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Lisieux (Therese Of The Child Jesus)

I will let fall from Heaven a Shower of Roses."                            When Suffering is sweet

St Therese of Lisieux


DAY 01


Depart USA .meals , drinks and in-flight entertainment included

DAY 02


Arrive Paris , welcome to city of lights by Global Gate Vacations, transfer to your hotel , remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy fabulous city with its grand avenues and boulevards and eternal monuments

DAY 03


After breakfast , enjoy an optional full day sightseeing in Paris , cathedral of Notre Dame, place de la concorde , champs-elysees , Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower , free time at landmarks at Opera area , ending our tour by a panoramic city tour by cruise (bateau mouche) on the Seine river, Invalides (tomb of Napoleon) . Tonight perhaps enjoy a cabaret show at Lido De Paris or Moulin Rouge (B)

DAY 04


After breakfast , (optional) overday  in Lisieux Most people, however, come to Lisieux as a place of pilgrimage based around the cult of St Thérèse, the most popular French spiritual figure of the last hundred years. Passivity, self-effacement and a self-denial that verged on masochism were her trademarks, and she is honoured by the gaudy and gigantic Basilique de Ste-Thérèse, completed in 1954 on a slope to the southwest of the town centre. The huge modern mosaics that decorate the nave are undeniably impressive, but the overall impression is of a quasi-medieval hagiography. The faithful can ride on a white, flag-bedecked fairground train around the holiest sites, which include the infinitely restrained and sober Cathédrale St-Pierre. Return to Paris.Overnight at hotel 

DAY 05


After breakfast , early departure to Lourdes by TGV (high speed train) .Arrival inLourdes .Check-in your hotel. Evening Dinner at your hotel , then at 8.45 p.m. attend the processions (be there 15 m. earlier) near the Grotto where the various pilgrimages meet under their banners next to the Gave (duration one hour)

DAY 06


After breakfast , full day pilgrimage starting with THE WAY OF THE CROSS , laid on the mountain , it measures 1530m. it is possible to take THE WAY OF THE CROSS accompanied by a priest who preaches along the way (meeting at 8.30 a.m. every day at the Crowned virgin) , enjoy the Baths (are to the right of the Grotto) , THE 17 Baths were cut into the rock in 1954 where hundreds of people take a dip every day.  Lunch & Dinner included for more activities and pilgrimage related matters , please refer to our reservation department for details,brochures,informations ... and special events in Lourdes  

DAY 07


After breakfast , visit the Rosary Basilica, Upper Basilica or (Basilica of the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION) Departure to Paris by TGV .Arrival , check-in to hotel.Overnight

DAY 08


After breakfast , transfer by Global Gate Vacations to airport for homebound flight arrives the same day


Scheduled transatlantic flight (round trip from and to NYC)

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Accommodation at hotels (meals as per itinerary)

Accommodation in Lourdes on full board basis

T G V (high speed train) Paris/Lourdes/Paris

Arrival and departure transfer in Paris

Included sightseeing as per itinerary

Professional tour directors to escort you


Transfers in Lourdes 

Optional tours and tipping

Transfer from hotel to station and v.v. in (Paris)

Airport taxes and september 11th security fees

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You know well enough that Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, nor even at their difficulty, but at the love with which we do them.

-Saint Therese of Lisieux






















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The pilgrimage of Lourdes is founded on the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin to a poor, fourteen-year-old girl, Bernadette Soubiroux. The first apparition occurred 11 February, 1858. There were eighteen in all; the last took place 16 July, of the same year. Bernadette often fell into an ecstasy. The mysterious vision she saw in the hollow of the rock Massabielle was that of a young and beautiful lady. "Lovelier than I have ever seen" said the child. But the girl was the only one who saw the vision, although sometimes many stood there with her. Now and then the apparition spoke to the seer who also was the only one who heard the voice. Thus, she one day told her to drink of a mysterious fountain, in the grotto itself, the existence of which was unknown, and of which there was no sign, but which immediately gushed forth. On another occasion the apparition bade Bernadette go and tell the priests she wished a chapel to be built on the spot and processions to be made to the grotto. At first the clergy were incredulous. It was only four years later, in 1862, that the bishop of the diocese declared the faithful "justified in believing the reality of the apparition". A basilica was built upon the rock of Massabielle by M. Peyramale, the parish priest. In 1873 the great "national" French pilgrimages were inaugurated. Three years later the basilica was consecrated and the statue solemnly crowned. In 1883 the foundation stone of another church was laid, as the first was no longer large enough. It was built at the foot of the basilica and was consecrated in 1901 and called the Church of the Rosary. Pope Leo XIII authorized a special office and a Mass, in commemoration of the apparition, and in 1907 Pius X extended the observance of this feast to the entire Church; it is now observed on 11 February.



St. Therese of Lisieux

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St. Therese of Lisieux was "the Little Queen" to her father. She was a determined young woman who defied convention to speak to the Pope in order to enter the Carmelite convention where her beloved sisters were.  Her "little way" paved the way to sainthood.

When Suffering Is Sweet

by St. Therese of Lisieux

It has come to this, that I can no longer suffer because all suffering is sweet. Besides, it is a mistake to worry as to what trouble may be in store; it is like meddling with God's work.  We who run in the way of love must never  allow ourselves to be disturbed by anything.

If I did not simply suffer from one moment to another, it would be impossible for me to be patient; but I look only at the present moment forget the past; and I take good care not to forestall the future. When we yield to discouragement or despair it is usually because we give too much thought to the past and to the future.