Little Holy Days {Blessed Teresa of Calcutta}

Little Holy Days (Green)

Tomorrow is the anniversary of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta’s death. It’s currently acknowledged to be her feast day, so we will be remembering it.

Some quick facts

  • Born on August 26, 1910 in Albania
  • In September 1928 she joined the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known as Sisters of Loreto in Ireland
  • She received the name Sister Mary Teresa after St. Therese of Liseux
  • She arrived in Calcutta in January 1929
  • In 1931 she was assigned to the Loreto Entally Community and taught at the St. Mary’s school for girls.
  • She made her final profession of vows in 1937 and from then on was known as Mother Teresa.
  • In 1946 she received her inspiration from Jesus to establish the Missionaries of Charity.
  • She died September 5, 1997
  • For more bio info see the mention on Catholic Culture

Food Ideas

  • I’m planning on using the Crock Pot Pineapple Curry Chicken Recipe from Catholic Cuisine
  • And attempting to make Naan (which I LOVE, but haven’t ever tried to make because it sounded too scary, but this recipe didn’t look too bad… we’ll see)

To Do/Read:

A Prayer of Mother Teresa

Dear Jesus, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love. Penetrate and possess my whole Return to being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus. Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others.

There are so many quotes that I could put into this post, but I wanted to share this one which appeared in our parish bulletin a few weeks back which I cut out and put above my sink, because it really speaks to things that I’ve been thinking about/trying to improve recently:

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
BE KIND ANYWAY.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
SUCCEED ANYWAY.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
BE HONEST AND FRANK ANYWAY.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
BUILD ANYWAY.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
BE HAPPY ANYWAY.
The good you do today people will often forget tomorrow;
DO GOOD ANYWAY.
Give the world the best you have. It may never be enough;
GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU”VE GOT ANYWAY.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and GOD;
IT WAS NEVER BETWEEN YOU AND THEM ANYWAY.
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