Feast of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
September 2, 2014
Mother Teresa went to a bakery for bread for her orphan children. When she asked the baker for bread, she extended her hand. The baker spit in her palm. Withdrawing her hand, Mother Teresa told him, “I will keep this for me, but give me some bread for my children,” and held out her other hand. Ashamed, not only did the baker give her what she wanted, but he became a main bread supplier for the orphanage.
Mother Teresa and all her sisters of the Missionaries of Charity went to Adoration every day. She wrote:
"I make a Holy Hour each day in the presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. All my sisters of the Missionaries of Charity make a daily Holy Hour as well, because we find that through our daily Holy Hour our love for Jesus becomes more intimate, our love for each other more understanding, and our love for the poor more compassionate. Our Holy Hour is our daily family prayer where we get together and pray the Rosary before the exposed Blessed Sacrament the first half hour, and the second half hour we pray in silence. Our adoration has doubled the number of our vocations. In 1963, we were making a weekly Holy Hour together, but it was not until 1973, when we began our daily Holy Hour, that our community started to grow and blossom.
"That is why I encourage you to make your Holy Hour through Mary, the cause of our joy, and you may discover that no where on earth are you more welcomed, no where on earth are you more loved, than by Jesus, living and truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time that you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make you soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about an everlasting peace on earth.
"When you look at the crucifix you understand how much Jesus loved you. When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you NOW. I beg the Blessed Mother to touch the hearts of all Parish priests that they may have Eucharistic Adoration in their parishes, and that it may spread throughout the entire world!”
I hope you will be able to make time to sit with Jesus this week. Even if you can’t stay an hour, it will refresh your soul!
Please pray that the 5th Circuit will uphold the HB2 provisions that were struck down on Friday.
Prayer to Blessed Mother Teresa:
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.
Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).
Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others.
Join Blessed Mother Teresa's sisters,The Missionaries of Charity, for a special Mass at 6:00 p.m. tonight, Friday September 5, at St. James Catholic Church, 1002 Saner Ave, Dallas. Call 214-528-2240 for more information.
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