Date(s) - 06/02/2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Carmelite Library


This conversation will focus on the work of the French author George Bernanos, and will cover: The connection between Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and George Bernanos.
Aspects of Saint Thérèse’s spirituality reflected in French literature of the nineteenth and twentieth century.
How the tropes of the Good Priest and Virtuous Woman reflect her spirituality in the works of George Bernanos, specifically in L’Imposture (1927) and La Joie (1929). For instance, a female character called Chantal de Clergerie is a well-established ‘laicised’ version of Thérèse, and Chevance is her spiritual director and a good country priest. Both are humble, deeply spiritual characters whose sanctity is hidden from the world.
A summary of George Bernanos’ contribution to the worldwide reception of Saint Thérèse’s spirituality. Click link for readings if you would like to read beforehand. Thérèse of Lisieux and Bernanos Feb 6 2019 – Quick Guide to Reading Passages


This series of “Carmelite Conversations”  are held in the Carmelite Library on the first Wednesday of each month February to December, from 10.30 am to 12 midday. They are conversations on a topic related to Carmelite spirituality.  You are welcome to come along to any of these sessions,

Below is the 2019 Program with the date, the presenter and the topic. More details on each of these will be available closer to the date. Bookings for each one will be available later in January. Each session is a minimum of $5 donation. You can book using the form below for the February conversation.




Bookings are closed for this event.