Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux

“Perfection seems simple to me. I see it is sufficient to recognize one’s nothingness and to abandon oneself as a child into God’s arms.”
-St. Therese of Lisieux
October 1st is the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, "the Little Flower." There are so many wonderful ideas for celebrating her feast day:
Prayer
I have this wonderful cd, Praying the Rosary with St. Therese, that I use to pray the rosary when I am in the car. It takes a little longer than usual because between each prayer is a beautiful, inspirational quote by St. Therese. Say the Rose Novena to St. Therese
Pray the Prayer to St. Therese
Prayer to St. Therese O little St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, who during your short life on earth became a mirror of angelic purity, of love strong as death, and of wholehearted abandonment to God, now that you rejoice in the reward of your virtues, cast a glance of pity on me as I leave all things in your hands. Make my troubles your own - speak a word for me to our Lady Immaculate, whose flower of special love you were - to that Queen of heaven "who smiled on you at the dawn of life." Beg her as the Queen of the heart of Jesus to obtain for me by her powerful intercession, the grace I yearn for so ardently at this moment, and that she join with it a blessing that may strengthen me during life. Defend me at the hour of death, and lead me straight on to a happy eternity. Amen.
Books
Food French toast or strawberry crepes for breakfast
Make easy chocolate éclairs, which were St. Therese’s favorite

For other food ideas for the Feast of St. Therese, visit Catholic Cuisine Activities & Crafts

Color either of Charlotte's St. Therese Coloring pages, child and habit

Make Sacrifice Beads, a devotion of St. Therese Point out France on a world map, as St. Therese is a patroness of France

Make chocolate roses for St. Therese

Watch the children's DVD My Catholic Family - St. Therese of Lisieux

Watch the DVD Miracle of St. Therese "In times of aridity when I am incapable of praying, of practicing virtue, I seek little opportunities, mere trifles, to give pleasure to Jesus; for instance a smile, a pleasant word when inclined to be silent and to show weariness. If I find no opportunities, I at least tell Him again and again that I love Him; that is not difficult and it keeps alive the fire in my heart. Even though this fire of love might seem extinct I would still throw little straws upon the embers and I am certain it would rekindle."

- St. Therese of Lisieux

Saint Therese of Lisieux, Pray for us.

2 comments:

JOYfilled Family said...

wonderful feast day plans. i love the easy chocolate éclairs.
st. therese, ora pro nobis.
pax - lena

MH said...

really, really love both of these quotes! xoxo

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