There is a WAF National Pilgrimage to Fatima this summer.
Fr Jason Jones, the new WAF England and Wales Spiritual Director, is organising the 2019 pilgrimage. The dates are 10th-16th July.
This pilgrimage will include the special ceremonies on the twelfth and thirteenth of the month, and includes return Flights to Lisbon, half-Board in Domus Pacis hotel, and all taxes & coach tours.
Flights – Air Portugal TAP – flight times:
10 July, Heathrow-Lisbon, dep. 11:20 am arr. 14:05 pm
16 July, Lisbon-Heathrow, dep. 15:05 pm, arr. 17:45 pm.
Pilgrimage operator – Tangney tours
£632 per person sharing
Single supplement £120
Insurance from £33
Accommodation is half board, with 2 half-day excursions included in the price:
1 – Coimbra for Mass and the Sr Lucia museum.
2 – For pick up collection for stations and village/parish church/cemetery.
If you would like to come on the pilgrimage please download a booking form
, and after filling it in, and enclosing your cheque, if appropriate, please return it to Tangney Tours at the address given at the bottom of the form. The pilgrimage will be advertised widely and it is expected that places will soon be filled, so to avoid disappointment, please book up as quickly as possible! You can also download posters
advertising the pilgrimage. Please also share this information with anyone you think who might be interested in coming on Pilgrimage to Fatima. You can see the pilgrimage itinerary here.
For further details please see the booking form or contact us …
Fatima is one of the most important Marian pilgrimage centres in the world, and its message has assumed even more prominence since the canonisation of Francisco and Jacinta by Pope Francis in May 2017.
At the Mass in St. Peter’s on 13th May 2006, Pope Benedict XVI expressed the hope that the message of Fatima will be “increasingly accepted, understood and lived in every community.”
On this pilgrimage, you will experience the beauty and presence of Our Lady in her wonderful shrine, a place filled with peace, light and the spirit of prayer, and will visit the holy places associated with it: the village of Aljustrel where the shepherd children lived, the Loca da Cabeco where the Angel appeared to them leaving the Eucharist suspended in the air above a chalice, and the parish church, where the children were baptised and the statue of Our Lady smiled at Lucia.
On the evening of the twelfth there is the touching candlelight Rosary and procession of Our Lady round the great square, and on the thirteenth the moving international Mass, when the original statue of Our Lady, accompanied by priests and bishops, is processed to the altar and back, carried shoulder high on a bier covered with flowers, while the people sing beautiful Portuguese hymns in her honour.
You will also be given information about the different requests in Our Lady’s message and how we can respond to her appeals for the salvation of souls. It is for this reason that her message has been so highly commended by the popes.
You can read feedback from past pilgrims here.