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Journey to the Shrines of France

A prayerful Lenten pilgrimage to France’s holiest places will travel April 1-12, 2019 

Join Arkansas Catholic and Father Tony Robbins, pastor of St. Joseph Church in Conway, for a 12-day Lenten journey across France. See sites of some of the world’s most revered saints and apparitions: Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Bernadette, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Mary Margaret Alacoque, St. Vincent de Paul, St. John Vianney and St. Catherine Laboure.

  • We will start in Toulouse and then spend two days in Lourdes, where we will participate in the Candlelight Procession if available and see where many miracles have been attributed.
  • We will tour Paris to see some of the most famous churches in the world, including the Sacre Coeur and Notre Dame.
  • We will also honor those who died during World War II with a stop at the Normandy landing beach.
  • Other stops include Ars, Nevers, Lisieux, Paray-le-Monial, Mont St. Michel and Pontmain.

$4,959 per person, double occupancy. The pilgrimage includes daily Mass, lodging, airfare, breakfast, dinners and entrance fees to scheduled sites. Tips, beverages and insurance are not included. A $600 deposit is required at the time of registration. Final payment is due by February 1, 2019. A $100 discount for reservations placed by May 14.

Download the France 2019 Pilgrimage brochure

To register or for more information, contact Kathy Primm at Sue Smith Vacations, (501) 771-0987, or e-mail