Novena to
Saint Therese

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Please join us in the novena prayer

in honor of Saint Therese

Sept 23rd - Oct 1st


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"We too, with St Thérèse of the Child Jesus must be able to repeat to the Lord every day that we want to live of love for him and for others, to learn at the school of the saints to love authentically and totally. Thérèse is one of the “little” ones of the Gospel who let themselves be led by God to the depths of his Mystery. A guide for all, especially those who, in the People of God, carry out their ministry as theologians. With humility and charity, faith and hope, Thérèse continually entered the heart of Sacred Scripture which contains the Mystery of Christ. And this interpretation of the Bible, nourished by the science of love, is not in opposition to academic knowledge. The science of the saints, in fact, of which she herself speaks on the last page of her The Story of a Soul, is the loftiest science."

Pope Benedict XVI

 

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Saint Therese, you said, “I am your sister and your friend.  I shall always be watching over you.”  With confidence in your powerful intercession, we ask you to pray for us during this time of anguish and uncertainty of the global spread of the coronavirus.   Intercede with Jesus for an end to this pandemic.   Obtain healing for those affected with the virus and all those who suffer the consequences of this crisis.  Protect and strengthen all healthcare workers.  Pray for the eternal rest for those who have died.  Bring grace and hope to all families.  Help us to rebuild our lives and our society so that again we can live in harmony and peace.

Teach us to trust in God’s merciful love and providence, for He is our refuge, our strength, and our ever-present help in time of need.  Amen.

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