English Martyrs  Pilgrimage

 w/ Dr. Tamra Fromm

October 19 - 29, 2020

Informational Meeting

February 20, 2020 @ 7PM

Pier Park Community Center

350 Lakeshore Rd.
Grosse Pointe Farms, MI  48236

Nobile Travel Tours is excited to share with you an opportunity to experience a deepening of your Catholic faith by going on an English Martyrs of the Reformation pilgrimage.  There is a rich Catholic history in England and much to be learned from the faith of the saintly martyrs of the Protestant Reformation.  
 

We will be led by Dr. Tamra Hull Fromm.  Dr. Fromm is a Doctor of Philosophy – PhD, Catholic Studies/Practical Theology (Maryvale Institute, Liverpool Hope University), Director of Discipleship at the Catholic Biblical School of Michigan, and an adjunct Theology Instructor at the Sacred Heart Seminary.  Dr. Fromm has a wonderful passion for and knowledge of the Martyrs of the Reformation, and we are blessed to have her lead us on this incredible journey of faith.
 

English Martyrs Pilgrimage $3,995/person

 

Day 1 Monday, October 19 - Depart for London 

We depart USA en route to London, with complimentary meals and beverages served aloft.

Day 2 Tuesday, October 20  London (D)

Upon arrival at London Heathrow Airport, we will be greeted by our driver who will take us to our hotel for check-in.  Remainder of the day free to explore London before meeting for our Welcome Dinner.  Overnight in London at the Bailey's Hotel.

Day 3 Wednesday, October 21 - London (B|L|D)

  • Full breakfast the hotel

  • Tyburn Convent: We begin our tour at Tyburn Convent, located close to the original Tyburn Tree where over 105 English Martyrs were killed for their faith. Tour the shrine dedicated to these martyrs and celebrate Mass.

  • Houses of Parliament: Visit the Houses of Lords and Commons where St. Thomas More served as Lord Chancellor under Henry VIII and was later tried and sentenced to death.

  • Westminster Abbey: Built in 960 AD. Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the resting place of more than 3,000 great Britons. Tour this beautiful cathedral and attend evensong in the cathedral choir.

  • Tower of London: This 900-year-old castle and fortress in central London is notable for housing the crown jewels and for holding many famous and infamous prisoners, including St. Thomas More and Anne Boleyn.

  • Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Thursday, October 22 - London (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel

  • Free Day: The day is yours to explore the marvelous city of London and its wonderful sites such Buckingham Palace, the British Museum, Kensington Gardens/Palace, Hyde Park, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Harrod’s, London Eye and more.

  • Lunch and dinner on your own

  • Overnight in London

Day 5 Friday, October 23 - Norfolk (B|L|D)

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out

  • We will have lunch in a local restaurant before we visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.  Established in 1061 when Richeldis de Faverches prayed that she might undertake some special work in honor of Our Lady. In answer to her prayer, the Virgin Mary led her in spirit to Nazareth, showed her the house where the Annunciation occurred, and asked her to build a replica in Walsingham to serve as a perpetual memorial of the Annunciation. Walsingham became one of the greatest Shrines in Medieval Christendom.

  • Holy Mass

  • Rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the town of Walsingham

  • Check into the Pheasant Hotel in Norfolk

  • Dinner and overnight in Norfolk.

Day 6 Saturday, October 24 - Lincoln (B|D)  

  • After breakfast, we depart for Lincoln and the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of those who participated in England’s greatest religious revolt (1536), the Pilgrimage of Grace. We will visit two examples of Norman architecture, the small parishes in Pocklington and Nunburnholme, which is the site of the female priory founded in 1180 and noted as being the poorest house in Yorkshire at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries.

  • Holy Mass

  • This afternoon we check into the Petwood Hotel.

  • Dinner at the hotel.

