Program 2019

JANUARY

  • From 1st December 2018 to 3rd February 2019 – Exhibition
    Guest of honour: France
    From 9h30 to 17h Centre Saint-Jean-Paul II
    Every day except 25th December and 1st January
    Guided visit Sunday at 3pm
  • 1st January 10h30 Mass Basilique inférieure

FEBRUARY

  • Exhibition « Léonie Martin Servant of God, Sister Françoise-Thérèse » – Centre Saint-Jean Paul II

MARCH

  • Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March – Week-end for “Fiancés”                                               Preparation for marriage with Saints Louis and Zélie Martin
    Enrollment  02 31 48 55 08
  • 6th March – Ash Wednesday
    Imposition of the ashes at each Mass
  • Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th March – Spiritual week-end
    « What is your name? Thérèse of the Holy Face »
    Information and enrollment : 02 31 31 44 77
    www.carmes-paris.org/couvent-de-lisieux
  • Tuesday 12th March – Conference
    « Thérèse and the Saints: Saint Thérèse of Avila », Frère Didier-Marie Golay, ocd
    14h30 Accueil Cathédrale
    20h30 Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Thursday 14th March – Spiritual Evening
     “Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse »,Père Patrick Lemoine
    20h30-22h Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Tuesday 19th March – Conference
    « Thérèse and the Saints : Saint Cécile », Frère Didier-Marie Golay, ocd
    14h30 Accueil Cathédrale
    20h30 Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Tuesday 26th March – Conference
    « Thérèse and the Saints : Saint Francis », Frère Didier-Marie Golay, ocd
    14h30 Accueil Cathédrale
    20h30 Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • From Friday 29 (17h) to Saturday 30 March (18h30) – 24  hours for God
    Adoration of the Blessed-Sacrament and Reconciliation
    Confessions, religious services with the Carmelites, Masses…
  • From Friday 29 to Sunday 31 March – Spiritual Week-end
    « Learning to live with others with Saint Thérèse », Madame Marie-Dominique Fouqueray
    who is a Consecrated virgin and a psychiatrist,
    Père Didier-Marie Golay, ocd
    Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March – Saint Bernadette
    2 days of celebrations to welcome a Relic of Saint Bernadette of Lourdes

      APRIL

  •  Tuesday 2 April – Conference
    « Thérèse and the Saints : Saint Joan of Arc », Frère Didier-Marie Golay, ocd
    14h30 Accueil Cathédrale
    20h30 Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  •  Tuesday 9 April – Conference
    « Thérèse and the Saints: Saint John of the Cross»,Frère Didier-Marie Golay, ocd
    14h30 Accueil Cathédrale
    20h30 Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Thursday 11 April – Spiritual evening
    « Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse », Père Patrick Lemoine
    20h30-22h Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • 14 April – Palm Sunday
    Blessing of the Palms at each Mass
    8h, Chapelle Notre-Dame du Sourire, Ermitage
    9h, 11h15 Mass, Carmel
    10h30 Mass, Basilique inférieure
  • Monday and Tuesday  – 15th and 16th April
    15h30 Mass, Basilique inférieure
  • Wednesday 17th April
    15h30 Mass, Basilique inférieure
    17h Penetential Service, Basilique inférieure
  • Holy Thursday 18 April
    8h Reading Service, Carmel
    10h Teaching: « Living Bread, Divine Eucharist » Père Lemoine, Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
    14h30 Guided visit of the Cathédrale Saint-Pierre
    17h Celebration of the Last Supper, Carmel
    18h Celebration of the Last Supper, Basilique Inférieure
  • Good Friday 19 April
    8h Reading Service, Carmel
    10h Teaching : « Looking at the Cross as a Treasure », Père Patrick Lemoine, Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
    15h Stations of the Cross, Basilique
    16h Confessions, Basilique inférieure
    18h Celebration of the Passion of Christ, Carmel
    18h Celebration of the Passion of Christ, Basilique inférieure
  • Saturday 20 April
    8h Reading Service, Carmel
    10h Teaching : «  I see you ressurected, glorious », Père Patrick Lemoine, Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
    14h30 Guided visit of the Buissonnets
    21h Easter Service, Basilique inférieure
    21h30 Easter Service, Carmel
  • Sunday 21 April – Easter
    9h, 11h15 Mass, Carmel (no Mass at 8h in the Chapelle Notre-Dame du Sourire)
    10h30 Mass, Basilique supérieure
    14h30 Guided visit of the Basilique
    15h30 Vespers, Basilique inférieure
    17h Mass, Basilique inférieure
  • Easter Monday 22 April
    (no Mass at 8h in the Chapelle Notre-Dame du Sourire)
    10h30 and 15h30 Mass, Basilique inférieure
  • Sunday 28 April – Sunday of the Divine Mercy
    10h30 Mass, Basilique supérieure
    15h Merciful Mysteries of the Rosary, Basilique
  • From Sunday 28 April (evening) to Saturday 4 May (morning) – Spiritual Retreat
    « Thérèse on our paths of life », Frère Yannick Bonhomme, ocd
    Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse

