Visit of the relics of Saint Therese and her parents
Relics of St Therese, and her parents Sts Louis and Zélie Martin to tour Australia in 2020. We are lucky enough to have them visit our local parish, Saint Therese in Padstow. Please make time to visit the relics during their visit here and spread the word.
She is the patron saint of Gardens of Vatican City Missionaries; France; Russia; HIV/AIDS sufferers; florists and gardeners; loss of parents; tuberculosis; the Russicum; Alaska, Pasay City, Antipolo City, Philippines.
As a Doctor of the Church, she is the subject of much theological comment and study, and, as a young woman whose message has touched the lives of millions, she remains the focus of much popular devotion. She was a highly influential model of sanctity for Catholics in the first half of the twentieth century because of the simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life.
A prayer by Saint Therese:
Holy Face Prayer for Sinners
"Eternal Father, since Thou hast given me for my inheritance the adorable Face of Thy Divine Son, I offer that face to Thee and I beg Thee, in exchange for this coin of infinite value, to forget the ingratitude of souls dedicated to Thee and to pardon all poor sinners."
This tour is organised by Catholic Mission and InvoCare.