Christ-Magdalene-Love 2019, France Retreat

Led by Mercedes Kirkel
July 14-24, 2019
Over Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day!

Optional Add-On Trip July 24-27

Join us for an amazing journey into the love-field of Mary Magdalene and Yeshua, being guided by multi-award-winning author and channel Mercedes Kirkel.

Together we’ll experience the union of two potent spiritual paths: the MAGDALENE HEART PATH and CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS. The result is a profound dance of love—for ourselves, others, and God. And it all happens amidst the blessings of Mary Magdalene’s and Yeshua’s sacred sites in southern France!

The retreat will include:

  • Presentations by Mercedes to deepen your understanding of the MAGDALENE HEART PATH and CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS
  • Visiting the sacred sites of the area that are powerfully connected to Mary Magdalene and Yeshua
  • Engaging in ceremony together, magnifying the blessing and transmission available to us
  • Initiation into The Christ-Magdalene Heart-Light at an empowered site
  • Live channeling of Mary Magdalene and Yeshua by Mercedes on Mary Magdalene’s Feast Day at a very special location
  • Staying in the heart of the Christ-Magdalene love-field for 11 days!

Plus we’ll savor delicious food, have fun, celebrate, and enjoy a community of like-minded people.

The retreat will be limited to 12 people, to keep it personal and create connection amongst everyone. We’ll be based at a lovely chambre d’hote (French style B&B) for eight nights, right in the center of the Magdalene-Christ field, with the hotel entirely reserved for our retreat. Our hosts will prepare five wonderful, French-country-style meals for our group. And in the morning you’ll be served a French-style breakfast.

At the end of the retreat there will be an optional ADD-ON TRIP for 3 additional days. We’ll drive from Toulouse to Paris as we visit three powerful pilgrimage sites associated with uniting the Divine Feminine and Masculine: Rocamadour (with its moving black madonna), Orleans (made famous by Joan of Arc), and Chartres Cathedral (with its renowned labyrinth).

Join us for this life-changing experience of THE CHRIST-MAGDALENE LOVE in France!

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Sunday, July 14

Fly into the Toulouse airport and take the free shuttle to our Toulouse Hotel (included in Retreat price), which is 5 minutes from the airport. Get a good night’s sleep and prepare for diving deep into the Christ-Magdalene love-field the following day.

Day 2 – Monday, July 15

Meet Tina, our wonderful Tour Manager, in the hotel lobby with your luggage at 9:00 a.m. Please be prompt as we’ll be loading luggage in the vehicles and taking off for Limoux at 9:30 a.m. sharp.

notre-dame-de-marceille-black-madonna_1455-editIn Limoux we gather with Mercedes for a welcome and introduction to the region. Mercedes will talk about the Black Madonna and how it relates to Mary Magdalene and Yeshua, in preparation for the sacred sites we’ll be visiting in the afternoon. This will be followed by lunch on the traditional French square

We then visit a famous black madonna at the Sanctuary of Notre Dame de Marceille. Local lore has it that a farmer found this statue in his field and took her home with him, but she mysteriously returned to the field during the night. This happened on three consecutive nights, so they built a church over the site where she was found to honor her.

River and Hostelerie, Rennes les Bains_2589We complete our afternoon with a special ceremony of cleansing and invocation, in preparation for our retreat.

Afterward we check in to our hotels in Rennes-les-Bains, where we’ll be staying for the next eight nights (included in Retreat price). Rennes-les-Bains is a spa town, with baths dating back to Roman times. It was also a Celtic settlement. Most important of all, this may well have been the place where Mary Magdalene and Yeshua lived upon arriving in France after the crucifixion.

We’ll have the first of many delicious dinners provided by our delightful hosts to our group. (included in Retreat price).

Day 3: Tuesday, July 16

In the morning Mercedes will lead a discussion on the MAGDALENE HEART PATH and CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS—what each one is, how we engage them, and what the union of the two looks like.

Lunch will be at a favorite restaurant on the Place des Deux Rennes, (the square in the center of Rennes-les-Bains).

