“The Discalced Carmelite nuns of Philadelphia are happy to announce that on June 27, 2015 Pope Francis announced that he will canonize Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin on Mission Sunday, October 18.  Since 2013 we have had the joy of hosting the “Martin family reliquary,” which contains significant relics of Blessed Louis and Zelie and of their daughter, St. Therese of Lisieux, in our chapel.  During 2014 we sponsored a yearlong program of monthly days of prayer, veneration, and catechesis.  Read more about the canonization here.


We are now able to welcome pilgrims to venerate the reliquary in our chapel six days a week.  You are welcome to come every Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and every Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  You may confide your intentions to these soon-to-be saints.