O Lord, help me to blossom as the kind of flower you have made me.
to walk in the footsteps of your blessed St. Therese
with a humble heart, help me to believe as she did in God’s great love for me
St. Therese, help me to always believe, As you did,
So that I might imitate your "Little Way" each day.
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About St. Therese
2 January 1873
Alençon, Orne, FranceDied: 30 September 1897 (aged 24)
Lisieux, Calvados, FranceVenerated: In Roman Catholic ChurchBeatified: 29 April 1923 by Pope Pius XI
Canonized: 17 May 1925 by Pope Pius XI
Major shrine: Basilica of St. Thérèse in Lisieux, France
Feast Day: 1 October
3 October in General Roman Calendar 1927–69 (Melkite Catholic Church)
Attributes: Discalced Carmelite habit, crucifix, roses
Patronage: Gardens of Vatican City Missionaries; France; Russia; HIV/AIDS sufferers; radio care-a-thons; florists and gardeners; loss of parents; tuberculosis; the Russicum; Alaska