Novena to Mother Teresa of Calcutta
An emblematic missionary of the 20th century
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who was canonized September 4th, 2016, is an emblematic missionary of the 20th century. She left us a tremendous spiritual legacy, marked by joy, confidence, and hope, despite the trial of "spiritual darkness" she endured for five decades.
By answering the call of Jesus at the side of the poorest of the poor, she was a messenger of God's love throughout her life. By her will to belong to Christ and to quench her thirst for love, she became a poignant face of the Father's mercy in our time.
Every day, our prayer will focus on one particular aspect of Mother Teresa's spirituality, along with:
- An excerpt from the Gospel for meditation, with a specific advice Jesus gives us to live under the eyes of his Father,
- A supplication prayer of Mother Teresa,
- A "Hail Mary" and "Our Father,"
- A concrete action to perform to anchor our year in faith.
Try to confess your sins and to celebrate the sacrament of the Eucharist during this novena!
The detailed program of the Novena:
Day 1: Do ordinary things with extraordinary love - Luke 2, 22-40
Day 2: Welcome one's responsibilities with joy - Luke 1, 46-55
Day 3: Give one's self to the poor - John 19, 28-30
Day 4: Learn to pray - Matthew 6,7-15
Day 5: Be silent to answer God's call - Matthew 6, 5-8
Day 6: Trust God - Mark 4, 35-41
Day 7: Look in the night for light and hope - Mark 9, 14-29
Day 8: Desire sainthood - Matthew 25, 31-46
Day 9: Give all to Jesus - Matthew 19, 27-29
NB: We suggest that you choose to start this novena on August 28th, as 9 days later is the feast day of St. Teresa of Calcutta (September 5th)
Prayer from the novena
Dear Lord, I kneel before you, by Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Dear Lord, the Great Healer, I kneel before you, Since every perfect gift must come from You. I pray, give skill to my hands, clear vision to my mind, Kindness, and meekness to my heart. Give me singleness of purpose, Strength to lift up a part of the burden of my suffering fellow men, And a true realization of the privilege that is mine. Take from my heart all guile and worldliness, That with the simple faith of a child, I may rely on You. Amen.
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