Welcome to the National Shrine & Museum of St. Therese!


The Largest Collection of St. Therese Memorabilia Outside France

The National Shrine and Museum of St. Therese are part of the Carmelite campus, served and supported by the Society of the Little Flower. We are located Darien, IL. Our campus covers over 40 acres, including beautiful Stations of the Cross and a number of prayer stations and sacred spaces throughout the grounds.

Whether your group is looking for a day tour or a spiritual retreat, the Carmelite campus can meet your needs.

Daily Mass


Monday through Friday, 11:30 am

Mass is celebrated Monday through Friday at 11:30 am in the beautiful Shrine building located at 8433 Bailey Rd., just across the drive from the National Shrine Museum.

Mass Video Recordings

You can watch a video 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.



Guided Tours

Learn about the the life of St. Therese and more through our audio and guided tours. Reserve tours for large groups.

Light a Vigil Candle


Let the Carmelites remember your intentions

Lighting a candle for personal intentions or a loved one is part of a beautiful tradition in our Church.  We invite you to join us in this tradition by requesting the lighting a vigil light at the Shrine.

Plan Your Visit

Join Us For Our Seasonal Events

Feast Day Relic Veneration

Join us for our seasonal events

Gather with friends and the faithful for special seasonal events at the National Shrine or consider joining a special religious pilgrimage.