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Catholic Travel 2016

In this Year of Mercy, Catholics are urged to seek Jesus. In this section, you learn how to take a religious pilgrimage, particularly to the official Holy Door of the Diocese of Little Rock and also fun travel ideas for the whole family, including your four-legged friends.


Seeking God's love, mercy during a pilgrimage

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 26, 2016   

Christians have been seeking Jesus since he walked the earth 2,000 years ago. The disciples left behind family, friends, jobs, the lives they were living to follow the path of God. For Catholics, it is still our desire to seek him. This is where taking up our cross and going on a pilgrimage starts. In this Year of Mercy, Catholics are called to take a pilgrimage to the official diocesan holy door at Our Lady of Good More... 

Pilgrimage Prayer to St. James to keep travelers safe

Published: February 26, 2016   

In honor of World Youth Day 2016 in Kraków, Poland celebration July 25-31, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released a Pilgrimage Prayer Guide, with prayers and information for pilgrims attending World Youth Day. It included information about St. James, patron of pilgrim travelers. In medieval times, St. James’ sanctuary in Santiago de Compostela in Spain was one of the most well-traveled pilgrim routes for Christians. “Whether on a journey to a distant shrine or More... 

When Fido and Fifi take a vacation: The dos and don’ts

By Aprille Hanson, Published: February 25, 2016   

It’s hard to leave those sweet eyes behind. That furry face is staring up at you with all the love in the world and then … you close that door and it is instant heartbreak for you and your “fur baby.” But taking your pet on a trip is not as simple as piling into the vehicle or stepping onto the plane. Everything must be considered, from pet safety to the vacation destination.   Sit & Stay  Dr. Cole More... 

Where to stay, play and pray in Arkansas

Published: February 24, 2016   

If vacation plans this spring or summer call for you to stay in the state, here are some places you might have not visited before. According to the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, there are more than 81 sites in Arkansas to put on your “must see” list. Its site,, divides the list into four different regions. The complete list can be read at   Northwest Blanchard Springs Caverns is ranked among “the most beautiful underground More...