Saturday, July 27, 2013

St Terese of Lisieux, the Little Flower

St Terese of Lisieux, also known as the Little Flower

Prayer of St Terese of Lisieux

May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are exactly where you
are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite
possibilities that are born of faith.
May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let this presence settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing,
dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

I just loved making this shrine of St Terese.
She is known as the Little Flower and is well-known for her
beautiful sayings comparing the inner life to a garden.

“The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily
do not rob the little violet of it’s scent nor the daisy of its simple charm.
If every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness.” 

The shrine is filled with flowers and roses
and I covered the wooden cross with a multitude of roses.
I used fabric roses, aluminium roses, paper roses,
porcelain roses and german glass glitter on the roses
on the holy card image of the sacred heart.

St Terese said that after she had gone she will
shower roses from heaven.
The rose is a powerful symbol for many reasons.
It has five petals that shows at any given time,
representing the five elements,
thus representing wholeness.

I used all sterling silver charms on the side;
a brass finding as a halo behind her head;
velvet ribbon and vintage lace on the frames
as well as
hand punched lace paper trim.
I was so happy when I found these punches.

This shrine is part of the Mary Sacred Rosary Oracle Deck -
a huge project that I have undertaken!



  1. Absolutely beautiful!
    Have a great day.
    Always Queenie

  2. what a beautiful shrine you've created for her. That is my favourite prayer. it blesses me each time I speak it.

  3. What a beautiful shrine you've created. It's absolutely breathtaking. Love it! :)


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