“Mother Teresa’s Joy”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS
Mother Teresa is inspiring, encouraging and so devout to our Lord; that I can’t help but love her so much. I especially love sharing all that I have learned about her life, her faith and her experiences. She has always played a very significant role in my own personal private prayer life, and devotion to the Rosary. Our St. Patrick’s Rosary Makers Guild here in Milford PA; use to personally send her mission rosary beads monthly for several consecutive years. Today let us look at ponder and maybe even include some of this most inspiring words from one our Lord’s most blessed saints.
|Mother Teresa and Pope John Paul II|
Some quick notes/facts about Mother Teresa:
At the time of her death, Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity had over 4,000 sisters, and an associated brotherhood of 300 members, operating 610 missions in 123 countries. A truly dedicated worker of the Lord.
In Mother’s own words she speaks of incredible love for God: “How tenderly Jesus speaks when He gives Himself to His own in Holy Communion. ‘My Flesh is meat indeed and My Blood is drink indeed. He that eats My Flesh and drinks My Blood abides in Me and I in him.’ Oh, what could my Jesus do more than give me His Flesh for my food? No, not even God could do more nor show greater love for me.”
“To me - Jesus is my God. Jesus is my Spouse. Jesus is my Life. Jesus is my only Love. Jesus is my All in all. Jesus is my everything. Jesus, I love with my whole heart, with my whole being. I have given Him all, even my sins, and He has espoused me to Himself in all tenderness and love. Now and for life I am the Spouse of my crucified Spouse.” Let us pray for Mother Teresa’s intercession for us.
“God doesn't require us to succeed; He only requires that you try.”
“Live simply so others may simply live.”
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS