The Pilgrimage of Lúcia
Sister Lúcia plays a key role in the projection of Fatima in national and international panoramas. This Experiential tour tries to show you her journey of faith, and unravel how this different settings have played in her history and the one of Fátima.
For this reason, this tour starts in Fátima in search of her years of pre-appearances childhood, seeking to discover the reality of Portugal in the period before the First World War as well…
The next day we will visit the Carmel of Santa Teresa, where Sister Lúcia will die in 2005, see the reflections and questions which arose in this period of his life, as well as study the memorial of Sister Lúcia.
We also unveil this monumental city – Coimbra – where she lived most of her life. Coimbra is a city with religious monuments and academics worth a visit and contemplate.
Then we will know the first point that Sister Lucy is fixed after leaving Fatima – the city of Porto. We’ll visit the Vilar seminar, we will know very interesting stories about this period in which she sought to be identified, and visit the Sardão College where she will end up much later.
The city of Porto has a deep connection to Fatima, as it is a city consecrated to Mary, where the Virgin’s presence is very strong.
For this reason, it makes sense to make a Marian path to discover the baroque churches in Porto. A deeply meditative moment.
The importance of Galicia in the life of Sister Lúcia forces us to address Tui – an important city in her religious life. It was in this city that Sister Lucia will take temporary vows (in 1928) and then the final (in 1934).
Tui is a small border town with a very rich medieval core, where it’s very pleasant to walk and listen for the footsteps on the sidewalk stone.
Many kilometers away from Fatima we’ll find the House of the Congregation of Saint Dorothy in Pontevedra, where he took refuge Sister Lucia in 1925 and which began as a postulant.
This pilgrimage has a new meaning when visiting Santiago de Compostela, especially the historical center and its famous cathedral, which sister Lúcia visited, too.
Before going back to Fátima, we will go through Braga (known as Bracara Augusta during the Roman times) the huge religious capital of the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula before the emergence of Santiago de Compostela. The city of the archbishops. It is a place with a marvelous religious heritage that we will know better.
Sister Lúcia spent many of her holidays in this city, that’s why it is important to know this city to find out which were the pilgrimage places of her life.
On the centenary of the apparitions of Fátima, we challenge you to walk along the steps of Sister Lúcia, know her words and the moments that marked her life … Remember her views, her reflections…
Duration: 3 days