Pope John Paul II visits Lisieux, June 2, 1980

 

Early in his papacy John Paul II made a pastoral visit to Lisieux.  He prayed in the infirmary where Therese died, spoke to contemplative nuns in the chapel of the Carmel, and celebrated Mass on the esplanade of the Basilica of St. Therese.

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(© Yves Jeanmougin, http://www.yvesjeanmougin.com)

Especially for thereseoflisieux.org, M. Yves Jeanmougin kindly created a gallery of his remarkable photos of Pope John Paul II's visit to Lisieux on June 2, 1980.  I thank him for creating this gallery and for permitting me to display it.

 

To see a video of the Pope celebrating Mass at Lisieux, please cut and paste this URL into your browser:  http://www.infa.fr/archivespourtous/index.php?vue=notice&id_notice=CAB8000880301