Hello everybody; as you all know, the feast of the Little Flower is almost here. On October 1st., we honor this great, humble, Carmelite saint and Doctor of the Church who gave herself as a spouse to Christ. St. Therese devoted herself to Christ through the “Little Way” and found perfect joy in serving her Spouse in the most menial tasks; may we too follow this “Little Way to Heaven” and arrive at the perfect joy Christ has prepared for us.
In preparation for the feast day of this beautiful Carmelite Saint, please join me in praying the following novena.
Novena in Honor of St. Therese the Little Flower.
O St. Therese, the Little Flower of Jesus, please pick a rose from the heavenly garden, and send it to me with a message of love.
I beseech you to obtain for me the favors that I seek (here mention your request).
Recommend my request to Mary, Queen of Heaven, so that she may intercede for me, with you, before her Son, Jesus Christ.
If this favor is granted, I will love you more and more, and be better prepared to spend eternal happiness with you in Heaven.
O St. Therese of the Little Flower, pray for me.
(Novena taken from My Prayer Book Regina Press 168)
Thank you for praying with me and please be so kind as to attend Holy Mass on October 1st., at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill, to thank Christ for all of the blessings He has bestowed on us through the intercession of St. Therese. While you are there, say “hello” to the good Discalced Carmelite Friars there, ask for their blessing and wish them a happy feast day. God Bless You.
St. Therese of the Little Flower – Pray for us!!!