Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta




Today marks the feast day of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta - a beautiful servant of God who is one of our most celebrated mothers and a universal symbol of God's merciful and preferential love for the poor and forgotten.

In her own words:

“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.”

"God still loves the world and He sends you and me to be His love and His compassion to the poor.”

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997) Biography

Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Peacemaker, Pioneer, Legend


A wonderful book I have recently read written by Blessed Mother Teresa and edited by Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., Ph.D.: Where There Is Love, There Is God: A Path to Closer Union with God and Greater Love for Others

It's so good to hear her voice and see her face in this video from 1982:



Related Posts on Catholic Fire:

15 years since the death of Mother Teresa

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta: My Favorite Quotes

Book Review: Mother Teresa's Secret Fire

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Do It Anyway

A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE TO BLESSED MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTTA (1910 - 1997)

Mother Teresa Anniversary and Novena

Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Contraception, Abortion, Love, and Natural Family Planning

Time Magazine on Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

The 'Atheism' of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa's Reaction to President Clinton's Access to Abortion Clinics Act Recalled by Fr. Pavone

Mother Teresa's book to be released September 4

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