Decorate a shelf or night stand with this glossy Commemorative St. Teresa of Calcutta Desk Plaque. Celebrate this holy woman's canonization and order for yourself or as a perfect personal gift to a friend, relative, or religious who has a devotion to Mother Teresa! Our desk plaque displays a glowing image of Christ's servant and spouse, who gave her life to love Jesus in the poorest of the poor. This special commemorative desk plaque includes a new coat of arms designed in celebration of St. Teresa of Calcutta’s canonization, symbolizing Mother Teresa's vocation to love and service: the blue shield (Marian color) with three stripes represents the Missionaries of Charity habit, modeled after a sari that poor sweeper women would wear; Jesus' words in the Gospel of John, "I thirst," encompass Mother Teresa's mission to quench Christ's thirst for souls, which she had written beside the main chapel crucifix of the Missionaries of Charity; the flame of love depicts Mother Teresa's burning love for Jesus and her intense dedication to serving Jesus despite spiritual dryness; and a cross with a heart symbolizes her frequent meditation on Jesus' love and thirst for souls, especially while hanging upon the cross, and her order's mission to console the heart of Jesus through authentic love of neighbor.
Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta entered a contemplative religious order as a young woman in 1928. After being fully professed, she received a "call within a call" to serve those on the streets of India, still remaining consecrated to God. As many young women followed her to serve the poor, the group eventually was approved by the Vatican to become the Missionaries of Charity. Mother Teresa traveled the world, spreading her mission of love. Despite receiving great honors from the world, her joy and mission still flowed from her Bridegroom, Jesus Christ.
Our simple desk plaque comes with an easel back and hanging hook for both free-standing and wall decoration. This durable 4"x 6.5" plaque is handcrafted by local workers in Steubenville, Ohio.