The above sketch of St. Teresa of Jesus was done by our Sr. Lucia of the Mother of Grace for the occasion of our Novena this year. She copied it from the painting reserved in a special spot in our corridor where a picture of the current year’s patron(ess) belongs. We were very excited last January when we drew her name among other Carmelite saints after praying to the Holy Spirit. She has been watching over our Carmel here in her house very closely this past year.
Today, October 7th – the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary – we begin the yearly novena to “Our Holy Mother St. Teresa” and we ask her to obtain answers to all the prayer petitions you have given us (and still can!). We look forward to celebrating her feastday on October 15th, which is on a Sunday this year. If you are able, please come for the Mass here at our Carmel that day at 7:30 a.m. Find the novena prayer here.
St. Teresa of Jesus, pray for us!