Society of the Little Flower – US

“When charity is deeply rooted in the soul it shows itself on the outside.”  — St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lieisux

St. Therese of Lisieux

Her sense of commitment led her to a profound experience of the love of God and of neighbor.

St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese Feast Day Novena of Masses

As we prepare to celebrate St. Therese’s Feast Day here at her National Shrine in Darien, Illinois, I invite you to join your prayers with ours as we strive to live her message of hope and love.

Reflect on Your Spirituality and the Loving Presence of God in Our Lives.

St. Therese and Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Statue, National Shrine of St. Therese

Visit the National Shrine & Museum of St. Therese

Served by the Society of the Little Flower

The National Shrine and Museum of St. Therese are part of the Darien, Illinois Carmelite campus, served and supported by the Society of the Little Flower.

The Shrine and its sacred spaces await your visit. Join us for daily Mass, plan your pilgrimage, or submit your petitions for remembrance in prayer.


The mission of the Society of the Little Flower is to promote devotion to St. Therese of the Child Jesus, the Carmelite Nun and Doctor of the Church. Through prayers and donations, friends of St. Therese enable Carmelites throughout the world to make a difference in people’s lives through Gospel ministries and the education of seminarians, fulfilling her mission to “make God known and loved to the ends of the earth” in the most concrete ways of charity and justice.