Check out this great video of the Society of St. Therese from Ghana when they made a pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Little Flower during the Summer of 2019!
For group pilgrimages, we ask you to please contact us in advance to arrange your visit. The Shrine of the Little Flower has many pilgrim visitors throughout the year, and we seek to insure that every group is able to enjoy a peaceful visit. We want to be prepared to offer you our best hospitality. Group-visit and retreat planning brochures including information on suggested offerings are attached below.
Grow your Spiritual Life
Sometimes we need to step back from life and take another look at who we are, what we are here for, what matters most, and what matters least. Pilgrimages are the perfect way to do just that. Stepping away from the hum-drum and monotony of daily life and immersing ourselves in the immense beauty of God's creation is one of the most powerful ways to revitalize our spiritual life.
The Shrine of the Little Flower in Nasonville Rhode Island is not like the large Shrines that we often hear about as Catholics. Lourdes and Fatima are huge, internationally known Shrines that have thousands of pilgrims visit their grounds every single day. The Shrine of the Little Flower occupies a different role. Here, the isolation of the grounds allows for the pilgrim to enter deeply into an intensely spiritual and individual interaction with God. Walking the grounds we are immersed in the beauty of nature as we experience silence, peace and tranquility. These characteristics naturally raise the mind to God and revitalize the soul. The pilgrim leaves the grounds feeling refreshed and spiritually nourished, ready to continue their lives as Catholics in society.
Please consider taking those few moments out of your daily life to revitalize your spiritual life by making a pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Little Flower. Remember the words of St. Therese of Lisieux, " You cannot be half a saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all."