Du Dec 15 2024 to Dec 22 2024

To prepare for the 2025 Jubilee, Father Emmanuel Schwab, rector of the sanctuary, offers pilgrims of the spiritual “little way” of Saint Thérèse to accompany her relics, from Lisieux to Rome via several sanctuary cities, for an exceptional pilgrimage from December 15 to 22, 2024. A unique opportunity to prepare for Christmas by celebrating holiness with joy!

From Sunday December 15 to Sunday December 22, 2024, embark on a unique pilgrimage, from Lisieux to Rome, in the footsteps of Saint Thérèse with her relics, visiting the sanctuaries of great spiritual figures of our time: Saint Bernadette of Nevers, Saint John Marie Vianney in Ars, Saint John Bosco in Turin and Saint Catherine of Bologna.

A reliquary of Saint Thérèse at the Trinity of the Mountains

For the Jubilee Year “Peregrinantes in spem” (Pilgrims of Hope), Pope Francis wanted to associate several churches in Rome with holy female figures proclaimed Patrons and Doctors of the Church. For its link with France, Trinité-des-Monts will be dedicated to the memory of Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, with the installation of a reliquary throughout 2025.

“We must keep lit the flame of hope that has been given to us, and do everything so that everyone finds the strength and certainty to look to the future with an open mind, a confident heart and a clear-sighted intelligence. The next Jubilee could greatly favor the rebuilding of a climate of hope and confidence, as a sign of a renewed renaissance of which we all feel the urgency. This is why I chose Pilgrims of Hope as the theme.”

Pope Francis, Letter for the Jubilee 2025

Relive Thérèse’s pilgrimage to Rome in 1887

To experience a beautiful Advent season, enlightened by the writings of the saint of Lisieux, retrace Thérèse's pilgrimage to Rome that she lived from November 4 to December 2, 1887 with her father Louis and her sister Céline to ask Pope Leo XIII for authorization to enter Carmel at the age of 15.

What a beautiful message of hope to repeat this journey with a reliquary of the “greatest saint of modern times”, for 8 days and 7 nights, under the spiritual guidance of Father Emmanuel Schwab, Rector of the Sanctuary!

One day, a saint

  • Sunday December 15
    – Send-off mass, lunch and departure from Lisieux to Nevers by coach with the reliquary “statue” of Saint Thérèse.
    – Dinner, prayer vigil and veneration of relics at Espace Bernadette.
    – Overnight stay on site.
  • Monday December 16
    – Visit to the sanctuary Sainte-Bernadette Soubirous from Nevers, the “little clairvoyant of Massabielle”, where she spent 13 years of her life with the Sisters of Charity.
    – Mass and lunch in Nevers.
    – Departure for Ars, dinner and overnight stay.
  • Tuesday December 17
    – Spiritual journey in the footsteps of Saint John Mary Vianney, the holy parish priest “patron of priests throughout the world”, ardent defender of the Eucharist and the sacrament of reconciliation as weapons against the devil.
    – Lunch then departure for Turin, dinner and overnight stay.
  • Wednesday December 18
    – Mass at the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians and discovery of places linked to the work of Saint John Bosco, a 19th century Italian priest whose apostolate was to oversee the training of young people.
    – Lunch and visit to Turin (Duomo, Holy Shroud museum).
    – Prayer vigil and overnight stay on site.
  • Thursday December 19
    – Road to Bologna where Thérèse stopped on her way to Rome to celebrate mass, meeting students who were a little too enterprising for her taste and whom she remembers in her manuscript A.
    – Visit the monastery adjoining the sanctuary and where the intact but mummified body of Saint Catherine of Bologna, a very popular Poor Clare, before whom Saint John Bosco and Saint Teresa came to pray.
    – Mass, lunch and departure for Rome.
    – Dinner and vigil to welcome the relics of Saint Thérèse at the church of Trinité-des-Monts.
  • From Friday 20 to Saturday 21 December
    - Pilgrimage to Rome in the footsteps of Saint Teresa (Colosseum, churches, catacombs).
    – Spiritual journey through the high places of Christianity.
    – Prayer vigils and readings of his writings in front of his relics.
    – Visit to St. Peter’s Basilica with time to celebrate “passage of the Holy Door” which will be open on December 24.
    – Masses.
    - Free time.
    – Accommodation at Casa Maria Immacolata in the historic center of Rome, a few minutes from St. Peter's Square.
  • Sunday December 22
    – Mass at the Trinity of the Mountains.
    – Angelus of the Pope in St. Peter’s Square.
    Transfer to the airport and return to Paris-Orly by plane.
    Coach shuttle to Lisieux.

How to participate ?

Price of the trip (8 days, 7 nights, coach transport, return by plane and transfers, accommodation in a shared double room*, full board, French-speaking guides, entrance fees for the sites according to the program, audiophones, etc.):

€1 / person (based on 490 people)

*Single room supplement: €150/person (to be specified when booking).

SPECIAL OFFER : For any registration before June 30, 2024, the sanctuary offers you your stay in Lisieux from Saturday December 14 to Sunday December 15, including dinner, accommodation and lunch before departure.

Reservation & Registration

Contact our reservation office :

  • Indicate that you would like to reserve your place for the “Lisieux-Rome 2024 pilgrimage” with accommodation in a double room (as a couple or sharing) or single room (with supplement)
  • If you come as a couple, please complete one form per person.
  • Please specify any special diet (for medical reasons).

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  • A deposit of 30% will be required when ordering, i.e. €450 in a double/shared room or €600 in a single room.
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