Thursday, October 03, 2013

St Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face

It's her feast day today in the traditional Roman Rite.  (The Pauline Rite and the O.C.D.s celebrated it last Monday.)

If you have some time, and it will take you some time to have a good look 'round,  explore this website.  It has about as much information on St Therese as you're likely to find anywhere on the web.  Lots of good stuff.

A collect for her feast:

Domine, qui dixisti:  Nisi efficiamini sicut parvuili, non intrabitis in regnum cælorum: da nobis, quæsumus; ita sanctæ Teresiæ Virginis in humilitate et simplicitate cordis vestigia sectari, ut præmia consequamur æterna;  Qui vivis et regnas cum Deo Patre, in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia sæcula sæulorum.  Amen.

O Lord, Who hast said: Except ye become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven: grant us, we beseech Thee; so to follow the footsteps of Saint Teresa the Virgin in humility and simplicity of heart, that we may attain unto eternal rewards: Who livest and reignest with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.