Adoration at Home with St Mother Teresa of Calcutta

All of the saint’s quotations are taken from the Youcat Youth Catechism.

Begin by making the Sign of the Cross and inviting Jesus to come into your mind and heart.

Trust in divine providence is the firm, lively faith that God can and will help us.

(Youcat p.33)

Holiness is not a luxury for a few people, but a simple duty for you and me.

(Youcat p.342)

Then, picture yourself before the veil of the tabernacle in St John Fisher or another Church you know well.

My secret is quite simple: I pray. And through my prayer I become one with the love of Christ and seeing that praying is loving him, that praying is living with him, and that means making his words come true…For me prayer means being one with the will of Jesus twenty-four hours a day, living for him, through him, and with him.

(Youcat p.271)

There is a hunger for ordinary bread, but there is also a hunger for love, kindness, and mutual respect -and that is the great poverty from which people today suffer so much.

(Youcat p.285)

Imagine that the Blessed Sacrament has now been placed on the altar in front of you.

We must not separate our life from the Eucharist. The moment we do so, something shatters. People ask us, “Where do the Sisters get the joy and the strength to do what they do?“ The Eucharist contains more than just receiving; it contains also the satisfaction of Christ’s hunger. He says “come to me.”

(Youcat p.126)

For he alone is the way that is worth following, the light that is worth lighting, the life that is worth living, and the love that is worth loving.

(Youcat p.165)

Imagine that the monstrance has been picked up for you to adore. Ask Our Blessed Lady to give you a deeper appreciation of the consecration at mass.

No one could have been a better priest than she was. She could say without hesitation, “This is my Body” because she really did give Jesus her own body. And yet Mary remained the simple handmaid of the Lord, so that we can always turn to her as our mother. She is one of us, and we are always united with her. After the death of her son, she continued to live on earth so as to strengthen the apostles in their ministry, to be their mother, until the young Church had taken shape.

(Youcat p.146)

Even God could not do anything for someone who left no room for him. One must be completely empty in order to let him in, so that he may do what he wants. Where is God? How can I we love him? It is not enough to say, “My God I love you!“ We love God in this world by giving something up, by giving something away. Of course I can eat the sugar myself, but I can also give it away.

(Youcat p.193)

Then, say the Divine Praises:

Blessed be God.

Blessed be his holy Name.

Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.

Blessed be the name of Jesus.

Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.

Blessed be his most Precious Blood.

Blessed be Jesus in the most holy Sacrament of the Altar.

Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.

Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.

Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.

Blessed be her glorious Assumption.

Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.

Blessed be Saint Joseph, her spouse most chaste.

Blessed be God in his Angels and in his Saints.

Final Prayer:

Lord Jesus, you give us bread which is your body, you gave us wine which is your blood to feed and strengthen us on our way through life. Help us to appreciate this gift more clearly, and help us to live the new life you won for us, through your saving death and resurrection.