From Story of a Soul we learn that St. Therese took great pains to prepare for her First Communion, helped along by her sisters and father. On the day of her First Communion, she experienced a profound union with Our Lord that only grew throughout her life.
If your child will soon receive First Communion, Leaflet Missal has a lovely little booklet to help your child prepare for the sacrament in the same way that St. Therese did. Entitled 40 Days of Preparation for My First Communion with St. Therese of the Child Jesus, each day offers the child a little prayer that St. Therese herself prayed along with a little act of virtue to practice. A different flower is represented each day, and the child is encouraged to gather those flowers, or acts of virtue, for Jesus.
Complete with spaces to keep track of prayers and acts completed, the booklet helps the child keep track of how his or her heart is blooming with love for the Lord. So sweet and simple, it’s a wonderful way to maintain conversation, interest, and eagerness for the sacrament at home.
“Oh little Jesus, I want to be for you a bouquet of the most fragrant flowers.” -St. Therese