Mass in Honor of St. Thérèse
St. Thérèse’s Mass of the Roses Celebrant
Reverend Brian Dunkle, SJ
Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Boston College
Blessed roses will be distributed after Mass.
O St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, who during your brief mortal life made the mysteries of the Divine Infancy the school of your soul and its delight, and who permitted no day of your earthly exile to pass without scattering before your Lord the sweetest flowers of love and sacrifices, now that you are so close to His throne, pray for us! Teach us your “Little Way” of confidence and abandonment to the merciful love of God which conducted you so swiftly and so surely to Paradise, that it may be for us also the road of sanctification and salvation. O Little Flower of Jesus, by the ineffable sweetness of the Divine Infancy, obtain for us the favor we confidently implore through your intercession; let fall upon us your promised shower of roses! Let the radiance of your celestial smile embrace all humankind, reminding us of the infinite goodness of our God and the unending joys of heaven, where we hope one day to join you in praising the Divine Mercy forever. Amen.
Holy Child Jesus, have mercy on us!
Our Lady of Victories, pray for us!
St. Thérèse, pray for us!