January 09, 2013 January 10: the anniversary of St. Therese of Lisieux's reception of the Carmelite habit January 09, 2013/ Maureen O'Riordan On january 10, 1889, Therese Martin, a 16-year-old postulant in the Carmelite monastery at Lisieux, received the Carmelite habit. Thanks to the archives of the Carmel of Lisieux, you can understand her dispositions at that time by reading online the letters she wrote in the days before her Clothing. On this occasion Therese left the enclosure and assisted at the first part of the ceremony in the public chapel together with her family. View a photo of the Carmelite chapel dating from Therese's time. Read Therese's description of this day in her memoir, Story of a Soul.