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Mother Teresa Says,
"Don't wait for Leaders, do it alone, person to person".
Mother, St. Joseph
and Baby Jesus
Mother guide us in the way of Jesus...help us to follow the
saints before us...
St. Theresa, The Little Flower,
"The Little Way"
At last I have found
My calling is love."
St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Prayer to Saint Theresa
please pick me a
Rose from the
heavenly garden and send it to me
with a message of love.
St. Theresa ask God to grant me
the favor I ask thee to implore
and tell Him I
will love Him
each day more and more. Amen.
Say the above prayer followed by
5 Our Father’s,
5 Glory Be’s
for 5 consecutive days. On the 5th day
completing these prayers
offer one more set of
5 Our Father’s,
5 Hail Mary’s
5 Glory Be’s.
As a child, St. Therese had “sacrifice beads,” which was a small
string of beads to help her count the “presents” she offered to God. Each
time she would make a sacrifice such as letting someone else have their way,
St. Therese would secretly reach into her pocket and “pull a bead” to Jesus
on the Crucifix.
Like St. Therese, these sacrifice beads in our pocket can
help us to become more aware of offering “presents” to God all day long.
Make St. Therese’s sacrifice beads for the children to count their
“presents” or sacrifices for God as St. Therese did.
Encourage your family to put their sacrifice beads in their pockets each
day, so they can “pull a bead” secretly whenever they make a little
sacrifice, offering, or prayer to the Lord. When saying good night to each
child, it will be helpful to share with them how you are doing with your
sacrifice beads and encourage them to share some of their “presents” with
Together say a prayer to St. Therese and ask for her help and intercession
as you embark upon this little way of doing little things for God because
you love Him.
(Resource from the Intercessors of the Lamb, a Public Association of the
Christian Faithful, located in Omaha, Nebraska)
How to make Sacrifice Beads
(Good Deed Beads, St. Theresa beads, One-decade Rosary)
I made these the other day and revised the directions to make it easy.
you will need:
Beads or whatever beads you would like to use.
Wooden beads would be the best.
One (1) Medal for the end
(A Miraculous medal is recommended)
medal, crucifix or cross for the other end
long piece of cord/twine/string (Nylon or polyester recommended)
Burn the ends (makes the
cord go into the hole of the beads much easier)
if you are using
larger wooden beads increase the length of your string.
1. Put your medal at
the bottom of the set of sacrifice beads on the string and pull
it to the middle.
Take your first bead and pull the cord through
the bead so that the bead and the medal are beside each other.
2. Take the cord and pull
it through the opposite side of the bead, so that the string
makes an X with the other string.
both pieces of cord in opposite directions until they are tight
against the bead. Tug at the cord until they are both same
length when you place them on top of each other.
Pick-up your next bead and put one piece of cord through the
right side of the bead and the other piece of cord through the
Pull both cords in opposite directions until the beads are right
next to each other.
Repeat for the next 8 beads so that you end up ith 10 beads in
Leave about 3 beads length and tie a double knot.
your last bead The Our Father Bead and string both
pieces of cord through the same side of the bead and
another double knot.
Take your cross, Crucifix or medal and string both pieces of
cord through the same side of the medal. Do a double knot
so that the knot ends up touching the knot you made in step 6
(This will keep you cross or medal on
more securely. Burn your extra cord off, cutting it will cause
it to fray).
Start pulling beads and doing acts of love!
Learning by examples of the Saints.
Jesus help us
learn by the special ways to help
us on our journey home to you.
Sweet Holy Mother
teach us how to pray,
guide us in the way of Jesus...help us to hear you...Amen.
Thank you for sharing Jesus with me today.