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.