I hope all are well. The news each day gets more dismal. I just checked "LifeSite News" and every one of the articles is so very depressing. What is happening to people. The light of God 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 (Available on Amazon) 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.”
Here is a Novena to St. Therese to use each day starting Sept. 22 until October 1st - Her Feast Day. This novena 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 42 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!