The Quotable


May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

St. Therese of the Little Flower of Jesus

When it's your one of your namesakes feast day you find ways to celebrate. And so it is today, I celebrate the feast of St. Therese of Lisieux. First, I give thanks to my parents for choosing the name of a saint who truly is an example of determination and humility. And thanks be to God for her glorious creation!

Today I offer as I do every month the newsletter from China Little Flower. Shannon offers these words of Scripture for our reflection as we share in the work of the abandoned and neglected little ones.

Jesus said, "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." -Mt 19:14

Finally in the words of this dear follower of the Christ Child we hear...


Even a little child can scatter flowers, to scent the throne room with their fragrance; even a little child can sing in its shrill treble, the great canticle of Love. That will be my life: to scatter flowers~~to miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word, always doing the tiniest things right and doing it for love.

~~ St. Therese of Lisieux~
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So, today, on this feast of the Little Flower, do some tiny things that will make a difference!

~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!

11 comments:

  1. What a wonderful day to have a feast day!!

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  2. You are so wonderful and I thank God for the gift of your friendship.

    Blessed be God forever!
    JMJ

    Hugs, prayers and love,
    Kimberly

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  3. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE St. Therese! &:o) One of our daughters is named for her, too. Happy, happy, Nameday!

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  4. Many thanks and to your Therese, too, Happy Nameday Cathy

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  5. This is a beautiful post, Cathy, and I can understand how more meaningful it is for you with Therese as a namesake.Hope you have a great day!

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  6. Indeed I did have a good day. God is Good!

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  7. Oops, sorry it's a little late...I hope you had a wonderful Nameday!!!

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  8. Thank you, Cy. I did and I hope yours was as well...

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  9. I love Saint Threse, as you know
    :0)
    Her words and her example carry such simplicity and beauty.
    Many Blessings ~
    Suzy

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