Tuesday, September 21, 2010

St. Therese novena...

St. Thérèse's feast day is coming up on October 1st. Traditionally, novenas can be said 9 days prior to the feast day of a saint to obtain graces according to God's will. I know that some people start their novena to end just before the feast day and some end up on the feast day (9th day). So, you may begin the novena this Wednesday (tomorrow) or Thursday, whichever you are accustomed to doing.

The novena consists of 24 “Glory Be’s”
for nine consecutive days to thank God
for the blessings given to Saint Thérèse
of the Child Jesus duringthe 24 years of her life.

One may add this prayer:

Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and
God the Holy Spirit, I thank Thee for all the
blessings and favors Thou hast showered upon
the soul of Thy servant Thérèse of the Child Jesus,
during the 24 years she spent here on earth, and
in consideration of the merits of this Thy most
beloved saint, I beseech Thee to grant me this
favor, if it is in accordance with Thy most Holy
Will and is not an obstacle to my salvation
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to
the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now,
and ever shall be, world without end.
Amen. (Say 24 times)

Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, pray for us.


  1. So cool that you posted that beautiful picture of Little Saint Therese. And there was a time when I said that novena every month. Thank you for reminding us of her feast day and sharing this beautiful way of honoring God and his little saint! :)

  2. Thanks, Margaret Mary. It's great that you share this devotion. She has much to teach us! God bless you!

  3. Nancy, when are you starting your novena? Today or tomorrow?


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