There is a WAF National Pilgrimage to Fatima this year, 2018, in July.
Fr Jason Jones, the new WAF England and Wales Spiritual Director, is organising the 2018 pilgrimage. The dates are 10th-17th 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.
The pilgrimage involves a 7:30 am flight from Heathrow via British Airways, and the cost is £750 per person sharing (excluding travel insurance and return transit to Heathrow).
You can download the booking form (two pdfs – front and reverse) here and here.
There are only 30 places available on this pilgrimage, so please return your booking forms plus deposit as soon as possible.
For further details please see the booking forms 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.