St. Therese, The Little Way, and a Giveaway!~


   Not too long ago I finished this commission of St. Therese of Lisieux--- who would have been an obscure French Carmelite nun if it wasn't for her "Little Way" and the inspiration and faith she ignited in generations of people with her autobiography "Story of Soul", which was published after her death at the tender age of 24.
   For Therese, you didnt need to do massively heroic deeds, change history, or travel the world to do good for the world and to please God. Instead, she devoted her life to making small sacrifices and doing small kind things for those around her.
  In her autobiography, Therese wrote:
    "True Charity consists in bearing with all the defects of our neighbor, in not being surprised at his failings, and in being edified by his least virtues; Charity must not remain shut up in the depths of the heart, for no man lighteth a candle and putteth it under a bushel, but upon a candlestick, that it may shine to all that are in the house. (Cf. Matthew 5:15). It seems to me that this candle represents the Charity which ought to enlighten and make joyful, not only those who are dearest to me, but all who are in the house."

   Today is special because it is the feast day set aside to honor St. Therese, also known as "the little flower." So remarkable is her quiet faith-filled life, that this year even her parents are up for canonization because of the wonderful home they created and their own strong faiths that created the saint, Therese of Lisieux.

   To celebrate this lovely little saint and the idea that no small deed goes unnoticed and the idea that every person, no matter how little or 'unimportant' can send huge blessings out into the world, I am doing a giveaway here on the blog!

   
  Simply leave a comment here on this blog post and you will be entered to win an 8x10" print of my original painting "St. Therese of Lisieux." The print comes signed and dated by me and will arrive carefully packaged to keep it lovely until ready to frame.

  If you'd like multiple chances to win, I'd love it if you could share this post on your social media (facebook, instagram twitter, etc) and just come back here and leave an additional post to let me know!

   The winner will be selected Tuesday, October 5.
Thanks so much--- and may your day be full of little blessings!~
~H

PS: If you dont want to wait until Tuesday to get St. Therese, I do have copies of this print in my shop! 

79 comments

  1. Thank you for the opportunity! My girls would love this for their bedroom.

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  2. St. Therese is new to me and I love how she implemented " the little way". It is an inspiration to all of us who can do the same.

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  3. My daughter so loves St. Therese. I know she would love to have this picture in her room. Thank you for offering it.

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  4. This would make an awesome gift for my daughter. She has a special devotion to the Little Flower. :)

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  5. St Therese seems to have much in common, therefore, with Saint David, patron saint of Wales who said "Be joyful, keep the faith, and do the little things". There is much to be said for these simple thoughts.
    Please, it is all right not to enter me in the draw as I am international. I hope who wins it loves it as much as I do!

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  6. Lovely. I recently completed the novena to Zelie & Louise Martin and have seen the fruits of it in my own marriage.

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  7. Love St. Therese! She has had such an amazing impact on the church :)

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  8. Love St. Therese! She has had such an amazing impact on the church :)

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  9. We have our own Therese - our first girl! - arriving in a few days! I would love this print for her room.

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  10. My daughter is named Therese after this wonderful saint. She has a bithday coming up, this would be perfect. I love love love your art and have been a fan for awhile now. God Bless you and your wonderful work.

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  11. My daughter is named Therese after this wonderful saint. She has a bithday coming up, this would be perfect. I love love love your art and have been a fan for awhile now. God Bless you and your wonderful work.

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  12. PS: Shared on Facebook. God bless :)

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  13. I would love to win a print! Thank you!

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  14. I would love to win a print! Thank you!

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  15. I would love to win a print, thank you! I'm wearing my cardigan that has roses on it today as a nod to St. Therese :)

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  16. Thank you for this opportunity to win a print. We love st. Therese and her little way! We have a Veronica Therese (and a Zelie, after her mother). We had caramel monkey bread this morning and will be making rose cupcakes for dessert later today to celebrate!

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  17. She turned out so beautiful! Thank you!! Happy feast of St. Therese!

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  18. I am in love with this print!! St. Therese is our family patron, the patron of our homeschool, the middle name of my eldest daughter, and the list goes on. She is truly my dearest sister in the faith.

