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?

  • Antonia Ortiz
    United States
    Mar 24, 2016

    “About fifteen years ago, my young son and I were standing in a lava field in Hawaii looking at petroglyphs. We said a Hail Mary together and a very strong perfume of roses permeated the air. We both smelled it and there was nothing blooming anywhere near us. I believe that this was an intercession by St. Therese and I've been devoted to her ever since. When things are dark, I pray to her to remind me to laugh. When I'm losing humility, I ask her to let me hear a pin drop. She never fails me.”

  • Jeff and JoAnne Youngkin
    United States
    Dec 17, 2015

    “My husband suffered an unusually aggressive form of metastatic squamous cell cancer. He underwent 3 large neck surgeries and 3 rounds of chemo and radiation each time all within 1.5 yrs. I prayed so hard to St Therese to cure him. He almost died in April from complications. He just had his 3rd negative scan at MD Anderson cancer center. We are so thankful to St Therese and the healing hands God gave the doctors at MD Anderson. We will continue to pray and give thanks to the Little Flower, our St Therese. ”

  • Emily Greco
    Nov 16, 2015

    “December 2014 I felt ill and suddenly discovered a lump under my clavical bone. After having an ultrasound, they indicated that there was something wrong. I prayed to St. Therese and pleaded for her intercession. I asked her for a sign. I received a rose pin in the mail from the St. Theresa Shrine. I kept that pin with me everyday, and brought it with me when I had my CT scan done. On Christmas Eve I received a call that everything was okay. I whole heartedly thank St. Therese for her intercession on my behalf. Praise be to God!”

  • Mary Hammond
    United States
    Nov 6, 2015

    “Sept. 15, 2014 my town experienced a massive wildfire burning down 25% of all residences and our Catholic Church. It also destroyed my daughter's home next door to mine. It burned my entire property except my house. It went all the way around my house but left the house intact. This year while praying a Novena to the Little Flower I became a little depressed over a silly thing. We had had huge banks of thirty year old roses all over the yard. They were destroyed. I randomly wondered if I would ever be able to replace them. The next morning was Oct. 1. On my way home from Mass I noticed something pink amid all the rotting fire debris. I walked over to find one green rose cane in bloom. The next day I found two more. There are now 9 seperate rose bushes. My roses are all coming back. A little sign of hope amid the ashes. ”

  • Marivel Castillo
    United States
    Oct 12, 2015

    “My husband and I were married on Oct. 19, 1991. Using the NFP method we waited to have children until we were ready. In 1997, we went to Paris France for the gathering of World Youth Day. While in France we visited Lisieux. Knowing of the Little Flower but not REALLY knowing her. After our trip to France, we decided it was time to start a family. So I did everything I was supposed to do, update all my immunizations, get a physical and all that good stuff. December of 1999, St. Thérèse's relics were making a tour and came to my state, Texas. I went to San Antonio to visit her. It was a beautiful experience. My husband and I began to try to conceive but to no avail, no pregnancy. It was October 2000 when I began to pray the Chaplet of the Little Flower. I prayed for the whole month of October. I conceived the following month. My son was born on July 29, 2001. I love my Little Flower! ”

  • Jeanne Rice
    United States
    Oct 9, 2015

    “After years of marriage, and several miscarriages later, I asked my husband if he would consider adoption. The first time I asked, he said no. A couple of months later, I had a dream that our priest told me God wanted us to adopt. Several days later I got an invite in the mail to attend and adoption class. This time my husband agreed. Still unsure of our decision, I prayed a novena to St. Therese. That weekend, my husband surprised me with a gift of a rose bush. The next night, I won a bouquet of roses and my daughter won a basket of teddy bears. When we looked through the bears, we found one with a picture of St Therese holding a rose. As we waited to be picked, we decided on "Gina" if it was a girl. The night we met our baby's birth mom, she told us she had picked the name "Gina" if it was a girl! Gina was born a few days later, exactly 9 months from the time I had my dream”

  • Linda Bauman
    United States
    Oct 9, 2015

    “Following a heart attack 9 months earlier, I was having a terrible time with blood pressure fluctuations, weakness and anxiety. We had plans to go to Italy on a pilgrimage in early October. I was scared to go. I had been to the emergency room many times with problems. My Rosary friends were going to St. Anthony's shrine and monastery in Kennebunk, ME. They asked me to come and it was beautiful I had to walk very slow and sit often. I entered a chapel to say a prayer and looked up and saw a picture of St. Therese. I prayed and asked her to help me to know if I should go to Italy. "Please let me see some beautiful roses if I can go. Not puny, but roses that say "Yes!" A few days later I noticed a half dead rose bush in the back yard with the most beautiful huge roses! Thank you St. Therese. Had a wonderful trip and have been recovering since.”

  • Stephen Browne
    Oct 7, 2015

    “Earlier this year, my family suffered the tragedy of my cousin becoming disabled in a terrible accident. We suffered the double blow when his sister died tragically 6 months later. On the morning we found out about her death, I asked St.Therese to pray for me to get through this and to do whatever I could for my family. The strength I felt was, I believe , from the intercession of Therese. A week after the funeral, her family kept telling me how they could not stop picking up a mysterious smell of perfume or incense in the sitting room. In the same week, they received a gift in the post from a relative halfway across the world. Of all things, it was a single rose. ”

  • Shannon Ziomek
    United States
    Oct 6, 2015

    “I learned about St. Therese in my senior year of college at Salve Regina University in Newport Rhode Island. The professor would do a saint of the day and I was so touched I started saying a daily novena to her just to be in my life. I was single and really wanted to find a husband that would embody my values, shared interests, and be a rock to each other. I said it for over a year and when I met my husband a few dates in he brought me roses and they bloomed huge cups and stayed perfectly like that for over a month. I knew that she had sent me the perfect mate to have a life and children with. I still feel so strongly about our perfect match almost 12 years later married and 14 years dating! I planted a rose bush in my backyard in honor of St. Therese and Virgin Mary. St Therese is my heavenly best friend. ”

  • Fady Max
    Oct 6, 2015

    “It's more like a communication with me. i was at a church celebrating another saint novena and i suddenly felt like someone is telling me look to your right, i looked at the right side of the alter and i found the statue of St Therese so i said out loud how come she is a patron saint in this church and she is not mentioned! and this year last week i was in mass and again my head got turned to look at some direction, i found St Therese Statue :) and on her feast, i found myself putting her statue at home up in front of everything, then i read about her and i noticed that she was always sad and i feel that she gets happy when we pray or light up a candle for her. she is wonderful.”