Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen,
for God speaks in the silence of the heart.
(August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997)
O God, who called the virgin Blessed Teresa
to respond to the love of your Son thirsting on the cross
with outstanding charity to the poorest of the poor,
grant us, we beseech you, by her intercession,
to minister to Christ in his suffering brothers and sisters.