The National Shrine Museum of St. Therese is situated on a 40 acre Carmelite campus in Darien, Illinois. The Shrine includes both a museum devoted to the saint and a chapel where visitors can reflect and worship.
The museum is a rich treasury of relics and memorabilia of St. Therese. “We have the largest and best collection of Little Flower relics and memorabilia outside of Lisieux,” explains Fr. Bob Colaresi, Director of the Society of the Little Flower. “People are amazed and ‘feel’ her presence. While guiding people on pilgrimage here, I am always moved to see peoples’ smiles and watch their connection with their favorite saint.”
Mass is celebrated Monday through Friday at 11:30 AM at the Shrine Chapel. Tours and pilgrimages are available for small and large groups.