Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in 1910 in Skopje, in what is now Macedonia. At 18 years old she went to Ireland to join the Sisters of Our Lady of Loreto. Young Sister Teresa went to Calcutta India where she began caring for people who were poor, especially those who were dying. She started a new group of sisters called the Missionaries of Charity. When people asked Mother Teresa, “What can we do to help the people who are poor?” She urged them to do their best for God right where they were. She said “Do something beautiful for God.”

Dear Jesus,
your life is in us. Help us bear the fruit of your love. Help us do something beautiful for God, as Mother Teresa did. Amen.