United States Pilgrimage
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi
Santa Fe, Chimayo, Acoma Pueblo & Laguna
*Airfare can be arranged for groups*
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Your trip includes
- Centrally located first class hotels as follows: (or similar)
- ~ 5 nights: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, Santa Fe
- Transfers as per itinerary
- Continental Breakfast daily
- Wine with dinners
- Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
- Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
- Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
- Mass daily & Spiritual activities
- Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
- Tips for meals
- Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
- Airfare, Airline Luggage Fees, Lunches, Beverages not mentioned and Tips to your guide & driver.
Day 1, Sun, Jun 20: Santa Fe (Loretto Chapel)
Travel to Santa Fe. Meet your tour escort in the lobby of your hotel for "Meet and Greet", than a short orientation tour of Santa Fe. Our first stop at the Loretto Chapel with the Miraculous Staircase of St. Joseph. The Chapel is a former Roman Catholic Church that is now used as a museum. The Sisters of Loretto credited St. Joseph with its construction. It has been the subject of legend, and the circumstances surrounding its construction and its builder were considered miraculous by the Sisters of Loretto. The Miraculous Staircase was built by a mysterious carpenter that no one has ever seen, but Sisters of Loreto claimed that it was St. Joseph. It is said that the entire construction of it is simply "impossible." It was built without any nails or glue, it lacks any central support and according to many, it should have collapsed the very first moment someone used it. What a blessing it is for us to visit it during the Year of St. Joseph. Next, we make our way to Church for Mass, then a local restaurant for dinner and return to hotel for overnight.
Day 2, Mon, Jun 21: Santa Fe - Chimayo (El Santuario de Chimayo, Santo Nino Chapel) - Santa Fe
Following breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed to Chimayo City, for our visit to El Santuario De Chimayo, also known as Lourdes of America and famous for its "Holy Dirt". It is here that we will celebrate Mass and pray beside the "The Shrine of Lord of Esquipulas" and the sand hole. Next, we will visit Santo Nino (Holy Child) Chapel and visit Our Lady of La Vang statue located in the chapel. Return to Santa Fe for dinner and overnight.
Day 3, Tue, Jun 22: Santa Fe (Santuario de Guadalupe & Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then proceed with a visit and Mass celebration at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. The Cathedral of Saint Francis of Assisi was officially elevated to a basilica by Pope Benedict XVI on October 4, 2005. Next, we will continue to Santuario de Guadalupe. The Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe is a historic Catholic shrine in Santa Fe. It is the oldest church in the United States dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 4, Wed, Jun 23: Santa Fe - Acoma Pueblo - Santa Fe (San Miguel Mission)
We will have breakfast at the hotel and continue to Acoma Pueblo. It is here that we will visit Mission San Estevan. Construction of the Acoma Pueblo mission church was a 12-year project, begun shortly after the Spanish founded the mission in 1629 and completed in 1642. During these years, much of the adobe village was built too. The church is 150 feet long and 40 feet at its widest, constructed of the same adobe bricks and plaster used to build the older village structures. The roof is adobe with wooden beams called "vigas." Enjoy lunch on your own before we depart to Santa Fe for Mass and visit of San Miguel Mission, "The Oldest Church" in the continental United States. Enjoy the dinner at local restaurant and return to Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 5, Thu, Jun 24: Santa Fe - Laguna, Cibola County - Santa Fe (Christo Rey Church)
After breakfast at the hotel we will transfer to Laguna, Cibola County for our visit and guided tour of San Jose de la Laguna Mission. This mission, dedicated to St. Joseph, was established in the year 1699 by Friar Antonio de Miranda, O.F.M., one of the early Franciscan Missionaries in New Mexico. It is one of the last established of the early New Mexico Missions, and is the best preserved, in its original condition, of all the Old Missions in the Southwest. Next, enjoy lunch on your own at a local restaurant. We will then return to Santa Fe for Mass Celebration and visit to Cristo Rey Church. We conclude the day with "farewell" dinner and overnight.
Day 6, Fri, Jun 25: Santa Fe - Hometown
Following breakfast transfer to the Airport for your return flight home and lifetime memories.