Day 7 Sunday, October 25 - York (B|L)

  • After breakfast, we drive to the ancient Roman town of York. Here we will visit the St Margaret Clitherow House.  One of the few women martyred for her faith, St. Margaret Clitherow (a married woman with young children) was condemned to death for harboring priests in her small home in the York Shambles neighborhood. Her small preserved home gives us an idea of what life may have been like during the persecutions of Catholics in the 1600s.

  • Holy Mass

  • After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit the Bar Convent. The Bar Convent is England's oldest living convent, founded in 1686 as a school for girls and is still home to members of the Congregation of Jesus today. The chapel features a relic of St. Margaret of Clitherow’s hand and a priest hiding hole.

  • Check in at the Principal Hotel.  Dinner on your own and overnight in York.

Day 8 Monday, October 26 - York (B|D)  

  • Full Breakfast at the hotel

  • This morning we’re off to explore the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey, one of the largest Cistercian abbeys which was destroyed in the widespread Dissolution of the Monasteries by order of Henry VIII under Thomas Cromwell. We will learn what monastery life was like in the medieval times and how the Reformation changed the local culture.

  • Transfer back to hotel and time to spend at leisure before departing for York Minster

  • York Minster was built in the early 1100's upon earlier sites dating from 627 AD. York's cathedral church is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe, featuring beautiful Gothic architecture. We will discover the origins of Christianity in England and attend evensong in the church’s choir.

  • Dinner at a local English pub.

  • Back to our hotel for overnight.

 

Day 9 Tuesday, October 27 - Birmingham & Stratford-upon-Avon (B|L)

  • After breakfast, we depart for Birmingham.

  • Today we will visit the Maryvale Institute, home of St. John Henry Newman after his conversion to Catholicism from Anglicanism. Maryvale holds the first public shrine of the Sacred Heart in the British Isles.

  • Lunch at a local restaurant

  • This afternoon we visit the Birmingham Oratory.  The Oratory, founded by St. John Henry Newman in 1848, began at Maryvale but moved to its present site in 1852. The building provides an excellent example of Edwardian baroque architecture. Author J.R.R. Tolkien worshiped here many years.

  • Depart for Stratford-upon-Avon

  • Check in the Indigo Stratford Hotel before evening on your own.

  • Overnight in Stratford-upon-Avon

Day 10 Wednesday, October 28 - Worcestershire & Stratford-upon-Avon (B|D)

  • Full breakfast at the hotel

  • Today we visit Harvington Hall in Worcestershire.  Harvington Hall is a moated English manor house with the largest number of surviving priest hiding holes, constructed by Sir William Owen, and a rare collection of original Elizabethan wall paintings.

  • Holy Mass in the chapel

  • Return to Stratford-upon-Avon and the rest of the afternoon free before our Farewell Dinner.

  • Overnight in Stratford-upon-Avon

Day 11 Thursday, October 29 - Depart for Home (B)

After breakfast, we transfer to London Heathrow airport for our flight home after an incredible spiritual, cultural and historical journey in the footsteps of the English Martyrs of the Reformation. 

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Click on the pictures to learn more about our wonderful destinations

Westminster Abbey
The Tower of London
Our Lady of Walsinghamg
House of Margaret Clitherow
Bar Convent Chapel
York Minster
Birmingham Oratory

What’s  Included

  • Round trip, nonstop airfare from Detroit>London

  • Porter service at hotels

  • Enchanting, elegant, and centrally located  or country setting 4 star hotels

  • Daily breakfast 

  • 6 dinners and 4 lunches 

  • 9 days sightseeing as per program with Dr. Tamra Hull Fromm

  • Luxury motor coach travel through the beautiful English countryside (WiFi included)

  • All entrance fees: Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Tower of London, Lincoln Cathedral, St Margaret’s Clitherow House, Rievaulx Abbey, York Minster, Maryvale Institute, Birmingham Oratory, Harvington Hall

  • Personal whisper sets throughout pilgrimage

  • Several Masses in unique and holy sites

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