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  19. She's absolutely lovely. My four kids would love to enjoy her portrait on their bedroom wall. What a way to inspire the hearts of little Catholic children! Chelsie (chelsiend @ gmail . com)

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  20. I was just looking at this print in your etsy shop! It's beautiful and my youngest is named for her. Would love to have it.
    Thanks for the opportunity,
    Dana

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  21. You do such lovely work! I have been eyeing several of your prints for Christmas gifts. But this one is my favorite!!! St. Therese is my favorite saint and my eldest daughter is named after her. Plus October 5 is my birthday!! :)

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  22. Your work is simply beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  23. I tweeted the giveaway as well.

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  24. Thanks for the chance!!!! Gorgeous picture!!!! It would go to my daughter Celine, named after St Therese's sister :)

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  25. when I converted, I took Therese as my confirmation saint- thank you!

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  26. She is beautiful! thanks for the chance!

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  27. I adore your work. My confirmation saint is Therese. I'll definitely be sharing this everywhere! God bless, Raphael

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  28. Ok just shared your giveaway on my facebook! We loooooove St. T around here!

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  29. Me encantaría poder tener este maravilloso cuadro de Santa Teresita. Muchas gracias por darnos esta oportunidad.
    Un abrazo.
    Mary Carmen.

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  30. Me encantaría poder tener este maravilloso cuadro de Santa Teresita. Muchas gracias por darnos esta oportunidad.
    Un abrazo.
    Mary Carmen.

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  31. What a lovely addition to any girls room! Beautiful!

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  32. I shared on s johnson page on bloglovin. https://www.bloglovin.com/people/susan1710-1911019
    Thanks for the chance.
    Su

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  33. I love this! I found a movie about her on Netflix a few years back, and thoroughly enjoyed learning about her life 💜

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  34. I'd love to have this for our little oratory!

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  35. We just had croque monsieur in her honor and the 2 year old liked it! (A miracle?) I would love this print for our home.

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  36. This is so beautiful!! St. Therese is my favorite saint and I would love to have this in my home!

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  37. Beautiful! St. Therese is my Confirmation saint, as well as my mother's, so I would so love to win one! :)

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  38. What a beautiful painting! Would look absolutely perfect above my daughters bed :)

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  39. Your work is always so beautiful. I would love to win this print.

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  40. Very Beautiful! My daughters favorite saint.

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  41. The painting is so beautiful.We have 6 children- one of the daughters name is Theresa Rose- named after St.Therese.

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  42. My confirmation saint. I love sweet Therese.

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  43. My confirmation saint. I love sweet Therese.

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  44. Beautiful... St. Therese, pray for us!

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  45. Beautiful painting! St. Therese is one of our favorites.

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  46. Just Beautiful. Your work really transports me "home".

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  47. How beautiful!!! We love St. Therese and her holy family.

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  48. I am so happy to have found your etsy shop! I was searching for beautiful Catholic art for our home. Lovely work!

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  49. Oh, How lovely!

    KAMMiller

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  50. I love your artwork! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  51. What a beautiful depiction of St. Therese! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  52. Very nice picture! Thank you so much for the giveaway!

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  53. Love your work! She's one of our favorite saints!

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  54. Wow! You are an incredibly talented artist! I'm sure Little Therese is looking at your painting with a huge loving smile.

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  55. I love your rendition of St. Therese - my confirmation saint! It is just beautiful. Thank you for giving away a copy! Even if I don't win, I think I will need to purchase a print for my little Gianna Therese. vdesomber@yahoodotcom

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  56. I would absolutely love to have a copy!

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  57. What a lovely giveaway. Thank you!

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  58. St. Therese is one of my favorite saints and is a patron saint for my youngest daughter. I would love to win a copy of this.

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  59. What a lovely painting! This would be a beautiful gift to show my students in my Religious Education class about St. Theresa.

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  60. That is such a beautiful picture of St. Therese!!!! <3 I'm glad I found you through Shower of Roses!

    God bless! <3

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  61. All of your art is so beautiful, this one is no exception!
    ~Ruth Anne

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