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Quotes from Mother Teresa

Quotes from Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa is known all over the world for her work in the slums of Calcutta. Her simplicity, humility and joy shared with the poorest, in which she saw Christ, have made her a saint. The one who said “Love must be as natural as living and breathing.” left us beautiful prayers and writing, and shows us the way to true happiness. Here are some beautiful quotes that will help you to know your spirituality based on loving thy neighbor.

Quotes on the spirit of poverty and humility

“We don't do great things, but only small ones with immense love.”

“God created us to do little things with great love.”

“We know that what we do is just a drop in the ocean. But if this drop were not in the ocean, it would be missing.”

“What matters is not what you give, but the love you give with.”

 “The less we have, the more we can give.”

“We will never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”

“Knowing yourself makes us bend our knees, a position indispensable to love. For the knowledge of God begets love, and the knowledge of self begets humility.”

“Do not imagine that love, to be true, must be extraordinary.”

Quotes on Charity and the Spirit of Service

“Do not let anyone come to you without them leaving you better and happier.” 

“At the end of our days, we will not be judged by the number of diplomas received, the money we have accumulated or the achievements to our credit. We will be judged by our response to: “I was hungry and you fed me. I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless and you welcomed me.”

“Faith in action is service.”

“Each person is Christ to me, and since Jesus is unique, then this person is unique to me in the world.”

“If you judge people, you don't have time to love them.”

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Family Quotes

“Love begins at home, and destruction and hatred also begin at home. More and more people are realizing that if we do not bring prayer and love back to the family, we will never have peace.”

“What can you do to promote peace in the world? Go home and love your family!”

“The child is a gift of God to the family. Every child is created in the image and likeness of God for great things, to love and to be loved.”

Quotes on Prayer and Relationship to God

“God is a friend of silence. Trees, flowers and grass grow silently. Look at the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move silently.”

“The more we receive in the silence of prayer, the more we will give in active life.”

“With God, there is no 'but' that is worthy.”

“The silence of the heart is necessary for you to hear God everywhere—in the door that closes, the person who claims you, the birds that sing, and the plants, and the animals.”

With Hozana, walk in the light of the saint of Calcutta

“Come, be my light” is the call that Mother Teresa received from Christ. Be enlightened by the saint of Calcutta with this novena on Hozana: 9 days with Mother Teresa to learn to love!

Discover the one who inspired Mother Teres—-little Thérèse! — by allowing yourself to be guided for nine days on her path, that of holiness for all. You can also take a look at nine days with the little flower.