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.
October: Peace Ministry
At the award ceremony for her reception of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, Mother Teresa of Calcutta began her acceptance speech inviting her listeners to join her in a familiar prayer.
“As we have gathered here to thank God for this gift of peace, I have given you all the prayer for peace that St Francis of Assisi prayed many years ago, and I wonder he must have felt the need what we feel today to pray for. We’ll say it together. ‘Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury pardon; ...’”
Through Catholic Charities’ Victim’s Assistance Ministry, victims of crime living in the 17th and 18th Judicial Districts of Colorado are offered pathways to peace by meeting their unexpected and unique personal needs. Our Catholic Charities ministry, while limited in location, offers us the opportunity to pray for victims of crime who too often go unnoticed and forgotten.
St. Teresa of Calcutta,
Like St. Francis of Assisi, your work and words brought peace to individuals and to families in need. You did not expect an award for your efforts. Through Catholic Charities’ Victim Assistance Ministry help our wounded sisters and brothers to be healed and at peace.