ORIGIN OF THE NOVENA TO ST. THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS

ORIGIN OF THE NOVENA TO ST. THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS

Saint Theresa of the child Jesus Father Putigan, a Jesuit, began the Novena to Saint Therese 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 Therese during the twenty-four years of her life on earth. The priest asked Saint Therese, 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 Therese 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 Therese. 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.

Arinze Ani

35 Comments

  1. Thelma Kilger
    May 19, 2015 @ 21:11:12

    St.Therese,pray for us…Amen

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  2. lisa
    May 20, 2015 @ 06:22:34

    St Theresa please prsy with me for my sister in lae to receive a baby in the womb.amen

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  3. mama nka
    May 20, 2015 @ 09:01:12

    Saint Therese please pray for me so I may be granted what I want the most.AMEN

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  4. Emeka Ahamefule
    May 21, 2015 @ 03:46:17

    My matron, Saint Theresa please pray for my marriage, and also for my entire family.

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  5. Bernard O'Dwyer
    Jun 03, 2015 @ 09:57:29

    Please St. Theresa help me to stop drinking wine.

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  6. rose
    Sep 13, 2015 @ 04:57:59

    St. Therese please watch over my son, guide and protect him to be happy and renew his faith in the church and God. Help him to let go of his anger and find peace, joy and wisdom. AMEN

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  7. Tekiataake Kenneth
    Sep 19, 2015 @ 02:36:50

    St.Theresa please help my son during his JSC exam, please ask God to grant him his wisdom and knowledge. I like also to ask your prayers for all my children for guidance and also to lead their lives in peace and loving. Amen..

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  8. Florence Bwalya
    Sep 19, 2015 @ 07:46:44

    St Theresa please pray for my children and family especially Michael my son

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  9. mary thussette
    Sep 26, 2015 @ 04:40:03

    St Theresa please pray for me and guide me in the right direction inlife

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  10. Rey Jumawan
    Sep 26, 2015 @ 06:17:34

    St. Therese please pray for me, and heal my wound. Amen.

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  11. mercy avoka
    Sep 26, 2015 @ 07:22:09

    Thank God almighty for this great saint,may your intercessions be felt world wide.Amen.

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  12. sr tess
    Oct 01, 2015 @ 10:15:41

    St. Therese pray for me i want to love the Lord like you

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  13. Mary morris
    Oct 01, 2015 @ 14:26:06

    Oh St Therese. Pray for me in my vacation.

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  14. Nicoline lemnyuy
    Nov 12, 2015 @ 10:39:01

    Blessed St Thérèse, you’ve layer my petitions many a time before God and they were answered that is why you are the patron Sai the of my family, please continue to intercede for my marriage and family as you have been doing. The devil is at work once again but I know the God I serve answers prayers, and with your intercession it becomes more then effective. Thank you for being the Guardian Angel of my marriage

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  15. Mary
    Nov 13, 2015 @ 00:24:41

    St. Theresa, Please pray for all of those going through a difficult time in their marriage for healing and peace to come into their homes and for the all children involved.

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  16. Danuta Stachowiak
    Nov 13, 2015 @ 05:47:56

    Please remember us dear St,, Therese we need healing,deep conversion & help with our debts- thank you <3

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  17. Marianne
    Dec 21, 2015 @ 04:35:13

    Please pray for my son Joseph , he was diagnosed with cancer at 4 mo and he’s now 9 mo and close to finishing treatment please let there be a miracle , ask god to remove all cancer from his body and let him have a full healthy life.

