National Shrine and Museum of St. Therese

8501 Bailey Road
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 969-3311 630-969-4141 | Toll Free (800) 647-1430
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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.

Note: Some map locations are approximate. Please call the venue at (630) 969-3311 for exact directions.

Transportation Distances

Miles To I-2949
Miles To I-3554
Miles To Metra Station8
Miles To I-551
Miles To I-888
Miles From DuPage Airport26
Miles From Downtown Chicago23
Miles To I-29014
Miles From O'Hare Airport26
Miles From Midway Airport15
Miles To I-9023
Closest Metra LineMetra Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Line

Hours of Operation

Open DailyYes
Open Year RoundYes

For more information, visit our website or call us at (630) 969-3311


Gift Shop Yes
On-Site Parking Available Yes
Equal Accessibility Yes

MasterCard Yes
Visa Yes
American Express Yes
Debit Card Yes

# Of Guest Rooms 58
# Of Rooms with Two Double Beds 58
Property Owner Carmelites
Property Manager Fr. Bob Colaresi, O. Carm.
Accommodation Type Hotels - Under 100 Guest Rooms

Religious Yes

Other Museum Yes
Other Museum Description Religious museum dedicated to St. Therese of Lisieux

Other Tour Yes
Other Tour Description Pilgrimage tours of museum

Motorcoach/Group Tours
Welcome Reception Provided Yes
Motorcoach Parking On-Site - Free Yes
Work with Motorcoach/Group Tours Yes
Maximum # of People for Group Tour 50
Minimum # of People for Group Tour 20

Facility Information

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.
Number of Rooms4
Banquet Seating150
Largest Room 150 sq. ft.
Total Area 21,900 sq. ft.
Receptions Area Capacity150
Theater Capacity150
NotesSt. 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.
Floor Plan Floor plan
Large Floor PlanLarge Floor Plan
Wireless Internet Access - Meeting Rooms Yes
Private Dining Space Available Yes
Meeting/Banquet/Exhibit Space Available? Yes
On-Site AV Yes
Available for Private Events Yes
Provide On-Site Catering Yes

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