Holy Family Acts Pilgrimage to France & Italy

  • Destination: France, Italy
  • Duration: 14 days

Date: May 20 – June 2, 2021

Spiritual Director: Fr. Thomas Voorhies

In Lourdes, experience the Grotto and Way of the Cross. Visit Sacre Coeur in Paris. Then travel to Vatican City, the epicenter of our Catholic faith. Also in Italy, see historical and cultural sites in Rome, Assisi, Florence & Venice.

Registrations for this journey are reserved for members of the Holy Family Acts Community.

If you are not a member of this community, please check back soon for Open Registration or browse through some of our other journeys.

Sacré Cœur
On this spot, in the 3rd century, the first Christians of Paris, with their bishop St. Denis, the priest St. Rusticus and the deacon St. Eleutherius, were martyred, giving the hill its name “Mount of Martyrs.”

 

To reach the Basilica of the Sacré Cœur, one must climb 270 steps, from the top of which there is a magnificent panoramic view of Paris, including Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, the Pantheon, the Opera house, Montparnasse Tower and the Pompidou Centre.

 

For more information:
E-mail: info@holytravels.org
Phone: 337.291.1933
Toll free: 877.454.7469
Fax: 337.291.1935

Pilgrimage Highlights

FRANCE

Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes crown - Photo by Audrey Bouillion

Lourdes
• Mass at the Grotto
• Walk in the Footsteps of St. Bernadette
• Way of the Cross with Life-sized Stations of the Cross
• The Basilica of St. Pius X
• Experience the Baths
• Nightly Candlelight Procession Requested by Our Lady

Paris
• Sacre Coeur
• Miraculous Medal Chapel (Incorrupt Body of St. Catherine)
• Shrine of St. Vincent de Paul
• River Cruise

ITALY

Padua
• Basilica of St. Anthony

Venice
• Cathedral of St. Mark
• Walking Tour and Optional Gondola Ride
• Venetian Glass and Lace Factories

Assisi

• Basilica and Tomb of St. Francis
• Basilica of St. Clare
• Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels
• San DamianoSt. Peters Square Piazza
• Hermitage Tour (optional)

Florence

• Michaelangelo’s David
• Piazza Del Duomo
• Church of Santa Croce
• Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Baptistery of St. John

Rome and Vatican City

• Basilica of St. Peter and Scavi Tour (if available)Colosseum
• Tomb of St. John Paul II
• Basilica of St. Mary Major
• Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
• Basilica of St. John Lateran
• The Colosseum
• St. Callixtus Catacombs
• Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel
• Basilica of St. Peter in Chains
• Michaelangelo’s Moses
• Papal Blessing

*Based on availability

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