Even in her lifetime, Mother Teresa was an icon of God’s tender mercy, radiating the light of God’s love to so many through the works of mercy, both material and spiritual.
Mother Teresa’s mission was to “light the light of those in darkness on earth.”
With her canonization, the Church presents her as a model and intercessor of those who, like her, “long to light the fire of love and peace throughout the world.”
She can be taken as a patron saint especially for those who are most in need of God’s mercy.
Mother Teresa’s calling card spoke volumes about her service, sacrifice, and vision of leadership:
The fruit of SILENCE is Prayer
The fruit of PRAYER is Faith
The fruit of FAITH is Love
The fruit of LOVE is Service
The fruit of SERVICE is Peace
ABOUT VITO MAZZA
Vito Mazza is a skillful speaker/emcee/presenter; a positive, values-based leader, and a warm and engaging communicator.
As an experienced educator, he is an accomplished trainer and panelist on a variety of topics: leadership, sales, trust, cash flow, literacy, public speaking, customer service, and field coaching.
Vito is a highly regarded Reader/Lector at his church and was the last North American person to speak with Mother Teresa before her death.
In this episode Vito and I sit down to discuss his meeting with Mother Teresa in 1997, her impact as a leader in a troubled world, and her recent canonization into Sainthood.
To donate to directly to Mother Teresa’s charity:
Missionaries of Charity
170 Sussex Avenue
Newark, NJ 07103
Sr. M. Luciano, Mother Superior