Recently Mother Teresa was canonized a Saint! Here are some great quotes by her, compliments of our favorite Priest, Father Don!
Saint Mother Teresa, pray for us!
“Each person’s mission is a mission of love. Begin the place where you are, with the people closest to you. Make your homes centers of compassion and forgive endlessly. Let no one ever come to you without coming away better and happier. At the hour of death, when we come face to face with God, we are going to be judged on love; not how much we have done, but how much love we put into the doing.”
“So many people talk about the poor…how many actually talk to the poor?”
“God does not ask us to be successful, God asks us to be faithful.”
“For Mary, the annunciation was when Jesus came into her life, which was her first communion day. And she did something very beautiful. As she realized Jesus was with her, she went in haste, immediately to see her cousin Elizabeth who was with child. And we know what that unborn child did: leapt with joy at the presence of Christ, his Savior. John the Baptist was the first to declare Jesus had come. It is wonderful to think that John, as an unborn child, had the first privilege to proclaim the coming of Christ.”
"Abortion kills twice. It kills the body of the baby and it kills the conscience of the mother. Abortion is profoundly anti-women. Three quarters of its victims are women: Half the babies and all the mothers."
"America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v. Wade has deformed a great nation. The so-called right to abortion has pitted mothers against their children and women against men. It has shown violence and discord at the heart of the most intimate human relationships. It has aggravated the derogation of the father’s role in an increasingly fatherless society. It has portrayed the greatest of gifts (a child) as a competitor, an intrusion, and an inconvenience. It has exposed many women to unjust and selfish demands from their husbands or other sexual partners. Human rights are not a privilege conferred by government. They are every human being’s entitlement by virtue of their humanity. The right to life does not depend, and must not be declared to be contingent, on the pleasure of anyone else, not even a parent or a sovereign."
"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion"
"Many people are concerned with children of India, with the children of Africa where quite a few die of hunger, and so on. Many people are also concerned about the violence in this great country of the United States. These concerns are very good. But often these same people are not concerned with the millions being killed by the deliberate decision of their own mothers. And this is the greatest destroyer of peace today- abortion which brings people to such blindness."
“We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love. There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.”
“Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace in the world.”
“At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry and you gave me to eat. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you took me in.’ Hungry not only for bread but hungry for love. Naked not only for clothing but naked of human dignity and respect. Homeless not only for want of a room of brinks but homeless because of rejection. This is Christ in distressing disguise.”