The Little Flower Novena

The Little Flower Novena

~ Day Nine ~ Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of the faithful, and kindle in them the fire of divine love.V. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.Let us pray: O God, who have instructed the hearts of...

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The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 8

The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 8

A photo taken four days after the death of St. Therese, when she was still exposed in the choir adorned with flowers.~ Day Eight ~Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of the faithful, and kindle in them the fire of divine love.V. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall...

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The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 7

The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 7

This is a painting that St. Therese finished in 1892, when she was 19, and gave to her sister Celine.~ Day Seven ~Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of the faithful, and kindle in them the fire of divine love.V. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.R....

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The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 5

The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 5

Therese at fifteen (April 1888)The enormous bow, called a chou, on the back of her dress has been colored over on the photograph.  ~ Pierre Descouvemont, Therese and LisieuxThis photo was taken just a few days before Therese's entrance into Carmel on April...

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The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 4

The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 4

Therese at thirteen (February 1886)~ Day Four ~ Come Holy Spirit and fill the hearts of the faithful, and kindle in them the fire of divine love.V. Send forth Your Spirit and they shall be created.R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.Let us pray: O God,...

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The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 3

The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 3

Therese at the age of eightwith her sister Celine (1881)"This was the year Therese entered the Abbey school.  The skipping rope Therese is holding was, along with the swing, her favourite game because she very much liked the movement, "Higher," she would tell her...

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The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 2

The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 2

Therese at three-and-a-halftaken in July of 1876"Generally a happy child, she pouted that day becuase the big, black veil under which the photographer hid made her apprehensive."~ Pierre Descouvemont, Therese and Lisieux~ Day Two ~ Come Holy Spirit and fill the...

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The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 1

The Little Flower Novena ~ Day 1

The feast day of St. Thérèse is coming up! Her feast is celebrated on the 1st of October and on the 3rd of October on the Traditional Calendar. The novena for her intercession can be said anytime, but we will be praying this particular novena in anticipation of...

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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.


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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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