Awesome! We cannot know what we means, but we can feel the love of knowing that a friend is praying for us in heaven.
I just want to share my first experience with St. Therese.
It was May of 2008. I remember the date because it was 2 days before my 1 year anniversary of being married to my husband. I was checking my email online - and you know how something news stories are listed in the block before you go onto your mail page? Well there was some relationship tips article so I sort of half-thinking clicked on it and read it. At the bottom there was a tiny little bio of the writer and saw that it mentioned something about her writing for some Catholic web page, that always gets my interest. I clicked on the link to her page and one of her many family, marriage, etc articles was about St. Therese and receiving Roses. I had never heard of St. Therese before. I read her emotional account of receiving roses and then the comments left by other readers who had gotten “roses” from her. My first reaction was that it all sounded a bit ridiculous and superstitious. I thought it was cute, but definitely hokey and these people were just looking into something that wasn’t there. Accompanying the article was the St. Therese novena. I read it over quickly, thinking it was pretty, but I didn’t think much of it and didn’t add an intention to it or anything. I had barely closed the window on my computer screen when the doorbell rang. Weird. When I get to the door and open it, a bouquet of flowers was waiting, and among the flowers were gorgeous roses! They were from my MIL, it was a Friday and since my anniversary fell on a Sunday she sent them early (probably because they 1-800 flower type places don’t deliver on weekends, or if they do its super expensive). The hilarious part is, my MIL is severely anti-Catholic so this story would probably make her fume.
Since that day, I have asked for St. Therese’s prayers regularly. I have received roses some of the times, others I have not. It is awesome to know that we have friends in heaven who pray for us though.