Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
Canticles 4:8-9; Psalm 112:1
Come from Libanus, my spouse, come from Libanus, come: Thou hast wounded my heart, my sister, my spouse: Thou hast wounded my heart. Ps. Praise the Lord, ye children: Praise ye the name of the Lord. Glory be to the Father.
O Lord, Who hast said: Unless ye become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven, grant unto us, we beseech Thee, so to follow the footsteps of Saint Teresa, the Virgin, in lowliness and simplicity of heart that we may gain everlasting rewards: Who livest and reignest.
For thus saith the Lord: Behold I will bring upon her as it were a river of peace, and as an overflowing torrent the glory of the Gentiles, which you shall suck; you shall be carried at the breasts, and upon the knees they shall caress you. As one whom the mother caresseth, so will I comfort you, and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem. You shall see and your heart shall rejoice, and your bones shall flourish like an herb, and the hand of the Lord shall be known to His servants.
Matthew 11:25; Psalm 70:5
I confess to Thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because Thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent and hast revealed them to little ones. My hope, O Lord, from my youth.
Alleluia, alleluia. Bud forth as the rose planted by the brooks of waters. Give ye a sweet odour as Libanus. Send forth flowers, as the lily, and yield a smell, and bring forth leaves in grace, and praise with canticles, and bless the Lord in His works. Alleluia
At that time, the disciples came to Jesus saying: Who, thinkest Thou, is the greater in the kingdom of Heaven? And Jesus calling unto Him a little child, set him in the midst of them and said: Amen I say to you, unless you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of Heaven.
My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid: He that is mighty hath done great things to me.
We beseech Thee, O Lord, that the holy intercession of Saint Teresa, Thy Virgin, may make our sacrifice agreeable to Thee, so that it may be made acceptable by the merits of her in whose honour it is solemnly offered. Through our Lord.
He led her about and taught her: and He kept her as the apple of His eye. As the eagle, He spread His wings and hath taken her, and carried her on His shoulders. The Lord alone was her leader.
May the heavenly mystery, O Lord, enkindle in us that fire of love, whereby the Saint Teresa, Thy Virgin, offered herself to Thee as a victim of charity for men. Through our Lord.