MAY

  • Saturday 4 May – Procession of Our Lady
    20h30 Site de la Basilique, “On Mary’s Path”
  • Saturday 11 May – Procession of Our Lady
    20h30 Site de la Basilique, “on Mary’s Path”
  • Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May – Spiritual Week-end
    « What is your name ? Petite Thérèse »
    Information and enrollment : 02 31 31 44 77
    www.carmes-paris.org/couvent-de-lisieux
  • Thursday 16 May – Spiritual Evening
    « Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse », Père Patrick Lemoine
    20h30-22h Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Saturday 18th May – Procession of Our Lady
    20h30 Grounds of the Basilique, “On Mary’s path”
  • Saturday 25th May Procession of Our Lady
    20h30 Grounds of the Basilique, “On Mary’s path”
  • Thursday 30 May – Ascension
    10h30 Mass, Basilique supérieure
    15h30 Vespers, Basilique inférieure

 JUNE

  • Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd June – Week-end for Couples
    With Saints Louis and Zélie Martin
    Accompanied by Father Olivier Ruffray, Father René d’Huy
  • Saturday 8 to Monday 10 June« Pélé-vélo for mothers from Alençon to Lisieux »
    90 km on bikes (from Alençon to Lisieux), sharing experiences, Masses, evening prayers… Enrollment is compulsory at theSanctuaire in Alençon (tel) 02 33 26 09 87
  • Sunday 9 June  (1895 : anniversary of St. Thérèse’s offering to the Divine Heart) – Pentecost
    10h30 Mass, Basilique supérieure
    15h30 Vespers, Basilique inférieure
    17h Mass, Basilique inférieure
  • Thursday 13 June – Spiritual Evening
    « Learning to Pray with St. Thérèse », Père Patrick Lemoine
    20h30-22h Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Sunday 16 June – Anniversary of Léonie Martin
    Servant of God, Sister Françoise-Thérèse »
    10h30 Mass, Basilique supérieure
    15h30 Conference : Léonie, the victory of a family
    M. Emmanuel Houis – Maison des Buissonnets
    17h Mass, Basilique inférieure
  • Sunday 23 June – Feast of the Holy Sacrament
    10h30 Mass, Basilique supérieure
    Procession 15h30 Vespers and Procession in the grounds of the Basilique
    17h Mass, Basilique inférieure
  • From Sunday 23 June (evening) to Saturday 29 June (morning) – Spiritual Retreat
    « Remember what Our Lord has done for you »
    Inspired by a poem from Thérèse « Jesus my Loved One, remember », Fr. René d’Huy – Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June – « Pélé-vélo for fathers going from Alençon to Lisieux »
    90 km on bikes (from Alençon to Lisieux), sharing experiences, Masses, evening prayers… Enrollment is compulsory at theSanctuaire in Alençon (tel) 02 33 26 09 87
  • Saturday 29 June – Intercession for the Sick
    14h Conference, Fr. René Malhère
    15h30 Mass, Basilique inférieure

