Jesus is the living water that we need. When we follow Him, we find our way. And as members of the Society of the Little Flower, we know St. Therese is with us at every step and, in her “Little Way,” showing us how to love.

Because Jesus is the living water, and a healer of all people, water has become a true symbol of healing throughout the world.  We can find healing in the waters from the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in France.  St. Therese and St. Bernadette — both French women of intense faith and both saints who believed with their whole hearts — invite us to follow their example and place our trust in God.

Please include your special intentions below so that my Carmelite brothers and I can remember you and your needs in our prayers.   We appreciate any donation you can send to support the work of the Carmelites and help provide health care for those in need. Thank you for being a devoted friend of St. Therese.

Gratefully in the Little Flower,

Fr. Tom Schrader, O. Carm.

A Special Gift for You

To thank Therese’s special friends like you, we are offering the Lourdes Holy Water Bottle for your donation of $25 or more. 

Lourdes Holy Water Bottle


Item #385


Keep this beautiful and carefully sealed water from the spring at Lourdes for yourself, or give it along to someone in need of comfort and hope. What a tangible way to experience healing and renewal! This bottle is over 2.5 inches tall and has 15ml of Lourdes water.

The Society of the Little Flower receives its Lourdes Holy Water from a small organization near the springs in Lourdes, France. They collect it directly from the Lourdes Spring. It is initially collected in large jugs at the spring and then transferred to smaller bottles, which are then secured with Italian glass bottles with tamper-proof seals for safety and authentication. This unbroken supply chain has been followed for 21 years to bring the healing waters of the Lourdes Spring to people worldwide.