Greetings in Jesus and Mary....
I hope all are well. The light of God in this world is growing dimmer by the day. I can not help but think of St. Therese during these times, not only for the priests but for the people as well. She had in her heart a strong desire to set the world on fire for the love of Christ. She wanted to plant the cross of Christ on every soil of the earth so that we may be a giant flame of love for God and His Goodness. It saddened her sweet little innocent soul to read in the book - "The End of the Present World" by Father Charles Arminjon (link below) that the love of God would grow very cold in the end times. It makes sense that she should be known as saying:
"WHEN I DIE, I WILL SEND DOWN A SHOWER OF ROSES FROM THE HEAVENS, I WILL SPEND MY HEAVEN BY DOING GOOD ON EARTH.”
At this time when the love of God is growing cold, we should turn to St. Therese and beg her to pray to the Hearts of Jesus and Mary for us and our families and the entire world. May the flame of Love of the Immaculate Heart (which is Jesus) ignite the world through Her prayers, the prayers of St. Therese and that of all the saints.
Here is a Novena to St. Therese to use each day starting Sept. 25 until October 2nd - Her Feast Day being October 3. The first novena option is the 24 Glory Be Novena (honoring the years of her life) which I find beautiful. If we were to meditate on just this little prayer - it would be enough! Say each one with reverence for all those who do not give love to God - it will bring tears to your eyes! I will try to post as much as I can about this amazing saint until her Feast Day. God bless and may we pray that she will ask the Hearts of Jesus and Mary to send down trillions of roses so that this cold earth may be imbued with God's Love!
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and St. Therese - pray for us!!
Bernadette Porter is a Traditional Catholic, a wife of 41 years with 6 adult home-schooled children and 6 grandchildren. A sincere devotion to Mary, the Mother of God leads me to want to share "The Church's best kept secret" - Mary!