St. Teresa Prayer Society
Our Monthly Intentions
“Prayer will give us a clean heart,
and a clean heart will allow us
to see God in each other.”
– St. Teresa of Calcutta
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.
APRIL: PEACE WE PRAY
St. Teresa of Calcutta despised war and how it destroyed the lives of ordinary people who became refugees. From a hospital in a refugee camp in Lebanon she said, “I have never been in a war before, but I have seen famine and death. I was asking myself, what do they feel when they do this. I don’t understand it. They are all the children of God. Why do they do it, I don’t understand.”
Along with other agencies, Catholic Charities Denver Immigration Services is responding to the legal needs of 2,000 Afghan refugees who settled in Colorado with authorization to work for two years but who must apply for permanent status. We pray that through our ministries anyone forced to leave home and country will find safe shelter in our home.
St. Teresa of Calcutta,
Your words describe the unexplainable nature of evil human thoughts and actions. Inspire us with your love of God and people to welcome strangers, provide for their needs, and pray for world peace. We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Amen.
Blessed St. Teresa of Calcutta,
You shared your love and the love of God with the people you cared for. May your words help us to love until there is no more hurt. We ask this in the name of God who is love.