May 31 - June 9, 2024
Returning Love for Love: A Pilgrimage to the Heart of Jesus
You’re invited to join Bishop Earl Fernandes, Fr. Jonathan Wilson, and Emily W. Jaminet on a Jubilee pilgrimage to France to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the revelations of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at Paray-le-Monial. Celebrate daily Mass at some of the most significant Churches in our Faith tradition; walk in the footsteps of great Saints including, St. Therese the Little Flower, St. Bernadette, St. John Vianney, St. Francis de Sales, and St. Margret Mary Alacoque; savor traditional French cuisine and wine; and deepen your love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus!
• Round trip scheduled commercial economy air from Columbus, OH (CMH) to Paris, France (CDG), returning via Lyon, France (LYS), (including fuel surcharges and government-imposed fees of $300 as of August and 2023; final amount subject to change)
• 8 nights’ accommodations at 3-star and 4-star hotels - 1 night in Lisieux | 3 nights in Paris | 1 night in Nevers | 1 night in Paray le Monial | 2 nights in Lyon
• Continental breakfast daily
• Wine reception
• Nightly dinners, including a welcome and farewell dinner with wine
• Luxury motor coach for airport transfers in France and specified sightseeing
• Local, Catholic tour manager while in France
• Local guides according to the itinerary
• Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
• Arrangements of daily Mass including donations in unique and historical churches (all locations are tentative and subject to confirmation)
• Hotel & city taxes and porterage for 1 piece of luggage
• Gratuities payable to tour managers, guides, and drivers
• Whisper sets
PILGRIMAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
• Airport transfers for travelers not on group flights
• Tour manager from the USA
• Meals not specifically identified
• Beverages with meals unless specified
• Other personal expenses
• Items not specifically mentioned above
EXCITING DETAILS TO COME
• “Tour is Confirmed” Email | Sent when the minimum number of travelers has been met and no later than 90 days prior to departure
• Flight Information Email | Sent approximately 90 days prior to departure
• Hotel Information Email | Sent approximately 45 days prior to departure
• Final Travel Document Mailing | Sent approximately 10 days prior to departure
Day 1: Friday, May 31 - Depart USA for Paris, France
Depart on overnight flight(s) from Columbus, OH to Paris, France.
Day 2: Saturday, June 1 - Arrive in Paris | Lisieux
Arrive in Paris, France and meet your local tour manager. Depart on a private motorcoach to Lisieux, the home of St. Therese, whom Pope Pius X called “the greatest saint of modern times”. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of Lisieux. Continue to the hotel for check-in followed by a celebratory welcome dinner. Overnight in Lisieux.
Day 3: Sunday, June 2 - Normandy | Paris
Today, check-out of your hotel and explore St. Therese’s life by visiting the Cathedral of St. Peter and her family home, Les Buissonets. View relics, clothing, and personal belongings of the Little Flower. Pay homage to the Virgin Mary statue who smiled at St. Therese and cured her illness. Continue to Bayeux and celebrate Mass at the Basilica of Notre Dame de Bayeux. After lunch on your own, depart for Omaha Beach, used by the American troops during the D-Day landings of 1944, and pay respects at the American Cemetery. Continue to Paris for dinner as a group and overnight.
Day 4: Monday, June 3 - Sacre Coeur | City Tour
Begin the day with Mass at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Montmartre, Sacre Coeur, where perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament has taken place uninterrupted since 1885. See the relics of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and the heart of her successor, Sr. Anne-Madeleine, who continued devotion to the Sacred Heart. Enjoy free time for lunch on your own and to explore the artist’s quarter. Continue on a city tour of Paris to see the Champs-Elysees, Place de la Concorde, Eiffel Tower, Opera House and the magnificent Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame. Group dinner and overnight in Paris
Day 5: Tuesday, June 4 - Miraculous Medal | St. Vincent De Paul | Louvre Museum
This morning, celebrate Mass at the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal. View the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure, guided by her guardian angel to the Chapel where the Blessed Virgin revealed a vision of the Miraculous Medal and bestowed abundant graces upon its wearers. Visit the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, and venerate his tomb above the main altar. In the afternoon, take a guided visit of the Louvre Museum, which is known as one of the world’s greatest museums. Finally, embark on a Seine River cruise for a beautiful view of the “City of Light”. Group dinner and overnight in Paris.
Day 6: Wednesday, June 5 - Joan of Arc | Winery Lunch | St. Bernadette | Nevers
Say goodbye to Paris and leave for Nevers via the picturesque Loire Valley. Along the way, a stop will be made in Orleans to visit the Cathedral, Place du Martroi, featuring Joan of Arc’s statue, and her house. Enjoy lunch at a picturesque winery and sample the region famous for Sauvignon Blanc. Continue on to Nevers, a city built into a limestone hill and speckled with town houses covered in beautiful slate and tile roofs. As a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Nevers, Bernadette Soubirous lived here for 12 years after taking the veil in 1867. See St. Bernadette’s incorrupt body at the convent of St. Gildard, miraculously preserved since her death in 1879. Mass will be celebrated at the St. Gildard Convent. Dinner and overnight in Nevers.
Day 7: Thursday, June 6 - Paray Le Monial (City of the Eucharist)
Depart Nevers and travel to Paray le Monial, known as the City of the Eucharist. This is the site of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. A local guide will show you the main sights of this countryside town. Visit the Chapel of the Visitations, the Chapel of St. Claude and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Mass will be celebrated at the Chapel of the Apparitions at the Basilica du Sacre Coeur. Gather for a group dinner and overnight in Paray le Monial.
Day 8: Friday, June 7 - Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus | St. John Vianney
Celebrate Mass at the Chapel of the Apparitions, followed by time for personal prayer. You may have the chance to meet the Sisters from the Visitation Order and hear about the life of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. Next, travel to Ars. visiting the home and Shrine of St. John Vianney, the patron saint of parish priests, renowned for his powerful sermons and hours spent in the confessional, embodying remarkable charity and love for his community that gained fame globally in the Christian world. Continue to Lyon for dinner and hotel check-in.
Day 9: Saturday, June 8 - Lyon | Annecy
On your last full day, depart for the town of Annecy to celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the Visitation, and venerate the relics of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane Frances de Chantal. Spend a free afternoon in this quaint Alpine village. Return to Lyon for a celebratory farewell dinner and overnight in Lyon.
Day 10: Sunday, June 9 - Depart for USA
Depart early for the Lyon airport and return flight(s) home.
Itinerary is tentative and subject to change
TOUR PRICE STARTING AT
$5,399 - Price per person, double occupancy
*This price reflects a $100 per person Early Booking Discount for deposits received before 11/30/2023 and an $150 per person Check Discount for those paying the remaining balance by check after the initial deposit.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT +$1,000
LAND ONLY REDUCTION - $1,500
Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) travel protection is highly recommended.
PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND CANCELLATION TERMS
Deposit: $350 per person due upon registration
Second Deposit: $1,250 additional due 150 days prior to departure (1/2/24)
Final Payment: Balance due on or before 90 days prior to departure (3/2/24)
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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