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?

    Nov 12, 2017

    “There was this Sunday show in our country that featured all the saints. One of those was St.Therese who was said to help who are in need. Last 2014 I took the Licensure Examination for Teachers and asked for her intercession and promised that if I'll have a daughter, she will be named after her. Last May 2017, I asked foe her help again for my boyfriend who took the Civil Engineers' Board Exam, and he passed again. For the last time this year, I'm asking for her help for my brother who is now taking the Civil Engineers' Board Exam this November 2017 and thru St. Therese's help, I know he'll pass the exam. ”

  • M R
    United States
    Nov 1, 2017

    “Recently I underwent a very delicate surgery and to assure me that all was going to be well, St Therese sent me an anesthesiologist whose name was... Dr. Rose. Upon learning his name, this sense of peace and traquility came upon me. She was there holding my hand and making sure everything was taken care of. With gratitude!”

  • Theresa McCormack
    United States
    Feb 25, 2017

    “At two months old I was hospitalized with spinal meningitis. I needed a miracle as I would not make it thru the night. My godfather asked the nuns at the local Carmelite monastery to pray. They gave him a relic and assured him that they would pray thru the intercession of St. Theresa of the Little Flower. The next day I was better but the doctors told my anxious parents the damage was already done. I would never walk, talk, see, hear and would spend a lifetime as a mentally challenged person. Nothing the doctors said came true. I was healed. Fifty years later an acquaintance approached me with a manilla envelope. I opened it to see a pic of The Shrine of St. Theresa in Alaska. The next morning I was asked to pray for a baby that was a few months old, dying and needed a miracle because he had spinal meningitis! I prayed via the Little Flower. Three days later the baby was healed! Amen.”

  • Susan Lanctot-Bartholomae
    United States
    Dec 13, 2016

    “I'm 67 years old and when I was a small child of about 3, my Dad was called to serve in the Korean War. He and my Mom would exchange letters daily. There was a week when she received no letters and she became concerned for his safety. Mom prayed to St. Therese and asked for a sign of pink roses that my Dad would be coming home safely. The next morning we went to visit my Grandma and when my Mom opened her refrigerator there was a beautiful bouquet of pink roses that a friend had given her. That very same day Mom received the long awaited letter from Dad telling us he would be coming home the following week. St. Therese holds a very special place in our hearts, as she gave us all peace in knowing our family would be whole again.”

  • Maria Ligaya Lopez
    Aug 17, 2016

    “There are many times she has interceded in my life. But only last week, she answered my prayer of helping me pass the licensure examination for guidance councelors. I am now a Registered Guidance Counselor. Thank you St. Therese! Help me to follow your little way each day everyday in this profession. ”

  • Connie Westrick
    United States
    Aug 4, 2016

    “My Mom was dying and I asked her to send me a rose so I knew she was in heaven. She died Aug.2, 16. Last fall I had 2 minature rose bushes that were dead so I dug them up and got rid of them. Last night as I was going to get clothes off the clothesline I glanced at my flower garden and amongst the weeds was 1 minature red rose. It was such a wonderful feeling. I know this story will bring other's to St. Therese. Thank you St. Therese for all you answered prayers! Amen. I love you St. Therese!”

  • Theresa Reitemeier
    United States
    Jul 15, 2016

    “Several years ago I was a middle school teacher. I had taken about 75 students to see a performance of "A Diary of a Young Girl". I was so proud of my students. I had prepared them well to be respectful and courteous. I was even given a complement from the theatre staff. What my students didn't know was that my husband had recently been laid off. I was worried and concerned, but still determined to do the best I could to provide a meaningful experience to these deserving children. After lunch, a number of the students had seen a street vendor and presented me with a gift as we were boarding the bus to return to school. My gift was roses. St. Therese is my patron saint and I always turn to her in prayer. I knew then that things would be fine. Shortly thereafter my husband was offered a job. That was 10 years ago and he is still at the same company. I will always be grateful.”

  • 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!”