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).
Rose #2: A yellow rose, which according to online sources,
is supposed to represent Friendship & Optimism.
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.