Join Msgr Simeon Roberts of St. Cecilia's Catholic Church
on a Marian Pilgrimage to..
Mexico & Our Lady of Guadalupe

Group Coordinator: Greta T. Smith

July 28 - August 2, 2012
$2,492  per person from  Nassau, Bahamas
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About Guadalupe:

St. Cecilia's Catholic Church
St. Cecilia's Catholic Church

The Shrine at Guadalupe is considered the holiest place in the Western Hemisphere. President John F. Kennedy and French President Charles de Gaulle testified to this during state visits to Mexico. Pope John Paul II preached to millions of the faithful from this holy Shrine during his 1979 visit to Mexico. The Basilica commemorates the Virgin Mary's appearance to a humble Indian and honors her request that a Shrine be built in Her honor. In December of 1531, Juan Diego informed a skeptical bishop of his encounter with Mary. A few days later, Juan returned to the site of the vision and once again Our Mother appeared. The humble man relayed the bishop's request for proof of Her visitation, whereupon the Virgin instructed Juan to gather roses from the frozen, rocky terrain and present them to the bishop. Remarkably for the cool season, he found a great number of roses strewn all around. Gathering the roses in sackcloth, he hurriedly took them to the bishop. When he opened the cloak to present the roses to the cleric, it was not Only * the blooms that amazed the bishop. Stamped on the humble cloth was an image of the Virgin! The same miraculous image exists for you to see, hanging in splendor above the main altar.


Your Trip Includes:
crossbullet Round-trip air from Nassau
crossbullet Airline FUEL SURCHARGES & ALL AIRPORT TAXES
crossbullet 5 nights at centrally located first class hotels
             ~ Galleria Plaza, Mexico City, Mexico
crossbullet Transfers as per itinerary
crossbullet Meals:
             ~ Breakfast every day at your hotel
             ~ Lunch every day at local restaurants (except on day of arrival/departure)
             ~ Dinner daily at your hotel or local restaurants
             ~ Wine and mineral water with dinners
crossbullet Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
crossbullet Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
crossbullet Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
crossbullet Arrangements for Mass daily & Spiritual activities
crossbullet Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
bulet Flight bag & portfolio of all travel document


Not Included:
Lunch on day of arrival and day of departure. Travel Insurance and Extended Cancellation Protection plan (please contact Greta T. Smith tel: 242-328-8745 or email: gtsmith24@hotmail.com), Tips to your guide & driver ($7– 9 per day).


Sample Day-by-Day Itinerary:



Day 1 (July 28th): Nassau, Bahamas - Miami, Fl - Mexico City
Depart from Nassau via Miami for Mexico City. On arriving, we'll meet our guide for our five-day adventure. Transfer to our hotel for dinner and overnight.


Day 2, (July 29th): Excursion to Coyoacan & University City
After breakfast we depart for the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas. Celebrate Mass in the brilliantly colored, modern Basilica dedicated in 1976. Join your prayers with those of other pilgrims as you kneel before the altar displaying the astounding Tilma, the sackcloth bearing the image of the Holy Virgin. We will enjoy free time for prayer and reflection at the shrine. Next drive South, to San Angel for Mass at San Jacinto Church. Next we visit the former convent and church of El Carmen and the Church of Santa Catarina in suburban Coyoacan. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.


Day 3, (July 30th): Mexico City
After breakfast we transfer to La Votiva Church to celebrate Mass. We continue to the Museum for Anthropology, itself an architectural wonder that houses artifacts from Mexico's pre-Columbian civilizations.. We will enjoy lunch at the Museum's Restaurant. Drive to Historical Mexico City to visit the Zocalo where we will see the National Palace and visit the Metropolitan Cathedral. Continue to travel to the Plaza of Santo Domingo, the first church built by the Dominicans in 1576. Housed within is the first rosary shrine in Mexico, Our Lady of the Rosary; and a second shrine, Our Lady of Covadonga (the headquarters of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary founded in 1538). Drive back thru Polanco and Lomas residential-commercial zones to visit the Church of our Lady of Covadonga in Palmas Boulevard. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.


