The shrine is run by the Vincentians. By complete coincidence, the Knights of Columbus of Missouri were there, for a statewide meeting. It made for a very nice Sunday mass.
This was an interesting statue. I've never seen St. Therese depicted in the same place as the Shroud of Turin.
Continuing to Arkansas wasn't so much fun. About an hour from Little Rock, traffic died completely. The highway stopped moving, and it stayed that way for an hour and a half. I don't know what caused the jam; I think it might be the fact that the highway condenses from three lanes into one. Maybe there was a car accident.
After that, I couldn't find the hotel, because I had the wrong address. Ugh. The people were helpful, but they were somewhat hard to understand. I had no idea the regional accent in Arkansas was so strong. Usually, I think of people from Texas as having country accents, but the people in Arkansas have them beat.