O little St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, as we celebrate your Feast Day,
let us reflect on your “Little Way” and let our hearts
be filled with the pure love of God.
– St. Therese Novena Prayer

St. Therese reminds us, “My whole strength lies in prayer and sacrifice, these are my invincible arms; they can move hearts far better than words, I know it by experience.”

Let’s find that strength together as we prepare to celebrate St. Therese’s Feast Day here at her National Shrine in Darien, Illinois, beginning on September 22nd. As always, I invite you, her special friends, to join your prayers with ours as we strive to live her message of hope and love. We can then move our hearts – together with St. Therese.

Thank you for your prayerful participation and financial support. You make the Little Flower’s mission of love possible.

Yours in love of St. Therese,

Fr. Tom Schrader, O. Carm.

P.S. Gather with us in-person or from home to celebrate the 2022 Feast Day of St. Therese.  You can learn more on our St. Therese Feast Day Celebration page.

A Special Gift For You

To thank Therese’s special friends like you, we are offering a St. Therese pendant and Prayer for Peace card for your donation of $20 or more. I hope you will say the Prayer for Peace with us during the Feast Day Novena.

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