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November 6 - 14, 2024

Lourdes | Spain | Fatima - a Marian Pilgrimage with Dr. Edward Sri

This tour is currently SOLD OUT - please phone our office at 866.468.1420 to join the waitlist.

Encounter some of the most important Catholic Saints, Eucharistic Miracles, and Marian Shrines in the world! Kneel at the Grotto in Lourdes where Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette. Walk in the footsteps of the great counter-reformation Spanish saints—St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Ignatius of Loyola—as Dr. Edward Sri unpacks how their profound spirituality can help us grow in prayer and grow in trust and surrender to God’s plan for our lives today. Pray at the sacred site where Mary appeared to the children of Fatima. Venerate the relics of the bleeding host which angels adored in one of the famous Eucharistic Miracles in the Catholic Church, the Eucharistic Miracle of Santarém, Portugal. Pray at the relics of St. Anthony in his basilica in beautiful Lisbon, where he was born.

Highlights of the pilgrimage include:


From the “Immaculate Conception” at Lourdes (Lk. 1:28) to the “woman clothed with the sun” (Rev. 12:1) at Fatima, Dr. Sri will take us on a Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, helping us more deeply understand Catholic teaching about Mary and walk in her footsteps as disciples.


We don’t just rush around to see a lot of things. We go deeper, so we can encounter God through sites of some of the most important Saints, Eucharistic Miracles, and Marian Shrines in the world. Daily Mass and free time for prayer and reflection are the heartbeat of this pilgrimage.


Traveling in a smaller group offers more quiet time to take in the spiritual significance of each site and to pray. There will be opportunities to share a meal with Dr. Sri as well as Q&A time.

Due to the high demand for Dr. Sri’s pilgrimages, which usually sell out very quickly, reservations are granted in the order in which registrations/deposits are received. Register using the Book Now tab at the left and enter the trip and group codes below.

Trip Code: 86924 | Group Code: 17862


• Seven nights’ accommodations at 4-star hotels

     - Two nights in Lourdes, France

     - Two nights in Avila, Spain

     - Two nights in Fatima, Portugal

     - One night in Lisbon, Portugal

•Continental breakfast daily

•Four Dinners

•Local guides according to the itinerary

•Arrangements of daily Mass including donations in unique and historical churches (all locations are tentative and subject to confirmation)

•Luxury motor coach in Europe for specified sightseeing

•Local tour manager while in Europe

•Hotel & city taxes and porterage for 1 piece of luggage

•Gratuities payable to the tour manager, guides, and motorcoach drivers

•Whisper sets


•Airfare; Group airfare is offered separately

•Airport transfers for passengers on independent flights

•Meals and beverages, unless specified

•Other personal expenses

•Travel Insurance


Day 1: Wednesday, November 6 - Depart USA

Depart on international flight to Toulouse, France.

Day 2: Thursday, November 7 - Arrive in Toulouse | Lourdes

Arrival at Toulouse airport, meet Dr. Sri and your local Faithful Catholic Tour Manager and transfer to Lourdes. Introductory teaching from Dr. Sri. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Lourdes, followed by a brief orientation tour of the Shrine. Kneel in the chapel built on the very rock of the Grotto, in obedience of the request of the Immaculate Conception. Hotel check-in and Welcome Dinner. Optional participation in the traditional candlelight procession requested by Our Lady. Overnight in Lourdes.

Day 3: Friday, November 8 - Lourdes

Celebrate Mass at the famous Grotto then Dr. Sri prepares us to walk in the footsteps of St. Bernadette, unpacking her spirituality and the message of Our Lady here. See Boly Mill where St. Bernadette was born and the Cachot, an abandoned prison where Bernadette’s impoverished family lived. Join your prayers with those of pilgrims from around the world as you pray for the sick and drink water from the miraculous spring. After lunch on your own, free time in afternoon to experience the Shrine more on your own and to pray. Option to experience the life-sized Stations of the Cross overlooking the holy Grotto. Attend the blessing of the sick and participate in the candlelight procession requested by Our Lady. Dinner on your own and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 4: Saturday, November 9 - Loyola | Segovia | Avila

Depart Lourdes for Spain through the scenic Pyrenees Mountains. Visit the lovely village of Loyola, the birthplace of St. Ignatius of Loyola, patron saint of all retreats! Pray at the sanctuary where a magnificent basilica adjoins a 13th century tower house, where St. Ignatius was born. Celebrate Mass in the Chapel of Conversion in Loyola. After lunch on your own, continue to Segovia to pray at the tomb of St. John of the Cross, the great Carmelite Doctor of the Church, and to see the famous Roman aqueduct there. On this day, Dr. Sri will help us enter the spirituality of the two saints of the day: St. Ignatius and St. John of the Cross. Continue to Avila for hotel check-in. Dinner and overnight in Avila.

