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France: Lisieux, An account during WWII, 1944

 File — Box: Eu1, Folder: 25
Identifier: GAMMS.10.71.1940

Scope and Contents

An account, written in french (with translation) by Lisieux Carmel and entitled: "In the tempest" Under the marvelous protection of St Theres of the Child Jesus. Composed by Sr Anne, sent 12/5/1944. She reports that, after Normandy (D-Day invasion), 3/4th of the city was destroyed. First bombardment 6/6/1944; railroad station hit; very near the Carmel. 2nd day: Benedictine convent totally destroyed; lives lost; 100 bombs, many deaths. 3rd day: Archives lost; evacuate to Basilica; out sisters' house destroyed; but not the chapel or building itself. A miracle? Cardinal Suhard : the vow to celebrate annually their rescue from certain destruction.

Dates

  • 1700-1990
  • Majority of material found in 1850-1980

Creator

Extent

From the Record Group: 3.5 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the Archives of the Carmelite Monastery of Baltimore Repository

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