In Honor of the Feast of St. Thérèse :: Apple Roses, A Novena & Another Giveaway!

by | Oct 1, 2013 | Catholic Cuisine, Giveaway, Little Flowers, Saint Therese Quotes, St. Therese | 94 comments

I just finished posting the recipe for these Heavenly Garden Apple Rose Pastries over at Catholic Cuisine! 

I also have a copy of the Saint Thérèse the Little Flower Daily Journal to give away!  If you would like to be entered just leave a comment on this post, and make sure your email address is either linked on your profile or included in the comment so that I am able to contact you if you win.

I will be hosting a few more giveaways throughout the week, so be sure to check back! The giveaway will be open through Sunday, October 6th and I will update this post and contact the winner next Monday, October 7th.

Thank you all for participating!
“If He permit that all the flowers of your desires and of your good will fall to Earth without fruit, be not troubled.  At the moment of your death He will know well how to bring to perfection […] beautiful fruits on the tree of your soul.”
-St. Thérèse, Counsels and Reminiscences
(This is just one of the many inspiring quotes found in the journal!) 


  1. Unknown

    Beautiful! My five year old loves "baby Therese" as she calls her. I would love to win the journal.

  2. Mom2Seven

    Sign me up! 😉 Happy feast day! You make everything beautiful… your family is blessed! +JMJ+

  3. Karen

    Those apple roses look yummy. I think I'll add them to my list of potential food ideas for today since we're celebrating a name day for one of my children today! The St. Therese journal looks lovely.

  4. Megan S.

    I just. Pinned you recipe to my little flowers board. Thank you for sharing.

  5. Karen

    Oh, those look delicious!
    I would love the journal – beautiful and one of my favorite saints!

  6. 9peasMom

    I would so love to win this journal, the apple roses look wonderful!

  7. teriannm

    We are definitely going to try these apple roses!! Yum! Please enter me for the giveaway
    teriannm AT gmail DOT com

  8. Melanie

    I would love to win the St. Therese journal! St. Therese is one of my favorite saints and this book looks so lovely! We just love those Carmelites! God bless.

  9. Anonymous

    Saint Therese's items will be in Saint Louis this weekend. We are hoping to go to the monastery to see her desk and other things that are here for 2 days!

  10. Anonymous

    You are amazing!!! You have so many wonderful ideas- I cannot wait to get my new oven to make these beautiful rose pastries- two of my children celebrate her Feast day and I have a devotion to her being a Third Order Carmelite. I would love her journal- thanks for the chance to win. God bless you.

  11. Sarah O

    Love St. Therese! Those roses are beautiful – I'm not sure mine would come out as lovely…

  12. Diana

    St Therese is one of our best saints here, I named my only daughter after here, (middle name) and we are all very devoted to our little wonder-maker! Thanks for the opportunity, if I don’t win, I will be looking it up to purchase.

  13. Anonymous

    I would love to win this for my little girl. We are busy preparing too! Thank you for all the inspiration. Jennifer

  14. Anonymous

    Dearest Jessica,
    Thank you very much for your site. Please, could you devote a post or two to your favourite journals on crafts, bakery…
    María G.

  15. Rae

    Such beautiful roses! And the journal looks lovely, too. I am on the last pages of my current journal….

  16. elm

    BEAUTIFUL apple roses! Of course… not an apple in the house. Grrrr. Need to find a local orchard to go picking!!!

  17. Sara

    I would love this journal! I love St. Therese and named my daughter after her. It would be a lovely birthday gift-my birthday is the 7th. 🙂

  18. Anonymous

    Your apple roses look so good, it's as if I could smell them through screen. Thank you for the great give aways! Peace! And enjoy today!

  19. Lisa H

    What beautiful apple roses! You amaze and inspire me. Thank you for your generosity in sharing a wonderful journal, all the things women love. God bless you and your family.

  20. Lorie

    Looks like another super nice give away! Thanks for the chance to win! Your apple roses look beautiful and yummy! I will have to check out how to make them.

  21. Jenny

    You are so inspiring! Thank you for your wonderful Ideas. Our family will be enjoying this day with the special rose treat for St Therese! My daughter would love the Journal! That is so beautiful! God Bless!

  22. Grace Hincapie

    Thank you so much for this opportunity! By the way, beautiful apple roses!

  23. Anonymous

    My children and I have been praying her novena. I hope answered prayers will inspire them to want to pray more novenas. A beautiful Catholic tradition passed along. The journal would be a lovely place to record all those prayers! Thank you! Michelle

  24. Mimi G.

    Happy Feast of St. Therese!! Beautiful rose pastries!

  25. Wendy

    What beautiful roses for this feast day. Thank you for sharing and hosting the giveaway.

  26. Anonymous

    What a beautiful journal. My daughter would love it. Thanks so much
    Betsybarkley at yahoo dot com

  27. Unknown

    Beautiful. I posted on my IG account. Love your blogs.

  28. Jacqui

    LOVE those roses! I'd love that journal, because I need some heavy inspiration for this school year. We had a busy summer and September and I'm having a hard time getting back into the swing of school – so are the kids =(

  29. Jackie C

    I love how beautiful these came out to be. Beautiful honor for the Little Flower! LOVE!

  30. Kim

    Beautiful!! Please enter me!

  31. Anonymous

    Thank you for another opportunity for a give-away. My husband and I actually named our daughter after St. Therese.

