From CATHOLICITY September, 2013 Message of Founder Bud McFarlane
October 1, Tuesday. Saint Therese of Lisieux, and my birthday patron saint. What is a bud, after all, other than a little flower? You can start a nine day novena on Saturday, September 23. Ask for something big and miraculous! Here is my favorite prayer to her, (besides "Help!"):
"O Little Therese of the Child Jesus, please pick a rose for me from the heavenly garden and send it to me as a message of love. O Little Flower of Jesus, ask God today to grant the favors I now place with confidence in your hands (State Your Request). Saint Therese, help me to always believe as you did in God's great love for me so that I might imitate your Little Way each day, Amen."