Friday, January 20, 2012

New Bead: Little Flowers

The Little Flower Bead

Making flowers is such fun, I couldn't stop at just one.  This bead has a collage of three different flowers for my St. Therese, the Little Flower bead. Here's the bead meaning I have written on the bead meaning booklet that comes with the rosaries:

St. Therese of Lisieux uses flowers to describe the diversity of people. No matter what flower we are, God shines his love on us. “Perfection consists in doing his will, in being that which he wants us to be.”
-St. Therese the Little Flower
Making the Little Flower cane

If you have ever read the Biography of St. Therese, she talks about this much more elequently than I have room for on my bead meaning pages. Here is the full quote:
“Jesus set the book of nature before me and I saw that all the flowers he has created are lovely. The splendor of the rose and the whiteness of the lily do not rob the little violet of its scent nor the daisy of its simple charm. I realized that if every tiny flower wanted to be a rose, spring would lose its loveliness and there would be no wildflowers to make the meadows gay. It is just the same in the world of souls - which is the garden of Jesus. He has created the great saints who are like the lilies and the roses, but he has also created much lesser saints and they must be content to be the daisies or the violets which rejoice his eyes whenever he glances down. Perfection consists in doing his will, in being that which he wants us to be. Jesus, help me to simplify my life by learning what you want me to be - and becoming that person.”
Little Flowers Cane (sorry the lighting is horrible. It was done at night)


j'aime said...

all of these new beads are so lovely, and i especially like this one! st. therese is such a great saint, and i definitely need to reread her work.

Katie Rose said...

love it!