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Blessed Mother Teresa Novena

August 27, 2009

This novena, apparently initiated by Priests for Life, starts tomorrow.

Mother Teresa truly is a renown pro-life hero unafraid of speaking the truth. ( See example at http://www.priestsforlife.org/mother-teresa/breakfast-letter.htm. ) We can ask her intercession for our country at this challenging time.

Mother Teresa was called from this world on September 5, 1997. As we approach the anniversary of her death, we invite you to say this special prayer each day.

We would also like to hear from you about how Mother Teresa impacted your life with her example and teaching. Please share with us why you are grateful to God for Mother Teresa, and what you learned from her. If you had an opportunity to meet her or be in her presence, we also invite you to share what that was like.

 

Father of Life,

You always defend the poor and oppressed.

In Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, You raised up a voice for the voiceless

And a friend to the poorest of the poor, the unborn child.

She brought women away from the despair of abortion clinics

To the hope of a loving community

That cared for her and her child.

She spoke the truth to men and women of power,

Asking them how we could tell people not to kill one another

While allowing a mother to kill her own child.

Father, as we honor this humble and faithful woman,

We ask you to give us the grace To follow her example.

May we be bold in word and generous in action

To love and serve the unborn

And to awaken our world to know, as Mother Teresa said,

That the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.

Fill us with love, bring us peace, and let us share your life forever.

We pray through Christ our Lord. Amen.

You can find a Spanish translation for the above text, along with other links about Mother Teresa, and the opportunity to submit your description of “how Mother Teresa has impacted your life” by going to http://www.priestsforlife.org/novenas/mother-teresa-novena.aspx. The novena begins Friday, August 28th.

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