Day 2: After hearing the story of Mary Magdalene over a leisurely breakfast on the terrace, we will journey to the sacred site of La Baume, hiking through the serene Forest of Artemis to Mary Magdalene's grotto on the mountain of La Sainte Baume- a site of veneration for 1600 years. The evening is yours to rest and journal.
Day 3: Morning at a French farmers market in the quaint village of Cotignac, savoring our picnics after an easy stroll to a waterfall In the late afternoon and a visit to a sacred site of visions
Day 4: We will take a short and easy ferryboat from Cannes to the magnificent Ile Honorat where we'll take a gentle hike around the island and sing medieval songs in the ancient abbey where St. Patrick became a monk. Your choice of attending a church service with the monks, wine tasting, fine dining, or swimming in the Mediterranean while we are on this bucolic island paradise.
Day 5: A visit to the Cistercian Thoronet Abbey, jewel of Cistercian architecture replete with sacred geometry. After a bistro lunch in an olive grove, we will journey on to the French Orthodox monastery of St Michel du Var, discovering the alchemical symbols behind these extraordinary paintings. We will marvel at the perfect Pythagorean acoustics of this magnificent monastery as we sing Gregorian chant before concluding with a celebration dinner amidst the vineyards and lavender fields of the renowned Chateau Berne.
Day Six: After a final blissful breakfast on the terrace, we will close with a ritual of blessing.
All classes taught by Kayleen Asbo and lectures by French tour guideVeronique Flayol
Five night’s lodging at a four star luxury hotel
Entrance fees to all sacred sites and museums
Six bountiful breakfasts
All minibus transportation to sites
BONUS: Magdalene Emerging: A Lenten Journey Online Study program
Lunches (Many people find that breakfast and dinner are ample on this journey)
Two dinners- groups will be available to join
Transportation to and from airport or train station ( shuttle transport or taxi can be arranged for you at additional cost)
Double Occupancy with private bath: $3400.00
Single Room with private bath: $3900.00
A nonrefundable deposit of $1000 is due upon acceptance of application by check or ZELLE or paypal ( an additional charge will apply for the last). Payment plans are available.
Thanks to an anonymous donor, two generous partial scholarships are available for pilgrims who will take what they learn from this journey back to share with their community. Preference is given to applicants who are either currently a student of myth, theology or religion or are employed as a teacher or spiritual leader. Please submit a CV/ resume along with an essay detailing how you will share your learnings and address to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject header "Scholarship". Thank you-- and good luck!
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