I remember St. Therese when I was 18 years old. I prayed and made a novena to her to grant me a boyfriend who would eventually be my husband, and whom I will not regret in my life.
My devotion to the “Little Way” began when I was a young boy of 9 or 10, when a person gave me a flyer of the Shrine of St. Therese in Pasay City. With that, I got curious and I tried to find out who St. Therese was, her life, and why she is called the “Little Flower”. I found out that she was a simple Carmelite Nun with a big desire to live in holiness through the simple things that we do in life.
St. Therese is my first love. Or at least the first saint that I have loved. The truth is, I had never been a devotee of any saints before St. Therese came into my life. It’s not that I did not believe in them, but I just did not feel the need for such devotion. I only have Christ and Mama Mary nothing more, nothing less. This was my belief back then.
Noong una hindi ko pa siya nakilala until may nabasa akong comic book about kay St. Therese, doon nakilala ko siya. While reading her story, na-touch po ako sa kanya because of her deep desire na magmadre siya para makapagligtas siya ng mga kaluluwa. Doon natuto ako ng kanyang Little Way…
I would like to share my son’s journey about St. Therese. My son is DM Garcia, now a 6th grader in St. Therese of the Child Jesus of the Holy Face School. Since grade 1, he really admired St. Therese.