“I have not the courage to force myself to seek beautiful prayers in books; not knowing which to choose I act as children do who cannot read; I say quite simply to the good God what I want to tell Him, and He always understands me.” – St. Thérèse of Lisieux
Begin the day with “A Morning Prayer” written by our beloved Saint Thérèse:

O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of Its Merciful Love.

O my God! I ask of Thee for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfill perfectly Thy Holy Will, to accept for love of Thee the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in heaven for all Eternity. Amen.
That list hasn’t been updated since 2015… but you can also scroll through all past St. Therese posts here: St. Therese

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, pray for us! 


  1. Kathie

    Any chance you can tell us where the girls' shirts come from? We have a birthday coming up for a five year old. Thanks.

    2020-10-01 18:26:39

  2. Kathie

    Forgot to give you my email address. Looking for how to buy the Little Flower shirt. Thank you.

    2020-10-01 18:44:09

  3. Jessica Gordon

    Isn't it darling?! I shared it in my Instagram stories last week, but forgot to include the link here on the blog. It's actually a pajama set from Old Navy: https://pin.it/4eV3Eh7

    2020-10-01 20:15:26

  4. Joan

    I almost took the name Therese for my confirmation but the following week the Priest talked about Ruth andNaomi so I took Ruth because I thought what a wonderful thing she did. The girls are adorable. Joan

    2020-10-01 21:07:30

  5. Marion

    Jessica your little flowers are as pretty as a flower. Marion

    2020-10-01 21:09:31

  6. Marilyn

    Jessica, you always make everything so special. Grace and Joy look so happy surrounded by things of Saint Therese. Thank You for sharing your lovely celebrations. God Bless. Marilyn

    2020-10-01 21:37:00

  7. Liz

    Where is that precious doll from??

    2020-10-02 00:19:44

  8. Karen H

    How do you spell ADORABLE?!

    2020-10-02 14:53:59

  9. Susan

    Oh my goodness — what a blessing to have two little darlings in the later years of motherhood!

    2020-10-02 15:12:11

  10. Kathie

    Many thanks!

    2020-10-02 19:30:35

  11. Guest

    Way too cute!

    2020-10-10 02:07:19

  12. Debbie

    These two little sisters are ADORABLE!!! Such beautiful little ones. Their outfits are just the cutest! And their angelic smiles (sigh)

    2020-11-16 22:21:04


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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.

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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.

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