The Feast of Saint Therese: Ninth Day of the Novena

Saint Therese, your love could not be contained within the boundaries of one vocation: you longed to give everything to God. Teach us, too, to extend our love beyond any limitations we have set, and to seek new paths in the service of Christ all our days.

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.

Novena to Saint Therese: Eighth Day

Saint Therese, your love was refined in the fires of suffering: teach us to turn our eyes to Jesus in trust and hope, so that we too may learn to love in times of difficulty.

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.

Novena to Saint Therese: Seventh Day

Saint Therese, as you once consoled Leonie when she left the religious life, we ask your intercession for all who are suffering in heart, mind and soul, that they may be drawn ever closer to the true peace that lies in the Heart of Jesus.

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.

Novena to Saint Therese: Sixth Day

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.

Novena to Saint Therese: Fifth Day

Saint Therese, Doctor of the Church, whose writings gave renewed strength and sense of purpose to your sister Leonie in her vocation, we ask you to pray that all who have left the religious life may find the work that God has prepared for them, and receive from Him the graces to live their vocations fully.

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.