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Monday, March 21, 2011

Chaplet of St. Therese, the Little Flower


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On the Cross: 
Father in heaven, through Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, You desire to remind the world of the merciful love that fills Your Heart and the childlike trust we should have in You. Humbly we thank You for having crowned with such great glory Your ever-faithful child and for giving her wondrous power to bring to You, day by day, innumerable souls who will praise You eternally.
Invitatory Bead: 
Lord, You said, "Unless you become like little children, you shall not enter the Kingdom of heaven"; grant us, we beg of You, to walk in the footsteps of Your virgin, Saint Theresa, with humility and purity of intention so that we may obtain eternal rewards. You live and reign forever.* Amen
Cruciform Bead: 
"I Thirst for Love" -- A poem by St. Therese
Week Beads: 
Theresian Prayer
1st: St. Therese, we need your help and example.
2nd: To communicate with God,
3rd: To enlighten ourselves,
4th: To live our Christian vocations,
5th: To love in the community,
6th: To minister to people as you did.
7th: We ask these favors through Jesus, the Lord.
Exit Cross: 
"I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. "And whoever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. -- Matthew 18:3-5

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