St. Therese of the Child Jesus, the Little Flower

Patroness of the Missions & Missionaries

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NO Calendar: Oct. 1 - Memorial St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, virgin

EO Calendar: Oct. 3 - St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, virgin

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We are preparing for the feast day (in the EO calendar) of St. Therese of LIsieux, October 3.

We will start our novena on September 24 and end on October 2, the eve of St. Therese’s feast day.  We will continue to use the novena found at EWTN since we are particularly found of the daily mediations. 

We will lead the littles in the twenty-four Glory Be to the Fathers Novena, also referred to as the Miraculous Rose Novena.

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Act of Oblation as Victim to God's Merciful Love
(Composed by St. Thérèse)

In order that my life may be one act of perfect Love, I offer myself as a victim of holocaust to Thy merciful Love, imploring Thee to consume me unceasingly, and to allow the floods of infinite tenderness gathered up in Thee to overflow into my soul, so that I may become a very martyr to Thy Love, O my God.  May this martyrdom, after having prepared me to appear in Thy presence, free me from this life at the last and my soul take flight -- without delay -- into eternal embrace of ThereseHandsFoldColorThy Merciful Love.
O my Beloved!   I desire at every beat of my heart to renew this oblation an infinite number of times, 'till the shadows retire,' and everlastingly I can tell Thee my love face to face.
 

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Daily Offering to God

(Number 10 in the collected prayers of St. Thérèse)

My God, I offer you all that I do today

for the intentions and the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

I want to sanctify every beat of my heart,

my thoughts and my simplest works

by uniting them to his infinite merits.

I want to repair for my faults

by casting them into the furnace of his merciful love.

O my God!

I ask you for myself and for those dear to me

the grace to fulfil perfectly your holy will

and to accept for love of you

the joys and sorrows of this passing life,

so that one day we may be reunited in Heaven for all eternity.

Amen.

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