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  18. Lisa Coyls
    Dec 21, 2015 @ 05:07:14

    Please St. Therese, please intercede for me on behalf of my son to return to the love of his family and back to the church. Especially his sister. I ask this in Jesus name, Amen

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  19. Sandracy
    Jan 26, 2016 @ 08:10:31

    St Theresa please pray for me and my family

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  20. Cynthia
    Feb 05, 2016 @ 19:34:46

    St Therese thank you for the little way and pray for my family. Amen

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  21. Sylvia Valdez
    Feb 20, 2016 @ 07:45:52

    St. Therese, my mom Josie’s patron saint, pls intercede that she be healed of her illnesses. That Phil, Rick, Judy, myself of my Hbp and their illnesses! Pls Intercede on behalf of my daughter Jaime, my g’kids, Jacob, Joseph and Amarisa, that each one of them be healed spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. That they may always be provided with all their needs, AMEN!Thank you, Jesus!

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  22. Douglas
    Mar 01, 2016 @ 17:13:33

    Beloved Theresa, my beloved Spiritual friend and sister in Jesus. You never fail. Shower down your roses on those of us who ask your favour in the name of Our Lord.

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  23. Ann Marie Monaghan
    Mar 01, 2016 @ 20:12:55

    I love you St. Theresa, Please,always have Roses around me and my loved ones, so I know you are there watching over us as. Thank you for all you have done for mean watching over my children.

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  24. Monica gahan
    Mar 01, 2016 @ 20:48:02

    st Therese please look over me as I have my surgery on Thursday also guide my surgeons hands amen

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  25. Maria
    Mar 01, 2016 @ 21:22:26

    St Therese, for my family for my husband that rite now he is going threw a rough time please pray for us that his life turns to the rite path AMEN THANK YOU JESUS

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  26. Lucia joseph
    Mar 02, 2016 @ 13:39:16

    St Theresa Child of Jesus please pray for my son Joshua who’s rt. kidney is shrunken

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  27. mark
    Mar 03, 2016 @ 00:07:38

    Dear bro I’m mark I’m Indian indeed help my life plss I’m homeless pls.

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  28. MICHELLE B.
    Mar 23, 2016 @ 14:51:11

    MY Dearest St. THERESE I ASK THAT U WATHC OVER ME WHEN I GO FOR MY TEST Tuesday. I also ask that my nothing bad is found on those TEST. I aso ask that you bless my family and cover us with your roses so that we all are physically emotionally and mentally healthy. Thank you my dearest St. Therese and my heavenly father. AMEN!!

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  29. Njikang valentine
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 07:19:52

    St. Therese please intercede for me and my family to overcome every temptation that will make us not to serve the our Lord also pray for Gods total guidance and protection over my entire family. success, open doors, good health and break throughout this 2016 AMEN

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  30. Rosa
    May 08, 2016 @ 16:11:02

    St Therese, please help Rick to recover from this sudden illness. Ask God to heal him in the hospital in NYC. Help Rick to not get angry or upset with his son or anyone. Amen!

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  31. Baptist Travas.
    Jun 28, 2016 @ 14:07:50

    Dear St. Therese of the Child Jesus, please do me a favour n forgive n heal our long suffering niece Teresa D soon n pls send me a rose from Heavenly Garden as a message of love n we thank you.

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  32. Ogoo Okpala
    Aug 14, 2016 @ 17:30:21

    My dear St Theresa of the child Jesus pray for me and family. May the will of God be done. Little way to heaven.

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  33. Emmanuel Unimke
    Aug 25, 2016 @ 16:39:39

    Lord Jesus,thank you for having created,having save me by your grace,and for having preserve during the night. I offer you my prayers,works joys and sufferings,grant that they me be all according to your will…Amen

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  34. Joanne M Garcia
    Jan 30, 2017 @ 09:47:41

    St. Theres of the Child Jesus, this prayer is not just for me, this is also for Kittys mother who is having problems with both hands.
    Also, for myself, I am in so much pain in both my arthritic hip and left knee and also afraid to walk unable to put complete weight..Both hip and knee are popping and buckling…. Thank you St Thereesa and Lord for hearing my prayer for both of us
    Through Jesus Christ our Lord Amen, Joanne

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  35. Mary Lou Lopez
    Apr 21, 2017 @ 00:36:46

    Please pray for Julia, Rosie n Theresa. Amen.

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