Perpetual Novena in Honor of St. Therese of the Child Jesus

Join the Institute of Christ the King in honoring the Little Flower of Jesus!  Pray with us every Tuesday at 7:30 pm ET (6:30 pm CT) as we offer the Perpetual Novena in Honor of St. Therese of the Child Jesus from our U.S. Provincial Headquarters.  

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Novena Prayer

O Glorious Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus, the Little Flower of Jesus, safe refuge of the afflicted and distressed, we, poor sinners, encouraged by the promises God has made to thee, come to thee today with a firm hope, and we rejoice in the great honor which our Holy Mother Church, has shown to thee in placing thee amongst the saints of Her altars.

We pour forth our prayer to thee for our personal intentions and for the intentions of all those enrolled in the Little Flower Recurring Gift Society.

We implore thy aid, thy protection, thy counsel and thy blessing. Obtain for us and for all members of the Society, we beseech thee, the following requests (here specify intention).

We ask these favors provided they are not opposed to the Holy Will of God and the welfare of our salvation. Should such, however, be the case, obtain for us such other graces as shall be conducive to the welfare of our souls. Through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.


V. Pray for us, O Saint Thérèse.     R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Almighty and Eternal God, Who didst glorify Thy faithful virgin, Thérèse of the Child Jesus, with the perpetual gift of working miracles, Graciously grant that what we confidently seek through her merits, we may surely receive through her intercession, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

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.

Hail Mary, full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.  Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Prayer to St. Therese for Missionaries 

St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, thou who hast been rightly proclaimed the patroness of Catholic missions throughout the world, remember the burning desire which thou manifested here on earth to plant the cross of Christ on every shore and to preach the Gospel even until the end of the world.

We ask thee, according to thy promise, to assist all priests and missionaries, especially the missionaries of the Institute of Christ the King, and the whole Church of God.  Amen.


Prayer by Pope Benedict XV

O little Thérèse of the Child Jesus, who during thy short life on earth didst become a mirror of angelic purity, of love strong as death, and of whole-hearted abandonment to God, now that thou rejoicest in the reward of thy virtues, cast a glance of pity on us as we leave all things in thy hands.

Make our troubles thy own. Speak a word for us to Our Lady Immaculate, whose flower of special love thou wert to that Queen of Heaven “who smiled on thee at the dawn of life.”

Beg her as Queen of the Heart of Jesus, to obtain for us by her powerful intercession, the grace we yearn for so ardently at this moment, and that she join with it a blessing that may strengthen us during life, defend us at the hour of death, and lead us straight on to a happy eternity. Amen.

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