Day 4

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


“Loving trust and total surrender made Our Lady say ‘yes’ to the message of the angel. And cheerfulness made her run in haste to serve her cousin Elizabeth. That is so much our life: say ‘yes’ to Jesus and running in haste to serve him in the poorest of the poor. Let us keep very close to Our Lady and she will make that same spirit grow in each of us.”

Holy and loving St. Teresa, the love of Jesus on the Cross became a living flame within you, and so you became the light of His love to all. Help us to say “yes” to Jesus and run in haste to serve Him like Our Lady did! So that we may have eyes to see the poor and helpful hands to care for them.

St. Teresa, as you loved and served Jesus through your work upon Earth, we humbly ask that you continue your work in heaven and intercede for us in our needs… (Mention your intentions here). Teach us to allow Jesus to fill us so completely that our lives my also radiate His light and love to others.


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.


Dearest Heavenly Father, Our hearts have been torn open by the example of your faithful and humble servant St. Teresa of Calcutta.

This little sister was small in stature but changed the entire world in a big way through her work to care for the poor and homeless.

Thank you, O Lord, for instilling your love in the heart of St. Teresa of Calcutta, for it is through her heart that thousands of the poorest of the poor have been cared for and loved. Please give us a heart as beautiful, pure, spotless and giving as the heart of St. Teresa.

Her service to the poor is a testament to her faith-filled heart that so lovingly touched the broken bodies of the poor and homeless and in doing so she was touching the body of Christ.

Help me to see and serve the poor as she did. That we may also see Jesus hidden under the distressing disguise of the poor. So that our act of love that is done for the poor and homeless may be done to Jesus himself.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!


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