The Shrine of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus is envisioned to be the center of devotion to the Saint in Asia.
It is also the Diocesan Shrine of the Military Ordinariate in the Philippines.
The primary influence of the design of the Shrine is the Reliquary of St. Thérèse. The building is shaped like a cross, as most Shrines are, with a long nave and two shorter transepts.
The Shrine’s architectural style is Classical Contemporary, with a columnless interior and sleek, rounded lines. It stands at 35 meters from street level to the tip of the dome ceiling and can seat up to 1,800 people comfortably.
168 basement parking slots are also conveniently available to the Shrine and Columbarium visitors.
The St. Thérèse Columbarium houses 38,776 vaults or niches.
The Columbarium has five (5) main areas:
• Les Chapelle des Roses or the Remembering Chapel
• La Vie du Sainte Thérèse or The Life of Saint Thérèse
• Le Murs de Lisieux (The Wall of Lisieux)
• Le Murs de Alencon (The Wall of Alencon)
• Le Murs de Carmel (The Wall of Carmel)
The Columbarium also features an Ecclesiastical Museum where artworks about the life of St. Thérèse are displayed. It also has a security access system in place to ensure the safety and peace of mind of its visitors.