On the third day, we thank Christ for the gift of Love, the third of the three theological virtues, and ask Him to perfect the gift of Love in us, as He did in Saint Teresa of Avila.
O most loving Lord Jesus Christ! we thank Thee for the great gift of Love which Thou didst grant to Thy beloved Teresa; we pray Thee, by Thy merits, and by those of Thy most loving spouse, to give us the great, the crowning gift of Thy perfect Love.
( the phrase "Thy most loving spouse" refers to the Church, the Bride of Christ) .
* Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be
St. Teresa, pray for us.
That we may become worthy of the promises of Jesus Christ.
Let us pray.
Graciously hear us, O God of our salvation! that as we rejoice in the commemoration of the blessed virgin Teresa, so we may be nourished by her heavenly doctrine, and draw from thence the fervor of a tender devotion; through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God for ever and ever. Amen.