In carmel

Thérèse had a vocation, to leave her family, to leave the

world to live in Carmel, “The desert where God wanted me

to go also to hide myself.” (Ms. A, 26r°). This desert, already

known through Pauline and Marie, who entered it in 1882

and 1886. What was this Carmel? Not one of the very first

convents founded in the traces of the Carmelites from Spain.

A hardworking foundation that had just reached the age of

50 years, established in Lisieux in 1838 by Carmelites from

Poitiers, a convent that came from the first convent of Paris.

A short distance between the Buissonets and Carmel.

But between these two places of life, what a difference!


The monastery

The community Life style

Family & friends Correspondence

Texts read in the refectory Holy cards received by Thérèse

Community library

Little words for Feast Days