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.
DescriptionThe 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.