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Quebec City • Montreal • New Franken • Depere • Hubertus • La Crosse

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Trip Includes

  • Daily Mass will be scheduled.
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
  • Transportation with luxury bus.
  • All breakfasts and all dinners. Wine included with all dinners.
  • All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide. If you feel that the tour guide did a great job, offering them extra tips is greatly appreciated.
  • Guided Tours and Tour Fees ~ Our tour guides are very caring, licensed, and well educated. Many of our guides have their PhD's.
  • Single Supplement (as long as the passengers is willing to room with someone and allows us to provide them with a roommate. If the passenger wants a guaranteed room to of their own, then they have to pay the single supplement)
  • Remember: Our trips are not more expensive during high season ~ Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip.
  • NOTE: If you wish to deepen your knowledge of the Catholic Faith as a preparation for this pilgrimage, we recommend the following book as it is faithful to the teachings of the Magisterium of the Catholic Church (Imprimatur by ARCHBISHOP FELIPE AGUIRRE FRANCO): The Catholic Faith in Easy Terms. Introduction, Nihil Obstat, and Imprimatur by Archbishop Felipe Aguirre Franco.

Trip Does Not Include

  • Lunch
  • Luggage
  • Covid Testing Costs (time for required Covid tests will be built into the tour).
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  1. Call us (855) 842-8001 or register online with a credit card and pay your $500 deposit per person to save your spot. The $500 deposit is part of the total price of the trip.
  2. The balance is due 90 days before the trip departure date. The balance is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check).

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Proximo Travel
PO Box 561
Auburn, MA 01501

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1:October 12: Today, we depart on our flight to Canada, arriving in Quebec City in the afternoon where we meet our Pilgrimage Tours’ director. Upon our arrival, we enjoy a scenic tour of the multi-cultural city with its French and English flavors. We check out the historic Palace Royale which will capture your imagination of years gone by. Next, we see the huge star-shaped Citadel of Quebec (Citadelle de Quebec), the largest military fortress in North America still occupied by troops. We move on to the plain of Abraham, where a British invasion force defeated French troops leading to the surrender of Quebec to the British. Finally, we check out Chateau Frontenac, an iconic building and likely one of the most photographed hotels in the world. The hotel is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Quebec. We wind up our first Pilgrimage day at our hotel for dinner and overnight in Quebec City.

Day 2:October 13: This morning, we visit the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupré and enjoy our day at this site where over 1.5 million pilgrims come each year to express their devotion to the mother of the Virgin Mary to whom this site has been consecrated since the mid-17th century. We celebrate Mass in the Basilica of St. Anne de Beaupré followed by a guided tour of the basilica, beholding a depiction of Saint Anne, known as The Statue of Miracles, which sees thousands of pilgrims each year placing their prayers of petition at its base. We will also stopover at the museum, seeing the annals of devotion to Saint Anne down through the centuries as well as the stirring story of pilgrimages to the shrine. We participate in the Stations of the Cross. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Quebec City.

Day 3:October 14: This morning we celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Quebec, stopover at the Holy door. Following Mass, we visit one of Quebec’s natural treasures, Montmorency Falls, located just east of Quebec City at the mouth of the Montmorency River. Montmorency waterfalls are 272 feet tall, which is 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls! You may admire the view from the cable car, suspended bridge, lookout points, or climbing stairs up the side of the cliff. Dinner and overnight in Quebec City.

Day 4:October 15: This morning we depart for Montreal where upon our arrival, we enjoy a motorcoach tour of the city, followed by a visit to the great basilica, Saint Joseph’s Oratory, built atop Mount Royale and recognized as one of the great temples of the world. This sacred place was long the dream and life’s work of Brother André, who was canonized in 2010. Here, we will learn about the extraordinary life of the humble Brother André of the Holy Cross. Like many sacred places in various countries, the Oratory, which has room for 10,000 people, attracts visitors who seek a haven of peace and a spiritual encounter. There are several such temples in the Christian world of the Occident. Only three are found at the heart of important cities: Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the Sanctuary of Montmartre in Paris and Saint Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. We enjoy a guided tour of the Oratory, after which confessions will be heard and Mass celebrated. Our day ends with a visit to Notre Dame Basilica, one of the most beautiful churches in all of North America. Dinner and overnight in Montreal.

