England: Mary's Dowry 2022

      Canterbury, UK

      15 reviews
      Aug 10 - 19, 2022
      Group size: 2 - 3
      England: Mary's Dowry 2022
      Canterbury, UK

      15 reviews

      Aug 10 - 19, 2022
      Group size: 2 - 3

      About this trip


      Why Pilgrimage to England, the Dowry of Mary? 

      In 2020, England was re-dedicated by its Catholic Church as the “Dowry of Mary” — as it was called in more ancient times — in an effort to deepen and promote devotion to the Mother of God in England. The title originated in the medieval period, when devotion to Mary was particularly strong. It was believed that England belonged in some special way to Mary, who was seen as the country’s “protectress” and who, through her powers of intercession, acted as the country’s defender or guardian. 

      Walsingham is one of the oldest shrines to the Mother of God; and in pre-Reformation times, it ranked with Jerusalem, Rome and Compostela as one of the most visited shrines in Christendom. The message of Our Lady at Walsingham is very simple: she asks us to “share her joy at the Annunciation,” where her Son became our Savior. In preparation for the 2020 commemoration, a statue of Our Lady of Walsingham went “on tour,” visiting all of the Catholic cathedrals of England. Join us on this pilgrimage as we, too, journey through England, both outwardly and inwardly seeking Our Lady, and deepening our own devotion to her. 

      Why Choose ITV Pilgrimages?

      With more than 28 years of publishing Inside the Vatican magazine, we have colleagues and friends all over the world — and many of them have become part of our Pilgrimage family. 

      Designing an Inside the Vatican pilgrimage begins with a theme or a particular country; then we weave in encounters with real people who live and work there, as well as those with expert knowledge in its historical and spiritual perspectives. Our itineraries include both world-renowned and little-known places, and every detail has been arranged to create a truly unique experience; we do not have cookie-cutter pilgrimages! 

      Whether you choose one of our intimate-sized Signature Pilgrimages,  or a Classic Pilgrimage with budget-friendly pricing, we work hard to ensure that every pilgrimage is a moving experience, an authentic spiritual journey for each pilgrim 

      What is a Classic Pilgrimage?

      This pilgrimage is part of our boutique line of Classic Pilgrimages – carefully budgeted for pilgrims so that they can experience the unique qualities of Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages at our most affordable price, without sacrificing Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages integrity and style.  This Classic Pilgrimage is limited to 25 pilgrims. 

      Terms and Conditions

      Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages, Inside the Vatican, Inc., its employees, shareholders, officers and directors are collectively referred to herein as “ITVP.” 

      Household: ITVP defines household as those participants who dwell under the same roof and have the same address for at least 6 months per year. 

      Rates and Payments: Rates are based on applicable rates as of May 2021 and could change due to fluctuation in currency exchange rates or failure to have a minimum number of 15 pilgrims. If they change, we will invoice participants accordingly. Payment of the initial deposit for this trip indicates you have accepted these pricing terms and all terms specified in the Terms and Conditions.

      Land Package: $3295.00 per participant. Does not include airfare.

      1st Payment: $500.00 non-refundable deposit – Due at time of booking.
      2nd Payment: Balance due June 10, 2022, 60 days from departure.
      Single Supplement fee: $650.00 for single occupancy room, if applicable. Due with 2nd payment. Please note that we have booked the entire Dowry Retreat House in Walsingham for our pilgrims; however, there are a limited number of ensuite bathrooms and single rooms.
      Early Booking Discount: $200.00 discount – register by February 10, 2022.
      Fees: Applicable Credit Card fees are to be paid by the participant. These fees will be added to your invoice.

      Reservations and Payment Schedule: A $500.00 per participant, non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking. Balance is due 60 days prior to departure. If your reservation is received less than 60 days prior to departure, then full payment is due at the time of booking. Receipt of your non-refundable deposit shall act as your agreement to and understanding of these terms and conditions. Fax, internet, e-mail or phone reservations are welcome. The non-refundable deposit and/or payment in full must be received within 7 days of booking or reservation will cancel. 

