Friday, July 12, 2013

Blessed Mary Theresa--- someone you should know

The Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver  are the daughters of a remarkable woman whom, most of us have never heard of, Blessed Mary Theresa  Ledochowska. She was the daughter of a Polish Count and had a high place at the court of the Emperor but left it all behind for the love of Africans. She fought slavery and provided spiritual and financial assistance to missionaries in Africa. This magnificent warrior for Christ was felled by tuberculosis in 1922. Pope St. Pious X called her "Mother to the Africans." Mary Theresa didn't sit at home whining. She was not a feminist, nor did she go around muttering, "If I was a priest I could ----." She didn't wait for someone to do something. She did it herself for the love of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Now that's a woman to emulate.

1 comment:

Lola said...

She looks like she has a sweet sense of humor. Some of the kindess people I've known in my life had a great sense of humor.

Thank you for the introduction to another elder sister in Heaven!