Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Novena to Saint Thérèse ~ Day Two


St. Thérèse and her mother, Blessed Zelie Martin


Novena to Saint Thérèse

O St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, who during your short life on earth became a mirror of angelic purity, of love strong as death, and of wholehearted abandonment to God, now that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues, cast a glance of pity on me as I leave all things in your hands. Make my troubles your own, speak a word for me to Our Lady Immaculate, whose flower of special love you were -- to that Queen of Heaven “who smiled on you at the dawn of life” Beg her powerful intercession the grace I yearn for so ardently at this moment...and that she join with it a blessing that may strengthen me during life, defend me at the hour of death, and lead me straight on to a happy eternity. Amen.

O God, who did inflame with the Spirit of Love, the soul of your servant Thérèse of the Child Jesus, grant that we also may love you and make you much loved. Amen.

DAY TWO

Almighty God, giver of all good gifts, who did will that Blessed Thérèse, being watered by the heavenly dew of your guiding grace, should bloom in Carmel with the beauty of virginity and patience in suffering, grant that I your servant may go forward in the order of her sweetness an may be found worthy to become a devoted and loyal follower of Christ. Amen.

St.
Thérèse of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

2 comments:

  1. I haven't forgotten about you! We have also started a novena to the Little Flower. Ours is slightly different. I found it (as with many of our novenas) on EWTN.

    Pax - Lena

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  2. Thanks for posting this.

    I miss you! How's your Christmas planning coming along? Mine's getting there. I'm having a baby shower this weekend...can't wait! I'll post pics to the blog after...maybe!

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