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Phone: 907-789-9815

Welcome to the National Shrine of St. Thérèse, Juneau, online. The National Shrine of St. Thérèse, Juneau, is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau and is located approximately 22 miles north of downtown Juneau. The Shrine has welcomed people of all faiths and all corners of the world for 80 years.

Thank you for visiting the National Shrine of St. Thérèse, Juneau, online.


Located in an area of exceptional beauty and solitude, the Shrine will be a place of spiritual refuge and retreat for the Diocese of Juneau, other religious groups, and when possible, for other groups utilizing it with reverence and care.

  • Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

St. Thérèse

The Shrine is dedicated to St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the patron saint of Alaska, missionaries, and the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau. She is known for her Little Way. In her autobiography, The Story of a Soul, she wrote that what really mattered in life was not our great deeds, but our great love.

  • Thérèse as a Carmelite


The National Shrine of St. Thérèse, Juneau, began as the dream of Fr. William G. LeVasseur, S.J. (Society of Jesus, or the Jesuits). From the beginning, the Shrine has been a labor of love and touched many people around the world.

  • The Chapel construction 1938

History of a Dream

This vintage video was created in the early 1990's.

It contains comments by the beloved Bishop Kenny, Katherine Shaw, Tony Thomas, Thomas Fitterer, and music by Paula Rohrbacher.

Old footage shows Bishop Crimont, first bishop of Alaska and Fr. LeVasseur whose dream it was to build this beautiful shrine.



The National Shrine is located in Tongass National Forest, approximately 22 miles "out the road" north of downtown Juneau. Our street address is 21425 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska 99801.

Our hours are 8:00 am - 10:00 pm in the Summer months (May - September), and 8:00 am - 8:00 pm in the Winter months (October- April).


If you have navigated around this website and still have a few questions, then this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section may be just what you're looking for. Here we provide answers to the most commonly asked questions, and in some cases, information that simply doesn't fit anywhere else.

  • Shrine Grounds


The National Shrine of St. Therese, Juneau, is a ministry of the Archdiocese of Anchorage-Juneau, but it is not sponsored by the Archdiocese. There is always work to be done at the Shrine from renovating the buildings to improving the gardens and paths. Donations can be made towards a specific project, general operating fund, or in honor/memory of a loved one. 100% of donations go directly to the upkeep and maintenance of this beautiful Shrine.

Shrine Donation Policy

  • Lupin


Shrine Business Office:
Executive Director
Joseph C. Sehnert
Cell: 636-628-7270
415 6th Street, Ste 300
Juneau, AK 99801
Shrine Caretaker
Colleen Sehnert 
Phone: 907-789-9815

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