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Sainte-Thérèse Basilica in Lisieux

Sainte-Thérèse Basilica

Sainte-Thérèse Basilica

Sainte-Thérèse Basilica

Sainte-Thérèse BasilicaThe Sainte-Thérèse Basilica in Lisieux is the second largest pilgrimage site in France. It was dedicated to Sainte-Thérèse of Lisieux, a French Carmelite nun. She was declared a saint in 1925 by Pope Pius XI, 28 years after her death. Her autobiography "Story of a Soul" and her spirituality have inspired people all over the world.

The Basilica was built in Roman-Byzantine style, inspired by the Sacré-Coeur Basilica in Paris. Construction started in 1929 and finished in 1954, funded entirely by donations and contributions from several countries from around the world.


3 comments:

hi,

awesome well disciplined site for tourism.a pleasure to visit here and the photos are awesome. The churches architecture is gives it a mighty look. You know am a photo blogger from Kerala a South Indian State and their are a few churches here in my places built long ago.love to visit places that have the odur of ancient times..

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What an exquisite building! It is really so detailed and so beautiful.

Wow! Didn't know this one... Lovely shots!!