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Saint (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta

Saint Teresa is notable for the way she puts Marian Consecration into context. In other words, while de Montfort and Kolbe give us the main details of Marian consecration, Saint Mother Teresa helps us to see it more fully within the big picture of a most intimate relationship with Christ. Who is Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta? She’s easy to understand. All we really need to know are two words: “I thirst.”

These words of the Heart of Jesus, spoken from his agony on the Cross, were Mother’s whole concern, her everything —and the same could be said of Our Lady. The deepest desire of the hearts of both Mother Teresa and the Mother of God is to satiate the thirst of the Heart of Jesus for love and for souls.

In this sense, Mother Teresa’s life is a revelation of the Heart of Mary and presents one of the richest expressions of Marian consecration. “I thirst” is something much deeper than Jesus just saying “I love you.” Until you know deep inside that Jesus thirsts for you —you can’t begin to know who He wants to be for you. Or who He wants you to be for Him.

Daily Prayer for Week 3:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.