the Carmel

Convent door

conventional door

The so-called "conventual" door, entry door to the monastery for the Carmelites. It is made of wood and there is no handle or lock on the outside.

Thérèse crossed this door on April 9, 1888 at her entrance, and her coffin on October 4, 1897.


Recent photo of the same door, seen from the side of the Carmelites, with its 2 locks and its 3 locks.



Opposite the convent door was this door leading to the outside. You can see the wall of the chapel in the background. This is where Mr. Martin knelt to bless his daughter before she entered.