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Franciscan Spirit Blog

Mother Teresa’s Own Words: ‘I Thirst, I Quench’

Jul 28, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Whenever we come close to Him—we become partners of Our Lady, St. John, Magdalene. Hear Him. Hear your own name. Make my joy and yours complete. Let us pray.

Mother Teresa’s Road to Sainthood

Jul 28, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Scarcely two years after the death of Mother Teresa in September 1997, the Archbishop of Calcutta at the time, Monsignor Henry D’Souza, requested that Pope John Paul II dispense with the five-year waiting period required before beginning the process of beatification and canonization. 

The Mother Teresa We Knew

Jul 28, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Mother Teresa of Calcutta strips you and me of every excuse to do nothing to help the hungry, the sick, the lonely, the unloved, the rejected, the hurting, the confused, the imprisoned.

Mother Teresa and Francis of Assisi: Two Saints, One Spirit

Jul 28, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Every day after Holy Communion, Mother Teresa and her community would say the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis. The foundress of the Missionaries of Charity carried with her a small reproduction of an old painting of Francis in which the weeping saint holds a cloth to his eyes.

Holy Quotes from Mother Teresa

Jul 28, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
The call to holiness guided Mother Teresa throughout her life. She said, “Every day I pray, please let my people grow in holiness. I need holy people to offer to God, I don’t need numbers. That urgency for holiness was what she taught me, by example, by words, by silence.

Mother Teresa: A Saint Who Conquered Darkness

Jul 28, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
One of Mother Teresa’s deepest fears after she founded the Missionaries of Charity was that she or one of her sisters and brothers would do or say something to cause scandal or detract from the Order’s mission.

Models of Faith: Mother Teresa

Jul 28, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
A true visionary, Mother Teresa saw past the wounds of lepers and comforted the sick as they wrestled with death. Simply, no person was beyond her capacity for love and assistance.

Talking to God: Morning Prayers

Jul 27, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Throughout the day, we should be mindful that God wishes to continually hear from us. But how can we possibly speak to God every minute when we are obviously busy?

Mother Teresa: A Holy Life

Jul 25, 2020 Franciscan Spirit Blog
Mother Teresa was a force of nature and wholly unique. She was always her own person, startlingly independent, obedient, yet challenging some preconceived notions and expectations.