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 community||Life style|
|Texts read in the refectory||Holy cards received by Thérèse|
|Little words for Feast Days|