In the afternoon, we visit the Isis and Osiris Seats, two high-energy stone “chairs” dedicated to the ancient Egyptian goddess and god, Isis and Osiris. There we receive their blessings and messages.

In the evening dinner is provided by our hosts in Rennes-les-Bains (included in Retreat price).

Day 4: Wednesday, July 17

Tour Magdala w:path_2372Today we begin with a presentation from Mercedes on the famous town of Rennes-le-Chateau and its connection to Mary Magdalene. Then we journey to Rennes-le-Chateau, thought by many to be the center of the link to Mary Magdalene in southern France. We’ll spend time in the church dedicated to Mary Magdalene, which is reported to be built on an ancient temple of Isis.

Mystery surrounds this church, which is filled with fascinating figures and symbols. At the center of the mystery is Berenger Saunier, the 19th century village priest who may have discovered a treasure related to Mary Magdalene, perhaps even proving the existence of a bloodline descending from Yeshua and Mary.

We lunch together at a lovely cafe in the village, followed by personal time to take in the Villa Bethania Museum and the Tour Magdala, both built by Saunier.

Then we return to Rennes-les-Bains for dinner on your own at one of the local restaurants.

Day 5: Thursday, July 18

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Today, you’ll have personal time to revisit a sacred site in Rennes-les-Bains, soak in the outdoor natural warm springs, or enjoy the thermal pool and jacuzzi at the local bathhouse, with lunch on your own at one of the local restaurants.

In the late afternoon, Mercedes will offer a presentation on the Cathars, in preparation for our journey the following day to the castle at Montsegur. The Cathars are possibly the only historic Christian sect that venerated Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s wife or partner and as a spiritual leader.

Dinner is provided by our hosts in Rennes-les-Bains (included in Retreat price).

Day 6: Friday, July 19

After breakfast, we travel to one of the last strongholds of the Cathars at Montsegur. Here, in 1244, over 200 Cathars peacefully walked into a fire and died rather than renounce their faith. Legend claims that several Cathars escaped the night before with a secret treasure. Some say the treasure was the holy grail, or The Book of Love, or a descendant of Yeshua and Mary.

We climb the steep mountain to the castle at the peak, as we experience the power of a group of people whose faith was remarkable, and who many believe were deeply connected to both Mary and Yeshua.

After our time at the castle, we’ll co-create a ceremony in the field below for healing and blessing of all involved, calling forth a new age of safety and peace, where Mary and Yeshua’s teachings of love-consciousness are fully realized on Earth. We end with a group picnic lunch (included in Retreat price).

We return to Rennes-les-Bains for personal time and dinner on your own.

Day 7: Saturday, July 20

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The morning is spent in group retreat time, followed by personal time, in preparation for your initiation into the MAGDALENE-CHRIST HEART-LIGHT. A silent picnic lunch (included in Retreat price) at a spot of your own choosing continues the preparation.

From there, we go to what is locally known as Le Benetier (the “baptismal font.”) This is the alchemical meeting place of the Sals and Blanque rivers, where the salt and fresh waters come together. Many believe Mary Magdalene performed baptisms at this site and her energy is palpable. Here you receive your baptism and blessing from Mercedes into the MAGDALENE-CHRIST HEART-LIGHT.

Dinner is provided by our hosts in Rennes-les-Bains (included in the Retreat price).

Day 8: Sunday, July 21

Today we enjoy the lively and colorful outdoor market at Esperaza for experiencing the local culture, shopping, and fun, with lunch from your choice of local vendors.

Fountain of Lovers pool, Rennes les Bains_2418In the afternoon we head to the beautiful Fountain of Lovers—a heart-shaped pool nestled within a forest. Legend  says it’s an empowered spot for one’s relationship with their lover. We’ll call upon Mary Magdalene and Yeshua to fill us with the blessing of their union, as we enjoy the waters through swimming, soaking feet, or sitting peacefully at the water’s edge.

Dinner will be on your own in Rennes-les-Bains.

Day 9: FEAST DAY OF MARY MAGDALENE—Monday, July 22

Today we travel to the very special Magdalene cave that’s across the valley from Rennes-le-Chateau. Within this sacred cave, Mercedes will offer a live channeling of Yeshua and Mary Magdalene. You’ll get to ask your questions and hear their responses.

