I was amazed. Envisioned to be the center of devotion to St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Asia, the Shrine is well-equipped with features and amenities that make a celebration of faith truly enriching. Consider this:
- Center for St. Therese relics
- Stained glass featuring highlights of St. Therese’s life (itself a museum)
- Ecclesiastical museum
- Adoration chapel
- Family prayer room
- Complete with video and audio capacities
- Fully air conditioned
- Seating capacity: 1,800 seats
- Souvenir shop and a cafe
Atop the main entrance of the church (3rd level) is what is called the family, where mothers with young children could sit, separated by glass, without disturbing other church goers.
It is entirely sound proof, such that no matter how many airplanes or helicopters fly over the area, or perhaps, even a coup attack, the noise would not be heard inside the shrine.