Day 8

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


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 recognize that suffering is a sign that we are close to Jesus! So that we may have eyes to see those who suffer from drug or alcohol addiction, prostitutes and prisoners 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, ur 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 those who suffer from addiction of any kind, prostitution and imprisonment.

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 of people who suffer from addiction have been befriended, prostitutes have been removed from danger and prisoners have been visited. Please give us a heart as beautiful, pure, merciful and giving as the heart of St. Teresa. So these people may be transformed by Your heart.

Her service to those who have been taken advantage of, controlled by addiction, down-trodden and locked away is a testament to her faith-filled heart that so lovingly touched the broken bodies of these people and in doing so she was touching the body of Christ.

Help me to see and serve the those who suffer from addition, are controlled by prostitution and lonely in prison as she did. That we may also see Jesus hidden under the distressing disguise of their suffering. So that our act of love that is done for the them may be done to Jesus himself.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!


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