On the Traditional Feast of Saint Thérèse
This Brown Scapular of the Carmelites with an image of “The Little Flower” was hand embroidered by Andrea at Stella Marigold Art. Originally I had her make it for our little “Rose” – and I will probably still save it to give to her when she is older, especially since I already have a beautiful rose covered scapular – but I would sure love to keep it for myself! It is so gorgeous!
My sweet little “Rose!” Thursdays are our full days – from extra early start to finish – but that hasn’t stopped her from celebrating on her own… #rosecoveredeverything #sttherese #allthesaintdolls #oratleastsomeofthemany Now where are those matching pink and rose covered aprons of ours? We have some cupcakes to bake! #alreadyonthecounterwiththecakemix #shesbeenwaitingalldayforthis
Many of the dolls in this picture were made by friends of mine! The Saint Thérèse Soft Saint Doll
on the far left was made by my childhood friend Ann-Marie, who was one of my bridesmaids sixteen years ago yesterday. It was a birthday (or maybe Christmas?) gift for Rose last December.
The fourth doll is the St. Thérèse Faith Filled Friends doll. Unfortunately, I don’t believe these are currently available for sale… The whole collection, including Mother Teresa and Our Lady of Guadalupe
, is so cute!
We are wearing matching chef hats too. My teens think I look ridiculous but I don’t care… She’s grinning from ear to ear! #mylittlechristmasrose #bakingcupcakesforthefeast #sainttherese
She wanted to make miniature cupcakes. We made two for each person and used the rest of the batter to make some regular sized cupcakes for after dinner today.
Rose has been asking cut out her new “Little Saint Thérèse” Paper Dolls since receiving them in her Easter Basket
earlier this year! They were pulled out again this week. I am hoping to have a chance to finally cut them out with her later this evening… We’ll see! We have the preprinted set, but they are also available to download digitally in Color
and Black and White
Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude.
~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux
St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, ora pro nobis!
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.