A Pilgrimage through Catholic Portugal
Chesterton Schools Network
March 16 – 26, 2022 / $3000.00 all-inclusive
This pilgrimage will immerse the students, faculty and families of the Chesterton Schools Network in the incredible history, heritage and traditions of Catholic Portugal. Featuring five nights in Fátima, two nights in Lisbon and two nights on the island of Madeira, this all-inclusive tour includes everything in the cost: airfare, lodging, private bus transportation, private guides, meals and more.
Daily Mass is the foundation of each day. This will be complemented by a robust and immersive touring program through the greatest shrines and places of Portugal. You’ll also have the opportunity to spend two days exploring Madeira, the beautiful and devoutly Catholic Portuguese archipelago found some 1000 kilometers to the southwest of Lisbon in the Atlantic ocean!
Traveling to Portugal during the Pandemic
Fátima is our home base for the first five nights of the trip. We’ll spend two full days here, and the other three will be spent exploring the many shrines, monasteries and holy sites of Portugal!
We’re headed to the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira in order to venerate the tomb of emperor Blessed Charles I of Austria. We’ll also explore the capital city of Funchal and enjoy its beaches!
Our last two days are dedicated to Lisbon, where we will explore the greatest shrines and monasteries of this incredible city! The Jeronimos Monastery and the St. António Chapel are among them.
Our day trips include the monasteries of Batalha and Alcobaça, the seaside towns of Nazaré and Coimbra, the eucharistic miracle at Santarém and the Knights Templar Convent of Christ in Tomar!
Pricing & Registration
In order to register simply fill out the form on this page! Your place on the trip is then secure!
Purchase Travel Insurance
We will send you an insurance quote as soon as you register. We strongly suggest that everyone purchases travel insurance.
Get Your Passports Ready
Apply as soon as possible. NB - Passports that expire within six months of the travel dates are not valid to enter Europe.
Get Welcome Packet & Pack Your Bags
One month before the trip we will send you a Benvenuti Box with lots of useful information. Andiamo!
Frequently Asked Questions
St. Joseph – the foster father of Jesus Christ – is the greatest of saints. As our trip patron, we will pray to St. Joseph before and during the trip, asking this incredible man, the protector of the child Jesus, to protect us on our pilgrimage!
“The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her course.“