Friday, September 4, 2015

Day 9: a Novena to the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Day 9: Novena to the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Ninth Day – Holiness is Jesus Living and Acting in Me

“Our works of charity are nothing but the overflow of our love of God from within. Therefore, the one who is most united to Him loves her neighbor most.”

“Our activity is truly apostolic only in so far as we permit Him to work in us and through us – with His power, with His desire, with His Love. We must become holy not because we want to feel holy, but because Christ must be able to live His life fully in us.”
“Let us spend ourselves with Him, and for Him. Let Him see with your eyes, speak with your tongue, work with your hands, walk with your feet, think with your head and love with your heart. Is this not a perfect union, a continual loving prayer? God is our loving father. Let your light of love so shine before man that seeing your good works (the washing, sweeping, cooking, loving you husband and children) they may glorify the Father.”
“Be holy, Holiness is the easiest way to satiate Jesus’ Thirst, His for you and yours for Him.”

Thought for the day
“Charity for each other is the surest way to great holiness”

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all. Obtain from the Heart of Jesus this request: (Your personal request)
Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His Light and love to others. Amen
Immaculate Heart of Mary
Cause of Our Joy, pray for me
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta,
Pray for me.