Pilgrimage France 2010

June 29th to July 2nd 2010 PARIS

posted Jul 2, 2010, 8:45 AM by Fr Germán Sanchez   [ updated Jul 2, 2010, 10:24 AM ]

The schedule in Paris was around Our Lady of Paris (The Cathedral); Sacre Coeur (The Most Holy Heart); The Miraculous Medal Chapel and the Chapel of the Adoration.
We walk a lot and we visit almost all monuments in Paris.
Tired but happy because we contemplate the history and the art of Paris.
We shared breakfast and diner in different places and this time was important for us to meet one another.
Thanks God for this marvelous time you gave us in France.
                    Fr Germán

   
El programa en Paris fué alrededor de Nuestra Señora de Paris (la Catedral); Sacre Coeur (El Sagrado Corazón); La Capilla de la Medalla Milagrosa y la Capilla de la Adoración.
Caminamos mucho y visitamos casi todos los monumentos de Paris.
Cansados pero felices ya que contemplamos la historia y el arte de Paris.
Compartimos los almuerzos y las comidas en lugares diferentes y estos momentos fueron importantes para nosotros para encontrarnos unos con otros.
Gracias Señor por este tiempo maravilloso que nos diste en Francia.
                    Fr Germán

June 28th 2010 Lourdes

posted Jul 2, 2010, 8:40 AM by Fr Germán Sanchez   [ updated Jul 2, 2010, 10:34 AM ]

After one night on the bus, Lourdes was a very important stop in our Pilgrimage.
We start the journey with a mass in the Basilica of The Immaculate Conception before to go to the Grotto to pray Mary. Them we watch the movie to understand the history and the Message of Lourdes.
In the afternoon we walked on the streets of Lourdes for discover the places were Bernadette lived.
In the evening we participate to the Light procession with all pilgrimages and sick people.
On the night we took again the bus to go to Paris were we arrived after 12 hours trip.
Fr Germán



Después de una noche en bus, Lourdes fué una parada muy importante en nuestro peregrinage.
Empezamos el día con la misa en la Basilica de La Inmaculada Concepción antes de ir a la Gruta a orar frente a Maria. Enseguida vimos un film para comprender la historia  y el mensaje de Lourdes.
En la tarde caminamos en las calles de Lourdes para descubrir los lugares en los cuales Bernadette vivió.
Al atardecer participamos en la procesión con todos los peregrinos y los enfermos.
En la noche tomamos nuevamente el bus para ir a Paris a donde llegamos después de 12 horas de viaje.
Fr Germán

June 27th 2010 Guillaume's Ordination

posted Jun 26, 2010, 9:12 PM by Fr Germán Sanchez   [ updated Jul 16, 2010, 2:48 AM ]

The Guillaume's ordination was a very important time in our Pilgrimage.
Two young men were ordinate deacons

June 26th Blois Cathedral and Castles

posted Jun 26, 2010, 12:04 AM by Fr Germán Sanchez   [ updated Jun 26, 2010, 10:37 PM ]

Today we visited the Blois Cathedral, the Beauregard Castle (Great open view) where the owner welcomed us for lunch in the castle''s garden and offered us a guided tour to the magnificent castle.
We also visited Chambord Castle which is the largest y most beautiful castle in France (after the one in Versailles).  Then, we celebrated the Eucharist in Huisseau sur Cosson where I was for the first time parish pastor in my life. 
In the evening we were at the garden of the rectory where I lived as a pastor.  We enjoyed a welcoming party with friends from Blois and some French parishioners from St. Sebastian Church in Los Angeles, who are visiting here to attend Guillaume's ordination this afternoon at 3:30 pm at Blois Cathedral.
Everyone is very happy even though the intense program can be very tiring, which covers as much as possible to take advantage of getting to know many things that this country has to offer.  The French people have welcomed us as kings to this beautiful country.
Fr. German

