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.
February: Like St. Mother Teresa
In November 2020 the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops published “Prayers of Pope Francis” edited by Cindy Wooden. The book holds a prayer that Pope Francis’ prayed at Skopje, Macedonia where St. Teresa of Calcutta was born. The prayer supports all who work, who volunteer, and who pray for Catholic Charities in Colorado and Wyoming.
May it encourage us to pray for the people where we live and for ourselves to bring about a better world by walking, like St. Teresa, in the footsteps of Christ.
Blessed St. Teresa of Calcutta,
Pray for this city, for this people, for its church and for all those who wish to follow Christ, the Good Shepherd, as his disciples by carrying out works of justice, love, mercy, peace, and service. To follow him, who came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life for many: Christ our Lord.