With Saint Thérèse, Saints Louis and Zélie Martin

Program 2016

Year of Mercy

Jubilee of Mercy

  • « Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy to live in our everyday lives the Mercy that our Father has shown us since the begining of time ». - Pope Francis Papal Bull.
  • I cannot fear a God who made himself so small for me ! I love Him, He is only love and mercy !” - Thérèse

November 2015

  • 7-8 November 2015 - Carmelite weekend
    • Living the Year of Mercy with Thérèse” (by Carmelites and Carms of Lisieux)
    • From Saturday 4:30pm to Sunday 6pm
    • inscriptions : www.carmeldelisieux.fr (events)

December 2015

  • Opening of the Year of Mercy in the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception
    • Monday 7th December 2015
      • 6pm First Vespers, Carmel
    • Tuesday 8th December 2015
      • 3:30pm Mass, Lower Basilica
      • 4:30pm Visit Cloister of Mercy
      • 6pm Vespers, Carmel
      • 8:30pm Evening gathering “songs and prayers”, Carmel
    • Sunday 13th December 2015 - Opening of the Holy Door
      • 10:15am Rendez-vous in the grounds of the Basilica
      • 10:30am Opening of the Holy Door and mass, Basilica
      • 3:30pm Vespers, Lower Basilica
      • 5pm Mass Lower Basilica
        Visit Cloister of Mercy

February 2016

  • Thursday 11th February 2016 - Spiritual evening
    • Learning to pray with St. Thérèse", Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    • 8:30pm Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Tuesday 16th February 2016 - Conference for Lent : Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy (linked to the Parish in Lisieux)
    • Presentation of the Papal Bull, Mgnr Michel Guyard
    • 2:30pm and 8:30pm, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • from 20th to 21st February 2016 - Week end for fiancés
    • Preparation for marriage with saints Louis and Zélie Martin
    • from Saturday morning to Sunday lunch-time, Ermitage Saint Thérèse
  • from 21st to 27th February 2016 - retreat for Lent
    • "Interior Voyage with Thérèse of Avila” Fr. Bernard Bézier
    • from Sunday evening to Saturday morning, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • Tuesday 23rd February 2016 Conference for Lent : Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy (linked to the Parish in Lisieux)
    • Justice and Mercy with Saint Thérèse” Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    • 2:30pm and 8:30pm, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • 27th - 28th February - Carmelite weekend
    • Living the Year of Mercy with Thérèse” (by Carmelites and Carms of Lisieux)
    • From Saturday 4:30pm to Sunday 6pm
    • inscriptions : www.carmeldelisieux.fr (events)

March 2016

  • 1st March 2016 Conference for Lent : Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy (linked to the Parish in Lisieux)
    • The gifted child, companion to Charles Péguy” Brother Philippe Hugelé, Carm
    • 4:30pm and 8:30pm, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • from Friday 4th March to Saturday 5th March 2016 - 24 hours for God
    • Adoration and reconciliation, Chapel in Carmel
    • 5pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    • 6pm Vespers
    • from 6:30pm to 7am Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
    • 7:15am morning prayer
    • 8h/9h/11h15 Mass as usual
    • 12h Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Tuesday 8th March 2016 - Conference for Lent : Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy (linked to the Parish in Lisieux)
    • The Jubilee, a favourable time” Fr. Sylvain Lamerand
    • 4:30pm and 8:30pm, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • Thursday 10th March 2016 - Spiritual evening
    • Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse”, Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    • 8:30pm Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • Tuesday 15th March 2016 Conference for Lent : Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy (linked to the Parish in Lisieux)
    • The ministry of Mercy”, Fr. Benjamin Boisson
    • 2:30pm and 8:30pm, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • Holy Week
    • Holy Wednesday - 23rd March
      • 5pm Penitential service, Lower Basilica
    • Holy Thursday - 24th March
      • 8am Readings, Carmel
      • 10 am Lessons “Thérèse and the Eucharist”, Fr. Lemoine, Ermitage
      • 2:30pm Visit of the Cathedral
      • 5pm Celebration of the Last Supper, Carmel
      • 6pm Celebration of the Last Supper, Lower Basilica
    • Friday 25th March
      • 8am Readings, Carmel
      • 10am Lessons "Thérèse of the Holy Face”, Brother Bernard Bézier, Carme, Ermitage
      • 3pm Stations of the Cross, Basilica
      • 5pm Celebration of the Passion, Carmel
      • 6pm Celebration of the Passion, Lower Basilica
    • Saturday 26th March
      • 8am Readings, Carmel
      • 10am Lessons Thérèse’s experience of Jesus and Easter. “I understood what true glory was” Brother Philippe Hugelé, Carm, Ermitage
      • 2:30pm visit Les Buissonnets
      • 9pm Easter prayer service, Lower Basilica
      • 9:30pm Easter prayer service, Carmel
    • Easter Sunday 27th March
      • 10:30am Mass in Basilica
      • 2:30pm Visit of the Basilica
      • 3:30pm Vespers in Lower Basilica
      • 5pm Mass in Lower Basilica

