Thanksgiving Novena Day Eight: The Cycle of Life

Words of St. Therese

“I have noticed in all the serious circumstances of my life that nature always reflected the image of my soul. On days filled with tears the heavens cried along with me; on days of joy the sun sent forth its joyful rays in profusion, and the blue skies were not obscured by a single cloud.”

-St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese as a child with her Papa, remarking that the stars above looked like a "T."

Our Thanksgiving Prayer

Thank you for the variety of seasons and moods in my life.  Thank you for the love affair You have with me and the whole creation reflected in the changing seasons of sun, shadows, transformations, dormancy and renewed life; seasons of light, darkness, rain, heat, cold and warmth, worry and warmth.   Thank you for the exchange and intimacy of life I so often take for granted.