9 Days

Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

Catholic Pilgrimage to England

December 26, 2024 – January 3, 2025

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Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

Catholic Pilgrimage to England

December 26, 2024 – January 3, 2025

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London · Windsor · Farnborough · Hampshire Country · Alyesford · Canterbury · Walsingham ·

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London · Windsor · Farnborough · Hampshire Country · Alyesford · Canterbury · Walsingham ·

Journey through England’s deep-rooted Catholic history, beginning in the dynamic city of London and weaving through the country’s spiritual epicenters. This 9-day pilgrimage offers Catholic devotees a profound experience, retracing the paths of saints and martyrs, venerating revered Catholic shrines, and unveiling the rich tapestry of England’s Catholic legacy. From the cherished Aylesford Priory where Our Lady gave the Brown Scapular to St. Simon Stock, to the Tyburn convent where Catholic martyrs gave their lives for Christ, and see the Ely Cathedral, Canterbury, the National Shrine of St. Joseph, and the famous Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. We will also bring in the New Year in London! This pilgrimage isn’t merely about seeing; it’s about connecting with the centuries-old traditions, the fervor of devotion, and the resilient Catholic faith that has intricately shaped England’s spiritual journey.

Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare from your desired Airport
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Hotel accommodations: (or similar) in double occupancy
      ~ 7 nights: Dec 27 - Jan 3: Leonardo Royal Hotel London City, London, UK
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local guide throughout
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Arrangements for Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
Centrally located hotels or similar
Leonardo Royal Hotel London City
London, UK
Not Included
  • Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver, Items of a personal nature.
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Itinerary

Day 1 | Thursday, December 26: Depart for London
Day 2 | Friday, December 27: Arrive in England – London

Today we arrive London. Upon arriving in London, settle into your hotel and freshen up before meeting up with the rest of the group. Visit Westminster Cathedral and celebrate private Mass (location TBD) as a group before retiring for Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 | Saturday, December 28: London

After breakfast we will enjoy a Guided tour of London: Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Square, Regent Street, Trafalgar Square. The afternoon we will visit National Art Gallery. In the National Gallery’s serene halls, let art speak to your soul. Masterpieces whisper stories of faith and beauty, inviting you to linger and reflect. A local dinner, return to the hotel to cap off a vibrant, reflective day.

Day 4 | Sunday, December 29: Windsor, Farnborough, Hampshire Country

After a nourishing breakfast, we’ll journey to the grand Windsor Castle, steeped in royal history and architectural splendor. Immerse yourselves in its rich narrative via an informative audio-guided tour, exploring regal chambers, majestic courtyards, and St. George’s Chapel, a vibrant tapestry of stained glass and Gothic artistry.

This afternoon we’ll set off for a tranquil haven – St. Michael’s Abbey in Farnborough. This Benedictine monastery, nestled amidst verdant English countryside. Within the Abbey’s hallowed walls lies the National Shrine of St. Joseph, a beacon of devotion dedicated to the humble father of Jesus. Here, a sense of serenity washes over you as you prepare for a private Mass in this sacred space. Let the timeless hymns and readings resonate within, seeking the intercession of St. Joseph, patron of workers, families, and the universal Church.

After this deeply moving experience, return to the hotel, savor a simple dinner in the company of fellow pilgrims, sharing stories and reflections, carrying the blessings of the day and the enduring influence of St. Joseph’s gentle grace.

Day 5 | Monday, December 30: Aylesford – Canterbury

Canterbury’s tapestry unfolds! This morning, whisper prayers at St. Aylesford, where St. Simon Stock received the Brown Scapular vision. Make our way to Canterbury, only this time, visiting St. Dunstan’s Church to celebrate the Mass before heading to Canterbury Cathedral, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and while it was founded in 597, it was completely rebuilt in the 11th century. Many pilgrims visit this famous Cathedral to venerate the Shrine of St. Thomas Becket, who was murdered here in 1170.

