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placeholder September 22, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 16   •   Oakland, CA

Among the stops
Pilgrims walk on their knees, above, at the Marian shrine of Fatima in central Portugal, and candles burn in front of the statue, bottom left, of Mary at Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France; a crowd gathers, bottom right, in front of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, all part of The Catholic Voice Marian Shrines pilgrimage.
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Fatima, Lourdes, Spain: Marian pilgrimage
sponsored by The Catholic Voice
 
Marian Shrines Pilgrimage
When: Oct. 5-15, 2015
Where: Portugal, Spain, France
To register and for information: Contact Marianna at Unitours Inc., 800-777-7432 or visit the website: www.Unitours.com/
client/CatholicVoice
MarianShrines.pdf

For a brochure, email Camille Tompkins at ctompkins@oakdiocese.org.
 

The Catholic Voice is helping sponsor a foreign pilgrimage to three popular venues: the Marian shrines of Fatima and Lourdes and Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Three priests of the diocese are planning to accompany the dozens of Oakland diocese members as spiritual guides on the 11-day journey. They are Revs. Lawrence D'Anjou of St. Raymond, Augustine Joseph of St. Felicitas and Jim Sullivan of Immaculate Heart of Mary.

The tour will leave by jet from San Francisco to Paris and then Lisbon for two days in Fatima, followed by a trip into Spain and Santiago de Compostela. It will follow one of the popular routes of St. James to Lourdes, and close with visits to several shrines and destinations in Paris.

The price includes airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges, 4 and 5-star hotels and daily breakfast, some dinners and wireless headsets for pilgrims throughout the visit to hear the guides' lectures. Cost is only $4,399 per person. Those who accept by Oct. 27 will receive a $75 discount per person.

Details and other information are available from Unitours at 800-777-7432, EST.

"Unitours has operated these tours professionally since 1957, and has the expertise to make this an interesting and memorable journey," said Albert C. Pacciorini, Voice editor.

"Visitors will see two of the most popular Marian shrines," Pacciorini said. "Fatima, where tens of thousands of people watched the miracle of the sun dancing in the sky in 1917, and Lourdes, where thousands have been cured of physical afflictions. The trip to Santiago de Compostela and Santander will efficiently allow people to see some of the path of St. James, normally part of a month-long, 900-mile walk. The pilgrimage will end in Paris, the City of Light."

A religious pilgrimage like this, he said, can be a time of camaraderie and prayer in the spirit of our faith.

 
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