      Disputes: A contract is made when your reservation and payment are accepted by ITVP and any dispute shall be governed by Virginia law and must be litigated in Warren County, Virginia circuit or Virginia courts. In the event that an attorney is hired to enforce any part of these Terms and Conditions, participants are liable for all attorney fees and costs incurred by ITVP for enforcing or defending these Terms and Conditions. 

      Form of Payment: Bank/Certified Checks, Money Orders, ACH or Wire Transfers (please fax a copy of bank confirmation when wiring funds) are accepted forms of payment at any time. Personal checks are acceptable if received more than 30 days prior to departure date. You may also make Direct Credit Card Payments to ITVP (Discover, Visa and Master Card). Every reservation must be accompanied by a signed Registration Form. Returned checks will incur a $50.00 service fee. 

      In case of computer or human billing error, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with corrected billing. 

      Transfers: Two (2) group transfers to and from Heathrow airport (LHR) are included. Only participants whose flights arrive into LHR before 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 and depart LHR after 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022 will be included in the group transfers. It is the responsibility of participant to notify ITVP of any flight delays. If the participant’s flight is delayed and this delay causes the participant to miss the scheduled group transfer, the cost and arrangement of transfer from the airport to the hotel or location of the tour bus becomes the participant’s responsibility. 

      Individual transfers to and from the airport are not included in this package. Although ITVP can book an individual transfer to the airport upon request, the participant is financially responsible for that transfer. 

      Flight schedule: Land Package participants are responsible for purchasing their own airline tickets only after they receive written notification from our office that this pilgrimage will travel due to meeting the minimum number of participants required to travel. ITVP requires all participants who purchase the Land Package to arrive in LHR on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, one day before the pilgrimage start date. Land Package participants should schedule their departure from LHR for Friday, August 19, 2022 after 10:00 a.m. Should a participant encounter a flight delay/cancellation, it is the participant’s responsibility to notify ITVP. 

      Insurance: Travel insurance is not included in the Land Package; however, we strongly recommend that you purchase it

      Travel Documents: All travel documents are the responsibility of the participant. A valid passport
      is required for travel to England and must remain valid for at least 6 months after your departure date from England. For passport holders from countries other than the United States, you are responsible for determining the required travel documents. ITVP will not be responsible for any delays, damages and/or losses, including missed portions of the pilgrimage, due to improper travel documentation. Cancellations due to lack of appropriate documents will incur the usual penalties. 

      U.S. State Department & Other Agencies: From time to time the U.S. State Department (www.state.gov) and the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov) and other government agencies and departments issue travel advisories or warnings for one or more of the destinations that you may be visiting on tour. We encourage you to contact these agencies directly to obtain the most current information. ITVP cannot change the cancellation terms or conditions based on the issuance of any such warning or advisory or the occurrence of any terror, problems or ill health, or other incident in one or more of the places this tour is scheduled to visit. All cancellation penalties must remain in full force and effect as outlined on this form. Travel insurance may or may not cover these possible causes for cancellations. 

      Photography: Agents of ITVP may take photographs or videos of its trips and trip participants. Participants grant ITVP permission to do so and allow ITVP to use such photos and videos for promotional or commercial use without payment of any fees or royalties. These photos will be available on our photo website InsideTheVaticanPhotos.com following the pilgrimage. A code is required to download these photos from Inside the Vatican’s photo gallery. The code will be provided after the pilgrimage. 

      Private Rooms and Single Supplement: A limited number of single rooms is available at the single supplement rate. If the allotted number of single rooms is booked, any additional single rooms that we may be able to book, if available, incur a fee in addition to the Single Supplement fee. 

      Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellations must be received in writing in order for any refunds to be issued, and will be processed according to the date the written notice is received. Although a verbal cancellation is also appreciated, it will not be accepted as official notice. Please mail the cancellation notice to the address below. In the event of cancellation, monies will be refunded minus the cancellation fee. The cancellation fee will be calculated as follows: 

      • 60 days or more prior to departure: $500.00 per participant deposit 

      • 59 to 30 days prior to departure: $500 per participant deposit and 50% of total remaining cost* 

      • 29 days or less prior to departure: 100% of total cost* (no refund)

      * Cost includes: Land Package and single supplement, if applicable. 

      If you purchase travel insurance, it may cover the amount remaining after refund, depending on the circumstances of the cancellation and the conditions of the policy. Check with your travel insurance provider, if applicable. 

      Mail Cancellation Notice to: Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages 14 W Main Street, Front Royal, VA 22630 U.S.A., ATTN: Pilgrimages 

      Pilgrimage Cancelation: On rare occasions a pilgrimage may have to be canceled due to lack of participation. 

      In such a case, ITVP’s sole responsibility is to provide a full refund. ITVP is not responsible and does not assume responsibility for any additional costs or any fees relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of air tickets or other arrangements not made through ITVP. Cancellations due to state advisories and/or state warnings, acts of war, war, terrorism, acts of God, natural disaster or any other circumstance outside the control of ITVP, are not the fault of ITVP. Great effort will be made to accommodate transfers to another trip or to revise the itinerary; however, cancellation for any of these reasons will not be eligible for a refund. 

      Room Service and Other Extraneous Charges: Room Service and extraneous charges not expressly listed as part of the Pilgrimage Package are not included. Should a participant request room service, or any other extraneous charge, including, but not limited to, mini bar, laundry services, internet charges or pay-per-view, the participant will be financially responsible for those charges to be paid at the time of check-out. If these charges are not paid at check-out, ITVP will bill the participant accordingly. 

      Luggage: Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour. 

      Airfare: No airfare is included in the cost of this package. To obtain assistance purchasing airfare, please contact our office. 

      Gratuities: Gratuities are not included.

      Health Requirements: This pilgrimage requires significant walking. Any medical conditions or special equipment needs must be listed on the registration form. ITVP is not responsible for any medical condition that occurs prior to, during or after the pilgrimage. 

      Final Packet: A final packet containing documents, applicable airline ticket information, local contact information, a pilgrim book, and travel tips will be mailed to each participant approximately one (1) to two (2) weeks prior to departure. Upon receipt of your documents, you are responsible to check your itinerary, spelling of your name, dates, times and other important information to ensure their validity. Should your final documents have any errors, it is the participant’s responsibility to contact ITVP immediately. Documents, including tickets, are not guaranteed if final payment and booking forms are not received by the deadline. 

      Unused Services: There will be no refund for any unused portions of the pilgrimage. Refunds will not be made to participants who miss any part of the pilgrimage for any cause whatsoever. 

      Itinerary: Although ITVP and its agents and representatives will make every effort to adhere to the printed program and itinerary, on rare occasions it may be necessary to adjust arrangements due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control (including, but not limited to, such circumstances as weather, acts of God, airline schedule change, hotel requisitions, political disturbances, or transportation mechanical problems). Should such adjustments be necessary, substitutions will be made to the best of our abilities. A refund will not be given. Any additional costs necessitated by such changes are the full responsibility of the participant. We do not guarantee preferred seating at events. 

      Printing Disclaimer: ITVP is not responsible for typographical or printing errors including errors in trip cost. We reserve the right to re-invoice or correct billing at any time. 


      Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages, Inside the Vatican, Inc., its employees, shareholders, officers and directors (collectively “ITVP”) does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip, including, for example, lodging facilities, transportation companies, local ground operators, including, without limitation, various entities, which may utilize the ITVP name, guides, sightseeing companies, entertainment, food or drink service providers, equipment suppliers, etc. As a result, ITVP is not responsible for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any person or entity it does not own or control. Without limitations ITVP is not liable for any direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damage, injury, death, loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity of any kind which may be occasioned by reason of any act or omission beyond its control, including, without limitation any willfully or negligent act, failure to act, breach of contract or violation of local law or regulation of any third party such as a cruise line, airline, train, hotel, bus, taxi, van, local ground handler or guide, whether or not it uses the ITVP name, financial default or insolvency of any supplier which is to, or does supply any goods or services for this trip. 

