We have only the short moment of this life to give to God, and he is already preparing to say: “Now it is my turn”.

St Therese of Lisieux

15 – 22 October 2024

This pilgrimage will allow us to spend 3 nights in Lisieux, 1 night in Chartres before ending our pilgirmage with 3 nights in Paris. 

Lisieux is the second most important pilgrimage site in France thanks to St Therese. Therese Martin moved to Lisieux at the age of four. She became facinated with religious life early, thanks mainly to the example of her older sisters. Pope Leo XIII gave her special dispensation to join the Carmelite nunnery at the age of 15. Therese’s writings and life made her a popular religious figure and today, over 700,000 people visit Lisieux each year. 

Fr John Udris, a renowned auther and student of St Therese will accomany the pilgirmage and offer reflections each evening. 

From Lisieux we travel to Chartres to visit one of the most beautiful and important Cathedrals in Europe. The Cathedral is well maintained and many of the origional stained glass windows remain intact, whilst the architechture has seen only minor changes since the thirteenth century. 

Staying in Chartres for one night we will end our pilgrimage with a 3 night stay in the French capital. Whilst in Paris, alongside plenty of free time to make the most of the cafè culture of visit some of the sites of Paris not in our itinery, we will visit the Basillica of Sacre Coeur. 

 

 

LISIEUX

In Lisieux you will visit the Basilica of Sainte-Theresa where her tomb is, and the Carmelite Convent where St Theresa’s relics and personal items can be seen.

 

CHARTRES

See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the 11th Century, Gothic Notre Dame Cathedral in Chartres, famous for its medieval stained glass windows

 

PARIS

Visit the chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal where several apparations of the Virgin Mary took place in 1830; the chapel of Saint Vincent de Paul,  Sacre Coeur Montmartre, and an external visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral.

 

ROUEN

See the Church of St Etienne de Rouvray, and celebrate mass at the CHurch of St Joan of Arc.

 

DAILY MASS

You will have the opportunity to celebrate mass daily in a variety of beautiful churches and cathedrals, including Chartres Cathedral, Sacre Coeur and the Basilica of St Theresa of Lisieux

 

FREE TIME TO EXPLORE

Time for personal exploration

Important Information

  • Dates are Tuesday 15th – Tuesday 22nd October 2024
  • Cost is £1875 per person with £350 single supplement
  • Deposit is £600 payable on booking to guarantee a place.
  • Balance payment £1275 due on 6 August 2024

BOOKINGS

Bookings will open on Monday 18th March 2024. The link for the booking system will be on this webpage. Please note that it will not be possible to book for both this pilgrimage and the 2025 pilgrimage to Rome. It will be possible to book for one and be placed on the waiting list for the other. Bookings will be for twin or double rooms only. Please note that there is alot of coach tarvel and some walking so a reasonable level of fitness is necessary.