Minute Meditations

Prayers of the Heart

Mother Teresa and child

An admirer of Mother Teresa once gifted her with her own personal “calling card.” Teresa liked the card so much that she had copies made and regularly handed them out to people for the rest of her life.

Written on the small yellow cards were spiritual lessons Teresa had learned from the Church, her prayer life, and her ministry to the poor. She summed them up in five steps.

The fruit of silence is PRAYER.
The fruit of prayer is FAITH.
The fruit of faith is LOVE.
The fruit of service is PEACE.
The fruit of love is SERVICE.

Mother Teresa carried that prayer around with her—its words emblazoned on her heart.

— from the book St. Theresa of Calcutta: Missionary, Mother, Mystic
by Kerry Walters

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