      Similarly, ITVP is not responsible for any loss, injury, death or inconvenience due to delay or changes in schedule, overbooking of accommodation, default or any third party, attacks or bites by animals, insects or pests, injury or death while on activities sponsored by lodging facilities or by other third parties, sickness, the lack of appropriate medical care, evacuation to same, if necessary, weather, strikes, acts of God or government, acts of terrorism, or the threat thereof, force majeure, war, quarantine, epidemics, or the threat thereof, criminal activity or any other cause beyond its control. Participant agrees to indemnify and hold harmless ITVP and its employees, owners, officers, directors, shareholders and agents from any and all claims, damages, losses, or actions resulting from or arising out of the Inside the Vatican Pilgrimage.

      Should Dr. Robert Moynihan, Deborah Tomlinson, or any other guest leader be unable to participate in this event, reasonable efforts will be made to secure a substitute. Regardless of the participation of Dr. Robert Moynihan, Deborah Tomlinson, or any other guest leader, the tour will proceed as scheduled on the dates listed. By signing this form to participate on this trip you agree that the terms of the cancellation penalty will be binding upon you regardless of whether Dr. Robert Moynihan, Deborah Tomlinson, or any other guest leader is able to participate. ITVP is not responsible for any loss incurred by participant including lost days of the scheduled cruise/tour, due to a canceled flight or other means and modes of transportation. We will have daily Mass and strive to be in places as indicated. However, sometimes this is not possible as the site may not be available for Mass or itinerary changes are forced upon us. In this case, an alternative site for Mass will be arranged. 

      Register by Mail

      If you prefer to register by mail, download the Registration and Information Packet (coming soon). Mail in the Registration Forms, pages 15 and 16, with your check as instructed on page 17.  If you should have any questions, please call our U.S. Office +1.202.536.4555. 

      Discount Codes

      $200 Early Booking Discount - To apply this discount apply on or before Thursday, February 10, 2022 and use discount code: EARLY, when registering.

      Call our office for information about any additional discount codes – U.S. Office at +1 202.536.4555.

      What’s included

      • Meals
        Nine breakfasts (9), three (3) lunches, and seven (7) dinners are included. “ On your own” meals: six (6) lunches and two (2) dinners.
      • Private Motor Coach
        Private, first-class motor coach bus and all group transfers are included
      • Taxes and Fees
        All local taxes are included
      • Entrance Fees
        All entrance fees are included
      • Arrival Transfers
        There will be a group transfer from/to LHR
      • Departure Transfers
        There will be a group transfer from/to LHR
      • Airfare
        Airfare to and from England
      • Gratuities
        Gratuities payable to bus drivers
      • Arrival Transfers
        Airport transfers for those not arriving within specified time frames to participate in the group transfers
      • Departure
        Airport transfers for those not arriving within specified time frames to participate in the group transfers
      • Meals
        Meals not specifically identified
      • Other Personal Expenses
        Other personal expenses, included but not limited to laundry services, minibar in hotel rooms, et cetera
      • Other
        Items not specifically mentioned in the pilgrimage literature.

      Available Packages

      Double Room
      Available until June 10, 2022Sold Out

      For the traveler who wants a roommate.

      Deposit: $500
      Single Room
      Available until June 10, 2022Sold Out

      For the single traveler who does not want a roommate.

      Deposit: $500


      Day 1: Wed. Aug 10, 2022

      Visit West Grimstead

      Arrive in England and travel to Canterbury stopping on the way to visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation of West Grinstead, the first Catholic Shrine in honor of Our Lady to be established in England before the Reformation 

      Overnight in Canterbury. Dinner is included. Lunch is on your own.

