Open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time. Ample parking is available around the Shrine building and all entrances are wheelchair-accessible. If you’re interested in planning a visit for a group larger than 24 people, we offer a variety of special guided tour packages with options for meals and lodging.
Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. Central Time. The chapel is located inside the Shrine building.
The Carmelite Spiritual Retreat Center is located adjacent to the Shrine building and hosts numerous retreats and day programs as well as providing lodging and meals to Shrine guests. To learn more about staying at the Spiritual Center or registering for our programs, please call 630-969-4141 or visit the Spiritual Center website for more information.
An Exciting New Addition to the Shrine
On June 5, 2012, the Shrine will open a new room!
A meticulously detailed reproduction of St. Therese’s original room or “cell” from the Le Carmel monastery in Lisieux, France is currently being constructed and will be ready for public visits after a special dedication service takes place on June 5th.
The room will feature the original door and window from St. Therese’s cell as well as reproductions of her bed, hourglass, lantern, and other personal items. We hope the room will be a source of inspiration and insight into the daily life of the Little Flower.
Visitors are welcome to come and see the many new pieces of memorabilia on loan from the Sisters at Le Carmel in Lisieux, France, viewable in the main area of the Shrine.