Day Two: Novena to St. Therese St. Therese 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 Therese of the Child Jesus, grant that
we also may love you and make you much loved. Amen.
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
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