The meaning of relics: touching God!

Relics are the mortal remains of saints and blesseds. The reliquaries of Saint Thérèse are visible in the Basilica and in the Carmel (under the shrine).
The journey of the relics of Saint Thérèse initiated in 1994 has visited nearly 70 countries and continues today; the relics of Louis and Zélie Martin have traveled the world since 2015. By venerating the relics, the pilgrim does not only come to “remember”, he comes to meet the Saints themselves. He lived with Thérèse a personal experience, unique, often decisive for his life.

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Calendar of the relics peregrination

Gothic reliquary:

  • Diocese of Créteil,  Parish of Saint Pierre de Chennevières, from Friday January 19 at 21 p.m. to Tuesday January 23 at 10:30 a.m.
  • Diocese of Blois, Parish of Saint-Laurent-Nouan, from Thursday February 15 to Friday February 26, 2024. 
  • Diocese of Nanterre, Parish of Saint-Pierre-Saint-Paul de Courbevoie, from Saturday March 09 to Monday March 18, 2024.
  • ITALY, Archdiocese of Milan,  diocese of Cremona, Parish of Sant' Alessandro della in Bergamo, Pastoral Unit “mons.Antonio Barosi, San Giovanni in Croce, Parish of S.Maria Assunta e S. Giacomo Ap. Soncino,  from Tuesday 02 April to Thursday 02 May 2024 with the reliquary of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin
  • Diocese of Paris, Notre Dame des Victoires Basilica, from May 04 to May 13, 2024
  • NETHERLANDS : Diocese of Rotterdam, Saint Lawrence-Saint Elisabeth Cathedral, from Friday May 24 to Friday May 31, 2024
  • NETHERLANDS : The Hague / Leiden Parish of All Saints, The Hague French-speaking Catholic parish of The Hague from Friday May 31 to Sunday June 16, 2024
  • Diocese of Blois, Parish of Nouan-le-Fuzelier-Pierrefitte, from Thursday October 10 to October 14  2024 for a Thérèse weekend
  • Italy : Archdiocese of Naples with the Carmelite brothers of the province of Naples from Sunday November 03 to Thursday November 28 with the reliquary of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin

Centenary reliquary:

  • Brazil : from January 15 to October 19, 2024