  32. mel

    that journal is lovely! I love the little apple roses too. They came out wonderfully. 🙂

  33. Anonymous

    What a beautiful give away for such a special Saint! Our family homeschools and we have seven children as well. Our youngest was just born two months ago and her middle name is Rose!
    God bless,

  34. Anonymous

    Beautiful apples and a healthy treat too. I'd like to start journaling again so I'll enter this generous giveaway.


    Jen Paterson

  35. Cmerie

    I would love to win! I just love your blog. I get so much inspiration from it!

  36. Beloved

    Please enter me too! cj_lapier (at) hotmail (dot) com

  37. Jenny

    What a lovely giveaway! Thanks for offering it!
    jenny (at) campbellfam (dot) com 🙂

  38. The girl who painted trees

    Those apple roses look lovely and delicious. I will have to remember to make those next year! Please enter me for the giveaway. thegirlwhopaintedtrees at gmail dot com.

  39. Christina

    This looks beautiful! I would love to win! Thank you!
    Pcmaneyfamily @ gmail dot com

  40. Allison

    Please enter me in the drawing!! I would love to give this to my sister for her feast day. : )

  41. noreen

    Hi Jessica, your Heavenly pastry looks so pretty. Hope its easy to make! I would love to enter your giveaway. God bless.


    I'm so inspired by your site! Started the novena with my family tonight! 🙂 I would love to be included in the give away.

  43. Megan

    What a beautiful journal and amazing seasonal recipe, I can't wait to bake them with my children! Thanks, please enter me in the drawing! God Bless,

  44. Anonymous

    I'd love to win the journal; we attribute my current (and third) pregnancy to St. Therese's intercession.

  45. Patty V

    We will definitely be trying these on Thursday (traditional)!

  46. KC

    LOVE your blog… thank you for all the time you put into it! l e e k e l l y c o l e at

  47. Julie

    St Therese has my heart. She is my confirmation saint and her intersession through her novenas is the reason I have my 2 blessings from heaven!
    You inspired me to step out of my laziness and make a rose apple pie. I think I realize for the first time why you feel called to celebrate the saints through the art of cooking. It is a grace filled activity when it reminds you of the saint's life!
    The journal would be a great way for me to record my journey this year teaching Bella her faith through home schooling.

  48. Anonymous

    St Therese is very special to me and thank you for sharing a lovely Recipe…Thank you too for your generosity of the beautiful giveaway of the St Therese Journal

  49. Maggie Wright

    My oldest daughter is in love with Saint Therese! She once gave me 5 roses…….three red, two yellow, and one white. When I asked for her intercession, I had asked three questions. The answer for number one was to be 3 red roses, for number two I asked her to send 2 yellow, and for number three I asked her to send one white. I never imagined the answer would be yes to all three. 🙂 holinessisforeveryone at gmail dot com

  50. Julie

    I would like to win!

  51. Anonymous

    Pick me!
    niemanns at gmail dot com

  52. Andrea B

    Thanks for this offering.

  53. montanamama90

    Another great giveaway! I am truly inspired by St. Therese and would love to have a journal that gives bits of her thoughts everyday. What a treat!

  54. Anonymous

    Last night I attended mass at a parish that had prayed the novena all week long. At the opening of mass they precess with a statue of St. Therese., when they walk under the dome of the church roses petals fall from the dome as I'm sure many graces fall from heaven. It was a beautiful evening as the novena ended durning mass and we prayed a Litany of St. Therese and sang some songs about her…. There was a reception afterwards in the church hall, you rose apples would have been a hit!

  55. Anonymous

    You don't have to enter me in the drawing… i just wanted to stop in and say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! 🙂 praying for you today nd asking God to continue to bless you with all the graces you need to face each day. 🙂 … and many more happy years to come!

  56. Anonymous

    Oops…published that before I was done. :-). I also meant to that I LOVE those roses!!

  57. Joene

    Oh Jessica, you continue to inspire so many of us! Love the Journal. I just shared your blog with a large group of ladies that participate in an amazing Bible Study today. If you have a chance to check it out our website is and St. Therese is our patron Saint! Blessings to you and your family!

  58. Anonymous

    Thank you so very much for this opportunity!


  59. Karla in MN

    What a lovely Journal…Saint Therese is such an inspiration for Holiness…please enter me in the drawing, thanks!

  60. Emily G.

    Happy Feast Day of St. Therese! We were blessed to be able to partake of a Solemn High Mass at the Carmelite Monastery in Valparaiso, NE, this morning in honor of the Little Flower. May God bless you and your beautiful family!!!

  61. Amy

    Thank you for your generosity in the give aways. We love St. Therese! God bless your day!

  62. Amanda

    Thanks for the great give away!

  63. Megan

    I'd love a copy of the journal.

  64. Jennifer V.

    I love your blog! You have such great ideas, Jessica. Thanks for the give aways.

  65. Lenetta

    Lovely, thank you for the chance!

  66. Anonymous

    I love St. Therese! And your children are beautiful! Thank you!
    Jennifer I.
    jenanne7722 AT yahoo DOT com
    (obviously without spaces and with the appropriate symbols!)

  67. Sue K

    I'd love to win!

  68. Angie W

    I would love to win this book. It would be a beautiful Christmas gift for one of my girls!

  69. Anonymous

    Please enter me, thank you!
    child of mary 2002 [at] yahoo (dot) com

  70. Maria

    I'd love to win this!

  71. Anonymous

    Count me in.

  72. jessica

    Those apple roses are beautiful! I can't wait to make them.

  73. Anna

    This journal looks beautiful.
    Thank you, always, for your lovely blog. Happy feast day!

  74. Lindsay K

    Thanks for the giveaway!


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