General Rosary Information
The Chaplet of St. Therese of Lisieux
The "Little Flower Rosary"
St. Therese of the Infant Jesus end medal +
a single bead on the drop +
a center medal +
24 beads on the circle portion (above the center).
St. Theresa was a Discalced Carmelite nun who died in 1897 at the age of 24. She is also known as St. Therese of the Infant Jesus, and is a Doctor of the Church.
Her symbols include an embraced cross with a spray of roses and falling roses. She is the Patroness of missions, florists and Russia.
The St. Therese chaplet doesn't have traditional colors. One of my customers, Joell Stebelton, had the brilliant suggestion of the Carmelite shades of ivory and brown for the beads, which we carried through for in her custom chaplet shown to the left. Rose and other floral colors are also quite nice for this chaplet.
How to pray the Chaplet of St. Theresa
On the end medal, pray:
St. Therese of the Infant Jesus, Patroness of the Missions, pray for us.
On the single bead of the drop, pray:
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.
On each of the 24 beads of the circle, pray one Glory Be to honor the Holy Trinity in thanksgiving for the life and witness of Saint Theresa:
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever, world without end. Amen.
+ Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, pray for us.
Optional closing prayer (on the center medal) when the chaplet is prayed in the morning:
O my God! I offer Thee all my actions of this day for the intentions and for the glory of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I desire to sanctify every beat of my heart, my every thought, my simplest works, by uniting them to Its infinite merits; and I wish to make reparation for my sins by casting them into the furnace of Its Merciful Love.
O my God! I ask of Thee for myself and for those whom I hold dear, the grace to fulfill perfectly Thy Holy Will, to accept for love of Thee the joys and sorrows of this passing life, so that we may one day be united together in heaven for all Eternity. Amen.