Learn About St. Therese
Learn about Saint Therese the Little Flower
This area of the website gives an in-depth look at the life and works of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. The Little Flower has touched many lives many times with her "shower of roses." She continually leads us to discover God's love in our lives. This is why we try to imitate her "little way" each day and spread her devotion. Devotees of Therese share a closeness with her that is truly inspiring. Pope Benedict XVI has recently urged everyone to rediscover St. Therese and her autobiography "Story of a Soul". In his weekly general audience on April 6, 2011, the Pope dedicated his catechesis to St. Therese of Lisieux, and speaks of her autobiography as "a wonderful authentic treasure" and invited everyone to read it.
Learn about the Society of the Little Flower
Founded in 1923, the Society of the Little Flower is the largest organization in the world promoting devotion to St. Therese. Over half a million active members share in the spirit of St. Therese. The Society, through the work of the Carmelites, is devoted to celebrating the life and works of St. Therese of Lisieux. You can learn more about the history of the Society of the Little Flower and our mission, the Order of Carmelites, and much more by visiting this area of the Web site.
Learn About the St. Therese Shrine
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.