On the 25th of March the Irish Chaplaincy Paris took their first pilgrimage to the Basilica of St. Thérèse, Lisieux thanks to one of our parishioners Noeleen O\'Brien. Noeleen helped organise this visit with Fr. Jim.Noeleen mother passed away earlier this year, so the visit was organised to pay respect to Noeleen mother, as it was a dream of her mother’s to visit the Basilica.On the day Fr. Jim said a Mass in the Basilica’s Crypt. The Crypt is completely covered with beautiful marble and mosaics which represents the important stages in Thérèse\'s life. The crypt also houses the reliquary of Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, parents of Saint Thérèse.Fr. Jim remembered in his mass, all our passed loved ones and all our love ones in need.After a little lunch we all then visited the Carmel chapel, set on the grounds of the Carmelites. Saint Thérèse lived on the grounds as a Carmelite from 1888 until her death in 1897.Thank you to everyone involved in making this day so lovely. We are all looking forward to our next pilgrimage adventure.(Photographer: Brigid Audebert) Copyright © Irish Chaplaincy Paris 2023