Quebec 2018

The Glory of Catholic Quebec

Not a ‘vacation'.
Not a ‘pilgrimage'.
What's it really like to travel with REGINA?

 

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See you in Quebec!

When is it?

The dates are June 30th to July 4th, 2018. We will meet at Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport in Montreal on the 30th at noon or before, depending on how flights are coming in.

What is the exact itinerary?

Arriving in the height of summer, which really is ideal for visiting Catholic Quebec, we'll travel from Montreal to Quebec City.  There's no better way to experience the unique quasi-European culture of Quebec, so we'll stop for lunch in Drummondville; the birthplace of that mysterious, and never quite right outside of Quebec comfort food, poutine!  (It's pronounced poo-TS-in!  Not pooT-een).
We'll carry on to one of the most magnificent Cathedral Basilicas in the world, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, where we will venerate the relics of Church's most essential Saints, the Mother of Our Blessed Lady herself, Saint Anne.  Then on to our hotel, nestled in the heart of le Vieux Quebec, and dine at one of the many sumptuous restaurants in the old city.

 

SUNDAY JULY 1ST – It's la Fete du Canada, and we'll be starting the day with short walk, just outside the old city to L'église Catholique Saint-Zéphirin-de-Stadacona for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in the extraordinary form, offered by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP).  Then back to the old city to tour the magnificent Cathedral Basilica of Notre Dame, which has the only Holy Door of the World as so designated by the Holy See outside of Europe, except the Philippines.  For the rest of the afternoon, we'll celebrate Canada day with plenty of fine Canadian beer, the wines and cheese of Quebec, and les feux d'artifice.

 

MONDAY JULY 2ND – Quebec has a long history of holy Catholic nuns who, along with the holy priests who educated and converted the natives, practically built Canada as we know it.  After breakfast, we'll walk to the Museé des Augustines for a full guided tour.  Featuring over 40,000 artifacts from the nun's numerous Canadian hospitals, the Museé des Augustine is sure to delight and inspire.

 

TUESDAY JULY 3RD – We need to get up early today, as we'll be heading to Montreal for our tour of St. Joseph's Oratory, the largest Church in all of Canada (even larger than those Protestant megachurches).  The dome of St. Joseph's Oratory is the 3rd largest in the world, after St. Peter's Basilica, and the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace in Cote D'Ivoire.  We'll end with a private Mass.

 

 

Do you have to be single?

No. Though many travelers are.

Do you have to be Catholic?

No, though what we’re going to see will be much more meaningful and important if you have been formed as a Catholic.

Why is this just for young people ages 21-35?

Basically, because this age group is in the prime of life, and many who are interested in their faith are also interested in meeting Catholics of this same age from other cultures.

Why is this trip different from other trips?

Basically, it’s an insider’s tour. In addition to seeing the glories of the Catholic heritage of Quebec, you will be led by someone who has an intense personal connection with this unique European culture.  You will get to see, to taste and to touch the heights to which a Catholic culture can aspire.

Will we have a Latin Mass every day?

No.  We will attend the Latin Mass at Saint Zéphirin de Stadacona with the Preistly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) in Quebec City.

Who is coming on this trip?

Last year we had people from the US, Canada, Singapore, and Ireland.

Can we bring kids?

You can, although we would caution strongly that this trip is probably not suitable for children under 14.

Do I have to share a room?

You have a choice of sharing a room or not. Obviously, if you share with a friend, we can accommodate you both. If you don’t have a friend to accompany you, let us know and we will assign someone of the same sex to share with you, if we can. Single rooms are available, too.

What's the difference in cost?

A shared room package will cost US$999. A single room package will cost US$1199. Neither includes airfare.

What does the tour fee include?

Transportation around Quebec, overnight accommodations, breakfast and dinner, entrance fees, and charitable contributions to Catholic Orders. Basically everything except lunch, drinking and spending money.

How many people are going on this tour?

The maximum we will take is 32.

Is there a deposit required?

Yes. A non-refundable deposit of $515 is required. The deposit goes toward your total trip fee, and the $15 is the transfer fee

How do I pay for it?

Reserve fees must be paid via Paypal or Square HERE. (You don’t need a Paypal account. All you need is a MC or Visa, and you can go onto the Paypal or Square website and work from there.)

When is the rest due?

The second installment of $499 (for a shared room) or $699 (for a single room) is due on April 30 via Paypal, Square or check.(Checks should be sent to REGINA FOUNDATION, 12042 SE Sunnyside Road, Suite 486 Clackamas OR 97015)

How can I get updates?

Once you send us your $515 reserve fee, we will include your name on the trip email list and provide regular updates that way.

What is the weather like in June?

The weather in Quebec is likely to be warm and sunny, but it can still get a bit cold at times. Bring layers. Comfortable footgear is a must because we'll be doing some walking.

How much should I pack?

We recommend that you pack as lightly as you can, as you will be carrying your own luggage. Do come reasonably prepared for inclement weather.

Can we get cellphone service in Quebec?

Most places we will visit will have Wifi coverage available.  Canadian cell rates are among the most expensive in the world.  We strongly recommend that you invest in an international roaming plan, or add-on before you leave.


What happens when a bunch of young Catholics converge on the Emerald Isle?