April 2016

  • Sunday 3rd April 2016 - Sunday of Mercy
    • Jubilee Process
    • Sermon by a representative of Pope Francis
    • Confession possible
    • Visit the Cloister of Mercy
  • Thursday 14th April 2016 - Spiritual evening
    • “Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse”, Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    • 8:30pm Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • from 16th to 17th April - Weekend “Families”
    • Activities for children in the steps of saints Louis and Zélie Martin
    • from Saturday morning to Sunday lunch time, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse

May 2016

  • from 5th to 7th May 2016 - Festival for the Ascension Thursday (linked with the Parish in Lisieux)
    • Thursday 5th May 2016
      • 10:30am Mass in Basilica
      • 9pm Sound and Light Show “A hurricane of Glory”, Cathedral
    • Friday 6th May 2016
      • 9pm Sound and Light Show “A hurricane of Glory”, Cathedral
    • Saturday 7th May 2016
      • 9pm Sound and Light Show “A hurricane of Glory”, Cathedral
    • Sunday 8th May 2016
      • 10:30am Mass, Basilica
      • followed by the inauguration of the chapel of Lebanon, Basilica
      • 5pm Mass Lower Basilica
  • 15th May 2016 - Pentecost
    • 10:30am Mass, Basilica
    • 3:30pm Vespers, Lower Basilica
    • 5pm Mass, Lower Basilica
  • 29th May - Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ
    • 10:30am Mass, Basilica
    • 3:30pm Procession of the Blessed Sacrament
    • 5pm Mass, Lower Basilica
  • Thursday 26th May - Spiritual evening
    • “Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse”, Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    • 8:30pm Ermitage Sainte Thérèse

June 2016

  • 11th-12th June 2016 Carmelite weekend
    • “Living the Year of Mercy with Thérèse chez Thérèrse” (by Carmelites and Carms of Lisieux)
    • From Saturday 4:30pm to Sunday 6pm
    • inscriptions : www.carmeldelisieux.fr (events)
  • Thursday 16th June - Spiritual evening weekend
    • “Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse”, Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    • 2030 Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • from 19th -25th June - retreat
    • “Mercy following the word of God and Thérèse”, Fr. Gabriel Ribreau
    • from Sunday evening to Saturday morning, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse

July 2016

  • 9th to 12th July - Feast of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin
    • Saturday 9th July - Alençon
      • Walk for couples, conference, mass
    • Sunday 10th July - Lisieux
      • 10:30am Mass, Basilica
      • Blessing of the Families
    • Monday 11th July
      • 3:30pm Mass Basilica
    • Tuesday 12th July
      • 3:30pm Mass, liturgical feast, Basilica
  • from 10th - 16th July 2016 - retreat
    • “With Thérèse, always finding delight in what Jesus gives us”, Fr. Pierre Descouvemont
    • from Sunday evening to Saturday morning, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse

