THE TWENTY-FOUR GLORY BEs

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DYING ST. THERESE

 
TWENTY-FOUR
“GLORIA BEs TO THE FATHER” NOVENA

to Saint Theresa
of
the Child Jesus Asking for Necessary Favors

 

 ROSEROSE 
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ORIGIN
OF THE NOVENA

 

Father Putigan, a
Jesuit,
began the Novena to Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus on December 3,
1925,
asking the glorious Saint for one great favor. For nine days he recited
the “Glory be to the Father” twenty-four
times thanking the Holy Trinity for the favors and Graces showered on
Saint
Theresa during the twenty-four years of her life on earth. The priest
asked
Saint Theresa, that as a sign that his novena was heard he would
receive
from someone a freshly plucked rose. On the third day of the novena, an
unknown person sought out Father Putigan and presented him with a
beautiful
rose.

Father Putigan began
the second novena on December 24 of the same year, and as a sign, asked
for a white rose On the fourth day of this novena one of the
Sister-nurses
brought him a white rose saying:

“Saint Theresa sent
you this.”

Amazed, the priest
asked:
“Where did you get this?”

“I was in the
chapel,”
said the Sister, “and as I was leaving I passed the altar above which
hangs
the beautiful picture of Saint Theresa. This rose fell at my feet. I
wanted
to put it back into the bouquet, but a thought came to me that I should
bring it to you.”

Father Putigan
received
the favors he had petitioned of the Little Flower of Jesus, and
promised
to spread the novena to increase devotion to, and bring her more honor.

In this fashion, from
the ninth to the seventeenth of each month, those who want to
participate
in the Twenty-four “Glory be to the Father’s” novena, should add to
those
of their own, the intentions of all who are at that time making the
novena,
thus forming one great prayer in common.

THE
NOVENA

The Twenty-four
“Glory
be to the Father’s” novena can be said at any time. However, the ninth
to the seventeenth or the month is particularly recommended, for on
those
days the petitioner joins in prayer with all those making the novena.

The “Glory Be to the
Father” praising the Holy Trinity is said twenty-four times each of the
nine days in thanksgiving for all the blessings and favors given to
Saint
Theresa or the Child Jesus during the twenty-four years or her life. In
addition, this or a similar prayer may be used:

Holy Trinity, God
the
Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost, I thank Thee for all the
blessings
and favors Thou hast showered upon the soul of Thy servant Theresa of
the
Child Jesus, during the twenty-four years she spent here on earth, and
in consideration of the merits of this Thy most beloved Saint, I
beseech
Thee to grant me this favor, if it is in accordance with Thy most Holy
Will and is not an obstacle to my salvation.”

After this Prayer,
follow
the twenty-four “Glory be to the Father’s” between each of which may be
included this short prayer:

“Saint Theresa of
the
Child Jesus,  pray for us.

With
Ecclesiastical
approval.

“Charity is the
EXCELLENT
WAY that leads most surely to God.”

“Let us go forward
in peace, our eyes upon Heaven, the only goal of our labors.”

 

 

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