Novena to the
Most Holy Trinity
IN ORDER TO OBTAIN GRACES THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF ST. THERESA OF THE CHILD JESUS. (Prayers to be recited on nine consecutive days.)O Eternal Father Who are in heaven where You do crown the merits of those who in this world serve you faithfully for the sake of the most pure love Your little daughter Theresa of the Child Jesus had for You so as all but to bind You to give her whatever she desires seeing that while on earth she always did Your will incline Your ears to the petitions which she offers up to You on my (our) behalf and hear too my (our) prayers by granting me (us) the grace I (we) ask. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be... O Eternal Son of God You Who have promised to reward the least service rendered to You in the person of our neighbour cast a glance of gentle love on Your little spouse Theresa of the Child Jesus who with such great zeal had ever at heart the salvation of souls, and for the sake of all she has done and suffered lend a willing ear to her wish of spending her heaven doing good upon earth and grant me (us) the grace I (we) plead for so earnestly from You. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be... O Eternal Holy Spirit, Who did make perfect with so many graces the beloved soul of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus I (we) beseech You for the sake of the fidelity she showed in ever corresponding with Your graces to incline Your ear to the prayers she offers to You on my (our) behalf and having before You her promise of letting fall from heaven a shower of roses mercifully grant me (us) the grace of which I (we) stand in such need. Our Father... Hail Mary... Glory be... Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus who during your short life on earth became a mirror of angelic purity of love strong as death and of whole-hearted abandonment to God now that we rejoice in the reward of your virtues cast a glance of pity on me (us) as I (we) leave all things in your hands. Make my (our) troubles your own speak a word for me (us) to Our Lady Immaculate whose flower of special love you were to that Queen of Heaven who smiled on you at the dawn of life. Beg her as Queen of the Heart of Jesus to obtain for me (us) by her powerful intercession the grace I (we) yearn for so ardently at this moment and that she join with it a blessing that may strengthen me (us) during life, defend me (us) at the hour of death, and lead me (us) straight to a happy eternity. Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy our life, our sweetness and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to you do we send up our sighs mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus O clement, O loving O sweet Virgin Mary.