LINCOLN – Students at Sacred Heart School in Lincoln took part in numerous activities in the week leading up to the canonization of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, and her selfless love and generous service to the poor which gained her worldwide recognition and a Nobel Peace Prize.
As the children learned about Teresa’s love for Jesus and how she dedicated her life to finding Him in the people she served, they also wanted to serve others in need. The students made and packaged sandwiches to donate to Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach in Lincoln. They also included notes, to let those who would eat the sandwiches know the students are praying for them.
The students also donated new socks (or made a monetary donation) that will also be given to Matt Talbot.
The students’ works of charity will help to meet the physical needs of those in the community,” principal Laura Knaus said, “but more importantly, the students prayed for them.”
The prayers were offered during a Eucharistic holy hour, emulating Mother Teresa’s commitment to prayer.
The students were also visited by some ‘other Teresas’ – staff members and a student named Teresa who dressed like Mother Teresa for the day.
Sacred Heart School, which opened in 1928, serves 162 students in grades pre-K through 8.