- In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
O Little Therese of the Child Jesus, please pick a rose for ljubim "love," from the heavenly gardens, and send it to her as a message of love. O Little Flower of Jesus, please ask our Lord today to grant the favors we now place with confidence into your tender hands.~
ljubim blossoms just like a little flower, bright with faith in the Lord, fragrant with hope in the Lord, growing in charity and with love, desiring only to please Him. Yet, she has endured mockery for her piety, even from her family, for receiving Him with reverence and grace.
On her own birthday, she sought to honor Him more, by purchasing a special mantilla to don at Mass, but as of yet, it has not arrived at her door.. the days and weeks, they pass. She attends a church described as very progressive, as such, experiences some apprehension over wearing the veil. And although she has been quite patient, the longer she waits and anticipates, the more these concerns seem to multiply!
O Little Flower, please carry her intentions to the beautiful Child Jesus. May He smile when you whisper them into His ear, and help her Trust in Him grow, blooming like a rose. Let the peaceful protection of His holy angels surround and comfort her, and if it be the Lord's will, may her long awaited veil soon arrive. And please help us, Saint Therese, to always believe as you, in God's great love for us, so that we might imitate your Little Way each day,
in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.