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What you should know


Significance of Mother Teresa's Three Stripped Sari
Could Mother Teresa be Canonized during the Holy Year for Mercy?

Vatican denies setting sainthood date for Mother Teresa

What was Mother Teresa's views on conversion?

Relics of Blessed Teresa 



Quotes falsely attributed to Mother Teresa 

Notification regarding the alleged canonization of Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa Children’s Foundation  

Receiving Holy Communion in the Hand  

Chain novena 

False Prophecies  

Mother Teresa Prediction 2010


Veneration of Saints, Blesseds and their Relics

Sr. M Gertrude, MC - The second sister who joined Mother Teresa in 1949 8.3.1929 – 6.12.2015

Death of Sister Nirmala, Mother Teresa’s successor

Fraudulent e-mails



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Mother Teresa Chain novena


Regarding alleged chain novena begun by Mother Teresa in 1952


Please be advised that the following “chain novena” or “Luck chain letter novena”, allegedly begun by Mother Teresa in 1952 and never broken since that time, is an absolutely false claim.

Chain novena

You were chosen to receive this novena. The moment you receive it, say one(1) Hail Mary and one (1) Our Father.
The Hail Mary and Our Father is the Novena. This is a Novena from Mother Theresa that she started in 1952. It has never been broken.
Within 48 hours send at least 12 copies to family and friends and watch what happens on the 4th day. This is a powerful novena.
Couldn't hurt. Please do not break it..

Thank you and God Bless!
Luck chain letter.

"Novena." Mother Theresa. Send four copies in two days.This is not a chain letter. It is a NOVENA from Mother Teresa started in 1952. It has never been broken. Within 48 hours, send 4 copies to friends or relatives, hand written. The day you receive this letter, say 4 Our Fathers & 4 Hail Marys.
Watch what happens.
Copy this letter and let me know what happens.
Please do not break this Novena.

Chain letters or chain prayers are superstitious practices that can create fear and lessen our faith in God who loves us and who is not controlled by the number of letters sent or prayers said. The Catholic Church teaches that “According to Scripture, it is the heart that prays. If our heart is far from God, the words of prayer are in vain.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, #2562). It also states that “In the battle of prayer we must confront erroneous conceptions of prayer, various currents of thought, and our own experience of failure. We must respond with humility, trust, and perseverance to these temptations which cast doubt on the usefulness or even the possibility of prayer” (CCC, #2753).
Therefore if you are a recipient of the above or similar chain novenas, we ask that you do not send them on to others as it will promote these untrue claims.



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