These words are a reprint from:
Prayers and my personal
notes to follow:
ST. THERESE, THE LITTLE FLOWER
Therese Martin entered a Carmelite convent at the age of sixteen. As Sister Therese of The Child Jesus, she lived a hidden life. She was just twenty-four when she died.
The world came to know her through her autobiography,
"The Story of A Soul".
She described her life as " a little way of spiritual childhood." She lived each day with unshakable confidence in God's love. What matters in life is "not great deeds, but great love."
"my mission-to make God loved-will begin after my death," she said. "I will spend my heaven doing good on Earth. I will let fall a shower of roses." Countless lives have been touched by her intercession, and thousands have imitated her "little way".
She has been acclaimed the "greatest saint of modern times". Everywhere in the world the roses continue to fall.
TO SAINT THERESE
O glorious Saint Therese, whom Almighty God has raised up to aid and counsel mankind, I implore your Miraculous Intercession.
So powerful are you in obtaining every need of body and soul our Holy Mother Church proclaims you a "Prodigy of Miracles... The Greatest Saint of Modern Times".
Now, I ferventy beseech you to answer my petition on... (mention request here)...
and to carry out your promises of spending Heaven doing good upon Earth...
...of letting fall from Heaven a Shower of Roses.
Henceforth, Dear Little Flower,
I will fulfill your plea "to be made known everywhere" and I will never cease to lead others to Jesus through you.
To be con't..
" I will let fall from Heaven...a Shower of Roses"
A word from Tom,
This promise of roses is one that is honored and kept by Our Lord. I know! I had a brief aquaintance with an
Entity that was assurring and reassuring!
If you request intercession through this Saint be prepared to be comforted by (if nothing else,...) a rose!
( To mean: you do not walk alone or more than one to mean: requests are granted, expect blessings!)
My personal testimony was toward the end of my mothers life. I took care of her as a good son should do. Mother loved roses. As a child I bought her a few, The Texas Rose, The Peggy Lee.
Turning to Saints to interceed for the much needed St. Therese answered in so many ways, even the prunning shears to get ready! But the one sign I will remember for all the days of my life, (and there were many..) was when she passed away. I thought I was the one that died. My heart was torn to pieces. There were several occations.
Walking home with my head tucked, saddened to death, on a slated side walk, wet from rain, A Beautiful Red Rose! One singular harty healthy, (where there should be NO rose or the chance that any one would abandone..) rose!
To be con't..
A Prayer to St. Therese
ST. THERESE, THE LITTLE
FLOWER, PLEASE PICK ME
A ROSE FROM THE HEAVENLY
GARDEN AND SEND IT TO
ME WITH A MESSAGE OF LOVE.
ASK GOD TO GRANT ME THE
FAVOR I THEE IMPLORE AND
TELL HIM I WILL LOVE
HIM EACH DAY MORE AND MORE
(The above prayer, plus 5 Our Father's, 5 Hail
Mary's, 5 Glory Be's, must be said on 5 suc-
cessive days, before 11 A.M. On the 5th day,
the 5th set of prayers having been completed,
offer one more set - 5 Our Father's, 5 Hail
Mary's, 5 Glory Be's )
The above was a leaflet printed for and by THE MARIANNHILL FATHERS
....Because the Miracles and stories are so fresh, even to this very day, there are people alive that have "something" passed down through the ages regarding the "How" St. Therese came to be a "Nun" at the age of fifteen. It was said she had a gift, she could communicate with God. Her prayers were answered immediately, she would "manifest" things, befriend the unexplained and have conversations. She had to be protected!
Tom, (That's what we discussed in Caticism with Sister Joseph Pius) SHHH!