First Annual Men’s Vocation Pilgrimage

June 23 – July 2, 2019

Purpose and Itinerary

Spiritual Discernment of Vocations
Open to Men Age 18 to 39
(Limit 20 male pilgrims)

Open to CatholiCity Citizens and Mary Foundation Benefactors 
(Limit 8: married couples and/or adult men and women)



DEPART US/CANADA – Sunday, June 23

  • Our journey begins on the Feast of Corpus Christi


  • Connecting flight arrives Toulouse. Bus to Lourdes
  • Dinner and Mass

FULL DAY LOURDES – Tuesday, June 25

  • Mass at underground Basilica of St. Pius X
  • Venerate St. Bernadette’s incorrupt body
  • Tour of St. Bernadette Soubirous’s home and Basilica of St. Pius X

TRAVEL TO LYON – Wednesday, June 26

  • Morning flight to Lyon, Unpack, Lunch
  • Visit Basilica Notre Dame de Fourvière (sister church to Sacré-Cœur in Paris)
  • Museum of Sacred Art, Roman Ruins, and Odeon on the hill of Basilica

ARS and ST. JOHN VIANNEY – Thursday, June 27

  • Visit Shrine of St. John Vianney
  • Venerate his incorrupt body
  • Mass at the Basilica of Ars

PARAY-LE-MONIAL – Friday, June 28

  • Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus!
  • Mass at the Chapel of the Visitation of St. Margaret Mary and the Sacred Heart Apparitions
  • Venerate her incorrupt body
  • Visit Cistercian Sept-Fons Monastery of St. Bernard of Clairvaux

LYON and THE ANCIENT CHURCH – Saturday, June 29

  • Morning: Attend Ordination of Archdiocese of Lyon at Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon on the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary!
  • Walking Tour of Lyon, including the Church of the Martyrs of Lyon (177 AD)
  • Site of the Tomb of St. Irenaeus, Father of the Church (died 202 AD)
  • Afternoon/Evening: Free time for prayer, rest, spiritual direction


  • Morning: TGV Train to Paris, Arrive 11:00am, Unpack, Lunch at hotel
  • Mass at the Martyrium of St. Denis where Saints Ignatius and Francis Xavier made perpetual vows
  • Visit Sacré-Cœur on Montmartre (venerate the heart of St. Thérèse of Lisieux)
  • Free time for exploring city, prayer, fellowship, and spiritual direction


  • Visit Rue du Bac: St. Catherine Labouré and Miraculous Medal Apparitions
  • Venerate her incorrupt body
  • Visit Notre Dame Cathedral (pending reconstruction)
  • Final Mass at beautiful nearby Sainte-Chapelle

DEPART PARIS – Tuesday, July 2

What's Included

  • Round-trip airfare from most major cities
  • Flights from Paris to Lourdes, Lourdes to Lyon
  • TGV train from Lyon to Paris
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
  • Hotel Accommodations (3 star) for 8 Nights
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Daily Mass by Father John O’Brien, SJ
  • Presentations by Bud Macfarlane

Fr. John/Bud Podcast

Bud Macfarlane, founder of, talks with Fr. John O’Brien and Xavier Macfarlane, a third-year college seminarian, about the First Annual Catholicity Vocations Pilgrimage to France in June of 2019. They also discuss the initial stages of discernment for a religious calling in general, how to obtain financial assistance, and much more.

Click here to listen!


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Double Occupancy $3000.00

Single Supplement $+400.00

A deposit of $450.00 is required to hold your reservation

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