National Shrine and Museum of St. Therese

(630) 969-3311
  • Overview

    The National Shrine and Museum of St. Therese is a Roman Catholic shrine, chapel, and museum dedicated to St. Therese of Lisieux. The Shrine is home to the most wonderful collection of relics, personal effects and memorabilia of Therese outside of France. The Shrine chapel celebrates Mass every weekday at 11:30 am. Tours of the Shrine are available for groups of 20 or more, including a private tour of an exact replica of St. Therese's monastery cell in France. The shrine sits peacefully on a 50-acre estate owned and operated by the Carmelites of the Most Pure Heart of Mary. Adjacent to the Shrine is the Carmelite Spiritual Center, offering meeting room rental, lodging, meals and spiritual retreats as well as organized Shrine tours.

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    General
    • Property Owner: Carmelites
    • Property Manager: Fr. Bob Colaresi, O. Carm.
    • Accommodation Type: Hotels - Under 100 Guest Rooms
    • # Of Guest Rooms: 58
    • # Of Rooms with Two Double Beds: 58
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    Museum
    • Other Museum:
    • Other Museum Description: Religious museum dedicated to St. Therese of Lisieux
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    • Other Tour Description: Pilgrimage tours of museum
    General
    • Miles From O'Hare Airport: 26
    • Miles From Midway Airport: 15
    • Miles From DuPage Airport: 26
    • Miles From Downtown Chicago: 23
    • Miles To Metra Station: 8
    • Closest Metra Line: Metra Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Line
    • Miles To I-290: 14
    • Miles To I-294: 9
    • Miles To I-355: 4
    • Miles To I-55: 1
    • Miles To I-88: 8
    • Miles To I-90: 23
    General
    • Map Code: C-14
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    • Open Daily:
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    General
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    • Minimum # of People for Group Tour: 20
    • Maximum # of People for Group Tour: 50
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  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    • Description The Carmelite Spiritual Center is a retreat center that offers planned retreats and rents meeting room space for non-profit groups who want to hold their own retreats. The Center has 59 2-bed sleeping rooms and can provide hot meals for retreats. The Center is adjacent to the National Shrine of St. Therese and provides guided tours of the Shrine for groups of 20 or more pilgrims, including meal and lodging options.
    • Floorplan File Floorplan File
    • Largest Room 150
    • Total Sq. Ft. 21900
    • Reception Capacity 150
    • Space Notes St. Helen's Room: 60 person capacity, theater style: Brandsma Room: 15 person capacity; Medway Room: 20 person capacity; St. Paul's Hall: 150 person capacity, theater style.
    • Theatre Capacity 150
    • Available for Private Events
    • Meeting/Banquet/Exhibit Space Available?
    • Wireless Internet Access - Meeting Rooms
    • On-Site AV
    • Provide On-Site Catering
    • Private Dining Space Available
    • Banquet Capacity 150
    • Number of Rooms 4
    • Large floor Plan PDF Large floor Plan PDF
    • Sleeping Rooms 30