2024 Fatima

Join Father Meng as we journey to Portugal.   Wait listed.  Please call or text  to have your name on the list.

Sunday, 1 September 2024.  Depart Dulles on Air Portugal for Lisbon. Dinner and overnight.

Monday, 2 September 2024.   Morning arrival in Lisbon.  After Passport Control and Baggage Claim, meet your local guide and driver to enjoy a  Panoramic tour of Lisbon. This includes  St. Jerome’s Monastery, built to give thanks to the Virgin Mary.  Stop to take photos at the Belem Tower and continue to see the 25th of April Bridge, Basilica of the Star, and the Marquee of Pombal Square. Our last stop will be St. Anthony’s Church. Patron Saint of lost things is best known as St. Anthony of Padua (Italy), but he was born and baptized here in Lisbon. Father will celebrate Mass and then we’ll check into Hotel Altis Grand for one night.  Dinner and overnight in Lisbon.

Tuesday, 3 September 2024.  After breakfast, head to Fatima.  On the way we’ll stop in town of Santarem where Father will celebrate Mass at St. Stephens Church.  You’ll have time to venerate the 13th century Eucharistic Miracle before we continue to the Hamlet of Aljustrel, to visit the birthplace and home of the three shepherd children who are at the center of the miracles at Fatima.  Check into Hotel Santa Maria for 4 nights.  Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Wednesday, 4 September 2024.  After breakfast, a day to pray and meditate upon one of Our Blessed Mother’s apparition sites. Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children; Lucia (age 10), Jacinta (age 7), and Francisco (age 9). These apparitions occurred monthly from May until October of 1917. Historically, as the entire world was in true turmoil, Our Lady’s most prominent message during this time was to pray for world peace. The destruction of the world at that point in history was also mentioned by Our Lady in her messages of Fatima, and more specifically, in her second secret to the children.  Our profoundly reflective day begins with Father celebrating Mass at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions. This simple, yet modern, chapel is the site where the Virgin Mary first appeared on May 13, 1917. 

After Mass, view the monument that commemorates the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the square as we continue with a visit to the stunning neoclassical church, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. This Sacred space contains the tombs of St. Francisco, St. Jacinta, and Sister Lucia. Due to Our Lady’s consistency in Her messages to pray the Rosary, this Basilica also features fifteen altars, dedicated to the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary. While in the Basilica, you will be able to feel, through the Love of Our Lord and Lady, the many graces that were received here.   After a lunch break, we’ll visit the Museum and the exhibit Fatima: Light and Peace before going to  the Holy Trinity Basilica.   Free time until dinner.   Your night will conclude with private devotions and the candlelight procession, requested by Our Lady (1917). Enjoy dinner and a comfortable night’s rest in Fatima.

Thursday, 5 September 2024.   Fatima. After breakfast, experience Christ’s unconditional love by participating in the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra. The “Sacred Way” marks the path taken by the shepherd children of Fatima to their first apparition with Our Lady. It is composed of fifteen small chapels in commemoration of the Passion of Our Lord. The fifteenth station, the Resurrection, can be found close to the Chapel of Calvary, dedicated to St. Stephen, King of Hungary. We end with a visit to Valinhos, the site of Our Lady’s August 1917 apparition and the first and third apparition of the Angel.  Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.  Join the the candlelight procession if you wish.

Friday, 6 September 2024. Fatima  A free day to relax, meditate on your journey and pray before packing for departure home tomorrow.  Join the the candlelight procession if you wish.

Saturday, 7 September 2024.  An early morning breakfast before our transfer to Lisbon airport for your return flight home with memories to Give Thanks and Remember.

RATE:  $3,150.00

  • Roundtrip Airfare on Air Portugal to Lisbon from Washington, DC
  • Airline taxes and fuel surcharges**
  • All transfers and assistance with arrival and departure
  • Deluxe bus transportation as required.
  • Hotel accommodations in double and triple rooms using 4* hotels with private baths.
  • Half board (Breakfast and dinner) dailyt
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Services of an experienced Certified Tour Manager from the U.S.A.
  • All entrance fees as shown on the itinerary.
  • All service charges.


  • A Tip fund of $19.00 per day, per person ($133.00 total collected with balance).  Covers all expected tips including hotels, dining rooms, porters, drivers and guides.
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned.  Drinks with dinner.
  • Single Supplement of $625.00 when no roommate (Note:  limited # singles)

IMPORTANT NOTE:     **Not always but Sometimes AIRLINE TAXES AND FUEL SURCHARGES  may change and cause an increase in the rate. You will be notified and billed for these changes with final invoice.

 Send deposit check for $500.00 made out to   

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