Saint Theresa of Calcutta
Sep 5, 2019
The prayer sums up her spirituality and desire to spread Jesus' love everywhere she went.
St. Teresa of Calcutta, one of the greatest saints of modern times, was an inspiration around the world, to both religious and non-religious people alike. Above all, Mother Teresa practiced what she preached, and her actions continue to remind us of the power of Christian charity.
Below is a prayer that Mother Teresa prayed on a daily basis; it was one of her favorite prayers and is attributed to Blessed John Henry Newman. The prayer is a perfect summary of her own spirituality and expresses her desire to spread Christ’s love everywhere she went.
Dear Jesus, help me to spread Thy fragrance everywhere I go. Flood my soul with Thy spirit and love. Penetrate and possess my whole being so utterly that all my life may only be a radiance of Thine. Shine through me and be so in me that every soul I come in contact with may feel Thy presence in my soul. Let them look up and see no longer me but only Jesus. Stay with me and then I shall begin to shine as you shine, so to shine as to be a light to others. Amen.