The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower also called Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Thérèse Church is a historic Roman Catholic church, located in San Antonio, Texas, in the United States. The church is distinguished as one of 84 in the United States (and one of only four in the state of Texas) bearing the papal designation of "minor basilica." Despite its religious importance it is not the cathedral of the local diocese; that distinction belongs to San Fernando Cathedral.
The Basilica is dedicated to St. Thérèse de Lisieux of the Child Jesus, and bearing her nickname, "The Little Flower" of Jesus. The cornerstone of her basilica was solemnly blessed and laid on October 15, 1929. Its remarkable edifice and accompanying works of religious art are uniquely uncharacteristic of its relatively recent construction.
san antonio Dweller | Aug 16, 2017
Beautiful basilica and even more beautiful community. I recommend supporting their children's fair. My children loved it and the community was so warm and welcoming. They had great food, lovely mariachi from the teens, balloons, games, you name it. It was very informal and a wonderful time.
Angie Gonzales | Dec 14, 2017
Beautiful church luv this place. You feel it as soon as you wlk thru the doors💕💕
LESLEY MARSH | Jan 10, 2018
Beautiful Basilica, be sure to visit the Chapel downstairs to see the giant painting of St Therese.
Michael Sanchez | Jul 9, 2017
The Basilica is gracious to host a community garden. There is a devotional rose and flower garden and a space for vegetables ,herbs and fruit trees. We meet the 2nd Saturday of every month. Volunteers always welcome! The beauty of the Basilica is in the eyes of the beholder. Spend some money in the Holy store with free Holy water!
Cyn PS | Aug 25, 2017
Grew up going to Little Flower Church, my kids all went to ccd classes there also. Beautiful church inside and outside.
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