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Life-changing miracles from the Little Flower
Stories of the Intercession of St. Therese of Lisieux
Award-winning author Elizabeth Ficocelli shares the testimonies of dozens of women and men—from the anecdotes of common folk to the victories of celebrities like Olympic gold medal winner Tara Lipinski—whose petitions to St. Therese of Lisieux were answered with miracles.
Therese of Lisieux is universally recognized as one of the most influential saints of recent times. In times of joy, bereavement, and uncertainty, seekers of all backgrounds have turned to her for healing and guidance. Since her death at an early age, countless miracles and healings have been associated with her.
In this book, Elizabeth Ficocelli, who herself experienced such a wondrous event, gathers together stories of Therese’s grace, the “roses” she promised to send from heaven to the faithful. Book includes black and white photographs and art relating to Therese and the miracles of intercession.
Whether you are struggling with a major life transition or loss or just looking to deepen your faith, these stories will inspire an appreciation of the power of prayer and miracle in your daily life.
Reviews and endorsements
“Shower of Heavenly Roses is a rich collection of stories of the friendship of Saint Therese of Lisieux. These modern women and men whose lives have been changed by the Little Flower's intercession are articulate and fascinating witnesses to the absolute reality of what Catholics call The Communion of Saints: the life-giving power of God's love, breaking the boundaries of even time and space.”
—Amy Welborn, author of The Words We Pray: Discovering the Richness of Traditional Catholic Prayers
"As a lifelong fan of Saint Therese, I offer an enthusiastic ‘Thumbs Up!’ for Shower of Heavenly Roses. The stories of her intercessions range from tender to stunning, and involve such ordinary people that any reader will feel right at home. Author Elizabeth Ficocelli has done a wonderful job helping us get to know this thoroughly modern saint."
—Joan Wester Anderson, author of the New York Times bestseller Where Angels Walk and In the Arms of Angels
“Saint Therese of Lisieux compared herself to a ‘little flower,’ and unfortunately this image has, over the decades, become slightly sappy and romanticized. On the contrary, for Therese the ‘little flower’ image was one of strength and endurance, like the flower that pushes up through a crack in a rock and thrives. This is the Saint Therese we meet in Elizabeth Ficocelli's book, in the frequently astonishing, always inspiring stories she collected. This is the Therese who understood well the biblical image of God's ‘mighty arm’ (Psalm 89:13), and she is with us still and active in the risen Lord. Read these pages and rejoice."
—Mitch Finley, author of The Joy of Being Catholic
“Thank you, Elizabeth Ficocelli, for giving us Shower of Heavenly Roses. This powerful book will touch the hearts of everyone. It reawakens our hearts to the fact that God's love for us is real. Every page is filled with lines of comfort and stories of peace and hope. Enjoy!”
—Mary Ellen "Angel Scribe," author of Expect Miracles
“This book is the perfect gift book. Oh sure, it's great to read for yourself, but all the way through I kept thinking, I've got to send one to Barb, and Euli will like one, and maybe Peter? Mom for sure, and it wouldn't hurt to buy a couple to have on hand for Christmas gifts. Yes, this is definitely a gift book.”
—Sister Patricia Proctor, O.S.C., author of 101 Inspirational Stories of the Rosary
“Through Elizabeth Ficocelli's Shower of Heavenly Roses, readers will marvel at all the Lord continues to do in our lives through Saint Therese, ‘the greatest saint of modern times.’”
—Fr. Donald Kinney, O.C.D., Chairman, St. Therese Relics in the U.S.A Committee
“Shower of Heavenly Roses is a beautiful work of love, written in a gentle, quiet style. Each individual story truly witnesses the faithful devotion millions of people have to the Little Flower.”
—JoLynn Adams, Theresian World Ministry