Recently, I was reciting a novena prayer to St. Therese. I especially like this line, “Please pick a rose from the heavenly gardens and send it to me as a message of love, and help me to always believe in God’s great love for me.”
Soon after the prayer began, a bud appeared on the rose bush just outside the front garden. Through all the cold weather, a green shoot appeared and then a bud turned a vibrant pink color, shining forth. (See inserted photo)
I always take this as a sign that God hears our prayers, and our wonderful saints and angels are still on the job interceding on our behalf.
“Come, O’ Creator Spirit, Come and make within our hearts your home. To us you give grace; eternal love, who of your breathing moves and lives.” (Universalis 2/3)