Celebrating the Feast of Saint Thérèse ~ 2009

by | Oct 2, 2009 | Feast Day Plans, St. Therese | 11 comments

~ Our Breakfast ~
French Crepes served with Maple Syrup
(My Grandmother’s simple recipe:
12 eggs, 2c flour, 2c milk and 1c water)
~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux ~

Our precious relic of St. Therese at the base of one of our statues.

“By inviting us to venerate the mortal remains of the martyrs and saints, the Church does not forget that, in the end, these are indeed just human bones, but they are bones that belonged to individuals touched by the transcendent power of God. The relics of the saints are traces of that invisible but real presence which sheds light upon the shadows of the world and reveals the Kingdom of Heaven in our midst. They cry out with us and for us ‘Maranatha!’ – ‘Come Lord Jesus!’”

(Pope Benedict XVI, Address to Young People at Cologne, 2005).

We spent the afternoon coloring pictures and watching Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and Miracle of St. Thérèse.
The girls also pulled out their St. Thérèse costumes and were having so much fun! I wish I would have gotten a picture… It was so cute!
~ Coloring Pages ~
They all insisted on coloring all three pictures!
~ More Roses ~
Twinkle Toes received a surprise package in the mail from her Godparents,
complete with lots of little bouquets of ROSES!
~ Teatime ~

Et Une Rose Candle and Rose Cream Earl Gray Tea

Looking through the pictures in my one of my
very favorite books about St. Thérèse
~ Our Dessert ~

Rose Petal Coconut Cake with edible Fruit Roses

“Oh, how sweet is the way of love!..Oh, how I wish to always do the will of God with no restraints.”

~ St. Thérèse, The Little Flower


  1. Sara

    What a fun day! I wish we had had time to fit in a real celebration. All I did was buy my own roses! lol.

  2. Nancy Carabio Belanger

    Lovely! I am so glad you had such a beautiful celebration of Therese's feast day. I have the same book you do–Therese—and I adore it too! I keep it out all of the time.

  3. Robina

    So happy your day was so beautiful.

  4. Aimee Landreneau

    Precious, precious! Our day started out okay, and went severely downhill with sour attitudes all around. We rebounded, though, and had a great time celebrating our Little Flower with friends last night. God is good.

    HAVE SO MUCH FUN this weekend! I'll combine all my emails that I would normally send into one that I'll hang on to until Monday!

  5. Anonymous

    Beautiful day and– Wow!– how ever did you score a first class relic of the Little Flower?!?

  6. kimberly

    Absolutely beautiful, Jessica! May our dear Saint bless you for your great love and devotion, may she continue to receive a "shower of roses" from Heaven…

  7. Christine

    Just stopping by to catch up on my blogging and loved all the fun stuff you are doing…..but but but there is a huge cat roaming around your neighborhood!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would get like the hugest dog…german shephard or something…and maybe a gun…or call in the army to protect me.

    I would be totally freaked out!

    My thoughts are with you!!

  8. Jessica Gordon

    The first class relic was a gift from one of my Brother-in-Laws!!! =) We do have a couple 3rd class relics as well that hubby touched to her casket when it visited our state — unfortunately I was on bedrest at the time and couldn't go with him.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.

Our Family

Sean & Jessica, Captain-23, Ranger-21, Twinkle Toes-20, Chiquita-18, Snuggles-16, Rose-14, Bud-12, Grace-6 and Joy-4 (blog nicknames)

A Little About Me

Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

My Other Blog: Catholic Cuisine

Please Visit My Sponsors…

This Week's Popular Posts

Shower of Roses Affiliate Links

All About Spelling
All About Reading
All About Reading Pre-reading
All About Reading Giveaways
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Our Advent & Christmas Books

Shower of Roses Christmas Gift Guides

Looking for Something?

Looking Back

  • 2024 (1)
  • 2023 (30)
  • 2022 (48)
  • 2021 (48)
  • 2020 (57)
  • 2019 (61)
  • 2018 (90)
  • 2017 (128)
  • 2016 (148)
  • 2015 (172)
  • 2014 (227)
  • 2013 (238)
  • 2012 (308)
  • 2011 (297)
  • 2010 (313)
  • 2009 (486)
  • 2008 (564)
  • 2007 (148)