JULY

  • Every day – guided pilgrimage in the steps of Thérèse :
    14h Departure from the grounds in the Basilique, lasts 3 hours
    (Basilique, Buissonnets, Cathédrale, Carmel)
  • From 6 to 14 July- Feast of the Saints Louis and Zélie Martin
    S
    aturday 6 and Sunday 7 July : Begins in Alençon
    Walk for the couples, conferences, masses
    Saturday 6 July in Lisieux
    15h30 Mass for pilgrims, Crypt of the Basilica
    Animation in the steps of the Martin family
    Sunday 7 July in Lisieux
    10h30 : Mass and blessing of families, Basilique supérieure
    Afternoon : Guided Visit in the steps of the Martin family
    From Monday 8 July to Saturday 13 July in Lisieux
    Conferences, guided visits, Masses, vespers and prayers
    Friday 12 July – Liturgical feast of Saints Louis and Zélie
    10h30 Holy Mass, Basilique inférieure
    14h Slide show, family life in the Buissonnets
    15h30 Pilgrims’ Mass, Basilique inférieure
    18h Vespers at Carmel
    20h30 Evening prayer
    Saturday 13 July Procession of Our Lady
    20h30 in the grounds of the Basilique, “On Mary’s path”
    Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July – Closing of the festivities in Alençon
    Walk for couples, conferences, Mass
  • From Sunday 14 July (evening ) to Saturday 20 July (morning) – Spiritual Retreat
    « With Thérèse, putting our weaknesses into the hands of Jesus »,Fr. Pierre Descouvemont
    Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • From 14 July (evening) to 25 July (evening) – Thérésienne Studies
    Institut d’Etudes Thérésiennes (I.E.T.)
    « Autobiographical manuscripts »
    Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
    Information and enrollment,  contact: Fr. Anthony-Joseph Pinelli, ocd : iet@carmes-paris.org
  • Monday 29 July Anniversary Entering the life of Saint Louis Martin
    14h Conference « Saintliness and mental illness »
    Fr. René Malhère
    15h30 Mass, Basilique inférieure

AUGUST

  • Every day – guided pilgrimage in the steps of Thérèse :
    14h Departure from the grounds in the Basilique, lasts 3 hours
    (Basilique, Buissonnets, Cathédrale, Carmel)
  • From Thursday 1st August to Sunday 4th AugustSession for the Beatitudes
  • From 14 to 18 August – Carmelite Festival for 18-35 year-olds
    inscriptions : http://www.carmes-paris.org
  • 14-15 August – Assumption
    Wednesday 14 August –
    20h30 In the grounds of the Basilique
    Procession of Our Lady , “On Mary’s path”
    Thursday 15 August
    10h30 Mass, Basilique supérieure
    15h30 Procession of the Virgin of the Smile in the gardens of the Basilique and Vespers
  • Wednesday 28 August – Anniversary:  Entering the life of Saint Zélie Martin
    14h Conference « Zélie Martin, lacemaker », Mme Brigitte Lefèvre, Meilleur Ouvrier de France(Special National Award)
    15h30 Mass, Basilique inférieure

SEPTEMBER

  • From Sunday 8 September (evening) to Saturday 14 September (morning) – Spiritual Retreat
    « Singing the Lord’s Mercy », Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Thursday 19 September – Spiritual Evening
    « Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse »,Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    20h30-22h Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • From 28 September to 6 October – Saint Thérèse Feasts
    Conferences, guided visits, Masses, lauds and vespers and night prayer, concerts… for 9 days…Complete program will soon be on the web site
    Saturday 28 September
    15h30 Opening Mass, Basilique supérieure
    20h30 Procession of the Relics of Saint Thérèse from Carmel to the Basilique followed by night prayer
  • Sunday 29 September
    10h30 Mass, Basilique supérieure
    15h30 Procession of the Relics of Saint Thérèse from the Basilique to the Cathédrale followed by Vespers
  • Monday 30 September – “Anniversary” of Saint Thérèse
    20h30 Night prayer at Carmel

