Novena to
Saint Therese

"Holiness consists simply in doing God's will,
and being just what God wants us to be.
Remember that nothing is small
in the eyes of God.
Do all that you do with Love."

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"When I die, I will send down a shower of roses from the heavens,

I will spend my heaven by doing good on earth."

 

"To be holy does not require being a bishop, a priest or a religious. We are frequently tempted to think that holiness is only for those who can withdraw from ordinary affairs to spend much time in prayer. That is not the case. We are all called to be holy by living our lives with love and by bearing witness in everything we do, wherever we find ourselves. Are you called to the consecrated life? Be holy by living out your commitment with joy. Are you married? Be holy by loving and caring for your husband or wife, as Christ does for the Church. Do you work for a living? Be holy by laboring with integrity and skill in the service of your brothers and sisters. Are you a parent or grandparent? Be holy by patiently teaching the little ones how to follow Jesus. Are you in a position of authority? Be holy by working for the common good and renouncing personal gain.

God wants us to be saints and not to settle for a bland and mediocre existence."

                                                                                               Pope Francis

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Please join us in the novena prayer

in honor of Saint Therese

Sep 23rd - Oct 1st


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O Holy God, You inflamed the heart of St. Therese with the desire to be a great saint.  Fill our hearts with that same desire for holiness.  Teach us to follow her in simplicity, humility, confidence, and trust in the little way of love.  With St. Therese as companion, guide, and intercessor, we beg your favor on all the prayers we ask for our loved ones and ourselves.  May You, our heavenly Father, be pleased with our weak efforts and raise all of us who are still struggling for holiness here on earth to Yourself.  You alone can make us saints, clothed with the infinite merits of Jesus Christ your Son. In His name hear our prayers.

 

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