O Saint Teresa of Calcutta,
Jesus called you to bring the light of His love
to those who live in darkness.
By tender, loving care for the poorest and neediest,
you became the sign of God’s presence, His love
and compassion in the midst of suffering and pain.
Help us to follow your example and recognize
the face of Jesus in our suffering brothers and sisters
and to serve Him with humility and joy.
Teach us to be carriers of God’s love and mercy
and bear witness that God still loves the world
through each one of us.