St Thérèse of Lisieux and parents to visit Australia in 2020

For the first time in 18 years, the relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux, one of the most popular saints of modern times, will visit Australia next year on a four-month pilgrimage with her parents, saints Louis and Zelie Martin.

Catholic Mission's National Director Fr Brian Lucas commenting on the visit of the relics of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux and her parents.



Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, learn more about her life with this documentary created for the occasion of the visit of the relics to Scotland in 2019. Learn all about her from those who walk in her footsteps each day. ©2019 SANCTA FAMILIA MEDIA


Little Flower of Jesus we welcome you to Australia and invite you to teach us your ‘Little Way’, the way of love and childlike trust in God.

We thank God for the example of your saintly parents, Louis and Zélie who put God at the centre of their family life and we ask your intercession for the strength, unity, peace and holiness of our families. May we put God at the centre of our family life.

St. Thérèse you loved the priesthood, we ask you to be a special sister to our priests, especially in times of trial. May your generous response to God’s call inspire vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life.

As one who suffered much in your short life, intercede for all who are sick and who suffer in body, mind or spirit.

Dear Little Flower, you loved the Mother of God, ask our Mother, the Queen of Heaven, to turn her eyes of mercy upon us with her healing smile.

Patroness of the Missions, intercede for Australia. Through your visit to our land, may our nation be showered with your roses. As missionaries of God’s love, may we work to change the world through simple acts of kindness and when our mission on earth is complete, may we enjoy love’s fulfilment in heaven.



“After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses”

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

Draft Itinerary

This is an indicative itinerary only at this stage as there may be a need for some modifications to arrival and departure times due to operational factors.



Closer to the dates a more definitive itinerary will be available.

The decisions about the itinerary were taken by each diocesan authority and any queries about the itinerary should be directed to the diocesan office.