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St. Teresa of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) will be present at the 2023 Idaho Catholic Women's Conference!

Find her relic towards the front of the church, to the right of the altar, near the baptismal font. We hope you will take some time during the conference to venerate this powerful, cherished saint. Her intercession has already been felt by our planning committee during the preparations for this conference.

 

Even if you are not joining us in person for the conference, we hope you will join us in praying with her for the hearts of all who will attend, for protection over our speakers and attendees, and for smooth sailing with all the technology involved in making the Conference possible.

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St Teresa of Kolkata, Pray for us!

Opening Prayer

Day I (Sept 7) - Know the Living Jesus
Begin with the Sign of the Cross.

"Don't search for Jesus in far lands; He is not there. He is close to you; He is in you."

St. Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.

Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).

Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others.

Amen.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me!

(Close with the Sign of the Cross.)

Thank you for praying with us. We look forward to praying with you again tomorrow!

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Day II - Jesus Loves You

Begin with the Sign of the Cross.

""Do not be afraid - you are precious to Jesus. He loves you."

St. Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.

Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).

Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others.

Amen.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me!

(Close with the Sign of the Cross.)

Thank you for praying with us. We look forward to praying with you again tomorrow!

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Day 2

Day III - Hear Him Say to You, "I Thirst."

Begin with the Sign of the Cross.

"Just think! God is thirsting for you and me to come forward to satiate His thirst."

St. Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.

Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).

Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others.

Amen.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me!

(Close with the Sign of the Cross.)

Thank you for praying with us. We look forward to praying with you again tomorrow!

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Day 3

Day IV - Our Lady Will Help You

Begin with the Sign of the Cross.

"How close we must keep to Our Lady who understood what depth of Divine Love was being revealed as she stood at the foot of the Cross and heard Jesus cry out: 'I thirst.'"

St. Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.

Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).

Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others.

Amen.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me!

(Close with the Sign of the Cross.)

Thank you for praying with us. We look forward to praying with you again tomorrow!

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Day 4

Day V - Trust Jesus Fully

Begin with the Sign of the Cross.

"Confidence in God can do all things. It is our emptiness and lowliness that God needs and not our plenitude."

St. Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.

Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).

Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others.

Amen.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me!

(Close with the Sign of the Cross.)

Thank you for praying with us. We look forward to praying with you again tomorrow!

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Day 5

Day VI - True Love is Surrender

Begin with the Sign of the Cross.

"Allow God to use you without consulting you."

St. Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.

Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).

Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others.

Amen.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me!

(Close with the Sign of the Cross.)

Thank you for praying with us. We look forward to praying with you again tomorrow!

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Day 6

Day VII - God Loves A Cheerful Giver

Begin with the Sign of the Cross.

"Joy is the sign of union with God, of God’s presence. Joy is love, the normal result of a heart burning with love."

St. Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.

Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).

Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others.

Amen.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me!

(Close with the Sign of the Cross.)

Thank you for praying with us. We look forward to praying with you again tomorrow!

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Day VIII - Jesus Made Himself the Bread of Life and the Hungry One

Begin with the Sign of the Cross.

"Believe that He, Jesus, is in the appearance of Bread and that He, Jesus, is in the hungry, naked, sick, lonely, unloved, homeless, helpless and hopeless."

St. Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.

Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).

Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others.

Amen.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me!

(Close with the Sign of the Cross.)

Thank you for praying with us. We look forward to praying with you again tomorrow!

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Day 7
Day 8
Day 9
Image by Flash Alexander

Day IX (Sept. 9) - Last Day

Holiness is Jesus Living and Acting in Me
Begin with the Sign of the Cross.

"Charity for each other is the surest way to great holiness."

St. Teresa of Calcutta, you allowed the thirsting love of Jesus on the Cross to become a living flame within you, and so became the light of His love to all.

Obtain from the Heart of Jesus (here make your request).

Teach me to allow Jesus to penetrate and possess my whole being so completely that my life, too, may radiate His light and love to others.

Amen.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of Our Joy, pray for me.

St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for me!

(Close with the Sign of the Cross.)

Thank you for this Novena praying with us!
We hope it has blessed you. See you
Tomorrow!

Novena text courtesy of Pray More Novenas.com.

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