- Statue of remarkable St Teresa of Calcutta standing 12" tall
- Made of resin; hand-painted colors and flowing lines
- Since moving to India St Teresa changed her habit from the traditional one to the sari worn by Indian women. Her sari would be white with blue trim, the blue symbolizing the love of Mary.
According to the Catholic Church, a "saint" is anyone in heaven whether recognized on Earth or not, who form the "great cloud of witnesses" (Hebrews 12:1). They may have not always lived perfect lives but "amid their faults and failings they kept moving forward and proved pleasing to the Lord".
As is the case with all great things, Teresa’s efforts started out small. She got permission to leave her order, to live with the poor, and to dress like them, too. Mother Teresa did wonderful, brave work in caring for the forgotten, but if there’s one thing she would want you to remember about love, it’s that you don’t have to travel to foreign countries to practice the virtue of charity. In fact, love has to start where you live.
St Teresa is a patron saint of World Youth Day, Missionaries of Charity and a co-patron of the Archdiocese of Calcutta, alongside St. Francis Xavier. Her feast day is celebrated on September 5
Powerful quotes by St Teresa about kindness and love:
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
“I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.”