2017 St Therese of Lisieux Feast Day and Novena Prayers

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In addition to being my confirmation saint, St Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church, is also one of the patrons for this blog, Traditional Catholic Femininity.

The story of how I chose St Therese (or rather, how she CHOSE me) for my confirmation saint is a story for another day.

A lot of people attest that when petitioning St Therese, she would let you know that she has answered your prayers by sending you roses and in my case, this turned out to be very true.  However, not everyone would receive roses and that is not to say that St Therese did not hear your prayers.

 

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With her feast day coming up on October 1st, what better way to celebrate than offering her a daily spiritual bouquet in form of a novena, as well as some of my favourite St Therese picks for each day.

Hope you find the novena and my collection St Therese top picks helpful.

 

NINE DAY NOVENA TO ST THERESE OF LISIEUX

O St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, who during your short life on earth became a mirror of angelic purity, of love strong as death, and of wholehearted abandonment to God, now that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues, cast a glance of pity on me as I leave all things in your hands. Make my troubles your own, speak a word for me to Our Lady Immaculate, whose flower of special love you were — to that Queen of Heaven “who smiled on you at the dawn of life” Beg her powerful intercession the grace I yearn for so ardently at this moment…and that she join with it a blessing that may strengthen me during life, defend me at the hour of death, and lead me straight on to a happy eternity. Amen.

O God, who did inflame with the Spirit of Love, the soul of your servant Thérèse of the Child Jesus, grant that we also may love you and make you much loved. Amen.

 

DAY ONE

O Thérèse of the Child Jesus, well beloved and full of charity, in union with you, I reverently adore the majesty of God, and since I rejoice with exceeding joy in the singular gifts of grace bestowed upon you during your life, and your gifts of glory after death, I give Him deepest thanks for them; I beseech you with all my heart’s devotion to be pleased to obtain for me (…mention request here). But if what I ask of you so earnestly does not tend to the glory of God and the greater good of my soul, do you, I pray, obtain for me that which is more profitable to both these ends. Amen.

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St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

My Top Pick of The Day – Story Of A Soul: The Autobiography of St Therese of Lisieux

 

 

 

DAY TWO 

Almighty God, giver of all good gifts, who did will that Blessed Therese, being watered by the heavenly dew of your guiding grace, should bloom in Carmel with the beauty of virginity and patience in suffering, grant that I, your servant may go forward in the order of her sweetness and may be found worthy to become a devoted and loyal follower of Christ. Amen.

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

MY Top Pick of The Day – THERESE – DVD

           

 

 

DAY THREE 

O Therese of the Child Jesus, lily of purity, ornament, and glory of Carmel, I greet you, great saint, seraph of divine love. I rejoice in the favours our Lord so liberally bestowed on you. I humility and confidence I ask you to help me, for I know God has given you love and pity as well as power. Tell Him, now, I beseech you, of the favour I seek in this novena… Your request will crown my petition with success and bring joy to my heart. Remember your promise to do good here on earth. “I shall spend my heaven doing good on the Earth After death I shall let fall a shower of roses.

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

My Top Pick of The Day – St Therese Brown Scapular of Mt Carmel

 

 

DAY FOUR

O Little Flower of Jesus, who at an early age had your heart set on Carmel and in your brief earthly life did become the mirror of angelic purity, of courageous love and of whole hearted surrender to Almighty God, turn your eyes of mercy upon me who trusts in you. Obtain for me the favour I seek in this novena…and the grace to keep my heart and mind pure and clean. O dear saint, grant me to feel in every need the power of your intercession; help to comfort me in all the bitterness of this life and especially at its end, that I may be worth to share eternal happiness with you in heaven. Amen.