We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch afterward (included in the Retreat price) at a beautiful lake at the base of Mt. Bugarach, known for it’s powerful energy of the Sacred Masculine and connection to Yeshua. If weather permits, we’ll swim in the lake. Then we return to Rennes-les-Bains for personal integration time.

We enjoy our last dinner in Rennes-les-Bains with our lovely hosts (included in Retreat price). Afterward we celebrate our time together with personal offerings from our group.

Day 10: Tuesday, July 23

In the morning we drive to Alet-les-Bains for a special blessing at a local site, followed by a closing ceremony for our retreat.

We have lunch and spend the afternoon at Carcassonne lores_2539Carcassonne, a striking medieval walled city, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You’ll have time to visit the cathedral and explore this ancient fortress on your own—walking the cobblestone streets, visiting shops, getting gifts for yourself and loved ones, and maybe enjoying an ice cream on the square.

At the end of the afternoon we drive to Toulouse and drop you off at your airport hotel (included in Retreat price). Dinner is on your own, with a number of restaurants within walking distance of the hotel for you to choose from.

Day 11: Wednesday, July 24

Depart from Toulouse for home or continue on with Mercedes and Tina for the Add-On Trip  to Rocamadour, Orleans, and Chartres (3 additional days — see below).

 

Optional Add-On Trip:
ROCAMADOUR, ORLEANS & CHARTRES
July 24-27

Day 1 – Wednesday, July 24

We begin our Add-On Trip with a drive to the medieval village of Rocamadour, known for its breathtaking monastic-church complex built into a gorge above the Dordogne River. There we visit the black madonna, which pilgrims have journeyed to for a thousand years, and which is associated with miracles.

Legend holds that the wooden figure was carved by St. Amator/Amadour (mentioned in the gospel of Luke as Zacheus, the tax collector, and husband to St. Veronica, known for wiping Jesus’s face when he stumbled under the weight of the cross). Persecution forced Amator and Veronica to flee Palestine in the 1st century and they were said to have been guided to France by an angel.

We stay overnight in a hotel at within the city walls (included in Add-On Trip price).

Day 2 – Thursday, July 25

Today we head to Orleans, a World Heritage Site in the Loire Valley. It’s best known as the place where Joan of Arc, “the Maid of Orleans,” turned the course of the Hundred Years War by breaking the siege of Orleans in 1429. Joan was responding to visions and voices she received from Archangel Michael, St. Margaret, and St. Catherine of Alexandria that began at age 13, telling her to drive out the English invaders and restore the French king to full power.

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In Orleans, Mercedes will offer a presentation on Joan of Arc. Then we visit a small church housing the black madonna Joan of Arc actually prayed to. From there we go to Ste-Croix Cathedral, an impressive Gothic church dedicated to the French saint.

After dark we enjoy a light and sound show projected on the front of the cathedral. Then we return to our hotel in Orleans (included in Add-On Trip price).

Day 3- Friday, July 26

This day is devoted to experiencing the world-famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres. Unesco has called this cathedral “the high point of French Gothic art” and a “masterpiece.” We’ll be joined here by a professional guide who’s extremely knowledgeable about the cathedral, including its ancient roots, sacred geometry, and connection to the Divine Feminine.

Our visit will include time for walking the labyrinth, as we follow in the footsteps of untold numbers of pilgrims who’ve offered their devotion through this meditative practice. We specially designed the Add-On trip so that we could “walk” the labyrinth, as it’s only allowed one day per week.

For our final night we stay at a hotel near Charles DeGaul Airport, Paris (included in Add-On Trip price).

Day 4: Saturday, July 27

Depart from Paris for home.

We believe space will fill up fast,
as we already have many interested applicants.
If you feel called to be part of this
powerful Retreat and optional Post-Retreat Add-On Trip,
REGISTER NOW!

