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