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St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face Chaplet

(St. Therese of Lisieux, or The Little Flower)

Feast: October 1st

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Method of Recitation:

The colour picture medal can be found in the "Saint Medals" section of the site as #716. (click the #716 to go directly there).

The centre is of the Holy Face and the Child Jesus and is #2203. It also comes in silver if you wish to use an antique silver medal. #2202

Customarily this chaplet is done with pink beads. Ours example is made of hot pink fossils, but any choice of pink bead is fine.
The Little Flower Rosary

It is commonly believed that St. Therese grants the sign of a rose to those who practice this devotion during a period of nine to twenty-four days, as a proof that the petition is granted. The sign of a rose or some other visible sign is not always evident, but many persons have received special graces by reciting this chaplet.

To pray this Rosary (chaplet):
1) Bless yourself and say on the first bead

St. Therese of the Infant Jesus,
Patroness of Missions,
pray for us!

2) On each of the remaining twenty-four beads say the Glory Be in honour of the Blessed Trinity, in thanksgiving for having given us the Little Saint who lived in this world but twenty-four years.

Special Note:
If you recite the Little Flower Rosary from the ninth to the seventeenth of each month, you should add to your own intentions those of all who are at that time making the novena, thus forming one great prayer in common.

Brief History
St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face
or The Little Flower

Therese Martin entered a Carmelite convent at the age of fifteen. 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 unshakeable 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!