Sunday, September 4, 2016

Seeking tenderness, living tenderness...

"We must pray to Jesus to give us that tenderness of the Eucharist."
- St Teresa of Calcutta

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"Each one of us is a co-worker of Christ...
we must labor hard to carry Him to the hearts
where He has not yet been known and love...
But, unless we have Jesus, we cannot give Him;
that is why we need the Eucharist. 
Spend as much time as possible in front of the Blessed Sacrament
and He will fill you with His strength and His power."

St Teresa of Calcutta
Canonized 04 Sept 2016

 " Mother Teresa loved to say, 'Perhaps I don’t speak their language, but I can smile'.  Let us carry her smile in our hearts and give it to those whom we meet along our journey, especially those who suffer.  In this way, we will open up opportunities of joy and hope for our many brothers and sisters who are discouraged and who stand in need of understanding and tenderness."

From today's homily for Canonization of Mother Teresa - Pope Francis

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Photo credit: Peter Canclini

"Our lives must be woven around the Eucharist...
fix your eyes on Him who is the light;
bring your hearts close to His Divine Heart;
ask Him to grant you the grace of knowing Him,
the love of loving Him, the courage to serve Him.
Seek Him fervently." - St Teresa of Calcutta

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Official Canonization portrait - artist: Charles Fagan

St Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!

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