Why Saint Teresa of Calcutta?
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, now St. Teresa of Calcutta, provides a perfect example for how we must pursue our own mission here at Catholic Charities. She constantly insisted that “everything begins with prayer.” Ultimately, it was her prayer that strengthened her to love like God and to serve like Christ as she tirelessly served the poorest of the poor. She is the perfect model for us!
What do members do?
Members are asked to pray for Catholic Charities and those we serve on a daily basis. New members will receive a prayer card to guide them in their daily prayer, along with a St. Teresa necklace medallion, which will serve as a reminder of their commitment to the society.
General intentions will be emailed to Society members once each month, and specific intentions will be emailed as necessary throughout the year. Catholic Charities will accept members’ prayer intentions and offer them during our weekly Mass in our chapel. They will remain near the tabernacle for several days after having been presented.
December: Love Given and Shared
Some people remember when radio stations broadcasted Christmas music in early November 2001 following the 9/11 attacks. For some reason, it didn’t seem right. It wasn’t Christmas yet. But certainly, the secular songs and religious hymns were needed.
St. Teresa of Calcutta knew the deep meaning of Christ’s birth and the importance of sharing it with others. “It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you...yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.”
As Christmas draws near, the Catholic Charities’ staff, volunteers, benefactors and members of the St. Teresa Prayer Society are encouraged by her words to show and share God’s love.
May your Christmas be blessed as your lives bring the presence of Jesus Christ to all in need.
St. Teresa of Calcutta,
The love of God is given to us with the birth of Jesus Christ. Help us to share this great love with others through the work of our hands and the smiles we offer.