How does one celebrate over sixty years of work
that led to the beatification of Mother Mary Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger?
We as a congregation know the life of Mother Theresa but it was in the 1920s that some Bavarian women, who were not members of the Congregation, started the process toward beatification. They recognized the gift of Mary Theresa of Jesus Gerhardinger
In the 1930s too many world events delayed further action. With the Allied bombing of Munich many of the letters and documents written by Mother Theresa were destroyed. This loss awakened in some sisters a desire to know more about her through her own words. The Second Vatican Council’s call to renewal encouraged religious congregations to return to their roots, to know their founding stories and to cherish their heritage. Slowly, and with persistent efforts, this sparked a desire to know more about Mother Theresa by all members of the Congregation. The documents that were saved and translated created the foundation for her beatification. But it did more.