Prayer. 24 'Glory Be's’ Novena to St. Therese
The Twenty-four 'Glory Be's’ Novena to St. Therese
The Glory Be is said 24 times each day for nine days, in thanksgiving for all the blessings and favours given to Saint Therese of the Child Jesus during the 24 years of her life. Start the novena each day with this prayer:
“Holy Trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God, the Holy Spirit, I thank Thee for all the blessings and favours Thou hast showered upon the soul of Thy servant Therese of the Child Jesus, during the 24 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 favour, if it is in accordance with Thy most Holy Will and is not an obstacle to my salvation.”
After this prayer, follow with the 24 Glory Be’s, between each of which should be included this short prayer:
History of the 24 'Glory Be's’ Novena to St. Therese
Father Putigan received the favours he had petitioned of the Little Flower of Jesus, and promised to spread the novena to increase devotion to, and bring her more honour. In this fashion, from the ninth to the seventeenth of each month, those who want to participate in the 24 Glory Be’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. This novena can be said at any time, however.