September 5, 2020, Feast of Mother Teresa, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries) | Comment: Filled with the Light of Christ

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Friends of the Rosary,

Today is the feast of St Teresa of Calcutta, Mother Teresa, a universal symbol of Jesus’ mercy and preferential love for the poor and the forgotten.

Born in Macedonia, Europe, in 1910, and died on September 5, 1997, this contemporary saint founded in India an order of nuns, the Missionaries of Charity, which would become a driving force worldwide.

The congregation took care of forgotten men, women, and children who were dying in the street.

Mother Teresa set up homes for AIDS sufferers, for prostitutes, for battered women, and orphanages for poor children. She was focused on the poorest of the poor, those who had no one to care for them.

She was a soul filled with the light of Christ, on fire with love for Him.

Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. She received the prize “for the glory of God and in the name of the poor.”

[Written by Mikel A | The Rosary Network, New York]



Today’s Holy Rosary: 

For following the merciful example of Mother Teresa. She proclaimed God’s thirsting love for humanity, especially for the poorest of the poor. Today, at the end of each mystery, we will remember a key thought of Mother Teresa.

1st Joyful Mystery
Mother Teresa said, “A sacrifice to be real must cost, must hurt, must empty ourselves. The fruit of silence is prayer, the fruit of prayer is faith, the fruit of faith is love, the fruit of love is service, the fruit of service is peace.” 

2nd Joyful Mystery
Mother Teresa started each day in communion with Jesus in the Eucharist and then went out, Rosary in her hand, to find and serve Him in “the unwanted, the unloved, the uncared for.”

3rd Joyful Mystery
Mother Teresa said, “Give yourself fully to God. He will use you to accomplish great things on the condition that you believe much more in His love than in your own weakness.”

4th Joyful Mystery
Mother Teresa was a fierce defender of the unborn. Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, “If you hear of some woman who does not want to keep her child and wants to have an abortion, try to persuade her to bring him to me. I will love that child, seeing in him the sign of God’s love.”

5th Joyful Mystery
Mother Teresa was a luminous messenger of the Lord. She said, “God still loves the world and He sends you and me to be His love and His compassion to the poor.”

[Written by Mikel A | The Rosary Network, New York]