Lumen Terra designs, personalizes and organizes your pilgrimage in France.
For our numerous pilgrims coming from South America, the United States, Réunion Island, from Madagascar or from Africa, this is the occasion to extend your trip to the Holy Land, to Rome the seat of the Catholic Church, to Fatima around its Marian site, to Assisi in the footsteps of Saint Francis, to Medjugorje, or to other destinations.
Lumen Terra in coordination with Ictus Voyages, a travel agency in the same group, can also design, personalize and organize the extension of your trip however you wish: reservation of flights, lodging in a religious house or hotel, transportation transfers, reservation of places of worship, and suggestions of people to meet. From France you can continue your pilgrimage toward other high places of Christian Faith.
Holy Land : A classical itinerary in the footsteps of Christ will take you to Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Mont Tabor, Bethlehem, and of course to Jerusalem. With more than 1500 of our pilgrims going annually to the Holy Land, we have the knowledge and the contacts to organize the meetings and celebrations that you wish. To walk in the footsteps of Christ in the Holy Land is to be embodied in the Gospels, bringing them to light.
There are direct flights from Paris and Rome to Tel Aviv (4 hours, Paris to Tel Aviv). It is possible to find flights that arrive in Paris and that allow a return home directly from Tel Aviv.
Rome : Seat of the Catholic Church established on the tomb of Saint Peter, Rome offers pilgrims an exceptional spiritual trip. You will visit the catacombs of the first Christians, the Coliseum (Roman circus that was the scene for the martyrdom of Christians), and the four major basilicas, one of which is Saint Peter’s Basilica with the crypt of the Popes. You can pray at the tomb of Pope John Paul II, celebrate mass on the tomb of the apostle Saint Peter, assist at a general audience with the Pope on Wednesday morning and discover the treasures of the Vatican Museum.
Assisi : This is a major spiritual stop in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi, the “Poverello”. You can pray at his tomb and that of Saint Claire as well as in the main places of his life: the Carceri (place of hermitage) the monastery of San Damiano and the Portioncule. Within a radius of 120 kms are the other sanctuaries where you can pray: Greccio, Gubbio, La Verna (where Saint Francis received his stigmata).
Assisi can be combined with the spiritual discovery of Rome, with only a 2 hour drive between the cities.
Fatima : Located 2 hours from Paris by plane and a 1 ½ hour drive from Lisbon, the sanctuary of Fatima is one of the most important places of apparition of the Virgin Mary in the world. It is recognized by the Church.
In 1917, right in the middle of World War I, the Virgin Mary appeared to three children: Jacintha, Lucia, and Francesco. She revealed to them the importance of the rosary. She also announced three secrets: the vision of hell, the triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the last one would seem to have been a prediction of the assassination attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II in 1981.
Medjugorje : Situated in Bosnia Herzegovina, a 2 hour flight from Paris, a under 2 hours by road from the international airport of Split, Medjugorje is the site of apparitions of the Virgin Mary since 1981. Here Mary has the name of “Our Lady of Peace”. Many conversions have happened in this sanctuary where the Virgin Mary continues regularly to give messages of conversion and of peace to the world.
So you see, from France you can easily extend your pilgrimage…