100 years ago with St. Therese: letters from her Carmelite sisters about the second exhumation of her relics, August 9-10, 1917
Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 11:36PM
Maureen O'Riordan

The rosewood coffin which held the oak reliquary that contained the body of St. Therese in the town cemetery of Lisieux from the date ot its second exhumation (August 10, 1917) until its solemn translation to the Lisieux Carmel on March 26, 1923. Photo credit: Susan Ehlert

The second exhumation of Sister Therese's body, of course, caused excitement in Lisieux, and her Carmelite sisters did their best to keep Leonie, their sister in the Visitation monastery at Caen, informed.  So you can read their eyewitness accounts of what was happening that week:

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