The Shrine also holds the most extensive collection of statues of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in the United States. Visitors are welcome Monday through Sunday from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. when both the Shrine and Gift Shop are open to the public. Mass is celebrated Monday through Friday at 11:30 A.M. in the chapel.
The National Shrine Museum of St. Therese sits peacefully in Darien, Illinois, on a 50-acre estate owned and operated by the Carmelites.
It is only 40 minutes away from O’Hare International Airport, 30 minutes away from Midway Airport in Chicago, and a 20-mile drive from downtown Chicago. It is located along the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) at the intersection of I-55 and Cass Avenue North (Exit 273). Our address is 8501 Bailey Road, Darien, Illinois 60561. You can phone the National Shrine of St. Therese directly at 800-647-1430.