Chapelle Sainte Thérèse - Clerques (Hameau de Audenfort), France
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Quick Description: [EN] The Sainte-Thérèse de Lisieux chapel in the hamlet of Audenfort was built in 1929 by the architect Audomarois Vandenberghe. [FR] La chapelle Sainte-Thérèse de Lisieux, au hameau d’Audenfort a été édifiée en 1929 par l’architecte audomarois Vandenberghe.
Location: Hauts-de-France, France
Date Posted: 5/28/2020 1:32:29 PM
Waymark Code: WM12H6Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

The Chapel A place of pilgrimage to Sainte-Thérèse was created in 1929, by the Lorgnier family, originally from Normandy, worshiping the Carmelite of Lisieux, the family decided to build, after the canonization of Thérèse Martin in 1925 religious whose design she entrusted to the architect audomarois Vandenberghe.

A large chapel, a campanile, an awning with an outdoor altar were built to allow large gatherings of devotees of Saint Theresa. It was once the subject of fervent gatherings between 1930 and 1960. A mass is still celebrated there in the open air every last weekend in July. It is open to visitors every day.

The Romano-Byzantine chapel, brick and flint, cream wall and wooden ceiling, shelters a shrine, the venerated saint dressed by the Carmelites of Saint-Omer. She presents other effigies, exhibits photos and votive offerings, very frequented between the 1930s and 1960s, the "place of the Ardresis" belongs today to the Sainte-Thérèse committee and remains remarkably maintained.

Sources : The Chapel

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La Chapelle "Un lieu de pèlerinage à Sainte-Thérèse a été créé en 1929, par la famille Lorgnier, originaire de Normandie, vouant un culte à la carmélite de Lisieux, la famille décida de construire, après la canonisation de Thérèse Martin en 1925, un ensemble religieux dont elle confia la conception à l’architecte audomarois Vandenberghe.

Une grande chapelle, un campanile, un auvent avec autel de plein air furent édifiés pour permettre de grands rassemblements des fervents de sainte Thérèse. Elle fut autrefois l’objet de fervents rassemblements entre 1930 et 1960. Une messe y est encore célébrée en plein air chaque dernier week-end de juillet. Elle est ouverte aux visiteurs tous les jours.

La chapelle Romano-Byzantine, brique et silex, mur crème et plafond de bois, abrite une châsse, la sainte vénérée habillée par les carmélites de Saint-Omer. Elle en présente d’autres effigies, expose des photos et des ex-voto, très fréquentée entre les années 1930 et 1960, le “lieu de l’Ardrésis” appartient aujourd’hui au comité Sainte-Thérèse et reste remarquablement entretenue.

Sources : La Chapelle

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Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday 9am-7pm


Admission Prices:
Free


Approximate amount of time needed to fully experience the attraction: Less than 15 minutes

Transportation options to the attraction: Not listed

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