Inside the Basilica in the Sanctuary at Lisieux

Pilgrimage to Lisieux led by Fr Leo Illah CSSp

2 nights | from £355pp

Overview & Itinerary

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Saint Therese like her older sisters, she became devoted to religion from an early age. She joined the Carmelite nunnery in Lisieux at the young age of 15. She devoted her life to religion, produced many spiritual writings and became one of the best-loved Catholic figures of her century.

She died young but in the 1920s, she was made a saint. In 1997, Pope John Paul II declared her the 33rd Doctor of the Catholic Church because of her spiritual writings. This is an exceptional honour, as she was the first woman to receive this title.


Friday 6th of September - The coach will depart from the London area with another stop in Dover before making its way to the P&O ferry terminal for the crossing to Calais. On arrival to Calais the coach will continue to Lisieux. Arrive at the hotel Ermitage for two nights accommodation on a half board basis.

Saturday 7th of September – During your time in Lisieux you will have the chance to follow a spiritual programme based on the teaching of St. Therese and her Little Way of Spiritual Childhood. Saint Therese was born in Alencon in January 1873. The family moved to Lisieux where she spent her time meditating and praying. At the age of 15 she joined the Carmelites at Lisieux. Saint Therese died of Tuberculosis at the age of 24. Visits will include Les Buissonetts and the Carmel Chapel.

Sunday 8th of September– After Mass and breakfast we will depart from Lisieux for the return journey.