Lisieux is the home of St. Thérèse of the Little Flower

Thérèse lived in Lisieux for 10 years before entering the Carmelite Order in 1888 at the age of fifteen. In Thérèse’s memoirs “Story of a Soul”, she explains her “little way” to holiness. This is not by extraordinary sacrifices but by the everyday acts offered to God through love. Her memoirs were published in more than 60 languages and she quickly became known and admired throughout the world. In 1925 she was declared a Saint.

Join Fr Peter Geldard on retreat to Lisieux with us. This affordable retreat gives you the opportunity to celebrate mass in the convent where Thérèse lived.

Itinerary - to be confirmed

Day 1

Morning departure from Westminster Cathereral (Ambrosden Avenue) to Dover for a P & O ferry crossing to Calais. Continue through to Lisieux, with stops on the way.

Day 2 - 4

A full Spiritual programme will be offered based on the teachings of St Thérèse and her ‘Little Way’ of Spiritual childhood. Excursions will include a visit to the birthplace of Saint Thérèse in Alencon, her family home and the cemetery where Thérèse was first buried and the Carmel where her remains were transferred in 1923.

Day 5

Depart after breakfast and continue on to Calais for a ferry crossing to Dover. We are planned to arrive at Westminster Cathedral in the evening.


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