Saints

St. Teresa of Calcutta

Mother Teresa was on a train in India when she heard God’s call to serve the poorest of the poor. She obeyed him and founded the Missionaries of Charity. She and her sisters took care of the very sick and poor people in Calcutta, picking them up off the streets and giving them a clean bed to lie upon. She was always gentle and patient with those who were suffering, and she taught her sisters to do the same. After she died, the world found out that her joy was the fruit of her patient acceptance of suffering. After that time on the train, Teresa never heard God’s voice again. In fact, she felt like He had abandoned her. She even accepted this with a smile and it opened her heart to show God’s love to others.

1910-1997
Sept. 5
Patience