Cherry Blossom & National Shrines Pilgrimage - WASHINGTON DC
Fr. Rafal Kandora
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Apr 17, 2023
Apr 24, 2023
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About this trip
My Dear Friends,
It is with great pleasure that I invite you on a wonderful pilgrimage to the Cherry Blossom and National Shrines Pilgrimage in Washington, D.C.!
We will visit and stay at the Doylestown, Pennsylvania, National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa founded in 1953, and spend five nights in Washington, D.C. During our visit in Washington, D.C., Mass will be celebrated at the Shrine of St. John Paul II followed by lunch and a group tour of the Shrine of Divine Mercy. We will visit important sites during cherry tree blossoming by taking a bus around our Nation’s Capital. Day 5 will be spent at the Smithsonian Museum. Our pilgrimage includes spending a day each at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Franciscan Monastery.
Together we will pray and enjoy an unforgettable pilgrimage to our Nation’s Capital! Therefore, I invite you to consider joining me on this journey to experience the Catholic treasures in Washington, D.C.!
Your trip includes
Flight: from MCO-PHL / DCA or IAD to MC
2 nights in Doylestown Our Lady of Czestchowa Guesthouse
5 nights in Washington DC (Embassy Suites Washington D.C. - Convention Center or similar)
Escort BUS all days.
Daily breakfast included
1 Lunch at the Czestchowa Guesthouse included
Tips for bus driver
Credit card fees.
Your trip exclude
Any unmentioned meals
Entrances fees not specifically mentioned.
Your trip Itinerary
Day 1: April 17, 2023 Depart Orlando MCO to PHL Philadelphia Airport.
pick-up at PHL airport and transfer to The Czestochowa Guesthouse in Doylestown, PA. Arrival date, check-in to The Czestochowa Guesthouse
Dinner together at The Czestochowa Guesthouse
Day 2- April 18th Doylestown- Our Lady of Czestochowa
Doylestown – Our Lady of Czestochowa
The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, known also as the American Czestochowa is a Polish-American Roman Catholic shrine near Doylestown, Pennsylvania, founded in 1953. It houses a reproduction of the Black Madonna icon of Częstochowa, Poland. The heart of Poland's third prime minister, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, is also preserved there.
We will be welcomed to the shrine by the Pauline Fathers and Brothers.
Today after breakfast we wake up in Doylestown to spend the day visiting The Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and overnight at the Shrine Guesthouse.
Day 3: April 19th, Washington DC
Drive to WASHINGTON DC- 140 MILES (about 2hrs 40 min drive) check-in to hotel in Washington, DC area. Lunch at the Shrine St. John Paul II and visit of the Saint John Paul II National Shrine
Mass at 12:00
Lunch at the Shrine Divine Mercy followed by group tour.
Divine Mercy Service at 3PM.
Evening: Check-in to our hotel for accommodation- Dinner together on our own
Day 4: April 20th
Today after breakfast we take the Trolly/Buss around DC to visit the World War II Memorial, and the rest of all monuments of the Capital.
Evening: Overnight at hotel – Dinner your own
Day 5- April 21st Washington DC
Smithsonian Museum We will spend the day to visit the Smithsonian Museum.
Explore and learn about everything from the origins of man and the future of flight to the history of art across multiple continents with more than 150 million objects, works of art and specimens to discover. The Smithsonian’s collection of knowledge centers serve as a treasure chest for visitors and a guide to the most fascinating aspects of our world. And the best part? You won’t have to pay a penny to experience it as admission is free at every Smithsonian museum.
Evening: Overnight at hotel -Dinner on your own
Day 6 April 22nd, Washington CD
Pick-up at hotel
9AM– drive to visit the Basilica of the National of the Immaculate Conception 3.4.miles approx. 19 minutes.
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a large minor Catholic basilica and national shrine located at 400 Michigan Avenue NE, in the northeast quadrant of Washington, D.C., United States, adjacent to the Catholic University of America. It is served by the Brookland-CUA Metro Station on the Red Line, roughly 1,640 feet (500 m) away.
The shrine is the largest Catholic church building in North America, and one of the largest in the world. The basilica is also the tallest habitable building in Washington, D.C Its construction of Byzantine Revival and Romanesque Revival architecture began on September 23, 1920, with renowned contractor John McShain and was completed on December 8, 2017, with the dedication and solemn blessing of the Trinity Dome mosaic.
The basilica is the national and patronal Catholic church of the United States, honoring the Immaculate Conception as Patroness, accorded by Pope Pius IX on February 7, 1847. Pope Pius XI donated a mosaic rendition of the image in 1923. The shrine has merited several papal visits, namely the following:
Pope John Paul II raised the National Shrine to the status of Minor Basilica on October 12, 1990.
Pope Benedict XVI bestowed a Golden Rose on April 16, 2008.
Pope Francis canonized Saint Junípero Serra, O.F.M., on September 23, 2015.
Today program is:
11-12:30 Shopping Gift Store
12:30 Lunch at cafeteria of Basilica
2:00 PM – 1 hour tour
3:30 PM Depart for Hotel
Evening: Dinner on your own
Day 7: April 23rd, Washington CD
Drive at 9AM to the Franciscan Monastery 4.3.miles approx. 19 minutes.
The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America is a Franciscan complex at 14th and Quincy Streets in the Brookland neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C. Located on a hill called Mount Saint Sepulcher, and anchored by the Memorial Church of the Holy Sepulcher, it includes gardens, replicas of various shrines throughout Israel, a replica of the catacombs in Rome, an archive, a library, as well as bones of Saint Benignus of Armagh, brought from the Roman catacombs and originally in the cathedral of Narni, Italy.
Visit the Franciscan Monastery. Tour Monastery 50 Minutes-
11:00 AM Mass on Sunday in the main church
1:00 PM Bus pick-up return to hotel for Lunch on your own.
Evening: Dinner on your own
Day 8: April 24, 2023 Departure Day
Today after breakfast we transfer to our flight from chosen airport.