Sr Therese

Pilgrimage Resources for Schools and Parishes

Here find a range of useful tools and resources to be used individually or by parishes and schools to learn more about St Therese and her parents.

Little Flower (All the Love That’s in my Heart)

Written by Richard Cootes; Performed by John Cootes

Notes from the writer, Richard Cootes: As a child, St Thérèse of Lisieux would accompany her father in his walks through the forest. The tall forest trees were a metaphor for the great missionary saints of the Church that she so admired. Knowing that her fragile health would never allow her to emulate such saints, she determined that she would be like the simple wild flowers that bloom on the forest floor. She would perform the simplest of tasks with profound love.

Thérèse would holiday with her parents at a seaside resort. Her autobiographical writings contain many nautical references.

The verses of the song are St Thérèse’s own words.

“After my death, I will let fall a shower of roses”

St Thérèse of Lisieux

Prayer in Memory of St Thérèse of Lisieux

Loving God, as we remember St Thérèse
and her holy family, teach us to live
each moment as missionary disciples in love and generosity.
May her little way lead us to discern your will
in loving surrender to what the Spirit is saying,
and may we know that with you
everything is grace.


  1. Click here to download; The relics of Louis, Zélie and Thérèse Martin - written by Bishop Gregory Homeming OCD (docx, 22KB)
  2. Download the Parish Guide produced by Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney
  3. Educational material for schools and parishes
  4. Download resources to welcome Relics of St Thérèse of Lisieux and her Parents (docx, 35KB)