Loras College Celebrates 175 years!  

President James Collins and Father William Joensen and members of the Loras College community invite you to join us for a Pilgrimage to France, celebrating 175 years of academic leadership and exploring the heritage of Bishop Mathias Loras who came to Dubuque from France.

Our exciting journey includes visits to religious heritage sites in Lyon, Annecy, Geneva, Toulouse, Lourdes and Paris – celebrating the visionary men and women of faith such as St. John Vianney, Frances de Chantal and Francis de Sales, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Bernadette of Lourdes, St. Vincent de Paul and St. Catherine Labouré, as well as Dominican roots that eventually produced Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP. We have incorporated cultural visits throughout the itinerary and enough leisure time to enjoy historical city centers – including the ever fascinating cosmopolitan city of Paris. Come join us for a rich and inspiring program!

We are all members of a global community that is increasingly interdependent. The future of our world depends on our cultivating a spirit of hospitality, respect, understanding and compassion for one another.

Enlightenment comes in many forms, but we believe that there are few life experiences more moving than exploring other cultures, meeting people of diverse backgrounds, and becoming a citizen of the world – leading and inspiring respectful and compassionate ways of life. Visit our travel affiliate's webpage for more details.

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, May 29 Depart Chicago on an overnight flight to Lyon, France
Friday, May 30 Arrive in Lyon, France – orientation to the old city of Lyon - Le Vieux Lyon, in and around St. Jean.
Saturday, May 31 Bishop Loras’s French Heritage – Lyon: Historical and Cultural Crossroads of the Rhône and Saône Rivers
Sunday, June 1 Catholic Witness in Southeast France – Annecy: City of Lakes and Mountains
Monday, June 2 St. Dominic and the Albigensians – Albi: Majestic City of Rose Hues
Tuesday, June 3 The Heritage of the Dominicans in Southern France – Carcassonne: Fortified Medieval City Nestled in Wine Country
Wednesday, June 4 Bernadette’s vision and the Healing Power of Faith – Lourdes
Thursday, June 5 The Spiritual and Artistic Heritage of Paris
Friday, June 6 Ministry to the Poor – Vincent de Paul and St. Catherine Labouré
Saturday, June 7 Paris The Ever Enchanting City of Lights – Cultural & Artistic Capital
Sunday, June 8 After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our return flights to Chicago.

Program Prices
$3615.00 per person based on double occupancy
$ 775.00 additional to Europe- airline taxes, airport fees, security
fees, fuel surcharges (estimate as of proposal date)
$975.00 supplement for single room occupancy

Land Only Program Prices
(excludes all air transportation and airport transfers)
$3115 per person based on double occupancy
$975 supplement for single room occupancy


Program Registration
Complete trip details and registration at http://www.travelillume.com/trc/kse/
$800.00 deposit per person (and insurance premium if applicable) no later than July 1, 2013.

Contact Us
Heather Jungblut, Executive Assistant to
Fr. William Joensen, Dean of Spiritual Life
Loras College
1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 588-7104