This post is intended to fulfill a promise I made to the ever-popular St. Therese Martin of Lisieux, affectionately nicknamed the "Little Flower" by Catholics all across the globe (to read more about her, click here).
The second novena was prayed starting in the last week of November and I asked St. Therese for help in peacefully resolving a delicate issue I was having with a certain individual. It was during this novena that I made a promise to St. Therese that, if she helped me with my dilemma, I would post the prayer I was using on my blog, as well as, testify to the effectiveness of her intercession... and what do you know - within a few days, my prayer was answered! And, although I didn't specifically ask her for another one, I received a second rose anyway - an unexpected gift from a fellow parishioner on the First Saturday of this month; just a day after it fully dawned on me that my prayer request had been granted. Again, awe and gratitude towards this wonder-working, "big-sister" of a Saint...
So here we are today - I'm keeping the promise I made to her. Below is the prayer I offered on both occasions, as a novena to St. Therese. It's a short, popular prayer to the Little Flower that devotees of the Saint are familiar with. I prayed it daily during the course of my novenas, sometimes more than once a day.
If you've ever received your own "rose(s)" from St. Therese, I invite you to share your personal story in the Comments Section below. I would greatly enjoy reading other testimonies of favors received from this Saint, and I'm sure other visitors to this blog will too. Much Mahalo.