Hoy visitamos la catedral de Blois, el Castillo de Beauregard (Bella Vista) en donde la dueña del Castillo nos recibió para el almuerzo en su jardín y para ofrecernos una visita guíada de su magnífico castillo.
Estuvimos también visitando el Castillo de Chambord que es el más grande y hermoso de Francia (después de Versailles) y luego celebramos la Eucaristía en Huisseau sur Cosson en donde yo fuí por nombrado párroco por la primera vez.
En la noche estuvimos con en el jardín de la casa cural en la que yo viví cuando era párroco. Compartimos una fiesta con mis amigos de Blois y con algunos franceses que viven en Los Angeles y que están aqui para asistir a la ordenación de Guillaume que se llevará a cabo hoy a las 3:30pm en la catedral de Blois
Todos están felices a pesar del cansancio ya que el programa es bastante intenso para que todos puedan conocer muchas cosas de este hermoso país y de los franceses que nos han recibido como a reyes.
P. Germán

3rd day Boston - Paris - Blois June 25th

posted Jun 25, 2010, 10:35 PM by Fr Germán Sanchez   [ updated Jun 25, 2010, 11:32 PM ]


The night of June 24 into June 25th was spent in the air traveling from Boston to Paris in two different groups. The first group arrived in Paris at 7:30am. The second arrived at 11:45am. Phillippe and Stephane were waiting for us to drive us to Blois in two minibuses. We were in parisian traffic similar to that in Los Angeles. On the way, we stopped and enjoyed a very french style lunch. We arrived in Blois and went to a catholic school that was awaiting our arrival. It is here that we spent the night. We enjoyed a good bottle of port wine, a bottle of rose, and a bottle of champagne. All which accompanied by french specialty dished prepared by our friends in Blois. It was a good tranquil night.
P. German
 
En la noche del 24 al 25 de junio viajamos en dos grupos separados de Boston a Paris.
Llegamos a Paris a las 7:30am el primer grupo y a las 11:45am el segundo.
Phillippe y Stéphane nos estaban esperando para conducirnos a Blois en 2 minibuses.
Atravasamos Paris en un trafico digno de Los Angeles.
Almuerzo copioso y muy francés en el camino.
Llegamos a Blois y luego nos dirigimos a nuestro lugar de alojamiento que es en una escuela católica que nos estaba esperando.
Noche tranquila después de haber cenado con buen Porto, Vino, Champagne y por supuesto unos buenos platos franceses preparados por nuestros amigos de Blois.
P. Germán

2nd day Boston June 24th 2010

posted Jun 25, 2010, 10:31 PM by Fr Germán Sanchez   [ updated Jun 26, 2010, 12:10 AM ]

We had boarded the plane from LA to Boston when the captain announced that we had to get off the plane due to mechanical issues.  This modified our original schedule.  We had to alter our plans.  We spent  the night in Boston.  The morning of the 25th some of us took the opportunity to travel by boat or by metro to downtown Boston.  Some of us visited the oldest known restaurant in the US.  Others had the opportunity to visit the Old State House, the oldest building in the US and also the site of the beginning of the American Revolution.  

We departed from Boston to Paris on the evening of the 24th at 7pm.  Some had a direct flight to Paris, while others had a lay over in London. 

This picture was taken at Hyatt Hotel in Boston, near the airport. It has breathtaking views of Boston's sky line from the harbor.  See photos in this web site (photos)

Departure from Boston to Paris this evening (24th) at 7pm. Everybody is happy God bless.

Fr Germán


Ya habiamos abordado el avion de Los Angeles hacia Boston, cuando se nos informo que debido a desperfectos mecanicos teniamos que desbordar el avion.  El viaje tomo unos cambios no previstos. Tuvimos la oportunidad de conocer Boston,  Unos por barco, otros por metro, disfrutamos un buen paseo por unas calles muy antiguas de Boston.
Regresamos al aeropuerto de Boston para abordar el avion, unos con vuelos directos hacia Paris, otros con escala en Londres y despues a Paris.

Esta foto fue tomada en el Hotel Hyatt en Boston cerca del aeropuerto con vista hermosa del centro de Boston. Miren fotos en esta pagina (photos)

Salimos de Boston para Paris esta noche (24) a las 7pm. Todos estamos muy  contentos. Que Dios les bendiga.
Padre German.

1st day Paris to Boston

posted Jun 25, 2010, 10:26 PM by Fr Germán Sanchez   [ updated Jun 25, 2010, 10:31 PM ]

June 23th to July 2nd 2010


Departure: Fly late from LA miss connection in Boston. Wait in Boston until Thursday 24th evening. See photos in this web site (photos)

Depart from Boston to Paris this evening (24th) at 7pm. Everybody is happy God bless.

Fr Germán

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