Day 5: Sunday, November 10 -  Avila

Avila, a medieval walled city, is one of the best preserved in the world. Known as the “city of stones, city of saints”, Avila is dedicated to St. Teresa, the great mystic and the first woman to be named a Doctor of the Church. Visit the places that speak of her life including her struggles and her calling, including the Convent of St. Teresa (built over her childhood home) and the Convent of the Incarnation, where she became a nun and sense her calling to help bring reform of the Carmelite order. Dr. Sri introduces us to her life and spirituality, including The Interior Castle, which provides a helpful roadmap for our spiritual lives. After lunch on your own, visit and free time to pray, visit other churches in Avila and explore this beautiful medieval city on your own. Dinner on your own and overnight.

Day 6: Monday, November 11 - Alba de Tormes | Salamanca | Fatima

After breakfast and check-out, depart for Abla de Tormes to celebrate Mass at the Carmelite convent, the Monastery of la Encarnación. It is here that St. Teresa died in 1582 and currently her tomb and her reliquary reside above the altar. Travel to the city of Salamanca, the most important University Town in Spain. St. Teresa made confessions in the convent in Salamanca and St. John of the Cross studied Theology at the University. Visit the most beautiful Plaza Mayor in all of Spain. Then, continue into Portugal for our first visit to the Shrine at Fatima. Along the way, Dr. Sri prepares our hearts with Biblical reflections on the mysteries of the Rosary. Dinner, followed by the beautiful evening Candlelight Procession. Overnight in Fatima.

Day 7: Tuesday, November 12 - Fatima

Dr. Sri prepares us to enter into the profound messages of Our Lady given at Fátima, one of the most important Marian Shrines in the world. Celebrate Mass at the Chapel of Apparitions. Next, see the hamlet of Aljustrel, where the children lived and Valinhos, the site of Our Lady’s appearance after the children’s return from prison. Follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra (The Sacred Way) built by Hungarian refugees that culminates in the Chapel of Calvary, which overlooks all of Fatima. Visit the church where the children were baptized. The rest of day will be free for free time, prayer, and private devotions. Dinner on your own and candlelight procession. Overnight Fatima.

Day 8: Wednesday, November 13 - Fatima | Santarem | Lisbon

Morning Mass in Fatima and free time for prayer and last visits at the shrine. Departure to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. En route, stop by the Church of the Holy Miracle in Santarem where we will venerate the relics of the bleeding host which angels adored in one of the famous Eucharistic Miracles in the Catholic Church. Dr. Sri helps us tie together our own Eucharistic and Marian devotion. After lunch on your own, continue to Lisbon, to visit St. Anthony’s Church, built over the birthplace of the patron saint of Portugal, and pray before his relics. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Lisbon before hotel check-in. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner at one of the famous Fado restaurants of Lisbon, and enjoy a live music and Portuguese folklore dances. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 9: Thursday, November 14 - Return to USA

Return flight to the USA.

Itinerary is tentative and subject to change


$3,895* - Price per person, double occupancy

*This price reflects a $100 per person Early Booking Discount for deposits received before 7/5/2024 and an $85 per person Check Discount for those paying the remaining balance by check after the initial deposit.



Departing New York La Guardia Airport to Toulouse, France and returning from Lisbon, Portugal.


Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) travel protection is highly recommended. 


Deposit: $500 per person due upon registration

Second Deposit: $1,250 additional due on or before July 10, 2024

Final Payment: Balance due on or before August 8, 2024

All payments are non-refundable, and subject to CTS Terms and Conditions including the CTS Liability Release. All cancellations must be  received in writing. Penalties will be determined according to postmark date, or date of the fax or email sent by the cancelling passenger



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