"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Preparation for the feast of St. Therese - a memorare.

Remember, Little Therese, 
that never was it known that anyone 
who asked your assistance,
sought your counsel, implored your intercession 
was left unaided.

Remember your promises to the most abject ...
"I will come down ...
I will spend my heaven doing good on earth ...
I will let fall a shower of roses!"

Inspired by this confidence, 
I come to you - hoping against hope,
O sweet virgin bride of Christ,
littlest daughter of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel;
before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. 
O St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face, 
despise not my petitions, 
but in your love and mercy hear and answer me.


  1. Saint Therese, we want to be more like you. Thank you for your beautiful life, humble, and good, lived for Jesus!


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