“For through abortion, mothers destroy the image and likeness of God.” —Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Washington, DC (26 August 2010) – American Life League president Judie Brown released the following statement on the 100th birthday of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta:

“One hundred years and nine months ago today, God blessed the world with a woman destined to be one of the greatest ‘signs of contradiction’ in our time. How blessed we are to have Blessed Teresa as a friend, both to American Life League and to me personally.

“It is such a comfort to know she is now interceding with God on behalf of all those she spent her whole life caring for, defending, protecting, nurturing and mothering.

“The walls of American Life League’s office are lined with some of the notes Blessed Teresa wrote us over the years – each one a treasure, each one filled with love.

“However, my favorite note from Blessed Teresa is one she sent on the completion of my autobiography, ‘Not My Will, but Thine’:

‘Let us thank God for having chosen you for his work of Love. In your mission, as in mine, God has chosen nothingness to reveal His greatness. I pray that your book will open many hearts to God. May those who read it be moved to let God do great things in their lives and to work and pray that the killing of innocent children by abortion – which is the greatest threat to world peace – be stopped completely and forever, for through abortion, mothers destroy the image and likeness of God. God bless you.’

“Happy birthday, Blessed Teresa! You are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are forever grateful for your spiritual motherhood. You understood the absolute dignity of every human person without exception and without compromise.”

American Life League was cofounded in 1979 by Judie Brown. It is the largest grassroots Catholic pro-life organization in the United States and is committed to the protection of all innocent human beings from the moment of creation to natural death.  For more information or press inquiries, please contact Katie Walker at 540.659.4942.

Katie Walker
Director of Communication
American Life League
1179 Courthouse Road
Stafford, Virginia 22554


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