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.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Day, July 16, 2020
Join us online! At 10:30 AM on July 16, 2020, you will be able to view our Feast Day Procession, Mass, and a talk on Our Lady of Mount Carmel on the Society of the Little Flower website or right here on the Shrine website.
Shrine & Museum Temporarily Closed Until Further Notice: 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 July 31, 2020. Masses will be recorded during this period and will be viewable here on our site.
Special Masses in the Museum Chapel during July: The Museum Chapel, 8501 Bailey Road, will host a mass on July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st. Space is limited and you must have a reservation to attend these Masses. All Mass participants must practice social distancing and wear a face mask. Reservations will open on the Monday preceding each Mass. Reservations for the July 10th Mass will be available on July 6th. Please call (800) 647-1430 or make a reservation online to reserve your seat.
The Carmelite Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
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 & Pilgrimages
Gather with friends and the faithful for special seasonal events at the National Shrine or consider joining a special religious pilgrimage.
Feast of 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.
Christmas at the Crib
Gather your family at the manger for a heartwarming and faith-filled celebration. Enjoy cookies and cocoa, learn about St. Therese’s Christmas conversion and hear the story of Jesus’ birth.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
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.
Private tours for your group
Create your own pilgrimage with a special guided tour of the Shrine Museum for groups of 20 or more and enjoy the entire Carmelite campus in Darien
For more information on any of our seasonal events, please contact the Society of the Little Flower, 800-621-2806.