10-Day Pilgrimage | Fátima and Shrines Of Spain
Fátima | Santiago de Compostela | Leon | Ávila | Segovia | Montserrat | Barcelona
All Masses are subject to confirmation. This itinerary can be customized or modified to include additional opportunities for prayer, reflection, and devotions.
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- Day 1 | Depart for Portugal
- Day 2 | Arrive in Lisbon | Fátima
- Welcome to Lisbon! Enjoy an orientation tour of Portugal’s capital city, including the Church of St. Anthony. Celebrate Mass at the Church of St. Anthony. Continue to Lisbon Cathedral to see the baptismal font used to baptize St. Anthony. Pass by the Belem Quarter, Belem Tower, 25 April Bridge, the Discoveries Monument, and St. Jerome’s Monastery. Proceed to Fátima. Participate in the evening rosary and candlelight procession.
- Day 3 | Fátima | Valinhos | Aljustrel
- Celebrate Mass in the Chapel of the Apparitions. Take a guided tour of the Shrine of Fátima, including the tombs of the children saints of Fátima, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, and the Basilica of the Holy Trinity. Visit Aljustrel to see the homes of the children and Valinhos, where the Blessed Mother appeared to comfort and direct them. See the church where the children were baptized and, if time permits, follow the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra, culminating in the Chapel of Calvary. Free afternoon for private devotions. Participate in the evening rosary and candlelight procession.
- Day 4 | Coimbra | Santiago de Compostela
- From Fátima, drive north to Coimbra, where Sister Lucia lived until her death. Celebrate Mass at the Carmelite Monastery. Continue to Santiago de Compostela, the final destination of the medieval pilgrimage route known as The Way of St. James.
- Day 5 | Santiago de Compostela
- Travel along a partial segment of El Camino de Santiago. Arrive at the Cathedral of St. James, visit his tomb in the crypt, venerate the statue as an act of completing the pilgrimage route, and witness the swinging “botafumeiro.” Celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of St. James. Free time to explore on your own. Visit the Church and Convent of San Francesco.
- Day 6 | León | Ávila
- Continue on the pilgrim way into Galicia. Celebrate Mass in the Chapel of O’Cebreiro. Continue to León and visit the Old Town and the cathedral. Proceed to Ávila, the birthplace of St. Teresa.
- Day 7 | Ávila | Segovia | Zaragoza
- Visit St. Vincent’s Basilica, just outside the walls of Ávila. Tour the fortress-like Ávila Cathedral. Celebrate Mass at the Convent of the Incarnation. See the cell where St. Teresa lived. Depart Ávila for Segovia, where St. Teresa founded her ninth convent. Visit the convent and venerate the remains of St. John of the Cross. Stroll through the Old Quarter of Segovia, seeing the Roman aqueduct, cathedral, and Alcázar fortress. Proceed to Zaragoza.
- Day 8 | Zaragoza | Montserrat
- This morning, visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, an important pilgrimage site. Continue to the Benedictine Abbey of Montserrat and arrive in time to witness the Escolania Boy Choir singing the the Virolai, a hymn dedicated to the Virgin of Montserrat. Celebrate Mass at the Abbey of Montserrat.
- Day 9 | Highlights of Barcelona
- Enjoy an orientation tour of Barcelona, seeing the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, the cathedral, and the Church of Santa Maria del Mar. Continue to Sagrada Familia, the art deco work of Antonio Gaudi. Celebrate Mass at the Grotto of Sagrada Familia. Pray the rosary in the chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
- Day 10 | Return Home