Year 4 – St Therese of Lisieux
Class Teacher: Mrs Cooper
Welcome to Year 4 - St Therese of Lisieux
Our Class Saint is St. Therese of Lisieux, Patron Saint of the Missions: ‘Little Flower’. St. Therese’s feast day is October 1, which is her “birthday in heaven” (the day after the anniversary of her death, September 30).
- Her name is sometimes spelled “Thérèse,” “Theresa,” and “Therese”.
- She was known for her “Little Way“, which was based on Proverbs 9:4 “Whosoever is a little one, let him come to me”.
- Also known as the “Little Flower” because she did not see herself as elegant as a rose or a lily, but rather as a small wildflower.
- She was also called “St. Therese Of The Child Jesus” because she had a big devotion to the child Jesus.
- She was a Carmelite nun.
- Her parents, Zelie and Martin, are also Saints- canonized in 2015.
- She invented sacrifice beads.
- On her death bed, she said “After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses. I will spend my heaven doing good upon earth. I will raise up a mighty host of little saints. My mission is to make God loved…” Miracles of St. Therese are often associate with the appearance of roses or the aroma of roses.
Prayer of St Therese Of Lisieux
May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and everyone of us.