August 2016

  • from 8th to 15th August - Animation from the Carmes
    • Week of spiritual activities proposed by some Carm brothers from the Province of Paris, along with the Carms and Carmelites from Lisieux
    • Basilica
  • 14th -15th August 2016 - Assumption
    • Saturday 14th August 2016
      • 8:30pm Procession and prayer with Our Lady, Basilica
    • Sunday 15th August 2016
      • 10:30am Mass, Basilica
      • 3:30pm Procession with the Statue of Our Lady of the Smile from the House of Les Buissonnets to the Basilica and Vespers
  • from 17th - 30th August - Sessions for Thérèsian studies
    • “The poem of September” Manuscript B
    • Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
    • Information and enrolment : OET Frères Carm, 42 rue du Docteur Lesigne 14100 Lisieux ; etudes-theresiennes chez carmes-paris.org
  • from 21st to 27th August 2016 - retreat
    • “I sing what I want to believe, Saint Thérèse”, Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    • from Sunday evening to Saturday morning, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse

September 2016

  • from 4th to 10th September - retreat
    • "Joy in Saint Thérèse”, Fr Benjamin Boisson
    • from Sunday evening to Saturday morning, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • Thursday 15th September 2016 - Spiritual evening
    • “Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse”, Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    • 8:30pm Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • 24th September to 2nd October 2016 - Saint Thérèse festivities
    • Saturday 24th 2016
      • 8:30pm Procession of the Relics from Carmel to the Basilica, prayer
    • Sunday 25th September, 2016
      • 10:30am Mass, Basilica
      • 3:30pm Procession from the Basilica to the Cathedral and Vespers

October 2016

  • 24th September to 2nd October Saint Thérèse festivities
    • Saturday 1st October 2016 - solemnity of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face
      • Day of the sick and disabled, Basilica
      • Afternoon Mass, Basilica
    • Sunday 2nd October 2016 Pèlerinage de la Famille du Carmel
      • 10:30am Mass, Basilica
      • 3pm Procession from the Basilica to the chapel at Carmel and Vespers
  • Thursday 13th October 2016 - Spiritual evening
    • “Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse” Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    • 8:30pm Ermitage Sainte Thérèse

November 2016

  • from 5th to 6th November 2016 - Week end for fiancés
    • Preparation for marriage with saints Louis and Zélie Martin
    • from Saturday morning to Sunday lunch-time, Ermitage Saint Thérèse
  • Thursday 10th November 2016 - Spiritual evening
    • “Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse”, Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    • 8:30pm Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • from 13th to 19th November 2016 - retreat for closing the Year of Mercy
    • Saint Thérèse and Mercy “To me, He gave his infinite mercy”, Fr Patrick Lemoine
    • from Sunday evening to Saturday morning, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse
  • Sunday 20th November 2016 - Closing of the Year of Mercy
    • Solemnity of Christ the King
    • 10:30am Mass, Basilica
    • 12h Closing of the Holy Door
  • from 26th to 27th November - weekend “18-30 year olds”
    • entering Advent
    • from Saturday morning to Sunday lunchtime, Ermitage Sainte Thérèse

December 2016

  • from 3rd December 2016 to 5th February 2017 - Cribs from around the world
    • 9:30am to 5pm Centre John Paul II, every day except Christmas day and January 1st
    • Sundays : guided visits 3:30pm
  • Thursday 15th December 2016 - Spiritual evening
    • “Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse”, Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    • 8:30pm Ermitage Sainte Thérèse

N.B.

  • At the Basilica in Lisieux, Holy Door
    • Open from 13th December 2015 to 20th November 2016
    • For pilgrims who would not be able to go to the Holy Door in Rome, the Pope authorizes the Bishops to open a Holy Door in Cathedrals and churches of their choice. Passing through this door in prayer grants the Lord’s indulgence for us or for a deceased person.
  • Cloister of Mercy, place of meditation
    • open every day, same hours as the Basilica
    • under the cloister under the Basilica
  • Confessions
    • Carmel:10h-11h00/15h-17h
    • Basilica : Easter to All Saints 10h30-12h/15h-17h00
    • Lower Basilica : Easter to All Saints 10-30-12h/15h-17h00