The Chapelle Sainte Thérése of Paris !!!

A bit further you have the Notre Dame Church of Auteuil of which I passed many times into and out of Paris by the Avenue de Versailles, Not far from here there is another monument that passing by lack pictures …., this is the Saint Theresa Chapel and the reason of this black and white series,no pictures, However, a reminder for me to later on stop by here more in details, For now enjoy this off the beaten path instroduction to the nice and historical Chapelle Sainte Thérése of Paris !!! Hope you enjoy it as I.

The Sainte-Thérèse Chapel is located in the 16éme arrondissement of Paris, within the premises of the headquarters of the Apprentis d’Auteuil. It was the first shrine to be dedicated to Sainte Thérèse of Lisieux, in 1925, after her beatification. There are relics of Saint Thérèse and the tomb of Blessed Daniel Brottier. Father Daniel Brottier is buried there. A transept is dedicated to him. Father Brottier launched the site in 1925, the very year of Sainte Thérèse’s canonization. Consecrated in 1930, it is the first sanctuary in the world erected in honour of Sainte Thérèse of Lisieux. The chapel is very pure in lines and of small dimensions. The stained-glass windows and the mosaics are beautiful decorations.

The chapel is in neo-Gothic style, The activities of the orphans of Auteuil are carved on the capitals . The chapel has around fifty stained glass windows from the company Mauméjean frères, made in 1927, The facade is flanked by two turrets decorated with arcades and foliage, gargoyles proliferate around the building. The two oak doors of the porch under the large glass roof were executed and sculpted by the apprentices of the carpentry of Auteuil, they welcome a statuette of Saint Thérèse.

The nine stained-glass windows in the choir depict angels bearing the instruments of the Passion of Christ, while the twelve bays in the nave refer to the litanies of the Virgin. The rose window on the facade evokes the “rain of roses” announced by Saint Thérèse (“After my death, I will cause a rain of roses to fall”). Four smaller berries represent lilies and roses. Fourteen bays evoke saints presented as models for the orphans of Auteuil: Antoine de Padoue, Genevieve of Paris, Joan of Arc, Vincent de Paul, as well as missionaries.

The Chapel of Sainte Thérése is located at 40 rue Jean-de-la-Fontaine 16éme arrondissement of Paris, You can get there by metro line 9 Jasmin sortie/exit 2 rue Ribera , And bus lines 22 stop Jasmin, and 52 stop Léopold II

The official Chapelle Sainte Thérése of Paris :

The official Apprentis d’Auteuil (orphans): http://The official Apprentis d’Auteuil 

There you go folks, a nice historical and archhitectural. The Chapelle Sainte Thérése inside the building of the Apprentis d’Auteuil ;a stunning little chapel hidden in the outer rings of Paris, It would be worth the stop especially following the steps of Sainte Thérése, Another sight to see in my eternal Paris, Hope you enjoy the post as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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