Pilgrimage_To_Lyon_2006

2006 SMA Jubilee Celebrations | Lyon Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage to Fourviere and the Shrines of France

Shrines to be visited

  • Fourviere
  • Ars
  • Nevers
  • Paray le Monial
  • Sacre Coeur
  • Rue du Bac
  • Lisieux

7-13 December 2006

Basilica of FourviereLyon for the exact date of the 150th Anniversary of SMA
France’s famous Shrines and for Christmas shopping

The Founder of SMA, Bishop Melchior de Marion Bresillac, and his companions consecrated the Society of African Missions to Our Lady of Fourviere on 8 December 1856, 150 years ago. That was the beginning of the SMA.

A Pilgrimage to Fourviere (in Lyon) is being organised, leaving Dublin with Aer Lingus on 7 December at 09.45 am and flying directly to Lyon, France.

  • Apparition of Sacred Heart at paray le Monial7-8 December: Lyon: Attend the re-consecration and dedication of SMA at Fourviere. (2 nights at Lyon)
  • 9 December: Visit Ars and Paray le Monial (overnight)
  • 10-13 December: Visit Nevers and move on to Paris. In Paris visit Sacre Coeur Basilica and Rue de Bac. And plenty of time for shopping in Paris. On 12 December there will a day-trip (optional, extra) to Lisieux. The flight back to Dublin on 13 December will arrive at 16.05 pm. (3 nights Paris)

Cost: €690 per person sharing for Half-board (Dinner, B & B) (single supplement €160).

Fr Sean Hayes SMA will lead the Pilgrimage.

Organised by Pilgrimages Abroad, 64 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin – Tel: 01-873 1444 (Contact: Michael Kennedy). Bookings before end October 2006.