With the Centenary celebrations nearing their completion it has been an extremely busy year in Fatima, during which Pope Francis, on the 13th May, gave the Portuguese people two new young Saints in Francisco and Jacinta. In the history of the Catholic church , Francisco and Jacinta are the first child Saints who are not Martyrs.
Attention now turns to Lourdes where in 2018 they will be celebrating 160 years since the first apparition to Bernadette, on the 11th February 1858.
The celebrations in Lourdes during the year are expected to attract a huge increase in the number of pilgrims travelling there so a very busy time for the local hoteliers and businesses is anticipated.
The Lourdes pastoral theme for 2018 is “Do whatever HE tells you”
Our Holy Land pilgrimages are always a wonderful event, following with Christians in the footsteps of Our Lord and his Holy Family. We ensure that every pilgrimage we organise to the Holy Land is a closed tour thus giving you peace of mind that your travel is safe. We fully comply with all Foreign Office advice at all times. Therefore, please support the Christians living there by going on pilgrimage to visit them.
Our pilgrimages to Italy, including Rome, Assisi and San Giovanni continue to be of great value and this year we have added Padua and Venice.
In 2018 the pilgrims going to San Giovanni will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the death of St Padre Pio.
We also continue to offer pilgrimages to Poland, Lisieux and Nevers and can also arrange tailor-made pilgrimages for groups going to any holy sites.
2017 was a busy year with more people than ever going on pilgrimage with us, especially to Fatima. We are as enthusiastic today as ever and the ethos of the Tangney family will always be to provide a high quality personal service to each and every pilgrim, at an affordable price.
Our website, www.mancunia.com features all our pilgrimages so for the latest information please visit our site from your computer or mobile device.
We are members of AITO as well as being bonded members of ABTA and we hold an ATOL license issued by the UK government, so you can be assured your booking and money is protected and safe with us.
Please contact one of our experienced team members and let us help you find your perfect Pilgrimage in 2018.
Colin, Frances and all the Team