The National Shrine and Museum of St. Therese and its sacred spaces await your visit. Join us for daily Mass, plan your pilgrimage, or submit your petitions for remembrance in prayer.
Christmas at the Crib: Spend a special evening with us!
Friday December 6, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
National Shrine Museum of St. Therese
8501 Bailey Road, Darien, IL 60561
Join us around the manger for “Christmas at the Crib” at the National Shrine Museum of St. Therese. Bring your children to listen to the story of St. Therese’s Christmas conversion and to participate in the story-telling of Jesus’ birth and Christmas Carols.
For more information, visit littleflower.org or call 800-647-1430.
Presented by the Society of the Little Flower.
Join us each weekday for Mass, celebrated at the National Shrine of St. Therese.
Mass takes place Monday through Friday at 11:30 AM. There is no Mass on weekends.
Visit our YouTube channel to view our archive of recorded daily Masses. Please note that due to technical reasons, not all Masses may be available.
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Your support and prayers are what make this beautiful Shrine and Museum possible.
Pray With Us
“I may own all the graces I’ve received to the prayers of a person who begged them from God for me, and whom I shall know only in heaven.” — St. Therese
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Plan A Visit
We are a community of faith!
Plan a pilgrimage to the National Shrine or join us in prayer each weekday for Mass at 11:30 AM.
The National Shrine App
Enjoy daily inspiration, view our weekday Mass celebrations, and submit your prayer petitions. Our National Shrine app keeps you a part of St. Therese’s beautiful Shrine every day.
Upcoming Events and Pilgrimages
Celebrate the Seasons at the Shrine
The Shrine hosts four seasonal events here in Darien.
Spring – Walk with Jesus
Walk the Stations of the Cross in the Meditation Garden at the Carmelite Campus in Darien. This event occurs on the Friday before Holy Week
Summer – Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel with a prayerful procession of her statue and Mass. This event occurs on July 16, the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
Fall – St. Therese of Lisieux
Join the celebration of our Little Flower’s Feast Day with Rose blessings, Mass, and veneration of St. Therese’s Relics. This event occurs on October 1 in Darien, IL.
Winter – Christmas at the Crib
Gather your family at the manger for a heartwarming and faith-filled celebration of Jesus’ birth. This event occurs in early December.
For more information on any of our seasonal events, please contact the Society of the Little Flower, 800-621-2806.
April 26 – May 7, 2020
The focus of this pilgrimage is on Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, the great Carmelite Doctors of mysticism and spirituality.
August 31 – September 11, 2020
This once every ten-year Passion Play is awesome – we experienced it in 2000 & 2010 and I knew I’d return.
This pilgrimage is full. Call 630-969-4141 to be put on the waiting list.
November 1 – 12, 2020
A powerful experience into the heart of Christianity, the life of Jesus and our Jewish heritage.
For further information, full brochure and registration form, please contact the Carmelite Spiritual Center at 800-431-8720 or 630-969-4141.