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Fatima & Lourdes Pilgrimage

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Encounter Mary’s Life-Changing Messages

The Sanctuary of Fatima

Traverse the holy grounds of the Sanctuary of Fatima, built on the site where Mary appeared to three shepherd children in the early twentieth century. Today, people from around the world come to the site to ask for miracles and give thanks for blessings.

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes

Every year, thousands of pilgrims flock to the Grotto where Mary appeared to St. Bernadette. Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes and dip your hand—or immerse yourself—in the healing water.

The Incarnation Convent

Within the enclosure of this charming sixteenth-century convent, see where St. Teresa of Avila lived, wrote, and heard the voice of God. Take the opportunity to walk in the peaceful interior courtyard and visit the museum dedicated to her.

Full Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1: Depart United States

    The Journey Begins
    Your pilgrimage begins with an overnight flight(s) to Lisbon. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

  • Day 2: Arrive in Lisbon

    City Tour, Mass, Welcome Dinner
    After arriving in Lisbon, you will join the other pilgrims for a tour of Lisbon. Stop at the historic St. Jerome's Monastery, visit the iconic Belem Tower, and celebrate Mass at St. Anthony's Church. After Mass, you will be transported to your hotel to check in and enjoy a welcome dinner.

  • Day 3: Lisbon | Santarem | Fatima

    Miracles Abound
    We will head to the old city of Santarem where we will attend Mass at the Church of St. Stephen, which holds a Eucharistic miracle. From there, we’ll journey on to Fatima to visit the village of Aljustrel, home to the three shepherd children who saw Our Lady of Fatima. After visiting the local parish, you will enjoy dinner at the hotel.

  • Day 4: Fatima

    The Sanctuary of Fatima
    Begin the day at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions, where Mary first appeared in 1917. Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary and Holy Trinity Basilica, then pray the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra ("Sacred Way"). Our last stop is Valinhos, the site where Mary appeared in August 1917. End the day with prayer and a candlelight procession.

  • Day 5: Fatima | Salamanca

    A Vibrant Cultural Center
    After departing Fatima, we’ll head to Salamanca, a city known for its large university and prominent culture. Take a walking tour and see the grand Plaza Mayor, La Clerecia, La Casa de las Conchas, the University of Salamanca, the Roman Bridge, La Iglesia de San Marcos, and La Iglesia de San Martin. Return to your hotel for dinner.

  • Day 6: Salamanca | Alba de Tormes | Avila | Burgos

    Walk in St. Teresa’s Footsteps
    We’ll journey to Alba de Tormes and celebrate Mass at the Carmelite monastery that St. Teresa founded in 1571. We will then head to the Spanish cities of Avila, walking in St. Teresa’s footsteps at the Incarnation Convent, and Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile. Here, you’ll enjoy dinner and a free evening to explore the city.

  • Day 7: Burgos | Loyola | Lourdes

    Birthplace of St. Ignatius
    Following breakfast, we will head to Loyola to visit the birthplace of St. Ignatius, founder of the Jesuits. See the historic basilica dedicated to him, and pray in the room where he often prayed. Enjoy free time for lunch. After a bus trip through the stunning Pyrenees Mountains, we’ll arrive in Lourdes, check in to the hotel, and have dinner.

  • Day 8-9: Lourdes

    The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes
    Over the course of two days in the vast Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes, you’ll attend Mass at the Grotto of Massabielle where Mary appeared to St. Bernadette, watch a film on Lourdes, drink water from the miraculous spring, and submerge yourself in the healing baths. Meditate on the life-size Stations of the Cross overlooking the Grotto. See Boly Mill, St. Bernadette’s birthplace, and the Cachot (an abandoned prison where Bernadette's family lived). Participate in the Blessed Sacrament Procession to the Basilica of St. Pius X, the “Underground Basilica” (optional). End both days with dinner, praying the Rosary, and a candlelight procession.

  • Day 10: Depart Lourdes

    Revel in the Memories
    After breakfast, say “au revoir” as the bus transports you to the airport for your flight home.

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*Please note that for a number of reasons beyond our control or because new opportunities emerge, the schedule and itinerary can change.

A Life-Changing Experience

Grow Spiritually

Sometimes we need to step back from life and take another look at who we are, what we are here for, what matters most, and what matters least. Without the distractions of your everyday life, Fatima and Lourdes provide the perfect opportunity to hear the voice of God and get to know Jesus in a whole new way.

Visit Sacred Places

A pilgrimage is a wonderful opportunity to expand our knowledge of the world and experience our faith in breathtaking ways. Journey to some of the most sacred places in Portugal, France, and Spain, from the home of St. Teresa of Avila to the healing waters of Lourdes.

Create Lasting Friendships

Whether you are making this pilgrimage with your spouse, best friend, or by yourself, you will meet an incredible group of people who are passionate about their faith and the Dynamic Catholic Mission. Make memories and create lifelong friendships with people from across the country.