Tag: Mother Teresa

Poverty has a name

Poverty has a name

| Liz Kelly | March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The story went something like this: A group of MBAs from a prestigious university (that shall remain unnamed) determined that through applying their business acumen they could make Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity more effective. They traveled to Kolkata, India, requested a meeting and were received by the saint herself. They pulled out their flow charts and spreadsheets filled with graphs and data, and she sat listening, quietly, politely.

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Mother Teresa and conscience formation

Mother Teresa and conscience formation

| Mary Jane O'Brien | September 21, 2016 | 2 Comments

During election season, we hear a great deal about “following our consciences” and the need for conscience formation. The U.S. bishops offer their guide to faithful citizenship so that the principles of Catholic social teaching might inform our Election Day decisions, and a number of organizations similarly produce a range of voting guides.

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Do you know that Jesus is thirsting for your love?

Do you know that Jesus is thirsting for your love?

| Bishop Andrew Cozzens | September 8, 2016

On Sept. 4, Pope Francis gave the Church an incredible gift of a new saint: St. Teresa of Kolkata — arguably one of the world’s most famous people when she died. Besides receiving the Nobel Peace Prize and honorary degrees from places like Harvard, she also opened houses to serve the poor on every continent and founded a new religious community that today numbers more than 5,000 and is still growing.

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St. Paul street named after Mother Teresa in 2004

St. Paul street named after Mother Teresa in 2004

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Mother Teresa of Kolkata is memorialized on a street just one block away from the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul.

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Before sainthood, Mother Teresa lit up the hearts of Minnesotans

Before sainthood, Mother Teresa lit up the hearts of Minnesotans

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Father Joseph Johnson made a surprising connection in Rome with Mother Teresa in the 1990s before his ordination.
Mother Teresa inquired about his studies and where he would serve as a priest. Father Johnson, now pastor at Holy Family in St. Louis Park, shared it with her not expecting her to know about Minnesota.
“Her eyes lit up, and she repeated the word ‘Minnesota’ with such love,” Father Johnson said. “I never heard anyone say the name of our state with such love. You could tell that there is a real connection that, in her mind, she was remembering all the times that she had been here visiting the Kumps.”

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Mother Teresa: ‘Do small things with great love’

Mother Teresa: ‘Do small things with great love’

| September 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

A favorite motto of St. Teresa of Kolkata was: “Do small things with great love.”

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In Kolkata, joy, prayers and testimonies as Mother Teresa becomes saint

In Kolkata, joy, prayers and testimonies as Mother Teresa becomes saint

| Saadia Azim | September 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

At Shishu Bhavan, children, the destitute, Missionaries of Charity nuns and novices sat silently, glued to the TV screen for the live telecast of the Vatican canonization ceremony of Mother Teresa.

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St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be ‘Mother’ Teresa, pope says

St. Teresa of Kolkata will always be ‘Mother’ Teresa, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves and Cindy Wooden | September 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

With a large tapestry bearing the portrait of the woman known as the “Saint of the Gutters” suspended above him, Pope Francis proclaimed the sainthood of Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hailing her courage and love for the poor.

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My time with ‘Mother,’ now St. Teresa of Kolkata

My time with ‘Mother,’ now St. Teresa of Kolkata

| Alyssa Bormes | September 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

It was 2004, and I was volunteering. Sister Edward would assign me tasks, and I never knew what to expect. There were days of washing dishes and days of cleaning bedrooms. There was one wonderful thing; my friend, Ellie, was the best at laundry. Since we were volunteering with the Missionaries of Charity, there were no washing machines. Ellie did it all by hand, and I never begrudged her this.

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Thousands of Mother Teresa items archived by Catholic University

Thousands of Mother Teresa items archived by Catholic University

| Mark Pattison | September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Not many people know that Blessed Teresa of Kolkata’s first visit to the United States was a trip to Las Vegas — in 1960, when the Strip was still mobbed-up.

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Mother Teresa knew what being unloved felt like, priest says

Mother Teresa knew what being unloved felt like, priest says

| Cindy Wooden | August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

In the chapel of the first house Blessed Teresa of Kolkata established in Rome, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk of the Missionaries of Charity talks about her life, mixing the concrete and even mundane with the spiritual and even mystical.

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The mercy-filled life: Mother Teresa embodied what Pope Francis teaches

The mercy-filled life: Mother Teresa embodied what Pope Francis teaches

| Cindy Wooden | August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

If there is one person who immersed herself in the “peripheries” Pope Francis is drawn to, it was Blessed Teresa of Kolkata.

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