Friday, December 12, 2008

A Christmas Rose

The Christmas Novena to St. Therese begins today, 12 days before Christmas. One is to pray the novena 12 times per day for 12 days to honor the 12 years of Christ's childhood. May you receive a Christmas Rose of many blessings this Christmas!


Remember, O Gracious Little Rose Queen, your promise to spend your heaven in doing good on earth and even, if necessary, to come down to help those who ask your aid. If it is God's Holy Will, and my dispositions are pleasing to Him by their honesty and true desire for goodness, keep your promise to shower roses and send me some visible sign of your heavenly friendship for me and for those I love. In memory of the great interior enlightenment you received on a certain Christmas of your early life, ask God for a "Christmas Rose" for me in these my urgent needs, that I may experience an increase in faith, hope and confidence. (Meditate, here upon your petitions so that St. Therese can understand why your are asking her to assist you.) I desire to know and to accept real objective truth about life and death. Give me assurance that you understand and will remain my heavenly friend, so that one day we may be together with God. Keep your promise to give some answer! Amen.

St. Therese of Lisieux ~ Pray for us!


  1. This is great, Jessica. I have not heard of this before. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Very nice. I hadn't heard of it before, either.

  3. Oh, thanks for this reminder!! Our daughter, Theresa's, birthday is right after Christmas, so it's so perfect for us to do this together! And I'd forgotten all about it!

    (Jessica, btw, you'd asked about a guest post on Catholic Cuisine... Which, of course, I'd be honored to do! How do I go about it?)

  4. I have not heard of this before either, thank you, I will be joining you. :)


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