Lourdes France 2017
LOURDES · PARIS
August 1–9, 2017
Join Father Bob Sherry, our Dynamic Catholic Chaplain, for an experience of a lifetime.
To sign up, register online and pay the $500 deposit.
Please Note: For a number of reasons beyond our control, or because new opportunities emerge, the schedule and itinerary can change.
Day 1: Tuesday, August 1
Day 2: Wednesday, August 2
Arrive in Lourdes
Transfer from airport to hotel in Lourdes for check-in. After celebrating Mass together, there will be a welcome meeting and dinner with members of the Dynamic Catholic team. We will end the evening with a rosary and candlelight procession.
Day 3: Thursday, August 3
After breakfast, we will go on a guided tour of the town of Lourdes. We will enjoy lunch in the gardens of the Hotel Chapelle et Parc, and then participate in the Blessed Sacrament Procession to the Underground Basilica of St. Pius X. There will be Eucharistic adoration, followed by anointing of the sick for anyone who wishes to receive this sacrament of healing. After the celebration, we will have dinner, pray the rosary, and have a candlelight procession.
Note: Lunch is included.
Day 4: Friday, August 4
In the morning, we will have breakfast, pray the Stations of the Cross, and then watch a documentary film about beautiful Lourdes. The afternoon is yours to explore! This would be a great time to visit the baths, the spring that Our Lady of Lourdes identified to Saint Bernadette. Each year, thousands of people from all over the world visit the baths to offer their petitions and wash in the healing water.
We will have dinner together and then end our final night in Lourdes with a rosary and a candlelight procession.
Day 5: Saturday, August 5
Depart Lourdes, arrive in Paris
After breakfast, we will transfer from the hotel to the airport for our flight to Paris. Once we arrive at the airport in Paris, we will transfer to the district of Montmartre, where we will celebrate Mass together at Sacré-Coeur Basilica. After Mass, you will have the rest of the morning to explore Montmartre on your own before we meet at a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch, we will transfer to the hotel for check-in. You have the entire afternoon free for sightseeing, shopping, etc. We will meet for dinner at a restaurant close to Pont de l’Alma, an arch bridge across the Seine River. After dinner, we will take a cruise on the Seine before calling it a night.
Note: Lunch is included.
Day 6: Sunday, August 6
We will start the day with breakfast and then set out on a tour of Paris. We will visit the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, the Church of Saint Vincent de Paul, and Notre Dame Cathedral—the most visited site in all of France. Lunch and the afternoon will be on your own. In the early evening, we will gather for a meeting and dinner at the hotel.
Day 7: Monday, August 7
Paris & Lisieux
After breakfast at the hotel, we will take a full-day excursion to Lisieux, where Saint Therese entered a Carmelite Convent at the age of 15 and eventually became one of the most famous women in history. Her overwhelmingly simple message to “do small things with great love” has not only inspired millions of people to love God though the ordinary events of their daily lives, but also inspired great saints like Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta. We will have lunch at the Hermitage Saint Therese Residence, and dinner will be back at a local restaurant in Paris. This will be a great day!
Fun fact: Pope Pius X called Saint Therese of Lisieux the “greatest saint of modern times.”
Day 8: Tuesday, August 8
We will enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then spend the morning touring Paris and the Louvre Museum. We will get to see one of the word’s greatest works of art: Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. With nearly 35,000 pieces of art on exhibit, the Louvre would be a great place to return to during your free afternoon. Lunch will be on your own. We will meet at the hotel for our last meeting and farewell dinner.
Day 9: Wednesday, August 9
Depart Paris, Arrive in US
In the morning, you will depart for the airport, rested, and full of insights about what God is calling you to next.
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
- Round-trip airfare from New York
- Add-on fares are available from all U.S. and Canadian airports
- If you want to book your own airfare, Land Only option is available for $3,498
- All airport taxes and fuel surcharges
- Accommodations at first-class hotels (or similar)
- Transfers, as per itinerary
- Breakfast and dinner daily, plus two lunch
- Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
- Assistance of professional local guides throughout the trip
- Sightseeing and admissions fees
- Luggage handling