Patron: Blessed Mother Teresa
Born: 26 August 1910,
Üsküp, Kosovo,Modern Skopje,
Republic of Macedonia)
Died: September 1997, Calcutta, India
Order: Sisters of Loreto (1928–1948) & Missionaries of Charity (1950–1997)
Feast Day: September 5
Beatified By: Pope John Paul II
Successor: Sister Nirmala Joshi, M.C
Patron of: World Youth Day
Mother Teresa left a testament of unshakable faith, invincible hope and extraordinary charity. She was a Missionary of Charity, a “mother to the poor,” a symbol of compassion to the world, and a living witness to the thirsting love of God. She became known as “The Saint Of the Gutters.” In 1950’s, she began a leper colony called the “Town of Peace”.
Theme: ‘Come be my light” – SERVICE AND CHARITY
Colours of day dawn into the mind,
The sun has come up, the night is behind.
Go down in the city, into the street
And let’s give the message to the people we meet.
So light up the fire and let the flame burn,
Open the door, let his light return.
Take seeds of His Spirit, let the fruit grow,
Tell the people of God, let his love show.
Go through the park, on into the town,
The sun still shines on, it never goes down.
The light of the world is risen again,
The people of darkness are needing our friend.
Open your eyes, look into the sky,
The darkness has come, the sun came to die,
The evening draws on, the sun disappears;
But God is living and His Spirit is near.