St Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Family Thought: Heritage and Creation Matter. September 5

St Mother Teresa of Calcutta writes  “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.”  These words of Mother Teresa describe her calling and her mission. She lived her mission first as a Loreto sister but from 1948 until her death in 1997 she became a real mother of the poor in Calcutta. Small of stature, rocklike in faith, Mother Teresa was entrusted with the mission of proclaiming God’s thirsting love for humanity, especially for the poorest of the poor. “God still loves the world and He sends you and me to be His love and His compassion to the poor.” She was a soul filled with the light of Christ, on fire with love for Him and burning with one desire: “to quench His thirst for love and for souls.” There are many stories of how she made her life SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL FOR GOD. 

See article https://www.marfam.org.za/1153628-2/    from FAMILY MATTERS magazine 3 2016

O God, you called blessed Teresa to respond to the love of your Son with outstanding charity to minister to the poorest of the poor.  Grant us the will, we beseech you, through her intercession, to minister to Christ in his suffering brothers.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.   Prayer from the Mass for St Teresa.   

Pope Francis: Prayer for the Care of Creation. 5. God of love, show us our place in this world as the channels of your love for all creatures of this earth, for not one of them is forgotten in your sight. 

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