An overview of the Carmelite Campus Update

Lighting A Path to Faith, Hope, And Love

After assisting in the renovation St. Therese’s Carmel in Lisieux France, the Society of the Little Flower turned its attention to the Carmelite Campus in Darien, IL. The goal of this project is to create an environment where future generations can feel inspired by St. Therese.

The National Shrine Museum of St. Therese was renovated to showcase artifacts from the life of St. Therese. Other efforts included the creation of an outdoor Meditation Garden and the expansion of the Carmelite Spiritual Center.

Today, there are several project that need to be finished, including:

  • The construction of a new National Shrine Chapel, doubling our present worship space
  • The creation of several outdoor prayer spaces and grottos
  • The installation of benches and bridges, the planting of trees and gardens and the creation of a path to connect the entire campus

We invite you to join in this effort by making a gift of any size.  Please see the list below for available recognition opportunities.

Call us to speak to one of our Giving Officers: 888-996-1212 

Meditation Path Naming Opportunities

  • Trees: $5,000
  • Outdoor Benches: $4,000
  • Shrine Museum Entrance and Martin Hall: $25,000
  • Clock Tower: $25,000
  • Fountains on Path: $25,000
  • Bridges on Path: $20,000

Prayer Station Naming Opportunities

  • Jesus with Children: $20,000
  • Holy Family: $20,000
  • Blessed Mother: Named, thank you for your support!
  • St. Joseph: $20,000
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel: Named, thank you for your support!
  • Blessed Titus Brandsma: $20,000
  • The Prophet Elijah: $20,000
  • St. Teresa of Avila: $20,000
  • St. John of the Cross: $20,000
  • Sts. Louis and Zelie Martin Family: $20,000

Carmelite Spiritual Center Naming Opportunities

  • Spiritual Center Chapel Renovation: $25,000
  • Spiritual Center Entrance Renovation: $20,000
  • Courtyard Prayer and Gathering Area: $5,000
  • Spiritual Center Court Yard Fountain: $62,500

Grotto Naming Opportunities

  • Infant of Prague: $15,000
  • St. Therese of Lisieux: $8,000

Call us to speak to one of our Giving Officers: 888-996-1212 



Check the progress of the new National Shrine of St. Therese construction!

Our construction company has provided a live webcam for you to check the progress of the construction.

Watch Now