Under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Cause of our joy
Aim: To put myself in the right dispositions for my final offering
Examination: Am I ready to make this final offering with real love and complete surrender?
Take and receive, O Lord, my liberty
Take all my will, my mind, my memory.
All things I have, and all I own are Thine;
Thine was the gift, to Thee I all resign.
Do Thou direct and govern all and sway,
Do what Thou will, command and I obey,
Only Thy grace, Thy love on me bestow
Possessing these, all riches I forgo. Amen
— Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Readings: Saint Luke’s Gospel, Chapter 7, verses 36 to 50; Chapter 15, verse 11 to 32
The Imitation of Christ: Book 3, Chapter 10
Reflection of the Day: Let me have full confidence in the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Cause of our Joy
Note: The next and last page of Mother Teresa’s retreat notes are missing. (Notes from Day 7 are also missing.)