How to Pray the
Thérèse of Lisieux
Many persons have received special graces by reciting this chaplet during a period of nine to twenty-four days. Some even speak of a rose granted by St. Therese.
On the first bead recite this prayer: "St. Therese of the Infant Jesus, Patroness of Missions, Pray for us!"
On each of the twenty four beads, in honor of the Blessed Trinity, in thanksgiving for giving the world the little saint who lived only
twenty-four years, the following is said: "Glory be to the Father, and the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen."
The chaplet is concluded by saying the Prayer to St. Therese:
Prayer to St. Therese
St. Therese, the Little Flower, please pick me a rose from the Heavenly Garden and send it to me with a message of love. Ask God to grant me the favor I thee implore, and tell Him I will love Him each day more and more. Amen.
The St. Therese Prayer above, plus five Our Fathers, five Hail Mary's and five Glory Be to the Father, must be said on five successive days before 11: a.m. On the fifth day, when the fifth set of prayers have been completed, offer one more set of five Our Fathers, five Hail Mary's and five Glory Be to the Father.
St. Therese's life on earth was spent in perfect love and service of Almighty God. So zealously did she dedicate every thought, word and deed to Jesus in the practice of her "Little Way" that the Holy Father has declared her "A Perfect Miniature of Holiness...The Greatest Saint of Modern Times."
May St. Therese, whose life is a perfect pattern for imitation, abundantly fulfill in your personal behalf her divinely inspired promises "I Will spend My Heaven Doing Good Upon Earth...I Will Let Fall From Heaven A Shower Of Roses."
Prayers of the Chaplet:
The Lord's Prayer
Our Father Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
The Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace! the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of they womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.