Day 4, (July 31st): Excursion to Tlaxcala, Ocotlan, Cholula & Puebla
Enjoy the ride through the mountains as we travel to Tlaxcala and the Shrine of San Miguel Del Milagro. Upon arrival our priest will celebrate Holy Mass at the site where St. Michael the Archangel appeared to Diego Lazaro in 1631, directing him to the Grotto and to a well of miraculous curative waters. We continue to Ocotlan to visit the beautiful church and see the miraculous image of Our Lady burnt into a tree trunk after she appeared to Juan Diego Bernardino in 1541. Perfectly preserved, the image in a tree resides in the Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan. We continue on to Puebla, where we will enjoy lunch at Hotel Colonial in the heart of Puebla's Historic Center. After lunch we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Puebla, visiting the Cathedral, the Rosary Chapel, and other places of interest. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.


Day 5, (August 1st): Guadalupe
After breakfast we travel by way of the Plaza of the Three Cultures to visit the baptismal place of Juan Diego. As we drive you will be enchanted by the artful blending of pre-Hispanic and Hispanic cultures. Our destination is the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the patroness of the Americas. Celebrate Mass in the brilliantly colored, modern Basilica dedicated in 1976. Join your prayers with those of other pilgrims as you kneel before the altar displaying the astounding Tilma, the sackcloth bearing the image of the Holy Virgin. Continue to San Juan Teotihuacan, a UNESCO's world Heritage site before we enjoy lunch nearby. This afternoon we will enjoy a guided tour of the Archaeological zone, visiting the Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, the Temple of Quetzalcoatl and local arts and crafts markets. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight. This evening allows for an optional performance at the Palace of Fine Arts of the acclaimed Mexican Folklore Ballet (additional $115 per person including roundtrip transfers)


Day 6, (August 2nd): Mexico City – Miami, Fl- Nassau, Bahamas
After heartfelt farewells, we will transfer to airport for your departure flights back to Nassau.




Additional Information & Travel Tips: 
What to Know Before You Go
Any Questions?
For more information or to register, contact: Greta T. Smith tel: 242-328-8745 or email: gtsmith24@hotmail.com

For general information, please contact: Monsignor Simeon Roberts  tel: 242-322-5579

For more information, contact: Yaritza or Sandra tel: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or email: yaritza@206tours.com or sandra@206tours.com


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July 28 - Aug 2, 2012 Mexico & Our Lady of Guadalupe
with Msgr Simeon Roberts

$2,342

         

Pilgrimage Upgrades:  
Single Supplement / Private Room $287
Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (one-way) $1,650
Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (round trip) $3,300
First Class available upon request
Children's discounts for children under 12 upon request




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Inn & Gardens   Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan
Inn & Gardens
San Angel, Mexico
  Basilica of Our Lady of Ocotlan
Tlaxcala, Mexico
     
Church of Santa Catarina   Shrine of San Miguel Del Milagro
Church of Santa Catarina
Coyoacan, Mexico
  Shrine of San Miguel Del Milagro
Tlaxcala, Mexico
     
Pyramids of Quetalcoatl   Bust of Plumed Serpent (Quetzalcoatl)
Pyramids of Quetalcoatl
Cholula, Mexico
  Bust of Plumed Serpent (Quetzalcoatl)
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico


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Pilgriamge to Guadalupe & Mexico City Map

Pilgriamge to Guadalupe & Mexico City Map

 

Shrine of Guadalupe

Shrine of Guadalupe
Mexico City, Mexico

Rosary Chapel Rosary Chapel
Santo Domingo, Mexico

Museum for Anthropology
Museum for Anthropology
Mexico City, Mexico

Tilma, Basilica Our Lady of Guadalupe
Tilma, Basilica Our Lady of Guadalupe
Mexcio City, Mexico

Palacio Bellas Artes Palacio Bellas Artes (Palace of Fine Arts, national opera house of Mexico)
Mexico City, Mexico

Plaza of Santo Domingo Plaza of Santo Domingo
Mexico City, Mexico

Pyramid of the Moon Pyramid of the Moon
San Juan Teotihuacan, Mexico


The Aviary The Aviary
Puebla, Mexico

 
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