the Carmel

LECHESNE Victor-Oscar Monsieur l'Abbé

Dean of Orbec-en-Auge

Born September 22, 1863 in Saint-Contest, died January 20, 1931 in Orbec-en-Auge.

He was vicar at Saint-Pierre de Lisieux from 1887 to 1899.

On July 16, 1896, he preached in Carmel, evoking possible persecutions to come. Thérèse talks about it in her letter to her aunt, Madame Guérin, dated today: “We already seemed to be flying to martyrdom...”

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