Friday, March 18, 2011

How to love like Mother Teresa



March 18, 2011. You don't have to move to the slums of an Indian city to love like Mother Teresa, says Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, the postulator of her Cause of Canonization. In order to love like her, he says, you just need to practice great love in small ways.

Father Brian said that Mother Teresa's message could be summed up by the phrase that is enscribed on her tombstone, which is from the Gospel of John: “Love one another as I have loved you.”


Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk
Postulator, Cause of Canonization of Mother Teresa
“Whenever Mother Teresa used to speak, she would try to bring the message to the people so that they could practice it in their own ordinary life even beginning with their own family. So, for example, she would say to do 'Ordinary things with extraordinary love,' or to do 'Small things with great love,' something everyone can do no matter what they are doing. But the important thing for Mother Teresa was the love with which we do it.”

Father Brian said that Mother Teresa's message could be summed up by the phrase that is enscribed on her tombstone, which is from the Gospel of John: “Love one another as I have loved you.”

According to Father Brian, Mother Teresa believed that God wants to love us through our own expressions of love for one another.

In view of the coming beatification of John Paul II, Father Brian emphasized the close relationship Mother Teresa had with the pope.

Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk
Postulator, Cause of Canonization of Mother Teresa
“It is interesting to note that Mother Teresa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and John Paul II was elected in 1978. So, for both, their, say, most public times were almost the same years, and so there was a real connection both on the human level but maybe that connection was even more because of, let's say, being on the same spiritual wavelength.”

Father Brian said that devotion to Mother Teresa would be especially good for travelers, because she traveled much for her ministry, and for women that are trying to conceive, because she was known for helping couples conceive by giving them the miraculous medal.

Via Rome Reports.

1 comment:

cathnurse2b said...

She would also be an excellent patron saint for nurses and other healthcare providers!! Her life has inspired me to become a nurse.