Friday, February 09, 2007

Question

Say you are praying an important novena to St Therese for your husband. Say also that your husband brings you roses on the second day of that novena for no particular reason. Now, say on the ninth day of that novena you receive no other roses except those you already had. Say you had placed those roses next to the prayer card you were using for the novena. Say on that ninth day of your novena your husband looks at the roses and remarks how fresh they look though they are a week old. Say he takes one out to show you how surprisingly fresh they are and hands it to you. My question is.....

Does this count??

19 comments:

Faith said...

I vote definitely yes.

Hallie said...

Absolutely! You lucky girl! :):):)

Kimberlee said...

Wouldn't you say the roses were pretty but tightly closed buds when he gave them to you? And wouldn't you say they have gradually opened up to the full potential of their beauty? Wouldn't you say now they've truly blossomed? And surely you'd just say thank you to dear St. Therese? :-)

neuropoet3 said...

Oh, I think that has to count! :)

Karen E. said...

That's a big-time "yes" dear ....

veronica said...

Absolutely...I don't see any way around it!

Elizabeth said...

I would say yes too.....

Jamie said...

yes, yes, yes!! The very fact you are questioning it, means it is your answer! You are blessed!

Johane said...

yes... I would say that receiving the roses on day 2 means that your prayers were answered then. That your husband handed you one of said roses on day 9... I would say that it was confirmation of the reception on day 2.

I'll say that answers to prayers don't happen instantly (as we all know), nor are the always what we want/expect (again, as we all know)... but I have a feeling that your prayer will be powerfully answered, and sooner rather than later to boot too! ;)

Diane said...

Definitely Yes !

Kristen Laurence said...

I don't think you need an answer to this question, Suzanne, but YES!

And, note to Jeremy: Those are absolutely perfect roses - they look like Imperials! What a beautiful choice!

Jane Ramsey said...

As everyone else has said, YES! Absolutely, YES! :-)
(I'll have to try this on my husband...)

Cheryl M. said...

Yes indeed!!! :)

Ruth said...

Definately yes!!! I'm still waiting for my roses : )

E Caughron said...

Yes, from me too. Everytime I have said this novena, the roses come sometime in the middle. I always assume that the rest of the days are for thanksgiving to St. Therese. So happy to hear you have an answer.

~m2~ said...

heck YES :)

Suzanne Temple said...

Thank you, everyone, for your encouraging responses! I'll keep you posted!

James said...

You must forgive me, but what's the deal with roses and the Novena to St. Therese? I must admit that I am not familiar with this particular devotion.

James

James said...

You must forgive me, but what's the deal with roses and the Novena to St. Therese? I must admit that I am not familiar with this particular devotion.

James