Mother Teresa’s Legacy to Live by

That spirit of Christian charity suffuses this prayer, which Mother Teresa prayed daily. It reminds us that the reason we care for the bodily needs of others is that our love for them makes us long to bring their souls to Christ.

In the name of the Father, and of the Son and

 of the Holy Spirit. Amen

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.


Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary,

that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection,

implored thy help, or sought thine 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.


In the name of the Father, and of the Son and

 of the Holy Spirit. Amen

By reciting this daily prayer, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta reminds us that Christians must act as Christ did so that others may not only hear His words but may see Him in everything we do.