We all know of Mother Teresa, a patron of good will and virtuous. She built her order into a global network of nuns and lay volunteers, who today operate hospitals, health clinics, homeless shelters and youth centres from the United States to Yemen. Those who honored her praised not just her commitment to the poor but her managerial skills, too.

This is a simple prayer mother Teresa would pray in difficult times or for petitions for the cure of a sick child.

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