MARY, OUR MOTHER

Friday, September 05, 2008

[MaryVitamin] Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Feast Day


http://www.michaeljournal.org/teresa.htm

Topic:
 The Marian devotion of Mother Teresa
Feast Day September 5th
 
Quote:
"The following quotation is taken from a general letter Mother Teresa wrote on the day of her death:
'Stand near Our Lady to listen to the thirst of Jesus and to answer with your whole heart.'"
Thirsting for God, A Yearbook of Prayers, Meditations, and Anecdotes Mother Teresa (Servant Publications: 2000), 134.
 
Meditation:
"The Missionaries of Charity's mission is to 'quench the infinite thirst of Jesus on the cross for love and souls' by  'laboring at the salvation and sanctification of the poorest of the poor.'" (from: http://www.mother-teresa.us/)
 
In her writings, Bl. Teresa of Calcutta shows her devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary:
"Like Mary, let us never be ashamed to do humble work. Like her, let us always accept the cross in whatever way it comes."
 
"Humility of the heart of Mary, fill my heart. Teach me, as you taught Jesus, to be meek and humble so to glorify the Father."
 Thirsting for God, A Yearbook of Prayers, Meditations, and Anecdotes Mother Teresa (Servant Publications: 2000), 160.
Resolution:
In each of her convent chapels, Mother Teresa wrote the words "I thirst" next to the crucifix. In passing the crucifix, I will remember the devotion of St. Teresa of Calcutta to slake the thirst of Christ for souls and I will pray to stand near Mary at the foot of the cross and to pray for the conversion of souls.
 
Marian Vow:
Mother Teresa sums up the meaning of the Marian vow in these words,
"Mary, my dearest Mother, give me your heart so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate, so full of Love and Humility, that I may receive Jesus as You did -- and go in haste to give Him to others"
 
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
 
Thanks be to God for graces received.
 

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