mates. In my case, it is better to know who I'm bunking with. If I don't, there is a fifty percent chance they will be a snorer. (That rules out my husband, my mother and my dog.) I need some sleep!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5:36 PM  
Anonymous matilda said...

Thank you. And yes, a good priest-to-non-priest-people ratio.

6:22 PM  

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