Day 5:October 16: Following breakfast this morning, we visit and celebrate Mass at the Mary Queen of the World Cathedral. Tour Maison de Mere de’ Youville, gaze, admire, and offer prayer and thanksgiving at the painting depicting God the Father. This painting was ordered by Saint Marguerite from France As a result of a promise she made to obtain the healing of her spiritual director, Louis Normant de Faradon, and at the request of one of her companions who wanted to see a representation of the Eternal Father. The painting served as a focus of meditation for the little community then and now at the Spiritual Army of God the Father’s 1st Sunday Devotion held each month at the Monastery of the Angels in Hollywood, California.

We hop back to our motorcoach and travel 32 kilometers to the Sanctuary of Saint Marguerite D’Youville in Varennes, QC, the location of her birth in 1701. Here, you will discover the amazing destiny of St. Marguerite d’Youville as the first Canadian-born female saint. Allow yourself to experience her life challenges and the wonder of her unshakeable faith in God the Father and His Divine Providence will inspire you! Dinner and overnight in Montreal.

Day 6:October 17: Travel to Wisconsin. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7:October 18: This morning we celebrate Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, one of the 15 recognized apparition sites of the Virgin Mary worldwide and the first and only one in the United States. In October 1859, the history of what was known as “The Chapel” began when Adele Brise reported seeing “the queen of heaven.” The Belgian immigrant dedicated her life to teaching the catechism to local children. She established a boarding school and a third-order community known as the Sisters of Good Help at the site.

“La Chapelle,” as locals called it, was spared the Peshtigo Fire of Oct. 8, 1871. During the night of the fire, the faithful carried a statue of Mary around the six-acre area in prayer. Outside this perimeter, everything was burned but inside remained unscathed. The procession is re-enacted annually in October. Since its ecclesiastical recognition and approval, the Shrine is rapidly growing as a site for pilgrims from around the world. The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help has been the site of miraculous cures that have astonished pilgrims.

We travel about 23 miles to Saint Norbert Abbey in DePere. The Center is not only a distinguished landmark, but also home to the Norbertine community and a welcoming environment to those who wish to enhance their relationship with God. We will explore the Abbey beginning with its most important area, the Church, built in a cruciform floor plan to its stained glass windows, to its main altar made of Botticio marble with red Levanto supports and the Choir Bells, each of which has a name, a fitting inscription and bears a crest of the person in whose memory it is dedicated. From the Abbey, about 2.7 miles away, we continue our tour of DePere to the National Shrine of Saint Joseph. The statue of Saint Joseph holding the Child Jesus was originally housed in Saint Joseph Church, on the grounds of Saint Norbert College. In the late 19th century, inspired by a deep devotion to the foster-father of Jesus Christ, Father Joseph Durin, who was the pastor, began work to have a statue of Saint Joseph crowned and declared a national shrine in 1892. Dinner and overnight in the area.

Day 8:October 19: After breakfast, we board our bus and make our way to the Basilica of Holy Hill, the National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, a registered national landmark that attracts more than 500,000 visitors annually. The site, located on 435 acres of rural countryside at the highest elevation (1,300 feet) in the southeastern part of Wisconsin, features the stunning architecture of the neo-Romanesque church built in 1926 and fully renovated in 2005. Its 435 acres of rural countryside offers visitors peace, serenity, and beauty. Features include an outdoor Stations of the Cross, a scenic tower offering a breathtaking view of the surrounding Kettle Moraine area, and the Old Monastery Inn Cafeteria known for its excellent desserts. Run by Discalced Carmelites since 1906, the shrine was elevated to minor basilica status by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006. We continue our journey to The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe. We take the circuitous walk up the shrine’s hill, marked by devotional sites dedicated to various American saints. Along the way, we will stop in at the Votive Chapel, take the Rosary walk winding its way around the hillside adjacent to the Shrine Church, and visit the Memorial to the Unborn. Dinner and overnight in the area.

Day 9: Return home. Although our journey seeking God has come to a close, the blessings of our time with the Lord and our Lady are certain to strengthen and encourage us throughout our lifelong pilgrimage!

Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. However, we will never sacrifice the quality of the meal, all restaurants will meet Proximo Travel's very high standards. Since we have several different trip configurations touring at the same time, it is likely that groups on different tours will be combined when their itineraries overlap in certain areas.

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