Retreat Leader:
MERCEDES KIRKEL

Mercedes is a multi-award-winning, best selling author and channel for Mary Magdalene and Yeshua. She’ll be guiding us in experiencing the Magdalene Heart Path and Christ Consciousness on the retreat, including sharing the history and legends of the region, informed by the guidance she’s received; bringing Mary and Yeshua’s channeled messages; leading ceremony at sacred sites; and offering personal instruction in embodying the sacred teaching and wisdom of Mary and Yeshua. All the messages Mercedes brings forth are universal and are not affiliated with any religion.

Mercedes lives in Chapel Hill, NC, offering programs and private sessions online and in-person. Her specialties include Guidance from Beings of Light, Heart-Source Life-And-Relationships Coaching, Light-Filled Intimacy™ Instruction, and spiritual mentoring. Find out more about Mercedes at www.mercedeskirkel.com.

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Tour Manager:
TINA HARTZELL

Tina took her first trip to this sacred area of France five years ago and was immediately smitten. She has since become devoted to bringing people to these magical lands to experience the Magdalene energy. This retreat will mark her 12th trip!

In addition to arranging and leading tours to France and other areas, Tina is a certified reflexologist and herbalist, and a Jin-Shin-Jyutsu practitioner. But she is truly happiest behind the wheel of a 9-passenger van, gently driving small groups through Southwest France.

Tina recently resettled to Missouri to be near her family and to bring her medicine to the Midwest.

 

What Past Retreatants Have Said:

“The France retreat was the most meaningful, transformative and memorable trip I have ever had. I am so grateful to Mercedes and Mary Magdalene for a retreat that deeply touched my heart and soul. I recommend this retreat to anyone who wants to deepen their understanding and practice of the Magdalene Heart Path.”
—Iris, Atlanta, Georgia

“My experience in the retreat was profound, joyful, inspirational and provided healing and opportunities for diving deeply into the sacred. Mercedes is a highly skilled teacher, healer, and facilitator. I highly recommend this retreat for those who seek a deeper connection with the divine, with Mary Magdalene and her healing work, and with the sacred and beautiful sites of southern France.”
—Suvani, Benicia, CA

“This was such a heart-opening experience for me. I loved the many sacred sites, and enjoyed deep connections and much joy with the community.”
—Martina Daley, Ashland, OR

“This retreat offered a giant daily dose of Love, both for self-healing and for expansion in the amount I can share with/send to  others. It was a very nurturing experience.”
—Red Wolfenbarger, Albuquerque, NM

“The places and natural environments helped me reconnect with my Feminine energy. I am deeply grateful for this enriching and transforming experience.”
—Silvina Povarchik, Argentina

WHAT IS INCLUDED—Retreat:
  • Pick up and drop off in Toulouse
  • All ground transportation and transfers, as stated in itinerary, via touring vans
  • 10 nights hotel accommodations throughout the retreat, including all hotel charges, taxes, gratuities and service charges, and government sales tax
  • 5 dinners in Rennes-les-Bains
  • 10 French-style continental breakfasts
  • 3 picnic lunches
  • Entrance fees and visits to all sites listed in the itinerary (except those listed as available during “personal time”)
  • Mercedes Kirkel’s informational guidance, instruction, and leading of ceremonies throughout the retreat
  • A live channeling of Yeshua and Mary Magdalene by Mercedes Kirkel
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED—Retreat:
  • Round trip flight to Toulouse, France (or arrival flight to Toulouse, France and departure flight from Paris, France, if you’re doing the Post-Retreat Add-On Trip)
  • Meals and drinks not specified as “included in Retreat price” in itinerary
  • Entrance fees to sites during “personal time”
  • Trip, flight, and health insurance (highly recommended)
  • All personal expenses (i.e laundry, valet service, telephone calls, internet charges, postage, etc.).
  • Any item that is not specifically detailed in the trip itinerary.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED—Add-On Trip:
  • Pick up in Toulouse, France and drop off in Paris, France
  • All ground transportation and transfers, as stated in itinerary, via touring vans
  • 3 nights hotel accommodations throughout the trip, including all hotel charges, taxes, gratuities and service charges, and government sales tax
  • 3 French-style continental breakfasts
  • Entrance fees and visits to all sites listed in the itinerary
  • Mercedes Kirkel’s informational guidance and instruction
  • Professional guide at Chartres Cathedral
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED—Add-On Trip:
  • Flights to Toulouse, France and from Paris, France
  • Meals and drinks not specified in itinerary as “included in Trip price”
  • Trip, flight, and health insurance (highly recommended)
  • All personal expenses (i.e laundry, valet service, telephone calls, internet charges, postage, etc.).
  • Any item that is not specifically detailed in the trip itinerary.

