A visit in the footsteps of St. Thérèse in Lisieux

A visit of the Basilica and the House where lived Sainte Thérèse of carmel in Lisieux. The visit must be done by car because places are far from each other.

Visit the different places where Saint Theresa lived in the city of Lisieux and the Basilica dedicated to her after her death.

Singular destiny of this young woman born into a pious family. She died at twenty-four years. The day of her funeral, surrounded by his family a nun said: "I had nothing to say about her; She was very nice and very shy, you never noticed her ". Her writings will later make her famous. Miracles will then happen on her grave which will lead to her canonization.

"But I feel that my mission will start, my mission to love God as I love him, to give my little way to the souls. If the good God grant my desires, my sky happen on Earth until the end of the world. Yes, I want to spend my heaven doing good on Earth".

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 4 h.

The Buissonnets House

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The Buissonnets House
'Sainte Thérèse lived her childhood in the Buissonnets house. This isn''t her birthplace which can also be visited. The tour is free, the house is not very big.'

The Buissonnets House Park

The Buissonnets House Park
A statue in the Park showing St. Therese asking her father permission to become a nun, she was only 15 years old!

Carmel

Carmel
The remains of the Saint are kept in a small chapel.

Outside of carmel

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Outside of carmel
Teresa went to the Carmel at the age of fifteen. The visit of Carmel is free. You can see in a room the objects that belonged to the saint.

The Basilica view

The Basilica view
There is a Way of the Cross

The square in front of the Basilica

The square in front of the Basilica
The Basilica is easily accessible by car.

Inside the Basilica

Inside the Basilica
The Basilica is wide and have beautiful colours. It’s very different than the other cathedrals in France.

The entrance of the Basilica

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The entrance of the Basilica
Above the entrance there is a photo of the parents of St. Therese.

The Basilica

The Basilica
There are some panels in the Basilica that explain the short life of St Teresa. She died at 24 because of tuberculosis.

The parents of Saint Therese reliquary

The parents of Saint Therese reliquary
The parents of St. Thérèse Louis and Zélie Martin are considered blessed. They had nine children ,four died in infancy, the five girls became religious.

Overview of the Basilica

Overview of the Basilica
Saint Therese was canonized in 1925 and the decision of the construction of the basilica was taken in September 1927.The construction was fast and on July 11, 1937, the basilica was solemnly blessed.

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