On December 21st the Carmelite Gift Shop will be open late for your shopping convenience.
The National Shrine Museum of St. Therese will also be open that night until 7 p.m. - be sure to stop by and see our beautiful life-size Fontanini nativity scene!
This Nov 26, we want to celebrate Small Business Saturday with you! It's a special holiday created so communities can show love for small businesses like ours. And it wouldn't be a celebration without customers like you joining us! So mark your calendars for Nov 26, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and get ready to Shop Small [...]
Feast Day:October 1Patronage:African Missions, AIDS sufferers, Bodily Ills, and TuberculosisAbout St. Therese of Lisieux:St. Therese was born January 2, 1873 in Alencon, France. She was the youngest of five daughters, all of whom entered religious life. Therese entered Carmel at age 15 and professed her vows two years later.During her time at the convent, St. Therese never did anything [...]
Feast Day:September 23About Padre Pio:Padre Pio was born as Francesco Forgione in Pietrelcina, Italy in 1887 to a shepherding family. Padre Pio entered the Capuchin Franciscan Friars as a novitiate at age 16 and ordained a priest at age 20.After a short stay at home for health issues, Padre Pio was sent to the friary of San Giovanni [...]
Feast day:September 15Patronage:UniversalAbout Our Lady of Sorrows:Celebration of Our Lady of Sorrows began in 1244 by the founders of the Servite Order. This helped guide their meditation and devotion the sorrows of Mary.Our Lady of Sorrow is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary for the suffering she endured. There are seven sorrows that we honor: Prophecy of SimeonThe [...]
Feast Day: September 5Patronage: World Youth Day and Missionaries of CharityAbout St. Teresa of Calcutta: Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Macedonia. She became a postulant with the Loretto sisters in Ireland at age 18, from there she was sent to India where she would make her final profession. While she taught at a school in Calcutta, she felt a [...]
Feast Day:August 28Patronage:Brewers, Theologians, City of Carthage, PrintersAbout St. Augustine:Born to St. Monica in 354 in North Africa, St. Augustine was raised in the faith but left for the Manichean religion. Augustine traveled to Carthage to study rhetoric and philosophy, while there he had a son.In 383 Augustine traveled to Italy, but ended up in Milan and met St. [...]
Feast Day:August 27thPatronage Wives and Abuse victimsAbout St. Monica:St. Monica was born 331 AD in Tagaste. Monica was a practicing Christian but was married to a pagan man named Patricius at a young age. Monica’s prayer habits annoyed him, but he always held her in respect. She would pray often for his conversion.Monica had three children, one of [...]
Feast Day:August 14Patronage:Drug Addiction, Families, Journalists, Prisoners, Pro-Life MovementAbout St. Maximilian KolbeSt. Maximilian Kolbe was born in Russian-occupied Poland in 1894. He entered the Franciscan junior seminary at age 13 and became a novice in the Conventual Franciscan Order at age 16.During his studies, St. Maximilian and six friends founded the Immaculata Movement, which spreads devotion to Our Lady [...]
Feast Day: August 9thPatronage: Europe, loss of parents,martyrs, World Youth DayAbout St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross:Edith Stein was born to Jewish parents in Germany and was the youngest of eleven children. Her father passed away when she was two years old and left her mother to run their timber business and family. By the time Edith was a teenager, [...]