 

Retreat Pricing
REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 15—SAVE $500!

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICES FOR RETREAT—11 DAYS (LAND ONLY)

SAVE! You will receive a 5% discount if both your 2nd and 3rd payments are made by check or money order. Discounted prices are noted in red.

Price Per Person

 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (save $500)—REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 15, 2018:

Double Occupancy: $3995 by check or money order; $4195 by credit card
Single Occupancy: $4745 by check or money order; $4985 by credit card

ADVANCE PRICE (save $250)—REGISTER BY JANUARY 15, 2019:

Double Occupancy: $4245 by check or money order; $4460 by credit card
Single Occupancy: $4995 by check or money order; $5245 by credit card

YOU CAN STILL JOIN PRICE (if there’s space)—REGISTER AFTER JANUARY 15, 2019:

Double Occupancy: $4495 by check or money order; $4720 by credit card
Single Occupancy: $5245 by check or money order; $5510 by credit card

 

All prices are US dollars. Retreat prices are as listed unless the US dollar/euro exchange rate fluctuates by 5% or more from the 8/1/18 rates, or gasoline goes up over 5% from 8/1/18 France prices. If required, a fuel or exchange-rate surcharge will be added to the final payment.

 

Add-On Trip Pricing
REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 15—SAVE $250!

ALL INCLUSIVE PRICES FOR POST-RETREAT ADD-ON TRIP
3 Additional  Days (Land Only)

SAVE! You will receive a 5% discount if both your 2nd and 3rd payments are made by check or money order. Discounted prices are noted in red.

Price Per Person

 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (save $250)—REGISTER BY NOVEMBER 15, 2018:

Double Occupancy: $995 by check or money order; $1045 by credit card
Single Occupancy: $1295 by check or money order; $1360 by credit card

ADVANCE PRICE (save $125)—REGISTER BY JANUARY 15, 2019:

Double Occupancy: $1120 by check or money order; $1175 by credit card
Single Occupancy: $1420 by check or money order; $1495 by credit card

YOU CAN STILL JOIN PRICE (if there’s space)—REGISTER AFTER JANUARY 15, 2019:

Double Occupancy: $1245 by check or money order; $1310 by credit card
Single Occupancy: $1545 by check or money order; $1625 by credit card

 

All prices are US dollars. Trip prices are as listed unless the US dollar/euro exchange rate fluctuates by 5% or more from the 8/1/18 rates, or gasoline goes up over 5% from 8/18 France prices. If required, a fuel or exchange-rate surcharge will be added to the final payment.

Payment Schedule

NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT (Due as soon as possible in order to ensure your spot)

Per Person Double Occupancy:

$900 Retreat only
$1150 Retreat + Add-On Trip

Single Occupancy:

$1,000 Retreat only
$1250 Retreat + Add-On Trip

SECOND PAYMENT due on or before March 15, 2019 as per your invoice.

BALANCE due on or before May 15, 2019 as per your invoice.

Room configurations are limited. The sooner you register, the more likely it is we will be able to accommodate your preferences for single or shared rooms. If you are willing to share a room, please let us know and we will try to match you with a roommate.

Also, the sooner you register, the more likely it is you’ll receive a room at the main hotel who’s hosting us during the retreat. Additional people will stay at nearby B&Bs, which are just down the street from our main hotel.

Once you register, you’ll be able to join the private Facebook group for Retreat attendees (not visible to anyone other than those on the Retreat), where we can begin to get acquainted in advance and remain in contact afterward!

This is going to be a small, personal Retreat.
Early booking is highly recommended!
Completion of the registration form and payment of the nonrefundable deposit  holds your space.

To register CLICK HERE.

To ask any questions you have CLICK HERE.

 

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