Upcoming Program at Mount Carmel Center
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED.Register
con Fr. Jorge Cabrera, OCD
22 de Abril, Miércoles, 7pm a 9pm en español
Exploraremos cómo San Juan de la Cruz presenta la forma en que nuestros deseos pueden ser nuestros mejores aliados o peores enemigos en nuestro seguimiento de Cristo.
For photos of other past events, please visit the Photo Gallery page.
New in Audio Central: Solemn Mass of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Prayers during the COVID-19 Outbreak03/18/2020
In this time of worldwide crisis, prayer is all the more important in the face of the struggles we are all experiencing and the sacrifices we have to make.
The USCCB has a prayer for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Little Flower Basilica has a prayer for the intercession of St. Therese composed by Fr. Luis Gerardo Belmonte-Luna, OCD.Both prayers are available from our Prayer page.
Archbishop of San Antonio Cancels All Masses03/17/2020
In response to the coronavirus crisis, Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller cancels all Masses in the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Watch a video recording of his message, available from ourCOVID-19 page.
Cancellation of All Public Masses in the Diocese of Dallas03/17/2020
Bishop Burns clarifies the Decree he issued on March 14, 2020 in response to the coronavirus situation.
A video recording of the Bishop's statement and a written copy of the Decree is available from ourCOVID-19 page.
LITTLE FLOWER BASILICA - TEMPORARY SCHEDULE03/15/2020
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower (St. Therese of Lisieux), in line with the City of San Antonio's health guidelines and recommendations regarding the coronavirus, has a newTEMPORARY SCHEDULE available here.
This and other updates on COVID-19 are also available on ourCOVID-19 page.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we urge Catholics in the United States to keep updated on their dioceses' statements and guidelines by visiting their official dioceses' websites.
Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio, Archbishop Coakley of Oklahoma City, and Bishop Burns of Dallas have issued statements and given guidance to Catholics in the various dioceses under their episcopal care. Please refer to their statements which can be found on ourCOVID-19 page with links to the two archdioceses and the Diocese of Dallas.
Little Flower Basilica has been monitoring COVID-19 guidelines from the Archdiocese of San Antonio and the City of San Antonio, due to their recommendations for the safety of our community we have decided to cancel this weekend's events:
March 14, Fiesta Parade Ticket Sales
March 14, "Get to Know Your Basilica" Tour
March 15, Basilica Bazaar
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you.
The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents can call 210-207-5779. (Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Information for the public is also available at:https://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/News/Alerts/CoronaVirus.
Vatican Livestreams Pope's Mass03/09/2020
As part of precautionary and preventive measures against the novel coronavirus outbreak, Pope Francis decided to livestream the morning mass from the papal residence instead of inviting people to attend. During the mass, the Pope prayed for all those who are affected by the virus.
Italy is one of the most hard-hit among countries outside of China, particularly northern Italy in the regions of Lombardy and Veneto where the health care system is struggling under the strain of caring for vast numbers of people testing positive for the virus and those who develop COVID-19 from it.
For more details on the Pope's mass and his prayer this morning, visit theCatholic News Service website.
Recommended Precautions for CoronavirusUpdated page link 03/18/2020 (First published 03/09/2020)
The Archdiocese of San Antonio and the Diocese of Dallas have recommended precautions for the coronavirus outbreak and ask that the faithful in these dioceses practice these precautions.
These precautions are available in PDF documents from ourCOVID-19.