Theme for this World Youth Day
“Mary arose and went with haste” (Lk 1:39).
The Portugese capital set to host World Youth Day 2022 is just 75 miles from Fatima, one of the most visited Marian pilgrimage sites in the world. In Fatima, the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children over the course of 1916 and 1917 with a message of peace and a request for prayer.
Schedule & Package
We begin our World Youth Day pilgrimage journey as we depart on our flight to Lisbon, with meals served onboard.
On our arrival into Lisbon, we are greeted by our Canterbury Tour Manager, who will accompany us for the duration of our pilgrimage. Today, we participate in hr World Youth Day opening ceremony, followed by a guided tour of Lisbon’s major sites. Overnight in Lisbon
After breakfast at our hotel, we’ll receive our World Youth Day kits which include a backpack, badges, and lunch and dinner meal tickets among other things. There will be Catechesis with Bishops from around the world, opportunities for prayer, reconciliation, music, shows, and exhibits. These events will be held at hosting sites in Lisbon, including local churches, schools, and auditoriums. Overnight in Lisbon
After breakfast, there will be Catechesis with Bishops from around the world, opportunities for prayer, reconciliation, music, shows, and exhibits. This evening, we’ll attend the welcoming ceremony for our Holy Father. Overnight in Lisbon
Following breakfast, we enjoy catechesis, opportunities for prayer, reconciliation, music, shows, and exhibits. We’ll attend a special live Stations of the Cross tonight. Overnight in Lisbon
Today we unite with pilgrims from around the world for the Pilgrimage Walk to the vigil site. Pope Francis arrives at the site this evening and we enjoy Eucharistic Adoration and a night of prayer and reflection. We sleep under the stars.
This morning we attend the closing Mass, celebrated by the Pope joined with the many bishops and priests from around the World. We are encouraged and inspired by the Pope’s address to World Youth Day Participants, and learn where the next World Youth Day will be held. Following Mass we make our way by motorcoach to Fatima. There will be an opportunity to attend the candlelight procession at the Shrine of Fatima this evening. Overnight in Fatima
After enjoying breakfast at our hotel, we’ll visit the shrine of Our Lady of Fátima and the Capelinha where our Blessed Mother appeared to the three children. Mass will be celebrated at the basilica. We’ll walk the Way of the Cross together, which takes us through Aljustrel, Valinhos, and the Loca do Cabeço. After dinner, there will be an opportunity to attend the candlelight procession at the Shrine of Fatima. Overnight in Fatima
This morning we depart from the Lisbon Airport and head back home, with fond memories in our hearts and renewed spirits.