In 1998, the United States Bishops’ Conference declared the site a National Shrine, one of only five in the country. Each year, we welcome thousands of people who tour our National Shrine. 

On December 23, 2014 Pope Francis granted the National Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak the honorary title of  ‘Minor Basilica’. 

To schedule a tour, please call Jack Hoolehan at 248.541.4122, ext. 423

Docents are available to give tours and to answer questions from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (except Sundays). Please be aware that tours scheduled before 1:00 pm may be limited due to Weddings and Funerals.