Madeira Island with Bishop Athanasius Schneider – August 4-11, 2022

Duration:
Eight days
Tour Type:
Weekly tour
Total Cost (based on double room occupancy):
$3795
Cost of single room supplement:
$395
Full payment due to reserve space
Total cost includes:
R/T air from Washington Dulles
Transportation by coach as on itinerary
Two meals a day - Breakfast and lunch or dinner
Guided touring as indicated on itinerary
Four Star Hotel accommodations
Traditional Latin Mass

$3,795.00

An extraordinary pilgrimage for extraordinary times; travel to Madeira for the Centenary of the death of Blessed Karl I, the last reigning emperor of the Hapsburg Monarchy. Discover how Divine Providence chose this remote island jewel to be the final resting place of the Peace Emperor, whose WWI rule, modeled on the ‘Social Kingship of Christ’, led him first to worldy banishment, but ultimately to eternal honor!

Wether you decide to pay online with credit card (please note that there is a 3% surcharge for credit card payments) or by check, please fill out and sign this Tour-Application and send to Sacred Heart Tours. 

 

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Departure:
  • August 4, 2022


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Schedule

Evening TAP Air Portugal overnight non-stop flight from Washington Dulles to Lisbon on August 4, 2022

Morning TAP Air Portugal non-stop flight from Lisbon to Funchal on August 5, 2022

Six nights in Funchal, Madeira at Hotel Pestana Village

Morning TAP Air Portugal non-stop flight from Funchal to Lisbon to connect to a non-stop flight to Washington Dulles on August 11, 2022

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Description

Blessed Karl in exile by Matej Cadil. Here Emperor Charles is depicted in his final exile, in the terrace garden of his house in Monte, overlooking the town of Funchal. In the background, there is also the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte (Our Lady of Monte).

 

 

Bishop Athanasius Schneider

 

Canon Jean-Marie Moreau

 

Madeira Island Pilgrimage with Bishop Athanasius Schneider & Canon Jean-Marie Moreau

August 4-11, 2022

An extraordinary pilgrimage for extraordinary times; travel to Madeira for the Centenary of the death of Blessed Karl I, the last reigning emperor of the Hapsburg Monarchy. Discover how Divine Providence chose this remote island jewel to be the final resting place of the Peace Emperor, whose WWI rule, modeled on the ‘Social Kingship of Christ’, led him first to worldy banishment, but ultimately to eternal honor! 

Wether you decide to pay online with credit card (please note the 3% surcharge) or by check, please fill out and sign this Tour Application and send to Sacred Heart Tours. 

 

Daily itinerary

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022            Early evening departure from Washington Dulles on a non-stop overnight flight to Lisbon, Portugal. 

Friday, August 5, 2022 – Early morning arrival in Lisbon. After a short layover, transfer onto a ninety-minute flight to Madeira; the larger of two of the islands in the Madeira archipelago, in the Atlantic Ocean, 250 miles north of Tenerife, Canary Islands. Morning arrival in the capital of Funchal, “floating garden of the Atlantic! Check-in at hotel. Afternoon visit to the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte.            

Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022                  to Monday, August 8, 2022     Three days of Sacred Liturgies and talks by His Excellency, Bishop Athanasius Schneider and Canon Jean-Marie Moreau to honor the Centenary of Blessed Emperor Karl’s death! Suzanne Pearson, a Delegate of the Blessed Karl League for the US and Canada will also give talks. Visit the sites connected to the Imperial Family in Madeira. See the Port where Emperor Karl and Zita (who was expecting their eighth child), first saw the island after a three-week harrowing sea voyage. After the second failed attempt to reclaim Hungary, the Imperial couple was placed in the custody of the Entente, who banished them onto a British gunboat departing from Baja, Hungary, on Nov. 1st, 1921, destination unknown. Up until then, no country offered to take them. After traversing the treacherous wartime waters of the Danube, Sea of Marmara, the Dardanelles, the Mediterranean and the Strait of Gibraltar, the Captain finally received orders to drop them off on the Portuguese Island of Madeira. Arriving on Nov. 19, 1921, worn out physically and heartbroken at being cut off from his children and his people, the Emperor was comforted by the sight of a church jutting out of the hillside, saying to Zita, “It reminds me very much of our churches back home. I’m certain it’s a church of Our Lady. We’ll go there soon..” Indeed, it was dedicated to Our Lady of the Mountain and ended up being very much a part of the Emperor’s story to this day! Visit the grounds of Reid’s Palace Hotel, former site of the Villa Victoria, their first dwelling. In January, Zita traveled to Europe to pick up their seven children and bring them to the island. By her return in early February, Karl had accepted an offer of the Quinta do Monte, a summer villa in the hills above the city. It was without electricity and heating and had little running water, but with their dwindling funds and credit, Karl was thankful to have a place for the family. In the dampness of early March, he caught a cold that soon turned into pneumonia. By the time a doctor could see him, an infection had spread and no treatment helped. Visit the grounds of this villa and hear accounts of those last days. Even in his illness the Emperor never lost sight of his duty, telling Zita, “I must suffer as much as it takes so that my people can come together again.” On April 1, 1922, at thirty-four years of age, he took his last breath, returning his soul to God. He is entombed at the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte as he requested. At the time of his death he was considered a saint, even by his enemies. Within one year the archbishop of Vienna was petitioned to open a cause for his canonization. The Emperor Karl League of Prayer for Peace among Nations, formed when Karl was a boy to pray for his protection, was appointed by the archbishop to promote the cause. By the time of WWII over ten-thousand miracles had been reported. In 2004 he was beatified. Empress Zita lived sixty-seven more years after Karl. A cause was opened for her beatification, in keeping with the promise that she and Karl made to help each other get to Heaven. See a photographic exhibition at the church of Nossa Senhora do Monte telling of the Imperial Family’s life on the island. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2022            Full-day Island tour with enchanting scenery and tales of Madeira’s rich history; visit a quaint fishing village, see terraced landscape carved into the cliffs and enjoy an oceanside lunch. Late afternoon return. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2022         A day in Funchal! Visit a wine lodge (sample one of Madeira’s most well known exports), a Flower Market and House of Embroidery (Madeira’s famous linens). Visit the Sé Cathedral (famous for its sixteenth century Manueline altar) and the venerableColegio, a magnificent church reflecting the missionary zeal of the seventeenth century Jesuits.          

Thursday, August 11, 2022.       Early morning flight departure from Funchal to Lisbon and on to Washington. Mid-afternoon arrival in Washington Dulles Airport. 

              

Brochure

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