Shower of roses

Novena to Saint Therese to ask for her help in the Coronavirus crisis

Saint Therese of Lisieux

On the eve of the liberation of France

You were proclaimed on the 3rd May 1944,

Secondary patron of France just like Saint Joan of Ark

Following the path of the Virgin Mary.

 

Today our country, France and the whole world

Is experiencing the plight of the Coronavirus which is decimating and worrying the people.

 

Saint Therese, we are asking you to intercede with Jesus

So that this illness is eradicated.

 

We pray to you Therese for the caregivers and for those people

Who, relentlessly, take care of those who are ill.

 

We pray to you Therese for the politicians and those who hold responsibilities

Who must make crucial decisions.

 

We pray to you Therese for the companies which are in difficulty

And for all of those people who are unable to go to work.

 

We pray to you Therese for all of the families who have been affected

By this illness, death and confinement.

 

With you Saint Therese we would like to give thanks

For the gestures of solidarity kindled during this ordeal.

 

Saint Therese, you who promised to let fall a shower of roses,

Keep us in faith and in peace,

Welcome into Heaven the numerous deceased

Obtain for us from Jesus resurrected from the dead,

The fall and end of this pandemic

As a gift of love from the Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Together with you Therese, I say: Our Father

Together with you Therese, I say: Hail Mary

 

Glory be to the Father and to Son and to the Holy Spirit

As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be,

World without end. Amen.

 

Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face pray for us.

 

Sanctuary St Therese of Lisieux
Imprimatur : Bishop Jean-Claude Boulanger, Bishop of Bayeux and Lisieux
25 March 2020