Pilgrimage to England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales – Featuring the Passion Play at Oberammergau in Germany
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Under spiritual guidance – TBA
Date: August 7 to 20, 2020 14 days
Price: CA$5,790 for Toronto departure (Taxes & Tips Incl.)
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DAY 1 AUG 07 Friday Depart Toronto to Munich by direct flight.
DAY 2 AUG 08 Saturday Upon arrival, continue to Bavaria for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 AUG 09 Sunday After breakfast departure to the beautiful scenic village of Oberammergau, where we devote our afternoon and evening attending the famous Passion Play. In 1634 the Black Death decimated Europe’s population. Oberammergau remained untouched until a homesick villager returned one night, unknowingly bringing with him the dreaded plague. Almost 100 villagers died as a result. Frightened survivors vowed that if god saved them from the plague, once every 10 years they would re-enact the agony and crucifixion of Christ. From then on there were no further deaths from plague. The villagers fulfilled their pledge ever since. The play portrays the Passion of Christ – from the entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. Dinner and overnight.
DAY 4 AUG 10 Monday From Munich, we take our flight to London. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight in London.
DAY 5 AUG 11 Tuesday After breakfast, there will be a panoramic tour of London which includes Trafalgar Square, Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower of London. Then we travel to Aylesford in Kent County for the relics of St. Simon Stock who was entrusted the Scapular of Mount Carmel by the Blessed Virgin Mary. Visit the National Shrine of St. Jude adjacent to Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Faversham. Then we visit the Canterbury Cathedral where St. Thomas Becket was murdered by the knights of King Henry II on December 29, 1170. Brief stop for Choral evensong at St. Paul’s Cathedral if time permits. Dinner and overnight in London.
DAY 6 AUG 12 Wednesday visit Westminster Cathedral. After visiting Westminster Abbey, we go to Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony if available, then visit the interior of the Palace. We visit the Windsor Castle. Overnight in Oxford.
DAY 7 AUG 13 Thursday Oxford known for its university founded in 1167 with 38 colleges , where Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman soon to be canonized, converted to the Catholic faith and C. S. Lewis at the prodding of J. R. R. Tolkien became a Christian. on to the quaint rural villages of the Cotswolds. Visit one of the oldest Catholic churches in the U.K., the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs in Cambridge, famous for its university with 32 colleges, founded in 1209 with famous alumni like Lord Tennyson, Lord Byron, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and A. A. Milne’s Winnie- the- Pooh. Visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham and the Slipper Chapel. On to York.
DAY 8 AUG 14 Friday visit St. Joseph Church in York. Guided tour of York including the Shambles and the York Minstrel. To Durham Cathedral to venerate the tomb of Venerable Bede and the relic of St. Cuthbert, a most beloved English saint. Continue to Scotland to visit Roslyn Chapel. Panoramic tour of Edinburgh. Check in the hotel, depart for a traditional Scottish evening with dinner.
DAY 9 AUG 15 Saturday visit St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral in Edinburgh, then guided panoramic tour of Edinburgh, walk the Royal Mile then visit Edinburgh Castle. See the impressive castle of Stirling. Continue to the scenic landscape of Loch Lomond and the Trossach’s National Park. Visit the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Carfin near Glasgow. Overnight in Glasgow.
DAY 10 AUG 16 Sunday Depart Glasgow for the Lake District, the finest of England’s National Parks, passing through Grasmere, home of the poet William Wordsworth. Attend the 11:15 AM Mass at Our Lady of Windermere and St. Herbert in Windermere. Travel to Chester, an ancient Roman town in the River Dee, with black and white half-timbered buildings and the “Rows”, and visit St. Werburgh Catholic Cathedral. Overnight in the Beatles’ Liverpool.
DAY 11 AUG 17 Monday Depart Liverpool to the village of Betws-y-Coed in Wales to the scenic Snowdonia National Park. Cross the Menai Bridge. Brief stop at Llanfairpwilgwyngyll. On to Anglesey. Take the ferry at Holyhead, Wales to Dublin. Overnight in Dublin, Ireland.
DAY 12 AUG 18 Tuesday Depart Dublin to visit the tomb of St. Patrick on the grounds of Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland. Continue to Armargh to visit St. Patrick Catholic Cathedral. We visit the National Shrine and Sanctuary of Our Lady of Knock for the Virgin Mary’s apparition on August 21, 1879. No time for mass today. Overnight in Galway.
DAY 13 AUG 19 Wednesday Visit the Galway Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Nicholas. Continue to Tipperary, the spectacular Rock of Cashel, also called St. Patrick’s Rock, composed of Medieval buildings dating back to 12th to 13thc set on a limestone outcrop, a Round Tower, High Cross, Gothic Cathedral, the original Cross of St. Patrick. Pass through Kilkenny to the Monastic site of Glendalough, if time permits, the center of Irish Celtic Christianity founded by St. Kevin. Overnight in Dublin.
DAY 14 AUG 20 Thursday From Dublin, we take our flight to Toronto.
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