The village of Cerdon, in the northern Bugey mountains
Detail: Official icon of Jean-Claude Colin, with Blessed Virgin and Child
Barbery: Cross on the site of the Colin home
Forest of Barbery: hiding place for priests during Revolutionaries' raids - and of quiet for the young Jean-Claude
St Bonnet-le-Troncy, boyhood home of Jean-Claude Colin
River Loire, which flows past the minor seminary of St Jodard
Lyon, Fourvière: ancient chapel of the Blessed Virgin and Basilica
Fourvière: sanctuary of the ancient chapel of the Blessed Virgin.
Cerdon: Fr Colin's first appointment as assistant to his brother, Pierre.
Cerdon: statue in the church of St John the Baptist
Presbytery at Cerdon: home for the first nine years of Jean-Claude's priestly life.
Belley: Minor seminary high school where pioneer Bugey missioners lived
Bugey mountains: village of Lacoux
Bugey mountains: church at Innimont
Bugey mountains: church at Innimont
Bugey mountains: statue at Arandas
Rome: The Quirinale, residence of the Popes at the time of Fr Colin's first visits
Rome: Odescalchi Palace, from the church of the Apostles where Fr Colin stayed in 1833
Belley: Chapel of La Capucinière, first Marist professions, 1836
Lyon, Puylata: General House of the Society of Mary from 1838
Rochefort du Gard: one of the shrines undertaken by Fr Colin and the Marists
Toulon, La Seyne: One of the first high schools established by the Marist Fathers
Marcellange: established by Fr Colin as a place of retreat for his missioners
Trappist monastery at Aiguebelle: Fr Colin would make private retreats here
La Neylière: planned by Fr Colin to be a place of silence and retreat
La Neylière: book belonging to Fr Colin
La Neylière: Fr Colin's study
La Neylière: winter sunset, from the room of Fr Colin
La Neylière: bedroom of Fr Colin
La Neylière: crucifix laid in the hands of Fr Colin upon his death
La Neylière: resting place of Fr Colin


Guides to the places of Marist origins in France and in the footsteps of Fr Colin in Rome
Places of Marist origins     |     Options for pilgrims     |     Colin in Rome


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'Pilgrimage - a guide-book to places of Marist origins'
Fr Craig Larkin SM

This pilgrim's guide is an attractively-illustrated commentary on significant places of Marist origins in France.
160 pages include sections on 'Route Colin', 'Route Chavoin' and 'Route Champagnat' as well as a useful selection of Marist texts, quotations and chronologies.
Important reading for Marist pilgrims.


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'Options for Pilgrims to places of Marist origins in France'
A companion to Fr Craig Larkin's Pilgrim Guide Book (above) this series of four booklets is a practical resource for pilgrims to make their way around the Marist places in France.
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 1. The Marist Places 
Location, short descriptions and guide map for the Marist places in France. 
(20 pp)


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2. The Bugey Missions
Pictorial summaries of the twenty-seven parishes of the pioneer mission of 1825-1829. 
(32 pp)


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3. Tips for Marist Pilgrims
Places to stay, itinerary planning, travel tips, guide map, times and distances. 
(20 pp)


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4. Pilgrimage to the Marist Places  -  9-day option

Suggested itinenary. 
(20 pp)


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'Rome ~ A Superior-General at work'
Fr Craig Larkin SM

Fr Craig's final pilgrimage work. Important reading for the pilgrim following Fr Colin's footsteps in his five visits to the Eternal City.