Our Special Events




The Carmelites and the Society of the Little Flower invite you to celebrate the solemn nine-day Novenas of Masses from September 23 through October 1. 

Our USA Feast Day celebration will be held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (by the National Shrine of St. Thérèse), Darien IL, on Saturday, October 1st

Please join in the following Eucharistic Celebration and service: 11:30 Feast Day Mass which will include the Blessing of Roses and Veneration of her Relic.


Walk with Jesus 2015
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Spring: Walk with Jesus - Lenten Stations of the Cross

Reflect on Jesus’s death and glorious resurrection with our family of faith during the Lenten Season. Walk the Stations of the Cross in the Meditation Garden at the Carmelite Campus in Darien. After your walk with Jesus, join us for Mass.  

This event occurs on the Friday before Palm Sunday each year.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Day 2013
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Summer: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Day

Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel with a talk on Our Lady of Mount Carmel and her influence on Carmelite spirituality, followed by a prayerful procession of her statue around the Meditation Garden and Mass.  

This event occurs either on the Friday preceding or following July 19.

St. Therese Feast Day 2014
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Fall: St. Therese of Lisieux Feast Day

Join the celebration of our Little Flower’s Feast Day with Rose blessings, Mass, veneration of St. Therese’s Relics, and a short talk with lunch available for purchase.  

This event occurs on October 1 in Darien, IL.

Christmas at the Crib 2014
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Winter: 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, hear the story of Jesus’ birth and end with the celebration of Mass.

This event occurs in early to mid-December.


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