St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 7

St. Thérèse Speaks

My joy is to fight without ceasing
In order to give birth to the chosen ones.
It is the heart burning with tenderness
Repeatedly saying to Jesus:
“For you, my Divine Little Brother
I am happy to suffer
My only joy on this earth
Is to be able to make you rejoice.”

PN 45, Stanza 6

Novena Prayer

St. Therese of the Child Jesus,
remember your promise to do good on earth;
send your shower of roses in abundance
on those who call upon you,
and obtain for us from God the graces
we are waiting to receive from His infinite goodness.

“Ma Joie”, Stanza 6
Photo credit: Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux (Some rights reserved)

All source material for this novena comes from the website of the Archives of the Carmel of Lisieux, unless otherwise indicated.

We are grateful to artist Natalie Ewert for permission to use her copyrighted artwork in our featured image. You can explore more of her work at her Etsy shop, hallowedspace.

Translations from the French are the blogger’s own work product and may not be reproduced without permission.

2 thoughts on “St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 7

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  1. How beautiful! Since your post on suffering and sweetness, I have been communing with Jesus about my life’s suffering, and finding peace and joy. Lovely artwork, and how wonderful to see St Therese’s own writing each day.

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