      Your Organizer

      Inside the Vatican Pilgrimages
      15 reviews
      With 30 years of publishing Inside the Vatican magazine, we have colleagues and friends all over the world — and many of them have become part of our Pilgrimage family. Designing an Inside the Vatican pilgrimage begins with a theme or a particular country; then we weave in encounters with real people who live and work there, as well as those with expert knowledge in its historical and spiritual perspectives. Every detail has been arranged to create a unique experience; an authentic spiritual journey for each pilgrim.


      We have travelled many times with other groups and with Inside The Vatican. Although the travels have been quite beneficial and enjoyable with virtually all the groups, those with ITV have truly stood out as the very best in all respects. The effort expended in planning and execution are incomparable. Most notably, the accommodation of special needs and requests demonstrate a true concern for ensuring the best possible experience for each pilgrim. In addition, the itinerary is incomparable. Special "off-script" opportunities present themselves through the special contacts and relationships that ITV have, which are very likely not possible with other groups. Travel with ITV is not mere "touring," but a true pilgrimage that can be cherished for a lifetime. We cannot recommend Inside The Vatican Pilgrimages highly enough, and they are truly what their name implies.
      By Dr. Rodney Allen, OFS for Italy: Easter 2023 on Apr 22, 2023
      I went last year and thoroughly enjoyed. Had the opportunity to repeat this year. This year it was a smaller group and made it easier to get to know each other. The leaves and weather seemed to be a bit better this time around too! (Not that that can be controlled at this point!) Enjoyed seeing the Basilica at Christenden (sp.=?) College and how much progress had been made on the construction since last year. Completion/Dedication date set for this coming spring, so will most certainly make a special trip next summer to see the masterpiece! Also, my traveling partner and I had suggested there be more time for prayer and seemed to have been granted this year. Several stops allowed Adoration and other than the final day, celebrating daily Mass was also special. The Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was fabulous as well with its beautiful Basilica and the tour of the grounds where it all began. Seeing the original school house and the austerity of those times, made one not only appreciate all the conveniences of today, but have a true understanding of commitment and the desire to overcome the hardships for the betterment of all. Most inspirational! And Gettysburg National Cemetery is in a class all by itself. Standing on it sacred, holy soil is powerful. It made my heart and soul swell with pride with the dedication and the ultimate sacrifice that so many paid to secure freedom. In these times of discontent, I needed a large dose of patriotism! I have been there 3 times now, and still feel its compelling call for remembrance and veneration. I'll be back! The Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes was also a spiritual treat. The chapel where we had Mass with the "glass walls" opening to the heavenly beauty of an autumn day with all the glorious foliage, made Mass almost seem as if we were already in paradise. Loved the bronze Stations of the Cross; would like to have had time to pray them. The Adoration Chapel is intimate and inviting. The gift shop is one of the best stocked I have seen in a long time. Loved the special gesture of supplying holy water bottles to take some of the spring water home. Visiting of convent and praying with the sisters was very calming and a welcome change to the frenzy of the outside world. Would be nice just to spend a few days with them and unwind, but don't think they would approve of such an invasion. Didn't care much for the wine tasting trip. But then that is just me as I drink wine, or any other spirits, very little. Missed our visit with the hermit priest that we had last year, but understand he was called from this earthly life. Being with such holy people, even for a short time, gives one hope and encouragement in one's own journey to holiness. All in all, everything about the pilgrimage was wonderful! Of course, Dr. Moynihan & Deborah do give such thought and extra attention to all the details, making it all seem effortless. And the lectures and discussions lead by Dr. Moynihan are always relevant to the times with profound insight, as an insider, to the direction of the Church. So enjoyed our after dinner discussions, as gives one a feel on how the rest of the country - and world - understands how our faith and how our civilization is evolving. The accommodations were just right and the meals excellent. As a vegetarian, needing a special menu, everything was delicious and the staff most eager to please. A big thank you to the office staff, Katie in particular, and Dr. Moynihan and Deborah for giving me a week of spiritual reflection, relaxation and revival. The pilgrimage most definitely drew me closer to what hopefully it will be like when I arrive at my final destination!
