Feast Day of the Little Flower

Today is one of my favorite days of the year – the Feast Day of the Little Flower. It is a day to remember the “greatest saint of modern times” and to honor her for her shining example of Christian holiness. St. Therese teaches us that we don’t have to accomplish great works in order to grow in God’s love, but simply have to abandon ourselves into His arms with complete childlike confidence. St. Therese was on a continual quest to discover God’s will for her and, once convinced of His will, she tried to conform her life to it with unwavering fortitude and determination. We can look to her example so that we can try to do the same in our own lives. It isn’t easy, but it is worth the effort.

I was very excited today to have many people sign the guestbook on the website and to request information about St. Therese. My heartfelt thanks to all of you who have supported this website and ministry over the past two years with your encouragement, prayers, and financial support. It reminds me how many people around the world love St. Therese and turn to her for her intercession and guidance.

October 1st is a very special day that I like to spend praying to St. Therese and thanking her for her example, love, and guidance. I assisted at Holy Mass today and Maria and I made a Holy Hour at a local parish that concluded with the priest giving all of us Benediction. St. Therese loved Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament so much and truly wanted to see God loved by all. The best way that I could think to honor St. Therese on her Feast Day was to worship Jesus, the One she loved so dearly, at mass and at the Blessed Sacrament.

Happy Feast Day of St. Therese of Lisieux – Co-Patroness of the Missions, Co-Patroness of France, and Doctor of the Church!

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