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Coimbra, Bon Jesus, Santiago de Compostela

Good-bye to Fatima as we head north to the Carmelite Convent in Coimbra where Sister Licia of Fatima spent her last 50 years. We had Mass in their chapel (homily here). Then to Bon Jesus which is one of the most beautiful shrines with lush manicured gardens of flowers and plants on a mountain side. Inside the magnificent church is a life-size, full scene of the crucifixion which is stunning. From there we drove through

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Fatima all Day!

Today was Fatima all day! And what a great day it was. We started out touring the small village of Aljustrel where the three children lived and the village is kept as it was over 100 years ago. So we get to visit their homes and even see sheep where they used to have them. Then we visited all of the apparition sites of the angels and the Blessed Virgin, then drove by their parish

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First Day; We Arrive at Fatima

It is with great joy that we received our pilgrims at the Lisbon airport this morning in Portugal. It is a smaller group than we’ve taken in the past but we’re all excited after 18 months grounded to be back on the road with an international pilgrimage. Today we had Mass at the birthplace of St. Anthony (Fr. James’ homily here.) We will be driving to Fatima, Coimbra, Santiago de Compostela, Loyola and Lourdes and

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Finally in the Air Again! Leaving today for Portugal, Spain and France with a group to Fatima, Lourdes & more

It is with great joy that we announce that TODAY we are heading to Portugal, Spain and France.  Janet and I board our Delta flight to connect in Paris for our Air France flight to Lisbon Portugal. We arrive two days before our group to scout things out, meet with our agent, guide and bus driver. There are covid protocols but we have overcome! We have 22 of us intrepid pilgrims along with one of

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Pray for Cardinal Burke’s full recovery

Please say a prayer for Cardinal Raymond Burke, a true Prince of the Church who is waging a just war in the Church to retain our traditions and the truth of the faith and purity of practice. We spent the day with our dear friend on July 22 at his Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Wisconsin. He was as brilliant and amiable as ever. He celebrated Mass for us, shared dinner, and gave

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Cardinal Burke and Covid – especially for our Wisconsin Pilgrims

This is especially for all those pilgrims who joined us for our July 2021 “Shrines of Wisconsin” pilgrimage in which we all enjoyed the company of Cardinal Burke for Mass, dinner and his talk to our group. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11 PRAYERS FOR CARDINAL BURKE  Cardinal Raymond Burke tweeted out last night: “Praised be Jesus Christ! I wish to inform you that I have recently tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Thanks be to God, I am

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