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France 5: Saint Malo, Apparition of Mary in Pontmain

by Steve Ray on June 8, 2019


We never like to push our people too much so we gave them an easy morning and left today at 10 AM. We went to Saint Malo which is a medieval fortified city on the ocean. We toured the exquisite cathedral where the organ was playing the whole time we were there. We spent time […]

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France Day 4: Le Mont-Saint-Michel

by Steve Ray on June 7, 2019


After the busy activities and a long day yesterday for D-Day, today was a nice rest and catch up day for the group. We started out with breakfast — sad to leave this beautiful Château in Normandy but we now drive to Le Mont-Saint-Michel, a city and a magnificent church and monastery. This is the […]

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75th Anniversary of D-Day in Normandy with President Trump

by Steve Ray on June 6, 2019


Today was a marvelous day with our group and Normandy France celebrating his 75th anniversary of D-Day. We were among still living heroes who jumped that day and joined by president of France and President Trump. It was a grand celebration! Even though it was to commemorate men who had died it was a celebration […]

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D-Day All Day: Pegasus Bridge & Omaha Beach

by Steve Ray on June 5, 2019


This was the most remarkable day.  On our ride to the battlefront our pilgrim Glenn Juday gave us an excellent overview of the whole operation of the assault on the beaches of Normandy. He is quite the historian! We started out at Pegasus Bridge where the British landed in gliders to set the whole stage […]

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France Day 1: St. Terese of Lisieux

by Steve Ray on June 4, 2019


Arrival in Paris France. Drive to Lisieux to study and venerate St. Teresa of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church. Mass in Lisieux (Fr. Dan Good’s homily here). Arrival at our chateau which you have to see to believe. PART ONE: PART TWO: STEVE’S 6-MINUTE TALK ON SAINTS AND HOLINESS

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Our Weekend Walk through Paris, Preparing for Our Soon-to-Arrive Group

by Steve Ray on June 2, 2019


Janet and I always arrive early to make sure everything is prepared and ready for our group. Since it’s been a while since we have visited this area of France we came early to scout out all the places our group will visit in Paris and to meet with our agent and guide. I hope […]

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