Day 1 – Sep 16, 2018
Evening departure from Toronto to Paris.
Day 2 – Sep 17, 2018
Morning arrival in Paris. Transfer by motor coach to Lisieux. St. Therese, “the Little Flower” spent her life and died here as a nun in the Carmelitan monastery. Visit to the Basilica dedicated to St. Therese, Mass, dinner and overnight.
Day 3 – Sep 18, 2018
Morning Mass and then a visit to the house and convent of St. Therese. Early afternoon departure to Paris for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 – Sep 19, 2018
Today we have a sightseeing tour of Paris incl. Eiffel Tower, Place de La Concorde and Champs-Élysées. We visit Notre Dame Cathedral and Miraculous Medal chapel where we celebrate Mass. Afternoon some free time for leisure. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Sep 20, 2018
This morning we leave Paris for Lyon. En route we visit Nevers,where St. Bernadette died in 1879 and where her incorrupted body is on display and venerated. We celebrate Mass here. Continue to the Shrine of St. John Vianney in Ars-sur-Forman. Dinner and overnight in Lyon.
Day 6 – Sep 21, 2018
After breakfast we depart to La Salette-Fallavaux to visit the Shrine Our Lady of La Salette. Mass, free time and overnight.
Day 7 – Sep 22, 2018
Today we travel to Turin. Upon arrival the walking tour of the city will take us to Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Castello, Vio Po, Royal Palace and Monte dei Cappuccini. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8 – Sep 23, 2018
After breakfast we travel to Florence – the cradle of Renaissance and the capital city of Tuscany. En route we stop in Pisa to see famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Dinner and overnight in Florence.
Day 9 – Sep 24, 2018
This morning we explore the beauty of Florence – the cradle of Renaissance and capital of Tuscany. Our tour takes us to the Basilica of Santa Maria Del Flore, the famous Ponte Vecchio, Piazza Signoria and the Church of Santa Croce. We will celebrate Mass in one of the churches. In the afternoon some free time. Dinner and overnight.
Day 10 – Sep 25, 2018
Today we follow in the footsteps of St. Therese to Assisi – the city of St. Francis. We celebrate Mass in the Basilica dedicated to St. Francis. In the afternoon we travel to Rome for dinner and overnight.
Day 11 – Sep 26, 2018
This morning we attend the Audience with the Pope on St. Peter’s Square. That’s where in 1887 St. Therese asked Pope Leo XIII to allow her to enter Carmel at age of 15. Afternoon we visit the St. Peter’s Basilica. Mass, dinner and overnight.
Day 12 – Sep 27, 2018
Another full day in Rome. We the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Chains, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, views of the Coliseum, Forum Romanum and Trevi fountain. Some free time for last minute shopping. Dinner and overnight.
Day 13 – Sep 28, 2018
After breakfast we are transferred to the airport for our flight back to Toronto via Paris.
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