Into Paradise 

May the Angels lead her into Paradise. 
May the Martyrs receive her at her coming and take her to Jerusalem, the Holy City. 
May the Choirs of the Angels receive her, and may she, with the once poor Lazarus, have rest everlasting. Amen. -The Roman Ritual 


All-powerful God,
out of love for Christ and his Church, Mother Teresa served you faithfully in the religious life.
May she rejoice at the coming of your glory
and enjoy eternal happiness
with her sisters in your kingdom.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever.



Lord, we beseech Thee, in the tenderness of Thy great mercy, to have pity upon the soul of Thy handmaid Mother Teresa, cleanse her from all defilements which have stained this mortal body, and give her inheritance in everlasting salvation. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, who with the Father and Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth world without end Amen. 


Grant, O Lord, we beseech Thee, this mercy unto Thy servant deceased, that, having in desire kept Thy will, she may not suffer in requital of her deeds: and as a true Faith joined her unto the company of Thy faithful here below, so may Thy tender mercy give her place above, among the Angel choirs. Through Christ our Lord. 

R. Amen.
V. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.
R. And let perpetual light shine upon her.
V. May she rest in peace.
R. Amen.
V. May her soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
R. Amen.



To Thee, O Lord, do we commend the soul of Thy servant Mother Teresa, that being dead to the world she may live unto Thee; and whatsoever sins she has committed through the frailty of her mortal nature, do Thou, by the pardon of Thy most merciful love, wash away.
R. Amen.


O Almighty God, Judge of the living and the dead, so fit and prepare us, we beseech Thee, by Thy grace, for that last account which we must one day give; that, when the time of our appointed change shall come, we may look up to Thee with joy and comfort, and may at last be received, together with her whom Thou hast now taken from us, and with all that are near and dear to us, into that place of rest and peace where Thou shalt Thyself wipe away all tears from all eyes and where all our troubles and sorrows shall have an end, through the merits and for the sake of Jesus Christ, our Blessed Saviour and Redeemer. Amen 

Prayer to the Heart of Jesus 

Gentlest Heart of Jesus, ever present in the Blessed Sacrament, ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory, have mercy on the soul of Your departed servant. 
Be not severe in Your judgment, but let some drops of Your Precious Blood fall upon her, and send, O merciful Saviour, Your angels to conduct her to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen. 

For the Poor 

Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give them peace and joy. - Mother Teresa of Calcutta 


For the Helpless Unborn 

Heavenly Father, You created mankind in Your own image and You desire that not even the least among us should perish. In Your love for us, You entrusted Your only Son to the holy Virgin Mary. Now, in Your love, protect against the wickedness of the evil, those little ones to whom You have given the gift of life.  

Prayers and Heavenly Promises, Compiled from Approved Sources, Joan Carroll Cruz, Tan Books and Publishing, Rockford, IL. 





O God, Whose property it is ever to have mercy and to spare, we beseech Thee on behalf of the soul of Thy servant whom Thou hast called out of this world; look upon her with pity and let her be conducted by the holy angels to paradise, her true country. Grant that she who believed in Thee and hoped in Thee may not be left to suffer the pains of the purgatorial fire, but may be admitted to eternal joys. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who with Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth world without end. Amen.  

Pray an Our Father followed by a Hail Mary.  

  1. Eternal rest give unto her, O Lord;
  1. And let perpetual light shine upon her.

All powerful God, we pray for our sister Mother Teresa, who responded to the call of Christ and pursued wholeheartedly the ways of perfect love.
Grant that she may rejoice on that day when your glory will be revealed and in company with all her brothers and sisters share for ever the happiness of your kingdom.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

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