Day 6 | Tuesday, December 31: Ely – Walsingham

Fuel up on breakfast before embarking on our New Year’s Eve pilgrimage steeped in English Catholicism. First, we journey to Ely’s Shrine of St. Etheldreda, an incorrupt saint whose miraculous preservation inspires awe. Immerse yourselves in centuries of devotion within its ancient walls. Next, we set sail for the Catholic heart of England: Our Lady of Walsingham Shrine. Leave worldly worries behind as you enter this hallowed Marian ground. Touch the ancient Slipper Chapel stones, feeling the weight of history and faith entwined. Culminate your journey with a private Mass within its hallowed walls, a moment of shared prayers and renewed dedication under Our Lady’s watchful gaze.

Return to your hotel carrying the day’s blessings and the promise of a peaceful London New Year’s Eve. Explore this vibrant city at your own pace, embracing its festive traditions from Thames fireworks to cozy pub celebrations. Create memories that will last long after the clock strikes midnight. ( New Years Eve evening will be on our own)

Day 7 | Wednesday, January 1: London

After ringing in the New Year in London, indulge in a well-deserved rest this morning. Sleep in, savor a leisurely breakfast. Later this morning we will visit Tyburn Convent and celebrate Mass.  This afternoon we’ll journey to the Our Lady of the Rosary Shrine, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of London. Bathe in the serene atmosphere of this Marian sanctuary, where flickering candles cast warm shadows and ancient prayers seem to linger in the air. Return to your hotel, carrying the blessings of the day . Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 | Thursday, January 2: London

Start your morning with a nourishing breakfast before we depart for the day. Visit the Tower of London, witness the echoes of St. Thomas More, St. Edmund Campion, and St. Oliver Plunkett, martyrs whose unwavering faith stands testament to the power of belief. Seek solace in the reverence of All Hallows Church, its ancient stained glass. Explore Chelsea’s charming streets, adorned with vibrant blooms and artistic aura. Ascend St. Paul’s majestic dome, bathed in architectural grandeur and spiritual light. Culminate your day with a private Mass, before dinner and retiring for the evening. Each site, a blessing to carry on your journey.

Day 9 | Friday, January 3: London to USA

This morning we depart our pilgrimage for our flights back home. Bon voyage, and may your paths shine bright with faith and joy.

*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited.

 

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About your trip

Embark on a journey through the rich Catholic history of England, commencing in bustling London and winding through the nation’s spiritual centers. This nine-day pilgrimage promises Catholic faithful a profound exploration, following in the footsteps of saints and martyrs, paying homage at revered Catholic sites, and uncovering the intricate fabric of England’s Catholic heritage. From the esteemed Aylesford Priory, associated with the Brown Scapular granted by Our Lady to St. Simon Stock, to the Tyburn convent where Catholic martyrs sacrificed their lives for Christ, and visits to Ely Cathedral, Canterbury, the National Shrine of St. Joseph, and the renowned Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. Our journey culminates with the celebration of the New Year in London. This pilgrimage transcends mere sightseeing; it fosters a connection with age-old traditions, fervent devotion, and the enduring Catholic faith that has profoundly shaped England’s spiritual odyssey.

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About your trip

Embark on a journey through the rich Catholic history of England, commencing in bustling London and winding through the nation’s spiritual centers. This nine-day pilgrimage promises Catholic faithful a profound exploration, following in the footsteps of saints and martyrs, paying homage at revered Catholic sites, and uncovering the intricate fabric of England’s Catholic heritage. From the esteemed Aylesford Priory, associated with the Brown Scapular granted by Our Lady to St. Simon Stock, to the Tyburn convent where Catholic martyrs sacrificed their lives for Christ, and visits to Ely Cathedral, Canterbury, the National Shrine of St. Joseph, and the renowned Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. Our journey culminates with the celebration of the New Year in London. This pilgrimage transcends mere sightseeing; it fosters a connection with age-old traditions, fervent devotion, and the enduring Catholic faith that has profoundly shaped England’s spiritual odyssey.

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