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Lourdes - Hotel Helgon
     
Date 05 September 2018 Online Booking
Depart from Dublin
Arrive to Toulouse
Duration 7 nights
Price €699
  • Return Aer Lingus flights Dublin/Toulouse with cabin baggage only
  • Accommodation for 7 nights in the 4* Hotel Helgon
  • Breakfast, Lunch & evening Dinner
  • Full religious programme operated by Marian Pilgrimages
  • Catholic Priest available for Spiritual Direction
  • Coach transfers while in France
  • Services of a Marian Pilgrimages guide throughout
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • 10kg Carry-on Luggage
  • All airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • *PLEASE NOTE*
  • The itinerary below is a sample itinerary only and is subject to change.
  • We are happy to facilitate those people who are willing to share. In the event that a share cannot be found, it will be necessary to take a single room which is subject to a supplement
  • *** NOT INCLUDED ***
  • 15kg checked in bag - €70
  • Single Room Supplement - €245
  • Optional excursions

 

Hotel Helgon
The 4 star Helgon Hotel is placed 150 meters away from the Lourdes Sanctuary . It is also really close to some touristic places like the San Pío X Basilica, the Grévin Lourdes Museum and the Bernadette house.With its dynamic team, the Helgon Hotel is waiting for you with the desire of surprising you and giving you warm and friendly welcome.
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Pilgrimage Itinerary

Wednesday 5th Sept

Check in at Dublin airport for our Aer Lingus flight EI532 to Toulouse. Coach transfer to the 4* Hotel Helgon and check in for 7 nights on a full board basis. Time to rest this first evening or attend the Torch light procession.
HOTEL HELGON 0033562942497

Thursday 6th Sept

09.15 Leave hotel for 9.30 Mass in the lower Dolors. After Mass we will have an orientation tour of the Sanctuary area. Drink from the spring near the Grotto. The original spring that Bernadette located is still visible, protected by a glass cover and illuminated by a light. Group photo. OR 09.30am International Mass in the Basilica of St Pius X, To be part of the choir you should come to the Basilica, near the organ, at 8.30 am for rehearsal. Please let your Marian Pilgrimages Rep know if you are interested in joining the choir. After Lunch we take a walking tour to the Boly Mill, where Bernadette was born, and to the Cachot, an abandoned prison where Bernadette's family lived. Dinner in your hotel. After Dinner participate in the evening torchlight procession.

As early as 18th February 1858, the day of the third Apparition, one of the two people accompanying Bernadette had carried a candle. After this, Bernadette herself always came with a candle. The iconic Lourdes Torchlight Procession, known throughout the world, was introduced in Lourdes in 1863 by Father Marie-Antoine, a Capuchin also known as the ‘Saint of Toulouse’. The Marian Procession is the most popular celebration in Lourdes.

During the Procession, and depending on the day, the pilgrims recite the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful or Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. At the beginning of each decade, a few words in several languages give direction to the prayer so that it does not become a monotonous repetition. The Ave Maria and other hymns can be heard in many languages. In the serenity of the evening, each pilgrim carries his or her own personal intentions as the prayer gathers the assembly “of all nations, people and languages” with the Virgin Mary, like the disciples in the Cenacle after the Ascension of Christ. The procession always takes place regardless of the weather.

Friday 7th Sept

English Mass at the Grotto at 06.45. Morning for upper or low Stations of the Cross..Afternoon Mass in the City of the Poor. After dinner participate in the evening torchlight procession. Saturday 8th Sept

9:45 English Mass at the Grotto..Afternoon optional tour to Gavarnie. After Dinner participate in the evening torchlight procession.

Sunday 9th Sept

09.15 Leave Hotel for 09.45 Mass in the Poor Clares and some free time for private prayer and reflection.Afternoon free.After Dinner participate in the evening torchlight procession. Monday 10th Sept

Morning free to visit to the Baths of Lourdes, a focal point of the sanctuary, filled with the"healing" spring water of Lourdes. Immerse yourself in the baths where hundreds of miraculous healing's have taken place. "Go and drink at the spring and wash yourself there!” these words of the Virgin Mary to Bernadette during one of the Apparitions inspired the creation of the Baths near the Grotto in which the pilgrims are immersed. Lunch at the Hotel. Afternoon optional visit to Bartres for Mass. Evening lighting of our group candle. After Dinner participate in the evening torchlight procession.

Tuesday 11th Sept

Morning mass TBA, meet at St. Josephs gate to go light our group candle.(guide will give meeting time locally)

Wednesday 12th Sept

09.30 final Mass in 7 Dolors, upstairs. Bus departs hotel at noon for Toulouse Airport, for your return flight EI533 home, departing Toulouse at 17.00 arriving in Dublin 18.15 with Aerlingus.

*It is our intention to follow the itinerary as outlined above, however due to many factors like local holidays, traffic or weather conditions it may be necessary to make changes to the order of events or even the cancelation of certain events.

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