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?

  • Christie omalley
    United States
    Jun 23, 2015
    11:22AM

    “My grandma and mom had a strong passion for St. Therese. My mom passed her passion down to me and told me her story. We prayed the novena together one day and I only actually said it once. After that I went thrift shopping and the man in front of me did not have enough money for his order. I only had five or six extra dollars on me but I asked what he needed and it was $5. So I gave it to him and in return he turned around and gave me a booklet. I told him thank you and paid for my order and went out to my car. At the foot of the car door laid a red rose. At that moment I opened the booklet to see what was inside and there was a picture of St. Therese on one side and a picture of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane on the other. I have said this novena many times since then and I have never in my life had intercession so strong, besides the Lord himself, God is good!”

  • Charmaine Newmarch
    South Africa
    Jun 3, 2015
    9:31AM

    “My husband and I tried for 3 1/2 years to have a baby with no luck. I was told I was too old and had no eggs left. I was 39. The Relics of St Therese were in our town so we went to pray at the relics. We asked, if it was God's will, that we have another child. Three weeks later I received my roses in a bit of an unconventional way - rose shaped table weights. Only two days later when I found out I was pregnant did I make the connection. Eight months later our Abigail Rose was born (already too many Theresas in the family). She is a constant reminder to me to do small things with great love and to pray constantly as our prayers on answered if we pray with a sincere heart. ”

  • Kathleen Shea
    United States
    May 30, 2015
    6:07AM

    “There was an issue in my parish, that had to have a decision. I could not discern God's will in the matter. With a friend of mine, we started the 24 Glory Be novena for 9 days. The next day the decision had to be made in 24 hours. We stormed St Theresa for 24 hours and the decision became very clear. Thank you St Theresa and the almighty Trinity!”

  • Diane Baum
    United States
    May 26, 2015
    5:36PM

    “When I was pregnant with baby #3, I said a novena to St Therese, hoping for a daughter. Yes, she was born in 1991 and is named Theresa, in thanksgiving! When she was 18 months old, she suddenly took very ill. All night I prayed to St Therese, to help me and watch over her. When I called him, the doctor didn't seem too concerned, though Theresa was running a temperature of 103 degrees. I felt that it was more serious, and so, I prayed. It was then that I saw a small light grow bigger in the dark bedroom. Soon a small child appeared, holding a tiny doll. "Theresa will be alright," I was told. I looked at this apparition and asked, "are you sure?" Again I heard, "Theresa will be alright." The light then disappeared. The next day, I took Theresa to the doctor's office, where she was diagnosed with a bad case of pneumonia. True to the "child's" words, however, Theresa recovered quickly.”

  • Laura Blanchard
    United States
    May 26, 2015
    2:21PM

    “In October 2012, I miscarried a baby. It was one of the most heartbreaking experiences of my life - more so than I ever imagined a miscarriage to be. I began praying novenas to St. Therese. One afternoon while driving to my grandmother's house to pick up my son, I was wondering if the help and prayers of family & friends were "figurative roses" or if I should look for a physical rose. When I walked into the house, my son ran up to me with a rose from her garden. From then on, I knew St. Therese was interceding for me. I continued to pray and received more roses. I eventually became pregnant (due Oct 1st!), and delivered a baby girl. Her name is Maria Rose Therese. We call her Rose after the roses we received leading up to the blessing of our baby girl. I shared the full story on FB on her feast day. It's too long to post here but I will gladly email for you to share.”

  • 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.”