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?

  • 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!”

  • 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.”