Carmel De Lisieux

Carmel De Lisieux, Ville de Lisieux

Carmel De Lisieux
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MsIreland2
Dublin, Ireland205 contributions
Heavenly
Oct 2019
We travelled to Lisieux by train from Paris, when we got off the train we headed for the big basilica up on the hill. It is very steep walk up to the Basilica so we took it slowly. When we got there we realised that St Therese is buried down in the Carmelite Church at the Convent in the town. When we got to the Carmelite Church in the town, we went in and on the right hand side of the church there is the tomb of St Therese, it is a simple Church which the Carmelite nuns use, there is also a museum attached, the Convent and also a book/giftshop are all in the surrounding area. It was like visiting a great friend getting to visit the tomb of St Therese. Her remains lie underneath the statue. There are hundreds of roses which have been left in front of the tomb. We travelled independently which I was glad about as we had the Church to ourselves and were able to spend some time praying at the tomb. St Therese parents are buried in the underground church in the main Basilica which is in a different part of the town.
Written January 2, 2020
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Sunshine32501162588
4 contributions
Very special place to visit...the convent where St. Therese lived.
Oct 2019
This was our 4th stop of the afternoon, after visiting her home, childhood church, the St. Therese Basilica and now the convent. There are meaningful artifacts here, you feel the holiness of this place. They also have a wonderful gift shop to pick up the reminders of your visit.
Written December 10, 2019
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kenbaines
Wrotham, UK475 contributions
Interesting museum
Sep 2019
The Carmel is well worth a walk around; the museum contains a number of interesting artefacts. Silence is observed in the chapel.
Written October 9, 2019
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helen3533
Livarot, France3 contributions
Church of saint Terese
Aug 2018 • Family
For pilgrims of sainte Terese a must. My kids were fascinated by the holy relics. Being from a Methodist background, they didn't quite get it. The question asked was ' why did they cut up a saint?'
Written August 21, 2018
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Ladylalique
Lake Tahoe (California), CA76 contributions
Great place
Jun 2018 • Solo
The carmel is very close from the tourist information office, is very quite and has a little museum well worth the visit, it's free.
There is a very nice bookstore and gift shop where a lot of the things are done by the nouns and if you can get something and help them since the admission is free is a good way to compensate. Everybody in Lisieux was really nice and willing to help me, nice town, beautiful trip.
Written June 18, 2018
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VW49
Ashburn, VA5,477 contributions
Resting Place of St. Theresa
May 2017 • Friends
Carmel De Lisieux was a pilgrimage stop for our group to visit the convent and resting place of St. Theresa. In addition to veneration of St. Theresa, there is a beautiful chapel for quiet prayer and reflection, a museum and bookstore. Unfortunately we arrived late in the day and had to be out exactly at closing.
Written October 28, 2017
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FGG-DXB
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2,305 contributions
Simple but profound
Aug 2017 • Couples
Beautiful place of pilgrimage. The starting point when visiting Lisieux. The serenity of the place and the story of Therese are very touching.
Written August 21, 2017
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TonyKonTiki
Dublin, Ireland67 contributions
Calm Visit
Jul 2017 • Family
We returned to Carmel in July 2017, having been there in August 2016. This is a very quiet sacred place. A place of great power. The exhibition is very interesting with actual objects from The Little Flower herself.

The only downside is the shop, there is an air of aloofness from the staff and prices have increased in a year, especially compared to Alençon.

Well worth a visit.
Written August 10, 2017
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jlkpregan
Wigton, UK246 contributions
Fantastic place of pilgrimage. Very un-fussy, yet very spiritual and moving.
Aug 2017 • Couples
There isn't much of the Carmel which you can access (it's still a working convent, so fair enough) but the chapel and the shop are both worthwhile, especially as they are obviously free of charge. We took the time to pray in front of the body of St Therese, and stuck around in the chapel for a while too.

Mass seems pretty regular and you can also find priests for confession pretty often too - many of whom don't speak English, but you might get lucky.
Written August 7, 2017
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DoctorB325
Santa Fe, NM110 contributions
Make this the first stop
Jun 2017 • Solo
This is a perfect first stop to be with Therese and the bookstore is the best. You can sit in prayer even with the chapel having services. The rose garden outside is exquisite. If you get in late, this is a perfect place to walk to before dark, and then go to Le Buissonets and the Basilica the next day. If you only have one half day, do the Basilica, the reliquary of Louis and Zelli downstairs under the Basilica and LeBussonnets.
Written July 8, 2017
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