Students learn about new saint

Our Lady of Lourdes students learned about St. Teresa of Kolkata prior to her canonization. (Photo Special to The Record)

Our Lady of Lourdes students learned about St. Teresa of Kolkata prior to her canonization. (Photo Special to The Record)

Record Staff Report

A few days before the Sept. 4 canonization of St. Teresa of Kolkata, students at Our Lady of Lourdes School learned about the saint and the canonization process.

They also learned a special hand motion to help them remember the saint’s values, according to an announcement from the St. Matthews-area school.

“It is said Mother Teresa loved to quote the Bible and one of her favorite verses is from the Gospel of Saint Matthew, where Jesus said, ‘Whatever you do to the least of my brothers, you do to me,’ ” the school’s announcement said.

To remember Jesus’ words, students learned to use their fingers as a reminder.

“The students learned how to count on their fingers to remind them of Jesus’ words. They held up their hand, fingers spread, and pointed to each finger saying, “You-Did-It-To-Me.”

“This helped teach the students that when we are kind to anyone, we are kind to Jesus, and when we are unkind to anyone, we are unkind to Jesus,” the announcement said.

During the week of Sept. 5, the students listened to a quote of St. Teresa of Kolkata each day and reflected on the words during the school’s morning prayers.

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