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A modern dictionary of 5,679 Catholic terms (including abbreviations), both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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LITTLE FLOWER, NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE

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Located in Chicago, Illinois, it was built by members of the Society of the Little Flower in thanksgiving for individual favors received through the intercession of St. Thérèse, and is now in the charge of the Carmelite Fathers. Outside of France, it has the most noteworthy collection of St. Thérèse's relics in the world.