Saint Therese, you endured the pain of loss when Christ seemed silent: we ask your prayers for those who entered the convent seeking union with Him, and now suffer from the sense that He is distant. Remind us that He is with us always, as He was always near to you.

O God, who didst inflame with Thy spirit of love the soul of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, grant that we may also love Thee, and make Thee much loved. Amen.