In recent months, the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has taken each one of us into unknown territory and it is the strength of prayer that is helping us all through this challenging time. The solidarity of our staff is forever shining and kind words of support from our pilgrims truly uplifting in these days.
The situation is continually changing, and we are in daily contact with our ground handlers at our various destinations while our team of experienced staff in Dublin, Boston, and London are closer than ever, thanks to modern technology!
Over the past trying months we had to make the decision to re-schedule some pilgrimages and it is during these times more than ever that we turn our hearts to Our Lady and Jesus to give us the strength we need and the wisdom to make the right decisions. We continue to evaluate our remaining pilgrimages closer to the departure date and to communicate with you, our valued pilgrims, should the need arise to postpone or re-schedule your pilgrimage. Our long-standing collaboration with hotels and airlines has given us the ability to swiftly re-schedule pilgrimages, with details of our 2021 pilgrimages already available.
Potential Pilgrimage Restarts
The dates below are only provisional and will completely depend on government and health advice both here and the destination country or countries that we will be traveling to. We will be taking every measure we can to help you travel safely, including the implementation of our new SafeStay policy and calling on all Marian Pilgrimages' ground suppliers to facilitate extra cautionary steps to mitigate as far as any possible risks, these include sanitizing, regular bus disinfection, an inspection of hotels and restaurants for highest standard hygiene, and more. The wellbeing and safety of our pilgrims and staff remains our highest focus and priority.
Medjugorje - mid-August 2020
Lourdes - mid-July 2020
Holy Land - Beginning of September 2020
Shrines of Italy - Beginning of September 2020
Fatima - Beginning of September 2020
Camino - Beginning of September 2020
Our phone lines remain open from 10.00 am until 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday and emails are regularly monitored throughout the day.
In addition, we invite you to visit our Facebook page where you may follow some of the celebrations from your favourite pilgrimage destination or indeed visit our website www.marian.ie for details of our 2021 pilgrimages. Please, join us in prayer as we consecrate all our pilgrims and staff to Our Lady and St. Joseph.
Lord, in this time of the unknown we ask you to bless all who are unwell, we implore you to protect us, eliminate all fear and anxiety and increase our trust in you.
Marian Pilgrimages Team