      By Sharon Lucas for USA: Shenandoah Valley Experience 2022 on Nov 10, 2022
      It was a wonderful week spent in the Shanandoah Valley. The smaller group was great; everyone was so nice. I enjoyed the conversations in the Piano Room every evening - thought provoking and interesting. The sightseeing events were special. I especially liked Elizabeth Ann Seton because of all the history of this Saint. It was a great experience I won't soon forget. Thank You!
      By Kathy Buttner for USA: Shenandoah Valley Experience 2022 on Oct 30, 2022
      Yes, we had a great time. It was good to see the high mountains and deep valleys; beautiful views. The food may have been good, but in the middle east, Africa, and third world countries, one must be very careful lest you develop food poisoning. I was warned years ago to eat only cooked food and fruits that you can peel. Fresh vegetables are a no, no! since they especially harbor germs. Most of the servings had fresh vegetables, and most everyone got sick. It was interesting to see how the poor and upper classes lived. In the bombed out and adjacent areas the people had the bare minimum of shelter; five people in a small apartment with four couches to sleep on and the fifth had to sleep on the floor (no beds). I was happy to learn that a non-government organization (NGO) spent a month and a half repairing apartments, installing windows, etc. (Governments help themselves rather help the poor.) Professionals and those with a business state that "no one pays taxes in Lebanon". However a person working for a corporation states that 7% of her pay is taken out for taxes and the corporation helps fill out the yearly tax form. It was sad to hear from a Frenchman who has lived in Lebanon for 35 years that he has little hope for Lebanon since the priority is "power and money" and not the prayerful attitude of the holy men of the past. It brought to mind my frustration in trying to contribute to the poor and care of the children. I am told that those that receive the contribution share the money with relatives and friends and little ends up for those to whom it was intended. I have been told of this from many areas and from what I observed it is unfortunately true. I was happy to see the shrines, the old caves that monks lived in ages ago, and the modernization of the caves. I imagined no ventilation for the monks and the development of natural ventilation as time went on. The ventilation of the Khalil Gibran museum had modern up to date forced ventilation. The modern churches were as I expected. The Maronite Liturgy followed the Latin Liturgy very closely. Years ago the Latin Church sent teachers and finances to aid the poor people in the middle east and strongly influenced them. The Latins even set up Latin Bishops and disposed of the native Bishops (sadly). The caves with stalagmites and stalactites, the columns and figures formed, the continuing dripping of mineral water were a delight to see. The boat trip on the cool water was enjoyable. The whole trip was loaded with activity, very well planned, and very worth while. I am happy to have made the trip and I thank you for all your efforts. It is reassuring to know that there is someone who really cares to bring help to those who really are in need. I enjoyed speaking with various members of the group. Robert Moynihan is a hero. Thank all of you for your efforts. Sincerely, Edmond B Raheb
      By Edmond Raheb for Friends of Lebanon: Pilgrimage to Lebanon on Sep 28, 2022
      It was an amazing pilgrimage, on so many levels. The tour organizers really delivered. Lebanon is a beautiful country, but right now going through a lot of hardships. But we felt very safe on this trip, the only surprises were good ones. Kindness and concern were extended to each of us. We were impressed, and ready to sign up for the next tour.
      By Diane Nahas for Friends of Lebanon: Pilgrimage to Lebanon on Sep 27, 2022
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      This was a wonderful pilgrimage! I am impressed by the vastness of the land, farms , rivers and lakes. The Catholic-European influence in the Heartland of Mary is undeniable. I enjoyed the Catholic spirit that was present among the pilgrims and at our accommodations. Thanks for all the work that went into planning this beautiful event. Mechtild Boles, Pilgrim "Wisconsin, the Heartland of Mary"
      By Mechtild B on 13 Sep, 2022