St Thérèse, also known as, Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face wrote:
“The Little Flower… rejoices in the wholly undeserved favours bestowed upon her by Our Lord. She knows that she had nothing in herself worthy of attracting Him: His Mercy alone showered blessings on her”.
“I will let no tiny sacrifice pass, no look, no word. I wish to profit by the smallest actions, and to do them for Love. I wish to suffer for Love’s sake, and for Love’s sake even to rejoice: thus shall I strew flowers”.
Petition to St Thérèse
O Glorious St Therese,
whom Almighty God has raised up to aid and inspire the human family,
I implore your Miraculous Intercession.
You are so powerful in obtaining every need
of body and spirit from the Heart of God.
Holy Mother Church proclaims you
‘Prodigy of Miracles… the Greatest Saint of Modern Times.’
Now I fervently beseech you to answer my petition…
(Share your request…)
… and to carry out your promises of spending Heaven doing good on earth…
of letting fall from Heaven a Shower of Roses.
Little Flower, give me your childlike faith,
to see the Face of God in the people and experiences of my life,
and to love God with full confidence.
St. Therese, my Carmelite Sister,
I will fulfill your plea, ‘to be made known everywhere’
and I will continue to lead others to Jesus through you. Amen
… St Thérèse, Pray for Us …