Help us to spread your fragrance everywhere we go.
Flood our souls with your spirit and life.
Penetrate and possess our whole being so utterly
That our lives may only be a radiance of yours…
Let us thus praise you in the way you love best
By shining on those around us.
Let us preach you [...] by our example
By the catching force
The sympathetic influence of what we do
The evident fullness of the love our hearts bear to you.
- Mother Teresa
(Painting: "Christ Bearing the Cross, with a Dominican Friar," by Barna da Siena, c.1340)