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His Love Ministries
13 Day Pilgrimage to Croatia, Italy and Switzerland
April 30 - May 11, 2019
$3799 per person including round trip airfare from Newark
Single Supplement $599
Price without airfare $2999
The package price does not include:
ü Travel insurance
ü Lunches except on the Zurich cruise, beverages
ü Other services not attached as included
Day 1. MONDAY April 29 – DEPART NEWARK FOR OVERNIGHT FLIGHT TO SPLIT
Day 2. TUESDAY APRIL 30 – SPLIT ARRIVAL Arrival in Split airport where you will meet with your driver and tour escort, Ivan . You will be transferred by deluxe coach to Medjugorje. Upon arrival in Medjugorje we will check in to the Hotel Palace. You may attend the evening program in parish church St. James (Rosary and Mass). Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Medjugorje.
Day 3/4/5. WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY/FRIDAY MAY 1-3 – MEDJUGORJE During your stay, you will experience the beauty and peace of this simple village, and have the opportunity to share your faith with pilgrims from all over the world. Here are some of the activities planned for the week:
Breakfast, Dinner and overnight at hotel in Medjugorje.
Day 6. SATURADY MAY 4 – MEDJUGORJE – ZADAR After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to Zadar, the oldest continuously inhabited Croatian city.
Upon arrival you will have free time for lunch on own and meeting with your local guide for a half day walking tour of Zadar. While walking over even five layers under your feet you are going to visit Ancient Roman Forum and Temple ruins, Church of St. Donat, St. Anastasia Cathedral, St. Simeon's church (if available we will see the chast of St. Simeon's) and many other place and monuments. This is your chance to learn all about our marvelous town. You’ll also see Square of Five Wells, The Land Gate and, of course, world unique and famous Sea Organ and Greetings to the Sun that will make experience complete. Private Mass will be scheduled. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Zadar.
Day 7. SUNDAY MAY 5 – ZADAR – NP KRKA DAY TRIP After breakfast at hotel, you will go to the National Park Krka to visit Visovac - The Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac, have stood here since 1445. With their magnificent grounds, they form a unique entity. The monastery houses a valuable archaeological collection, a collection of historical church linens and dishes anda rich library, with several historical manuscripts, valuable books and incunabula. Due to the centuries of worship of the Mother of God, this island is often called Our Lady’s Island. Visovac has always attracted pilgrims, who today arrive via the organized boat excursions of Krka National Park. Lunch is on your own. Private Mass will be scheduled. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Zadar.
Day 8. MONDAY MAY 6 – ZADAR – TRSAT SHRINE – PADUA After breakfast at your hotel and check out, you will begin your journey to Padua. On the way you will pause at the Shrine of Our Lady of Trasat where we will celebrate the Mass. According to legend, on May 10, 1291, the small Nazareth house in which the Blessed Virgin Mary lived, appeared on the plateau where the Franciscan Monastery is situated today. This was also the house where the act of Annunciation and Incarnation of Christ took place. Angels transferred it from Nazareth to Trsat. It was kept here until December 10, 1294, when the angels transferred it again to Loreto, near Ancona, where it remains today. After free time for lunch you will continue on to Padua. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Padua.
Day 9, TUESDAY MAY 7 – PADUA After breakfast at your hotel you will meet with your local guide for a visit of Padua. You start from the ancient Roman Amphitheatre (the Arena) which surrounds the Scrovegni Chapel, which holds, entirely preserved, the most complete cycle of frescoes produced by Giotto (1303-1305), one of the greatest monuments of figurative art of all time. Not far away, separating Piazza delle Erbe from Piazza della Frutta, stands Palazzo della Ragione, commonly called Il Salone, a building of 1218, rebuilt in 1306 by Fra' Giovanni degli Eremitani. A short walk leads to St.Anthony Basilica. Started immediately after the death of the Saint (1231) and completed at the beginning of the following century, it is an imposing construction in Romanesque Gothic style, with eight domes and spires of eastern inspiration. It holds the body of St. Anthony and is the object of pilgrimages from all over the world. Private Mass will be scheduled. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Padua.
Day 10. WEDNESDAY MAY 8 – PADUA – ORSELINA SHRINE – ZURICH After breakfast at your hotel and check out, you begin your journey to Zurich. On the way we will pause at the place Oreselina where is the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Sasso (Our Lady of the Rock). The shrine is on the border between Italy and Switzerland in an area where Italian is the official language. A monk named Brother Bartolommeo had come here to set up a place of prayer devoted to the Blessed Mother. According to the tradition, Our Lady appeared to him on August 15, 1480 and confirmed his desire to turn this into a place of prayer. Visit and Mass will be scheduled. After the visit, we continue on to Zurich. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Zurich.
Day 11. THURSDAY MAY 9 – ZURICH – EINSIEDELN – ZURICH After breakfast we go to Einsiedeln. The Shrine of Our Lady of Einsiedeln is an important Catholic shrine in the village of Einsiedeln, which is about 20 miles southeast of Zürich in Switzerland. When St. Meinrad had first come to the area he had brought along one of the mysterious Black Madonna statues. After Meinrad's death a small Benedictine cloister was built at the site of his hermitage and this cloister, housing the Black Madonna, soon became a pilgrimage site of great importance. The enormous abbey standing today rose over a period of many centuries and only legends are left regarding the sites sacred use in prehistoric times. Inside the church the primary object of pilgrimage visitation is the Chapel of Grace which houses a mid-15th century Black Madonna icon (the earlier icon having been destroyed in a fire). The Chapel of Grace, standing directly upon the site of Meinrad's original hermitage, is believed to have been consecrated by Christ himself when he miraculously appeared on September 14, 948. The village is also home to the world's largest nativity scene, the Diorama Bethlehem as well as Panorama the most impressive sight with great artistic and cultural value. You will feel like you are on holy ground while looking at this gigantic cyclorama. It is an unforgettable experience Private Mass will be scheduled. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Zurich.
Day 12. FRIDAY MAY 10 – ZURICH CITY TOUR AND CRUISE After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet with your tour guide for a half day walking tour. Here we go searching for clues to the city´s past in its hidden alleyways and picturesque squares. Together, we uncover the secrets of Bahnhofstrasse, find out what a "procession axis" is, and visit a church with a minute-hand that jumps a record-breaking half meter every minute. This popular tour is filled with numerous astonishing and amusing anecdotes and has plenty to offer both visitors and locals alike. Today you will also have a cruise lunch and enjoy in panoramic driving and the finest view of Lake Zurich. Private Mass will be scheduled. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Zurich.
Day 13. SATURDAY MAY 11 – ZURICH AIRPORT After breakfast and check out from the hotel you will be transferred to Zurich airport for your flight back to USA. With memories for a lifetime.
The package price includes: