St. Therese Feast Day Celebration
This year, October 1st marks the 117th anniversary of our Little Flower's entrance into heaven! We hope you can join us for this year's celebrations in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.
If you cannot attend physically, send your Feast Day prayer intentions to us by September 20th and we will inscribe them on a cloth square to be woven in a special Prayer Banner. Visit www.littleflower.org to share your Feast Day prayer intentions with the Carmelites.
U.S. Celebration Schedule
U.S. Feast Day celebration will take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 8404 S. Cass Ave., near the the National Shrine of St. Therese in Darien, IL on Wednesday, October 1st. The Carmelite Gift Shop at the National Shrine will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM and will offer a special gift and discount that day.
Please note: This is a venue change for our celebration. Due to ongoing renovation work, we are not able to have our celebration at the National Shrine of St. Therese Chapel. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church has graciously allowed us to use their sanctuary for this special day. The church is located just around the corner from the National Shrine. A shuttle bus will run from 12:30 PM to 4 PM between the church and the National Shrine/Gift Shop.
More information is available by calling the U.S. office at 800-621-2806.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014, in Darien IL
11:30 AM - Blessing of Roses, Feast Day Mass - followed by veneration of her Relic
12:45 PM - Lunch available for purchase at the Carmelite Spiritual Center. Short talk on St. Therese will be given during lunch.
7:00 PM - Blessing of Roses, Feast Day Mass - followed by veneration of her Relic
Canada Celebration Schedule
Canadian Feast Day celebration will take place at the Shrine of St. Therese, Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, 7021 Stanley Ave., in Niagara Falls, ON on Saturday, September 27th. The SLF Boutique and Gift Shop as well as the Monastery Store will be open from 9 AM. Light refreshment will be available.
More information available by calling the Canadian office at 800-922-7622.
Sunday, September 27, 2014, in Niagara Falls, Ontario
9:00 AM - Welcome Prayer Service - Main Chapel
10:00 AM - Feast Day Mass - Gym
10:30 Am - Talk on the Spirituality of St. Therese - Main Chapel
12:00 PM - Blessing of Roses Service - Main Chapel
1:30 PM - Feast Day Mass - Gym
England Celebration Schedule
England Feast Day celebration will take place at St. Patrick's in London on Saturday, September 27th and at the Friars in Aylesford, Kent on Sunday, September 28th.
More information is available by calling the U.K. office at 0845-602-9884 (inside the U.K.).
Saturday, September 27, 2014, at St. Patricks, 21a Soho Square, London W1D 4NR
3:00 PM - Gathering Service, Blessing of Prayer Banner and talk on St. Therese
4:00 PM - Tea and Exhibition
6:00 PM - Mass and Blessing of Roses - Most Rev. Fernando Millan Romeral, O. Carm.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Friars, Aylesford, Kent
12:00 PM - Gathering Service, Blessing of the Prayer Banner and talk on St. Therese
1:00 PM - Lunch (visitors may visit the Tea Rooms on the grounds of the Priory or bring their own picnics)
2:30 PM - Blessing of Roses
3:15 PM - Feast Day Mass - Most Rev. Fernando Millan Romeral, O. Carm.