The Carmelites came to Niagara Falls in 1875 to administer the Shrine of Our Lady of Peace. The Saint Therese Shrine as well as the Mount Carmel Monastery and the Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre serve as a Retreat and Renewal Centre for the needs of the people of the Niagara area.
The original monastery was built in 1894 and enlarged in 1925 when it became a seminary. The Monastery chapel is also the Canadian Shrine of Saint Therese of Lisieux. The side altar on the right of the chapel is dedicated to Saint Therese.
The chapel has a unique beauty because of its monastic simplicity. The main altar is the most prominent feature of the chapel and attracts the immediate attention of the visitor. The right side of the chapel is the shrine to St. Therese of the Child Jesus, the Little Flower. On the altar is a magnificent Reliquary from France. Two adoring angels support the arc containing relics of St. Therese.
There is now available a program for senior citizens and other church related groups visiting the shrine at Niagara Falls, Ontario. The Day of Prayer will consist of the following schedule:
|9:30 a.m.||Arrival at Main Chapel|
|9:45 to 10:15 a.m.||Tour of Chapel of Our Lady of Mount Carmel|
|10:30 a.m.||Coffee break and free time for quiet prayer, visit the Gift Shop/Book Store|
|11:15 a.m.||Eucharist in Main Chapel|
|12:00 p.m.||Lunch in Main Dining Room|
|1:15 p.m.||Movie on St. Therese in Assembly Hall|
|1:45 p.m.||Prayer Service with Benediction|
The Day of Prayer is $25.00 (Canadian) or $25.00 (U.S.) per person. We are only able to accept one group of 20-50 each day to assure your group full attention. If you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, please call (905) 356-4113.
If you would like to order religious articles from the Society of the Little Flower at Niagara Falls, please click here to view an order form. You may also order religious articles directly through the Society of the Little Flower website.