Reflection From St. Teresa of Calcutta's "The Simple Path"

Father Dennis Noon
Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 1:45pm


            The fruit of prayer is Faith. The following prayer is the prayer every Missionary of Charity says before leaving for their daily work. “Dear Lord, the Great Healer, I kneel before you, since every perfect gift must come from You. I pray, give skills to my hands, clear vision to my mind, kindness and meekness to my heart. Give me a singleness of purpose, strength to lift up a part of the burden of my suffering fellow men and women and a true realization of the privilege that is mine. Take from my heart all guile and worldliness, that with the simple faith of a child, I may rely on You.”  St. Teresa also said, “Don’t search for Jesus in far lands – He is not there. He is close to you; He is with you. Just keep the lamp burning and you will always see Him. Keep on filling the lamp with all the little drops of love and you will see how sweet is the Lord you love.”

            I wish to thank our school communities for a very successful year and congratulate all our graduates in our elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities and pray for your continued success in the future. We wish a happy retirement to Vince Campolongo, principal of St. Ignatius School and we welcome Rob Furfaro as principal and to Phil DiNucci as principal of St. Paul’s and Betty Farrell as principal of Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School.