[This Novena is said on 9 consecutive days. Begins October 6 th – Ends October 14 th]

DAY 1

O most amiable Lord Jesus Christ!
We thank Thee for the great gift of faith
and of devotion to the Holy Sacrament,
which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa;
we pray Thee, by Thy merits
and by those of Thy faithful spouse,
to grant us the gift of a lively faith,
and of a fervent devotion
toward the most Holy Sacrament of the altar;
where Thou, O infinite Majesty!
hast obliged Thyself to abide with us
even to the end of the world,
and wherein Thou didst so lovingly
give Thy whole Self to us.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

V. St. Teresa,
pray for us:

R. That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation!
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa,
so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine,
and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion;
through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Amen.

DAY 2

O most merciful Lord Jesus Christ!
we thank Thee for the great gift of hope
which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa;
we pray Thee, by Thy merits,
and by those of Thy holy spouse,
to give us a great confidence in Thy goodness,
by reason of Thy Precious Blood,
which Thou hast shed to its last drop for our salvation.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

V. St. Teresa,
pray for us:

R. That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation!
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa,
so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine,
and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion;
through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Amen.

DAY 3

O most loving Lord Jesus Christ!
we thank Thee for the great gift of love
which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa;
we pray Thee, by Thy merits,
and by those of Thy most loving spouse,
to give us the great,
the crowning gift of Thy perfect love.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

V. St. Teresa,
pray for us:

R. That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation!
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa,
so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine,
and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion;
through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Amen.

DAY 4

O most sweet Lord Jesus Christ!
we thank Thee for the gift of great desire
and resolution which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa,
that she might love Thee perfectly;
we pray Thee, by Thy merits,
and by those of Thy most generous spouse,
to give us a true desire,
and a true resolution
of pleasing Thee the utmost of our power.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

V. St. Teresa,
pray for us:

R. That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation!
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa,
so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine,
and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion;
through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Amen.

DAY 5

O most kind Lord Jesus Christ!
we thank Thee for the great gift of humility
which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa;
we pray Thee, by Thy merits,
and by those of Thy most humble spouse,
to grant us the grace of a true humility,
which may make us ever find our joy in humiliation,
and prefer contempt before every honour.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

V. St. Teresa,
pray for us:

R. That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation!
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa,
so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine,
and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion;
through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Amen.

DAY 6

O most bountiful Lord Jesus Christ!
we thank Thee for the gift of devotion
towards Thy sweet mother,
Mary and her holy spouse, Joseph,
which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa;
we pray Thee, by Thy merits,
and by those of Thy most dear spouse,
to give us the grace of a special
and tender devotion towards Thy most holy mother, Mary,
and towards Thy beloved foster-father, Joseph.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

V. St. Teresa,
pray for us:

R. That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation!
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa,
so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine,
and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion;
through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Amen.

DAY 7

O most loving Lord Jesus Christ!
we thank Thee for the wonderful gift
of the wound in the heart
which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa;
we pray Thee, by Thy merits,
and by those of Thy seraphic spouse,
to grant us also a like wound of love,
that, henceforth, we may love Thee
and give our mind to the love of nothing but Thee.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

V. St. Teresa,
pray for us:

R. That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation!
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa,
so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine,
and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion;
through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Amen.

DAY 8

O most beloved Lord Jesus Christ!
we thank Thee for the eminent gift
of the desire for death
which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa;
we pray Thee, by Thy merits,
and by those of Thy most constant spouse,
to grant us the grace of desiring death,
in order to go and possess Thee eternally
in the country of the blessed.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

V. St. Teresa,
pray for us:

R. That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation!
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa,
so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine,
and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion;
through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Amen.

DAY 9

Lastly, O dearest Lord Jesus Christ!
we thank Thee for the gift of the precious death
which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa,
making her sweetly to die of love;
we pray Thee, by Thy merits,
and by those of Thy most affectionate spouse,
to grant us a good death;
and if we do not die of love, yet,
that we may at least die burning of love for Thee,
that so dying, we may be able to go
and love Thee for evermore
with a more perfect love in heaven.

Say 1 Our Father…

Say 1 Hail Mary…

Say 1 Glory Be…

V. St. Teresa,
pray for us:

R. That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.

Let us pray:

Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation!
that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa,
so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine,
and draw from thence the fervour of a tender devotion;
through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son,
Who liveth and reigneth with Thee
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Amen.