See this online audio, video, & text:
- National Prayer Breakfast Address, by Mother Teresa (Saint Teresa of Calcutta), delivered on 3 February 1994 at the Washington Hotel, Washington, D.C.
- The audio recording of the address is available at American Rhetoric.
- The video recording of the address is also available on this page of the Youtube channel Geremia08, on this page of My Catholic Tube, at Patheos, and at American Rhetoric. It is also included in the complete video recording of the 03 February 1994 National Prayer Breaktast, beginning at 22m10s.
- The transcript of the address as delivered is available at American Rhetoric. It is also included in the complete transcript of the 03 February1994 National Prayer Breakfast, in Congressional Record, Volume 140, Number 50 (Monday, May 2, 1994), which may be read online at govinfo.
- What appears to be the prepared text of the address, entitled “Whatsoever You Do…”, may be read online on this page of EWTN Library, on this page of Crossroads Initiative, and on this page of Priests for Life, and is available in pdf format on this page of Priests for Life. Excerpts are provided at Patheos.
See also this related text:
- “Charity: the Soul of Missionary Activity”, by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, L’Osservatore Romano, April 8, 1991. May be read online on this page of Catholic Culture.org.
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“Then the King will say to those who are on his right hand, Come, you that have received a blessing from my Father, take possession of the kingdom which has been prepared for you since the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave me food, thirsty, and you gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you brought me home, naked, and you clothed me, sick, and you cared for me, a prisoner, and you came to me… Believe me, when you did it to one of the least of my brethren here, you did it to me.
“Then he will say to those who are on his left hand, in their turn, Go far from me, you that are accursed, into that eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry, and you never gave me food, I was thirsty, and you never gave me drink; I was a stranger, and you did not bring me home, I was naked, and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison, and you did not care for me… Believe me, when you refused it to one of the least of my brethren here, you refused it to me.
“And these shall pass on to eternal punishment, and the just to eternal life.” (St. Matthew xxv, 34-36, 40-43, 45-46)
“Religion, pure and immaculate with God and the Father, is this: To visit the fatherless and widows in their tribulation, and to keep one’s self immaculate from this world.” (St. James i, 27)