Patroness of the Missions & Missionaries
NO Calendar: Oct. 1 - Memorial St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, virgin
EO Calendar: Oct. 3 - St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, virgin
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.
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 Thy 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.
(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.
- Coloring Pages – Waltzing Matilda
Audio & Video:
- Archbishop Fulton Sheen - St. Thérèse of Lisieux Pt. 1 – audio/video
- Archbishop Fulton Sheen - St. Thérèse of Lisieux Pt. 2 – audio/video