The Annual SMA Novena in honour of the Little Flower, St Thérèse of the Child Jesus (also known as St Thérèse of Lisieux) was held in St Joseph’s SMA Church, Blackrock Road, Cork from 23 September to 1 October, the feast of the Patroness of the Missions. The SMA Church was designated as the National Shrine to St Thérèse many years ago.
Each evening, at 7.30pm (except Saturday 28th), Mass and Novena Prayers were recited by the large congregation who came to join with the SMA in praying for the intentions of our supporters. Below are some of the homilies / reflectinos given during the 2013 Novena.
Monday 23rd – Saint Thérèse at Prayer
Tuesday 24th – Life of Saint Thérèse – Sr Margaret Kiely
Wednesday 25th – Saint Thérèse’s Way to God – Fr Fergus Tuohy SMA
Thursday 26th – My vocation is Love – Mrs Dympna Mallon
Friday 27th – Sin and Weakness
Saturday 28th – The parents of St Thérèse
Sunday 29th – St Thérèse and Our Lady
Monday 30th – Suffering and death of St Thérèse
Tuesday, 1 October – The Adult Spirituality of St Thérèse – Fr Michael McCabe SMA, Provincial Leader