Hi and welcome to the statue of St. Therese, the Little Flower. My name is Corinne and I would like to tell you about St. Therese. She was born in France in 1873. When she turned 15, she joined her sister Pauline as a Carmelite novice in a convent in Liseaux.
Therese lived each day with unshakable confidence in God's love. Her motto was what matters in life is not great deeds, but great love.
Therese became very ill in 1896 stating that her mission to make God loved would begin after her death, and that she will spend her heaven doing good on earth. She died at 24 years of age on September 30, 1897, was canonized a saint in 1925 and declared a doctor of the church.
Countless lives have been touched by her intersession including my own. It was in 1992 at a very low point of my life when someone told me to pray to St. Therese the little Flower. Not knowing who she was, I asked my Godmother, a devout Catholic, about her. She thought it odd that at daily mass that very morning she found a novena prayer card to St. Therese left in a pew and so she gave it to me. I began praying the novena the next day.
Within a short time my life began to change. I also started to notice an abundance of roses appearing in my life, seemingly out of nowhere. I shouldn't have been surprised, because she stated that she would let fall a shower of roses.
Through her intercessions I was led to Jesus, returned to my faith, and began a whole new life in Christ.
Today my life is one of service to God and my fellow man and a deep abiding relationship with God and Our Blessed Mother. My heart is filled with the love, joy and peace of our Lord.
You can learn more about this wonderful saint by reading her autobiography, "The Story of a Soul".
Thank you and have a blessed day.