St. Thérèse Novena: My Joy! — Day 9

St. Thérèse Speaks

Don’t think that when I’m in Heaven I’ll make your life easy… This isn’t what I’ve had or what I’ve wanted to have. You may have great trials, but I’ll send you lights that will make you appreciate and love your trials. You’ll have to say, as I do, “Lord, you fill us with joy in everything you do” (Cf. Ps 92).

Carnet Jaune (Yellow Notebook), 13 July, n. 16

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.
Amen.

The final page of the Carnet Jaune (Yellow Notebook) of Mother Agnès of Jesus, 30 September 1897, page 272. The commentary of Mother Agnès is written in red ink. View the complete images of pages 272 and 273 here.

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.

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