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Another Miracle Moment with St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of LisieuxSt. Therese of Lisieux, the “little flower,” is my confirmation saint and I am much devoted to her! Through, I’ve been praying a novena to her leading up to her feast day Wednesday, October 1.

It’s said that when praying a novena to St. Therese, you should look for roses as signs. Those were her favorite flower and she is often associated with them. I have very special intentions for this novena, so I was hoping for another such sign. You can read my past signs and experiences with St. Therese here.

Tonight, I dropped my kiddos off at their religious education classes at our parish for the first time this school year and returned to pick them up 45 minutes later. I walked to the end of the hall to wait for my youngest. As I stood there waiting at the very end, I looked up and literally right in front of me was a large St. Therese statue that I have never noticed before. I had no idea our parish had a statue of my saint until she was right on top of me last night! In the statue she is carrying a large bouquet of roses.

I consider that my novena sign that she is praying for me. I highly encourage you to pray to St. Therese! She is a gentle, lovely, powerful saint whose prayers are heard by God and who is much devoted to our Blessed Mother. Remember her on her feast day this Wednesday. Pray for us, St. Therese!

Join the Divine Mercy Novena

divine-mercy300One of my favorite free Catholic services,, is starting the Divine Mercy Novena leading up to the Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII. It starts on Good Friday and will be a great way to finish Lent strong!

The way it works is that you simply sign up to receive a daily email during the novena with the prayer for the day and any special intentions. Of course, you can add your own intentions, as well.
I really enjoy it because it’s a daily reminder for me to pray the novena, as I’m sure I’m not the only one who starts one and then forgets one day in the middle and feels like I have to start all over :).
For more information or to sign up, visit their website. Hope you join me!

Join in Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Oct. 4

Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of MaryOne of my favorite Catholic resources I’ve found since becoming a Catholic Newbie is They regularly pray novenas (a set of prayers to a specific saint or intention for nine days in a row), and when you sign up, you get a daily email with the day’s prayer. I don’t know about you, but that helps me remember to pray tremendously!

Coming up next on October 4, I am joining more than 63,000 Catholics who will be praying the Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary with Pray More Novenas. They’ve selected this novena because our humble Pope Francis is planning a Marian Day celebration at the Vatican where he will consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on October 13. How amazing that is and how blessed we are! is organizing this novena as a way for us to join in unity with the Holy Father and prepare for this event.

I highly encourage you to join and try it this wonderful free Catholic resource! Sign up to get the prayer emails here. If you like it, share it with your friends, on Twitter and on Facebook. The more people praying, the bigger impact we’ll have!

Mother Mary, pray for us!