inter1Through the intercession of St. Therese, the lives of many people have been permanently changed. Her love for us is immeasurable, and her intervention often leaves us with gratitude and appreciation. The following experiences of intercession are examples of how St. Therese continues to "shower her roses" upon us.

How has St. Therese interceded in your life?

  • Don Grindell
    United States
    May 23, 2015
    8:12PM

    “ St. Therese interceded in my life in a major way on Oct. 17, 2013; the 17th being the last day of a monthly 9th to the 17th glory be novena. I felt a heart attack coming on and prayed to St. Therese and anyone else praying for me; it was call 911 time. I breathed deeply and contemplated on my heart and St. Therese, I could see her watching me and the heart attack dissipated. It came out of the blue with no warning no panic attack prior to heart attack it was the real thing. I believe it also came up then to thwart an attack that was imminent in the the foreseeable future. Thank you St. Therese and anyone and everyone whose prayers I'm in.”

  • Gina Tungpalan
    Philippines
    May 20, 2015
    1:16AM

    “ I only prayed to St. Therese because I felt hopeless due to my problems. I halfheartedly prayed to her this May 10, mindlessly reading her prayer but expected a miracle & forgot about it because I already felt relieved because of the the money that I have. I went to Mass on May 17, took a long single stemmed rose left behind or forgotten by somebody. I took the rose when nobody claimed it & gave it to my mother who in turn, offered it to our Lady & forgot about it! But God really works in mysterious ways! Last night, I was cleaning up my abode when it suddenly dawned on me that 'twas St. Therese who sent me that rose, realizing that 9th-17 are the best days to pray to her. I believed 'twas also her because of the scent of roses that I smelled last night! St. Therese, please continue interceding for me at all times and THANK YOU VERY MUCH! Please do not give up on me..”

  • Carmen Pacheco
    United States
    May 19, 2015
    9:57PM

    “When sitting in Mass one day I noticed the beautiful statue of St. Therese a few feet away from me. In the pew behind me were a little boy and his mother. As I sat there I suddenly heard and felt a loud sound like rushing wind by the statue. I thought I had imagined it but then it happened again. I noticed what seemed to be flower petals coming down by the statue. After Mass the boy ran around the pew to St. Therese and excitedly said to his mother"Look, I told you!" He had also apparently heard the noise coming from the statue . I got up and went over to where the boy was standing and I saw something wonderful! There was a neat pile of rose petals at the feet of the statue! I picked up one of the pink petals and brought it home. I placed it in a little frame with a picture of The Little a Flower. It is still pink to this very day! This gave me a devotion to the Saint.”

  • Vicki Bartholomew
    United Kingdom
    May 19, 2015
    9:08PM

    “Nine months ago my mothers cancer came back and there was no way to fight it off. Her spine collapsed and she was taken into our local hospice to die. In 13 days she went into a coma like state, with a terrible death rattle, her body fighting to its last. I and my sister watched over for days. On my phone I desperately searched the Internet for hope and I came across The Little Flower stories, and so I prayed all night for Little Flower to come take my mum away to heaven and let her be with God. She passed the next day. It was the 1st of October. The festival of Little Flower date. Going home I told my sister about my prayers I think she was sceptical but the next day while I was looking through an old box of photos, I felt the urge to look right at the bottom of the box and I pulled out a bookmark with St Therese the little flower on it. I held it to my heart and I knew she had heard. ”

  • Patrick
    Philippines
    May 8, 2015
    1:50PM

    “Seven years ago, I experienced a very difficult situation in my life. My father died that year and I struggled financially and emotionally. I felt so alone since I didn’t have a mother or siblings anymore. Little by little, I have saved enough money and landed a good job. I have bought a new car and a new place. Two years ago, I finally got married and a year ago, as I have requested from God, our sweet little angel baby girl was born. Today, there are still some struggles and difficulties, but I am happy now, contented and blessed. I know that God has always been there for me. In difficult times, when everything seem lost, God always made a way to fix my problems. In all of these, I always pray for St Therese's Intercession. God is good.”

  • Kathy Seneco
    United States
    May 8, 2015
    1:47PM

    “When I was 17, I had a baby and placed her up for adoption. During the entire process I continued to pray to St. Therese for strength and peace. During this difficult time, I vowed to name my first daughter after her as a sign of my gratitude. I named my first daughter Samantha Rose in honor of the beloved Little Flower. Years later I was going through a divorce and had nowhere to live. Once again I prayed to St.Therese for peace, strength, and to mend my marriage. Although we did get divorced, our relationship became stronger and better. I found a great apartment for my daughters and myself. Now I find myself looking for intercession once again. I know she will hear my prayers and help me to find peace.”

  • Donna Donnelly
    United States
    May 1, 2015
    11:02AM

    “In the middle of March 2012 my beloved terrier was stricken with an acute anemia that 50% of dogs die from. He was at the vet for a full week as they tried to get his blood count back up and stabilized. It was touch and go. I was heart sick and started praying to St. Therese to intercede. As I was doing some housework, I smelled the strong scent of roses, only briefly, then it dissipated. My dog recovered and has been well ever since. I truly believe it was St. Therese.”

  • Julie Young
    United Kingdom
    Apr 27, 2015
    8:31AM

    “In Feb 2006 feeling hopeless I asked God if He existed and could hear me then let me know. About 10 days later I felt an amazing sense of peace and calm with an intense smell of roses. Later that day I heard from my solicitor that we would be going to court for a contact hearing regarding the safety and welfare of my two children. This experience gave me the strength to fight for my children and hope to go on. I didn't win the case and the children went onto have unsupervised contact with their father. At the time I thought it was my father who came to me as he had passed away a few months before. It wasn't till a family holiday with my aunties that I picked up a book and began to read about her that I realised the smell of roses I had received two years before was from St Therese. She has been my soul mate ever since.”

  • Sandra Sorci
    United States
    Apr 27, 2015
    8:28AM

    “St. Therese has been interwoven in my life for many years. I read "Imitation of Christ" by St. John of the Cross and found my feet drenched with rose oil the next morning. I had a rose quilt on my bed and it was wet and drenched with rose oil. One time I found little dried rose buds in my hair. Often I have smelled the scent of roses while in a holy space. Last year she appeared to me in a dream and said "God grants us unmerited favor." ”

  • Raymond-Mary Okoyeocha
    Nigeria
    Apr 27, 2015
    8:26AM

    “Oh my beloved St. Therese has been a source of inspiration for sinful me, her story of a soul lifts me above the earth and places me in the very hands of Christ .She has taught me how to love Christ. She granted me the grace of preaching and sent me a flower to show me a sign. Even though it hurts me that I have lost the heavenly flower, still yet she fills my little soul with perfect love for my crucified LOVE. I can now join her to say "my Jesus how I love Thee." Thanks to you my dear heavenly sister Therese of the Child Jesus and Holy Face.”