Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Novena to St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila)
Virgin and Doctor of the Church
Feast Day: October 15
(For complete Novena, click on image on right sidebar)

Novena Day 1

 This Novena was written by St. Alphonsus Liguori.

First Day: 

O most amiable Lord Jesus Christ! We thank You for the great gift of faith and of devotion to the Holy Sacrament, which You didst grant to your beloved Teresa; we pray, by Your merits and by those of your faithful spouse, to grant us the gift of a lively faith, and of a fervent devotion toward the most Holy Sacrament of the altar; where You, O infinite Majesty! abide with us even to the end of the world. 

Say one Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory be. 

V. St. Teresa, pray for us: 

R. That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ. 

Let us pray: Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation! that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa, so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine, and draw from them the fervor of a tender devotion; through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Carmelite Quote from St. Teresa of Jesus:

God deliver you from the peace of many kinds that worldly people have. May He never allow us to try it, for it brings perpetual war. When such persons of the world remain quiet, while going about in serious sin, and so tranquil about their vices, for their consciences don't feel remorseful about anything, their peace, you have read, is a sign that they and the devil are friends.
Meditation on the Song of Songs, Chap. 4, No. 1

Peace be with you!
Rosemarie, OCDS

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