Billy Willbond

TERESA OF CALCUTTA

Mother Teresa with Pope John Paul II
Mother Teresa with Pope John Paul II
Mother Teresa of Calcutta is an un-named saint and she is my hero! She inspires me every time I go out to Africa! The sisters of charity nuns in the Kibera Slums of Nairobi (worse than the Calcutta slums) are manned in part by these brave ladies who give hands on care and comfort to the dying HIV and AIDs Victims. They who work with the suffering families of the sex trade workers to distribute medicine and healing and comfort to suffering humanity and they do the works of mercy in places others fear to tread.

That was what Mother T instilled in them. These are short, blue and white habit wearing nuns who speak English with a British East Indian Accent. They also speak Ki Maasai, Kikuyu and Swahili – they work in the famine feeding stations in the Samburu Reserve. They are the miracle!

Thrown away as babies on the streets of India they were raised by Mother Teresa who sent them to schools in England to study Nursing. The holy father is looking for miracles to make Mother Teresa a saint; he need look no further for miracles as these throw away babies now grown to adulthood are the miracles! This is just one old soldier’s thoughts and opinions – for what ever that is worth?

When questioned by reporters who said that what she was doing is only a drop in the bucket, she said: “What you say is true, but it is my drop and if everyone gave their drop, the cup of human kindness would runneth over”

Please ask your friends and family to remember ICROSS CANADA and the HIV and AIDS orphans and the suffering poor this Christmas and all throughout the coming year. No one at ICROSS CANADA gets paid. Every nickel we get goes to gather and ship life saving and ease suffering medical supplies to the suffering poor in the 3rd world.

The ICROSS CANADA motto is: The needy will not be forgotten nor the hopes of the afflicted perish. (King James Bible Psalms 9-19 RC Bible Psalms 9-19)

Why the Catholics got an extra Psalm is beyond me, however, the words are inspiring and I have been using this as our ICROSS CANADA motto since seeing it circled in pencil in my Mother’s Bible.

In case anyone is not aware, Saint Theresa is known as the Saint of the Little Ways, meaning she believed in doing the little things in life well and with great love. She is also the patron Saint of flower growers and florists: she is represented by roses. May everyone who receives this message be blessed? Theresa’s Prayer cannot be deleted. Read the prayer if you so desire, to help our work in Africa. Please send this to your family and friends.

Saint Theresa’s Prayer:

May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.