National President's Pilgrimage 20/27 September 2020

In the winter of 1933, a young girl named Mariette Beco reported that the Virgin Mary appeared to her on eight separate occasions. Mariette was 11 years old and from a poor family. The Virgin spoke only briefly during her apparitions, but encouraged the girl to pray and led her to a spring with healing powers. After the apparitions many healing miracles associated with the spring at Banneux were reported and as a result it became a place of pilgrimage. The tour to Belgium is based in Charleroi, south of Brussels. The itinerary features a day visiting Banneux but also incorporates a varied programme from the Battle of Waterloo to Belgium’s famous chocolates and visits to other memorable destinations in this delightful country.

The tour includes:

  • 7 nights’ accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis at the Novotel Charleroi Centre
  • Short Channel ferry crossings UK / France
  • Admission to Waterloo Memorial (combined ticket Memorial 1815)
  • Tour and tasting at Belgian chocolate Village, Brussels
  • Full day visit to Banneux
  • Admission to the Grotte la Merveilleuse, Dinant
  • Guided tour of Hospital Notre Dame de la Rose, Lessines
  • Visit to St Bavo’s Cathedral, Gent with audio guide and guide accompaniment to view Adoration of the Mystic Lamb
  • 2 full days at leisure
  • Cost is £580.00 per person sharing. Single supplement £136.00

Not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa (not required for UK passport holders)
  • Additional entrance fees to places of interest other than those detailed in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Porterage

For any further details please contact National President, Margaret McDonald.