You are my 1 in 11

Posted by Censor Librorum on Jan 30, 2008 | Categories: Lesbian in a Catholic Sort of Way

A dear CCL friend included me in a forwarded message. It was titled, “You are my 1 in 11.” In her preface to the message she said to all of us: “I’m not a big fan of forwarded messages, but I took St. Theresa’s name for confirmation because Mom said an novena to her to get our first apartment. St. Theresa came through for us.”

The message included this photo of Pope John Paul II and Mother Theresa. It started by requesting us to “Look at the picture, make a wish, then read the prayer.”

I did as I was told. (Another good Catholic girl.) I looked at the picture, made a wish, and read on.

“Hi – I am picking 11 people who have touched my life and who I think would want to receive this. Please send it back to me.”

“In case you are not aware, Saint Theresa is known as the Saint of the Little Ways, meaning she believed in doing little things in life well and with great love. She is represented by roses. May everyone who receives this message be blessed.”

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 forgot 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.

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