Dear Fellow Pilgrim,
2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Aparitions of our Lady in Fatima – and her message is just as vital, maybe more so, today!
Join us as we travel to Portugal and Spain as pilgrims to Fatima and Santiago de Compostela!
Our comprehensive package includes airfare from Albuquerque to Lisbon. (and we can make arrangements from other departure points as well!) We'll tour the city, and after resting for the night, we make our way to the Shrine at Fatima – first stopping to witness the Eucharistic Miracle at Santarem.
After our pilgrimage to Fatima, we make our way on the Camino – via the Portugese Route – First by bus, and then – for those who choose to, a few days walking the Way of St. James!
Fr. Joseph Mary and Br. Joachim are our Spiritual Directors for this pilgrimage. They are members of the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs). This relatively new religious community was founded in 1987 out of the Bronx, New York. The community is composed of men who have a desire to live the Rule of St. Francis of Assisi in the Capuchin Franciscan tradition. The friars serve the material and spiritual needs of the very poor and work for the reform and renewal of the Church through the evangelical preaching of personal reform. The CFRs characterize themselves as Catholic, Franciscan, Capuchin, contemplative, active, apostolic, fraternal, pro-life, and witnesses to the Gospel. They are deeply committed to the New Evangelization as envisioned by our beloved Pope John Paul the Great. They serve at the San Juan Diego Friary in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Our group coordinator, Linda Harms, has led pilgrimage groups for twelve years. She will travel with the group and will assist with registration and any needs while on the ground..
Our partner for this trip is Select International Tours, with Kristine Smart as our representative. Kristine can answer any questions about this trip, will process all registrations and can make arrangements for you to travel from your local airport.
Select International Tours received the prestigious 2016 Impact Award from the Faith Travel Association as the most innovative and impactful US travel company in the faith based travel niche. Since 1987 they have organized group travel for thousands of groups to the Holy Land, Europe, Canada, USA and Mexico. Their network of contacts, guides, destination knowledge and in depth travel experience ensures you highest quality travel at reasonable prices.
For more than 29 years Select International has earned a reputation for integrity, reliability and value. They deliver what they promise! Enjoy and relax when you travel with Select International Tours.