Little Therese, give me your childlike faith,
to see the Face of God
in the people and experiences of my life,
and to love God with full confidence.
One day, when she (Therese) was doing her best to arrange some bunches of flowers that had been sent be placed around Mother Genevieve's coffin, a lay-sister said to her: 'Obviously , these bunches of flowers have come from your family; you are putting them well in front and disregarding those of the poor.' I was wondering what Sister Therese was going to say to such an unfair comment, but she just looked affectionately at the sister and hastened to satisfy her wishes by bringing the less beautiful flowers to the fore." - Marie of the Sacred Heart, ocd; Therese by Those Who Knew Her
O Lord, Who has said: Unless you become as little children you shall not enter the Kingdom of Heaven; grant us, we beseech Thee, so to follow in humility and simplicity of heart the footsteps of St. Therese, the virgin, that we may obtain everlasting rewards. Who lives and reigns forever. Amen.