PILGRIMAGE TO GERMANY, AUSTRIA, ITALY, CROATIA, MEDJUGORJE
– Featuring Oberammergau Passion Play 2020
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UNDER SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE OF REV FR PIUS SCHROH SAINT BRUNO PARISH, BRUNO, SK
Date: Jun 5 – Jun 17, 2020
Date: 13 days
Price: CA$5,090 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Toronto departure
Price: CA$5,190 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Saskatoon departure
Price: CA$5,390 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Vancouver/Calgary/Montreal departure
Price: CA$5,490 (Taxes & Tips Incl.) for Edmonton departure
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3055 Dundas St. W., #4, Mississauga, ON L5L 3R8. Tel. 905.412.3355 or 1-800-565-3619
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Day 1 Jun 5 Depart Saskatoon for Munich via Toronto
Day 2 Jun 6 Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Jun 7 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 Jun 8 Today we travel to Innsbruck, Austria. We will visit the Baroque cathedral of St Jakob and the Hofkirche, a grand 16th-century church housing the cenotaph of Emperor Maximilian, surrounded by a remarkable collection of bronze Renaissance sculptures. Our tour includes entry to the spectacular imperial palace, known to locals as the Hofburg. One of Austria’s three major historic buildings, it has undergone an astounding transformation from Gothic to Renaissance to its current Baroque appearance. The palace is renowned for its lavish 18th-century apartments, which give a sense of the wealth of the Habsburgs. Apart from an outstanding collection of buildings, Innsbruck also boasts some of the finest views in Europe: across the swift-flowing River Inn to the tall, pastel-hued houses on the opposite bank, and the death-defying Bergisel ski jump, all encircled by the magnificent Alps. Continue to Trento, Italy for dinner and overnight
Day 5 Jun 9 Today we short city tour of Treno, Italy. Continue to Padua where we celebrate mass at the Basilica dedicated to St. Anthony. St. Anthony is buried here in the small church of Santa Maria Mater Domini, which was incorporated into the present basilica as the Chapel of the Dark Madonna. Dinner and overnight in Padua.
Day 6 Jun 10 After breakfast, travel to Venice, spectacular city sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. We enjoy the tour of Venice, including St. Mark Square, the Byzantine Basilica, the Dodge’s Palace and the “Bridge of Sighs”. Afternoon, continue to Rijeka, Croatia for dinner and overnight
Day 7 Jun 11 After breakfast morning tour city tour of Rijeka, Croatia includes visit to St. Vitus Cathedral and Our Lady of Trsat Church. Dinner and overnight in Zadar.
Day 8 Jun 12 After breakfast, city tour of Zadar, Croatia, a city on Croatia’s Dalmation coast, is known for the Roman and Venetian ruins of its peninsular Old Town. There are several Venetian gates in the city walls. Continue to Medjugorje for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 Jun 13 After breakfast and mass we visit the Statue of Risen Christ and pray at the Way of the Cross. The rest of the day at leisure for personal activities and prayers. Dinner and overnight.
Day 10 Jun 14 After breakfast, we celebrate Holy Mass and then take walk to the Hill of Apparitions where the visionaries first saw Our Blessed Virgin Mary. Pray before the statue that symbolizes the place of the First Apparition. A steep path leads to the top of the mountain, along which bronze reliefs were placed representing the joyful and the sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary. We also visit and pray at “Blue Cross”, a place of healings and graces at the foot of Apparition Hill. Dinner and overnight.
Day 11 Jun 15 After breakfast we travel to Dubrovnik for tour of the city. Dubrovnik is an old city on the Adriatic Sea coast. It has been nicknamed “Pearl of the Adriatic” and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979. Stroll around the narrow streets of the old town of Dubrovnik and experience the history and culture of this magnificent walled city. We see Onofrio’s Fountain, the Franciscan Monastery, the City Bell Tower, the Church of St Blaise, the city’s patron saint. Continue across the main square, where you will visit Dubrovnik’s baroque Cathedral of the Assumption, built in the 18th century after an earthquake destroyed the original one. Mass. Return to Medjugorje for dinner and overnight.
Day 12 Jun 16 After breakfast and mass we climb on the top of “Krizevac” which means “Mount of the Cross.” It is the highest mountain in the area. In 1933, the parish of St. James erected a large concrete cross to commemorate the 1900th Anniversary of Jesus’passion and death on the cross. During construction of the 16 ton cross, the parishioners carried up all of the materials, cement, sand, water, tools, etc., in memory of Christ’s way of the cross. The cross was completed on March 15, 1934. A relic of the True Cross of Jesus was received from Rome from Pope Pius XI and built into this cross. In the afternoon time, travel to Zadar for dinner and overnight.
Day 13 Jun 17 transfer to Zagreb, some free time for last shopping and rest before trip back home. Dinner and overnight in Zagreb.
Day 14 Jun 18 Transfer to airport in Zagreb for our return flight to Saskatoon via Toronto
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