Basilique Sainte-Thérèse de Lisieux - phone photo of the main altar by Beausoleil Star this if you like it!

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux was canonized in 1925 and the Basilique was started in 1929 and while blessed in 1937 and in use was not completed and consecrated until 1954 so it is a recent building as famous French churches go. We happened into a special Mass for a festival of some sort that continued into October. The Mass was attended by close to 4000 people, the capacity of the basilica. There was a procession carrying a reliquary at the beginning of the Mass and at the end rose petals fell from the dome during the procession. It was an amazing experience and one we were not expecting.

Lisieux , France


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