I think I received my first “rose” from the lovely Saint Therese of Lisieux! I am so amazed! I have just finished reading her book “The Story of a Soul,” and after seeing how much love she has for Jesus and how often her prayers were answered for even some of the most difficult things, I decided to pray to her for a specific request.
Over the last few days, I have been praying to ask for her intercession, and first thing this morning, just after finishing a prayer to her, I headed outside to take out the dog and pick up the paper. I opened up the newspaper while outside only to find the whole page filled with pink roses and a story about how to decorate your home using roses. My first rose …
For those of you unfamiliar with St. Therese of Lisieux, she describes herself as God’s Little Flower, one of the least of his flock. In her book, she says she asked the Lord why there need to be flowers like daffodils when there are beautiful flowers like roses. He answered that the spring would not be so beautiful without all the flowers — great and small.
When people pray to her, she often grants them a rose is some form or another. Read these St. Therese intercession stories for some examples. It’s quite amazing.
I look forward to continuing to pray to St. Therese and I have decided to choose her as my confirmation saint. I hope I have many more roses yet to come :).