Frequently St Therese would struggle to chapel when barely able to walk due to infection in her leg. she also struggled to class to teach the novices. She would say "I am able to walk and I must be at my post" and again " I walk for missionaries!" She may have been a "Little Flower" but, if so, she had petals of steel!
We should never underestimate the power of little,secret and hidden sacrifices made for the Church, known to God, and experienced by missionaries.
Kindly pray today for some missionary struggling spiritually or physically, or materially. Or in all those ways. And on Friday, invoke her aid for Ireland during its Referendum
Let us pray
God our Father,
you promised your kingdom
to those who are willing to become like little children.
Help us to follow the way of St. Thérèse with confidence
so that by her prayers
we and others may come to know your eternal glory.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.