Jesuit Father Bob Fabing, an internationally known liturgical music composer and author, has written a Mass setting for Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, known by many as Mother Teresa. The setting, complies with changes to the Roman Missal, and is now available exclusively online.
“The inspiration for this Mass came from my 70 meetings with Mother Teresa and my many, many, many meetings with her Sisters. I wanted a melody that all of those who Mother Teresa reached out to—the poor: physically, emotionally, and spiritually—could relate to and which would bring them all to Christ at his Eucharistic Liturgy,” said Fr. Fabing. “I wanted a melody that all of those who Mother Teresa reached out to—the poor: physically, emotionally, and spiritually—could relate to and which would bring them all to Christ at his Eucharistic Liturgy.”
Father Fabing is the founder of the Jesuit Institute for Family Life Network, which includes 44 marriage counseling and family therapy centers in California and Oregon. He is the director of the 36-Day Program in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius at the Jesuit Retreat House in Los Altos, California, where he lives. The deep spirituality of his music is the fruit of his many years directing these counseling and spirituality centers.
He has also ministered in China for many years, teaching, promoting liturgical music and spreading the Good News of the Gospel.
For more information about the Mass of Teresa of Calcutta, please visit the Oregon Catholic Press website.