St. Thérèse of Lisieux
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones
and allow your soul
the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
Fr. Putigan's Novena to St. Thérèse
People worldwide pray this novena for each other's intentions from the 9th to the 17th of each month.
God the Father,
God the Son,
and God, the Holy Spirit,
I thank You for all the blessings and favors
You have showered upon the soul of Your servant
Thérèse of the Child Jesus
during the 24 years she spent here on earth,
and in consideration of the merits of this,
Your most beloved Saint,
I beseech You to grant me this favor,
if it is in accordance with Your most Holy Will
and is not an obstacle to my salvation.
- Repeat 24 times:
- "Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit ..."
- "Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, pray for us."
To You Alone
Lord to You alone I have given my life,
and all my desires are well known to You.
It is in Your ever-infinite goodness
that I want to lose myself, O Heart of Jesus.
- Little ones take little steps.