Lourdes France

The Grotto In Lourdes, France where Our Blessed Mother appeared eighteen times to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. 

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Experience the Great Shrines that France has to offer. Lourdes is nestled within the Pyrenees Mountains where you will visit the magnificent Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes with the opportunity to drink from the miraculous spring, submerge yourself in the healing baths, and join in the nightly candlelight procession and Rosary.  Explore the life of St. Therese in Lisieux and take a somber visit to the Normandy Beaches and American Cemetery. In Chartes explore the Cathedral Notre Dame, known worldwide for its massive stained-glass window, also referred to as “the high point of French Gothic art.” Celebrate Masses in Paris at Sacre Coeur Basilica, and the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, and pass by famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, L’Arch de Triomphe, and Louvre Museum. Drive through picturesque Loire Valle to Nevers to tour the Convent of Saint Gilard and continue to Paray le Monial and the Chapel of the Visitation where Jesus exposed His Sacred Heart to St. Margaret Mary Alcoque. Discover La Salette in a high alpine pasture in the French Alps where the Virgin Mary appeared crying to two shepherds in 1846. Conclude your Pilgrimage with visits to the Basilique Notre-Dame of Fourviere in Lyon and the Shrine dedicated to Saint Jean Marie Vianney, the saint of the priesthood, in Ars.

Ars, France

Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney, T.O.S.F. (8 May 1786 – 4 August 1859), commonly known in English as Saint John Vianney, was a French parish priest who is venerated in the Catholic Church as a Saint and as the Patron Saint of parish Priests.