Inside the Basilica in the Sanctuary at Lisieux

Pilgrimage to Lisieux by Coach

3 nights | from £499pp

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.


Monday 7th of October - Assemble at Westminster Cathedral, Ambrosden Avenue to load luggage. The coach will depart and make its way to Dover for the P&O ferry crossing to Calais. On arrival to Calais the coach will continue to Lisieux. Arrive at the hotel Ermitage for three nights accommodation on a half board basis.

Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th of October – During your time in Lisieux you will have the chance to follow a full 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. Excursions will include a visit to the birthplace of St Therese in Alencon.

Thursday 10th of October – After Mass and breakfast we will depart from Lisieux for the return journey.

The Itinerary is an outline at this stage and may vary subject to timings.