Welcome to the National Shrine of St. Therese
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.
Shrine & Museum Temporarily Closed
In light of the continued concern surrounding the coronavirus, and in a spirit of caring and love for the friends of St. Therese and our community, the National Shrine & Museum of St. Therese will be closed to the public through April 30, 2020. Masses will be recorded during this period and will be viewable here on our site.
We will continue to communicate with you here in the days ahead.
The Carmelites continue to remember you in their prayers. If you have special prayer intentions you would like to submit, please send them to the Carmelites using our prayer submission form.
If you would like to be notified, via email, when the Shrine & Museum reopen, please sign up for our Campus Updates.
Special Walk With Jesus Presentations and Mass
Stations of the Cross with
Fr. Bob Colaresi, O. Carm.
Celebration of Mass with
Fr. Bernhard Bauerle, O. Carm.
Holy Week Talk with
Fr. Terrance Cyr, O. Carm.
Mass at the Shrine
The Shrine is currently closed to the public but you can still watch a recording of our daily Mass here on our website.
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.
We Count On You!
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
Make A Donation
The national Shrine and Museum depend on your support to stay open. Your monthly or one-time donation helps us serve the faithful.
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 will be virtual for 2020. Please visit our Walk With Jesus page to view the event on April 3, 2020.
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.
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.