Pray St. Teresa Prayer Society

ST. TERESA PRAYER SOCIETY

“Love, to be true, has to begin with God in prayer. If we pray, we will be able to love, and if we love, we will be able to serve."
– St. Teresa of Calcutta

Our Mission

The mission of the St. Teresa of Calcutta Prayer Society is to foster organized, spiritual support for Catholic Charities’ staff, volunteers and those we serve, and to pray for those who ask for our prayers.

Our Mission

The mission of the St. Teresa of Calcutta Prayer Society is to foster organized, spiritual support for Catholic Charities’ staff, volunteers and those we serve, and to pray for those who ask for our prayers.

sEVEN THEMES OF
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

The Church's social teaching is grounded in the basis of our mission at Catholic Charities of Denver. In these brief reflections, we highlight several of the key themes that are at the heart of our Catholic social tradition.

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LIFE & Dignity Of THE HUMAN PERSON

The dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. We believe that every person is precious, that people are more important than things and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of the human person.

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CALL TO FAMILY, COMMUNITY & Participation

The person is not only sacred but also social. How we organize our society directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in community. We believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.

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RIGHTS and
RESPONSIBILITIES

The Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community is achieved when human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Therefore, every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency.

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OPTION FOR THE POOR AND VULNERABLE

A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.

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THE DIGNITY OF WORK & RIGHTS OF WORKERS

The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God's creation. If the dignity of work is to be protected, then the basic rights of workers must be respected--the right to productive work, to decent and fair wages, to the organization and joining of unions, to private property and to economic initiative.

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SOLIDARITY

We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic and ideological differences. We are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, wherever they may be. Loving our neighbor has global dimensions in a shrinking world. At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace.
"if you want peace, work for justice."

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CARE FOR GOD'S CREATION

We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of God's creation. A full understanding can only be achieved by reading the papal, conciliar and episcopal documents that make up this rich tradition.

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Hands and Hearts

Since biblical times “hands” and “hearts” have symbolized the service and love God asks from us to care for our sisters and brothers. In her words, “Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love,” St. Teresa of Calcutta repeats this timeless message.

St. Theresa of Calcutta, also known as Mother Teresa, dedicated her life to serving the poorest of the poor. Born in 1910, she founded the Missionaries of Charity, a religious congregation committed to helping those in dire need. Mother Teresa believed that serving others was a direct way to serve God, famously stating, "Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love." Her life's work centered on compassion, humility, and unwavering commitment to alleviating suffering, emphasizing that true service is done with love and without seeking personal gain. She was canonized as a saint in 2016 and inspires all of us at Catholic Charities to live out our mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the poor and those in need.

St. Teresa of Calcutta,
Your love freely given through the work of your hands encourages us to follow your example. Bless our hands and our hearts and the hands and hearts of the people we serve so that the love of God is known from who we are and what we do. Amen.

How can we pray for you?

  • All submissions will be offered up during our daily Mass in our chapel, and will remain near the tabernacle for several days after having been presented.

Catholic Charities Prayer

"God of Living Hope, across the ages, You call us to be bearers of Divine Hope. The Prophets spoke, Proclaiming the Good News to come. The Virgin Mary found favor and Jesus, our Greatest Hope, was born. Remaining faithful to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, help employees, volunteers, and benefactors of Catholic Charities be disciples of hope. Protecting the unborn, sheltering those in need, educating the young, supporting women’s health, reuniting families, nurturing mental health, providing affordable homes and fostering relationships at every age and every stage of life. Amen."

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