I follow a blog called "My Little Flower" @ http://lovemylittleflower.blogspot.com. "My Little Flower" is related to St. Therese of Lisieux. St. Therese went to great lengths to join the Carmelites and serve God. St.Therese had a great and selfless love for our Heavenly Father. She even on a pilmigrage to Rome had an audience with Pope Leo XIII and implored him to allow her to enter the Carmelites. She was only 15. All she wanted was to serve God. Therese ultimately got what she wanted and was allowed enterance into the Carmelites. She had her "little ways" in which she showed her love for God. This is how she became known as "the little flower". With that very brief description of St. Therese, and not as detailed as I would like, but I needed for there to be a bit of backround.
So the blog "lovemylittleflower" is written by a women who like me shares a great love for St. Therese of Lisieux. She and her family are also coming together in love and prayer for their family memeber Jack who is suffering from Lymphoma. So I have copied and am going to paste the Novena that has been put on the Little Flower Blog. I do not know this family, but I myself am a survivor of Lymph Cancer. I know what this young man Jack is facing and the struggles of the treatments which can be very painful and leave you feeling very ill. So I ask that for anyone who reads this post to please share with everyone you know. I ask that we all pray for Jack and his recovery. Please ask your prayer groups, your churches to include this young man in your prayers, and so many others like him who are battling life threatening illness's. Thank you to all for helping pray for this young man.