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

My Top Pick of The Day – St Therese RoseBud Key Chain

 

 

 

DAY FIVE

O Little Flower of Carmel, Almighty God endowed you, consumed by love for him, with wondrous spiritual strength to follow the way of perfection during the days of your short life. Sickness touched you early but you remained firm in faith and prayer was your life. O pray for me that I may benefit by your intercession and be granted the favour I ask in this novena…

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

My Top Pick Of The Day –   Therese: The Little Flower of Lisieux    (ideal for kids)

 

 

 

DAY SIX

O Little Flower of Jesus, you have shown yourself so powerful in your intercession, so tender and compassionate toward those who honour you and invoke you in suffering and distress, that I kneel at your feet with perfect confidence and beseech you most humbly and earnestly to take me under your protection in my present necessity and obtain for me the favour I ask in this novena…Vouchsafe to recommend my request to Mary, the merciful Queen of Heaven, that she may plead my cause with you before the throne of Jesus, her divine Son.. Cease not to intercede for me until my request is granted.

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

My Top Pick Of The Day – The Way Of Trust & Love                             

 

 

 

DAY SEVEN

Therese of the Child Jesus, most loving Saint, in union with you I adore the divine Majesty. My heart is filled with joy at the remembrance of the marvelous favours with which God blessed your life on earth and of the great glory that came to you after death. In union with you, I praise God, and offer him my humble tribute of thanksgiving. I implore you to obtain for me, through your powerful intercession, the greatest of all blessings — that of living and dying in the state of grace. I also beg of you to secure for me the special favour I seek in this novena…

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

My Top Pick Of The Day – Story of a Family: The Home of St. Therese of Lisieux

 

 

 

DAY EIGHT
O glorious St. Therese, who, burning with the desire of increasing the glory of God, invariably attended to the sanctification of your soul by the constant practice of prayer and charity so that, becoming in the Church a model of holiness, you are now in Heaven the protector of all those who have recourse to you in faith, look down upon me who invokes your powerful patronage and join your petition to mine that I be granted the favour I seek in this novena…

St. Therese of the Child Jesus, pray for us.

My Top Pick Of The Day – The Little Flower of Jesus   (ideal for kids)

 

 

 

DAY NINE
O St. Therese, seraphic virgin, beloved spouse of our Crucified Lord, you who on earth did burn with a love so intense toward your God and my God, and now glow with a bright and purer flame in paradise, obtain for me, I beseech you, a spark of that same holy fire which shall help me to put things of the world in their proper place and live my life always conscious of the presence of God. As I conclude my novena I also beg of you to secure for me the special favour I seek at this time…

My Top Pick Of The Day – The Hidden Face: A Study of St. Therese of Lisieux

 

Dearest Little Flower, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, ora pro nobis!

 

ad Jesum per Mariam

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2 thoughts on “2017 St Therese of Lisieux Feast Day and Novena Prayers

  1. A few months ago I was going through something that was completely heart breaking and depressing. I asked st therese to help me and send me a sign that my prayers will be answered. Six days into the novena, I received a long stem red rose from someone. This happened so many months ago and I have been praying to her still for that particular intention. Leading to her feast day I continued to pray the novena and have received pictures of roses from a friend. Yet my prayers have not yet been answered and for some reason I feel like those roses only brought me false hopes. I’m more depressed and anxious than before and have had so many sleepless nights. My prayer petition seems impossible and now I don’t know how to feel and how to trust in prayer. It truly feels like my prayers were just heard and that’s it. I envy those who are blessed to have had roses and the answered prayer along with it. I can’t help but feel like she let me down. I ask for your prayers that hopefully my intentions will still be granted. Specially because I am already losing my faith and have been thinking about ending my life so many times because of this depression.

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    1. Oh, Lita.
      I am so sorry that you are going through this.

      Please continue to have faith.

      Sometimes answers to prayers do not come immediately and sometimes we do receive answers to our prayers, but just not in the way we expect.

      Also, find someone you can talk to about the depression. Call your local suicide hotline.

      Suicide is not the way. It’s always darkest before dawn, so please continue to have faith.

      I will be praying for you.

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