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?

  • A-M
    Sep 9, 2015

    “I was led to St Therese almost by accident and she touched my heart. I had been praying for my son to get a permanent job and was deeply worried about his state of mind. A few days after I started asking her intercession my son was offered a job. I can't thank the little Flower enough for coming into my life and showing me her wonderful love and powerful intercession. I was sad about an estrangement from my daughter- in- law and there was a small sign of a reconciliation which gladdened me immensely. I know that according to God's will and through st Therese's intercession there will be full harmony once again. I pray to st Therese for grandchildren in due course.”

  • Elizabeth martires

    Sep 3, 2015

    “July 26,1988 I had a baby girl born with a heart condition. I prayed to St.Therese and 27 years later my baby girl is fine. When I was four months pregnant I was told I was having a miscarriage and I took my prayer of St.Therese out and my second daughter is now fine. Just three weeks ago I called on St.Therese about my grandchild and they are fine. I now have my son in my prayers to her and I know she will again intercede. By the way I named my daughter Theresa Maria and she named her daughter Paris Theresa. I will forever be grateful to St.Therese and of course the sweet Jesus.”

  • MaryJo Porzio
    United States
    Sep 3, 2015

    “When I was 23 and in a horrible marriage, I packed my baby and got on a plane to go home to my parents. While I sat in my seat, a woman got out of her seat and knelt beside me and said she had a dream last night and St Therese wanted me to know that while I can't see the big picture everything was going to work out well. I had been devoted to St Therese my whole life and was beside myself that she would speak to me and knew what I was enduring. I went back to this man and 23 years later finally had the courage to leave him. I was petrified not knowing what lie ahead. Three times after I filed for divorce, I would receive a rose from a stranger. Now, almost five years later, my children and I are happier than we had ever imagined we could be. We have peace and so much joy and are well taken care of financially. Thank You, my little sister forever, St Therese. I love you!”

  • Anne Ference
    United States
    Sep 3, 2015

    “I had two children but felt a calling to have a third child. I prayed to St. Therese and asked, if I was to have a third child please let me hold three roses in my hand. One day I was dusting and did not realize I picked up a vase to dust around it. It had three roses in it. I nearly dropped it! I thanked St. Theresa immediately and promised to be sure this child became "a child of God." I lost the baby and was terribly upset. I cried for days. A nun came into my hospital room and I told her this story. How could it be I lost the child I prayed for? She calmly said to me "Your child IS a child of God, just as you promised." A year went by and again I turned to St. Therese, questioning if I should have the third child. Jennifer was born as our third child and has been a blessing to our family and everyone she meets. She is strong in her faith and is our angel from God!”

  • Linda McMahon
    United States
    Aug 18, 2015

    “About a month ago, my 17 year old daughter went to spend the Dayan hour from our home at a beautiful spot in East Granby CT. There are waterfalls and people enjoy nature there and hiking. At the end of her visit, she crossed back over the top of a waterfall and fell 20 ft. And landed on a huge rock. She had passed St Therese parish on her way to the waterfalls. She noticed her statue and flowers all around her. She noted how pretty it was and thought how much we love her as a family. Well, she was not injured that day. Some bumps and bruises. But no real injury. She thinks St Therese was with her and held her as she fell. She could feel the protection around her. I truly believe that St Therese saved her from harm. I went to the parish and expressed my deep gratitude for saving my daughter. It is a miracle that she was not more injured than she was. My rose bush is my tribute her!”

  • Victoria-Ann Bonanni
    United States
    Aug 11, 2015

    “During 1997-98, I met with parishioners at the St. Therese of Lisieux RC Church in the next town, Sherborn, MA, to say the rosary every Saturday morning. I was praying for my family and direction for employment. I was self-employed, but the income was insufficient. I needed part-time work as a supplement. Almost every Saturday morning, I could detect the aroma of roses in the church as we prayed. There was a rose garden on the grounds, but it was hundreds of feet away from the interior of the church. I asked the other ladies and gentlemen if they smelled roses and they all said they did not. They would smile and nod and one told me, "It means that Saint Therese is going to send you a miracle." I found a part-time retail position in the Customer Service department just as the Christmas 1998 season began, which I enjoyed. I thank Saint Therese for her intercession for this.”

  • Anita grinis
    United States
    Aug 5, 2015

    “Seven years ago my husband had surgery for prostate cancer. He has been in remission since then but in June his PSA test indicated that the cancer may have returned. He was told to wait three months and get retested. I was sick with worry and anxiety. I have a strong devotion to the Divine Mercy and it was St Faustina that helped me seven years ago. I remembered that I was to trust in Jesus. But I was so fearful. I desperately wanted to be like a little child who completely trusted in her father. I began to pray to St. Therese to show me how to turn myself over to God's care. It was difficult but every day I became stronger and less fearful. Three weeks ago I finally came to the point where I was at peace with God's will for my husband. Yesterday my husband called from work and told me the lab had changed the test and the PSA test had always been negative and he is still in remission. ”

  • J

    Aug 4, 2015

    “St. Therese has showered down countless blessings and roses. The miracle I want to share is one in which I was praying for God to send me a husband. One morning I prayed to her like I always did but felt her presence very strongly. I was seeking some spiritual nourishment and decided to search for chapels in the area where I could pray. Unbelievably, there was a St Therese chapel in the same shopping center I was visiting. The most amazing thing is that the chapel was located upstairs through a side door with no clear signage. I knew St Therese herself led me there. It had relics. I poured my heart out to the priest there and he prayed over me. That week I started talking to the man who is now my husband.”

  • Kathy Marconi
    United States
    Aug 4, 2015

    “While in Rome stayed in a convent converted to a hotel. While walking around went downstairs with my husband into a small chapel. Only one statue - my St Therese!! 🌹 I had been praying to her because I have Celiac and was sick upon arrival in Rome. My husband and I just looked at each other and cried, and prayed. She has never let me down. To me it was just so amazing we will never forget her being there for me. Love St Therese and Jesus ”

  • Francis Joseph
    United States
    Aug 4, 2015

    “My father was suffering while entering into the final stages of lung cancer at 81. I was purchasing a crucifix for my father's room and near the crucifix was a Novena card for St. Therese. Although I enjoy a deep devotion to the Little Flower, I have never been inclined to novenas, but I prayed it anyway. The first day, while I was visiting my father, my father said, "Go to my bedroom, there you'll find a statue of St. Therese. I know you don't like statues, but take it home with you and display her prominently in your home." I asked him why....he said he didn't know. I followed his direction and continued the Novena requesting peace and salvation for my father. Eight days later, on May 31st, 2015, my father passed into eternal life after praying the rosary, the Miserere and the Didimus prayer...Jesus remember me. Jesus remembered...God be praised for Therese.”