      OCTOBER

  • Tuesday 1st  October – Solemnity of Saint-Thérèse of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face        10h30 Mass, Basilique supérieure
    14h15 Conference « Saint Thérèse’s prayer » – P. Lemoine
    15h30 Mass, Basilique inférieure
    Conference Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday, Thursday :« Saint Thérèse, patron of the Missions »
    Month of the Missions for the Church as requested by Pope Francis
  • Saturday 5 October – Day for the sick and the disabled
    10h30 Celebration of the sacrament for the sick
    15h30 Messe, Basilique supérieure
  • Saturday 5 and Sunday 6 October – Pilgrimage of the Family of Carmel
    Information and enrollment : 02 31 31 44 77 – www.carmes-paris.org/couvent-de-lisieux
  • Sunday 6 October
    10h30 Mass Basilique supérieure
    15h Procession of the Relics of St. Thérèse, from the Basilique to the chapel in Carmel and then Vespers
  • Saturday 12 October – Evening Petals of Roses
    organized by the Community of the Beatitudes
    14h Conference
    15h30 Mass, Basilique inférieure
    17h Evening organized by the Community of the Beatitudes
    Information : 02 31 62 92 85
  • Thursday 17 October – Spiritual evening
     Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse », Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    20h30-22h Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Saturday 26 October – Evening Petals of Roses
    organized by the Community of the Beatitudes
    14h Conference
    15h30 Mass, Basilique inférieure
    17h Evening prayer organized by the Community of the Beatitudes
    Information : 02 31 62 92 85

 NOVEMBER

  • Friday 1st November – All Saints’ Day
    8h, Chapelle Notre-Dame du Sourire, (Our Lady of the Smile) Ermitage
    9h, 11h15 Mass, Carmel
    10h30 Mass, Basilique supérieure
    17h Mass, Basilique inférieure
  • From Sunday 3 November (evening) to Saturday 9 November (morning) – Spiritual Retreat
    « Working for His glory : Loving Him and making Him loved »,Fr. Patrick Lemoine – Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Thursday 14 November – Spiritual Evening
    « Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse », Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    20h30-22h Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 November – Week-end for “Fiancés”
    Preparing for marriage with Saints Louis et Zélie Martin
    Fr. Olivier Ruffray – Enrollment : 02 31 48 55 08
  • Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November  – Spiritual Week-end
    Information and enrollment : 02 31 31 44 77
    www.carmes-paris.org/couvent-de-lisieux
  • Saturday 30 and Sunday 1st December – Week-end for Couples
    With Saints Louis and Zélie Martin
    Fr.  Olivier Ruffray – Enrollment : 02 31 48 55 08

DECEMBER

  • From 7 December 2019 to 2 February 2020 – Exhibition
    Guest of Honour : Asia – Centre Saint-Jean Paul II
    Everyday except Christmas day and 1st January – Guided visits on Sundays at 15h
  • Thursday 19 December – Spiritual Evening
    « Learning to pray with Saint Thérèse »,
    Fr. Patrick Lemoine
    20h30-22h Ermitage Sainte-Thérèse
  • Tuesday 24 December 2019 – Christmas Day and New Year’s Day
    18h First Vespers, Carmel
    21h30 Evening Mass, Basilique inférieure
    21h30 Evening Mass, Carmel
  • Wednesday 25 December 2019
    8h Lauds, Carmel – 9h Mass, Carmel
    (no Mass at 8h in the Chapel of Notre-Dame du Sourire)
    10h30 Mass, Basilique inférieure
    11h15 Mass with the Carmelites, Carmel
    17h Mass, Basilique inférieure
    18h Vespers, Carmel
  • Tuesday 31 December 2019
    22h Mass, Chapelle Notre-Dame du Sourire, Ermitage
    23h Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Wednesday 1st January 2020 – Mary, Mother of God
    8h Lauds, Carmel – 9h Mass, Carmel
    10h30 Mass, Basilique inférieure
    11h15 Mass with the Carmelites, Carmel
    18h Vespers, Carmel