Novena to St Teresa of Calcutta



♦On how to pray this novena more fruitfully

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Seventh Day:

God Loves a Cheerful Giver

“Joy, to be fruitful, has to be shared.”


“By this joy I mean that inner depth of joy in you, in your eyes, look, face, movements, actions, swiftness, etc. ‘That My joy may be in you,’ says Jesus. What is this joy of Jesus? It is the result of His continual union with God, doing the Will of the Father. ‘I have come that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.’ This joy is the fruit of union with God, of being in the presence of God. Living in the presence of God fills us with joy. God

is Joy.”


“Joy shines in the eyes, comes out in the speech and walk…when people see the habitual happiness in your eyes, it will make them realize they are the loved children of God.”


“Without joy there is no love, and love without joy is not true love. And so, we need to bring that love and that joy into the world of today.”


“Joy was the strength of Our Lady, too. Our Lady was the first Missionary of Charity. She was the first one to receive Jesus physically and to carry Jesus to others; and she went in haste. Only joy could give her this strength and swiftness to go and do the work of a handmaid.”



Thought for the day:

“We may not be able to give much, but we can always give the joy that springs from a heart that is

in love with God.”


Ask for the grace to find joy in loving and to share this joy with

everyone you meet.


♦Recite the Prayer to Saint Teresa of Calcutta



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