The Visit of the Relics of St. Thérèse to Loretto


A very unique grace for us took place on November 1, 1999, when the Relics of St. Thérèse were travelling the U. S. On that date, St. Thérèse, in her Reliquary, came to our Carmel and thousands of persons came to pray before her and beg for her intercession with the Most High God.

  • The Faithful Waiting to Pra

  • St. Thérèse Reliquary in the Nuns’ Speakroom

The closing Mass became a Diocesan event with countless Priests concelebrating Mass with our Bishop, at that time, Joseph V. Adamec. Many Priests were also available to hear Confessions and so many souls took advantage of this opportunity to return to the Faith that St. Thérèse must have been smiling indeed.

Very Rev. Mario Esposito, O.Carm, incensing the Reliquary


It was a day never to be forgotten and remains a treasure for all those who were blessed to take part in the celebration.