Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower

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The Apostolate of the Little Flower is a nonprofit publication and ministry of the Province of St. Thérèse of the Discalced Carmelite Friars of San Antonio. Its purpose is to spread devotion to St. Thérèse of Lisieux, “The Little Flower.”

Published quarterly and sent out to approximately 2,000 subscribers around the nation, this publication includes articles from our friars on the spirituality of St. Thérèse and the Discalced Carmelites. It also shares news from the Basilica and the Province of St. Thérèse.

Established as part of the first apostolate of the Discalced Carmelites in San Antonio as The Little Flower Magazine, this historic publication reached over 100,000 subscribers in 1923.  Recognizing the great devotion of the subscribers from all over the country, the friars of the Province of St. Thérèse discovered their mission: to share the spirituality of St. Thérèse, prepare for her canonization in 1925, and build a national shrine in her honor.

The next issue of The Apostolate of the Little Flower is coming out soon, with a Lenten theme of St. John of the Cross. If you would like to subscribe to this publication, please email your name and address to and write “Apostolate” in the subject line. Subscription is free; donations are greatly appreciated to help with publication costs.