St. Teresa of Calcutta Overview
“Together we will do something beautiful for God” ~ Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa Catholic School was built in 1998 and continues to be a vibrant model of Catholic Education in the Cambridge area of Waterloo Catholic District School Board. We serve a wonderfully diverse community, with a current enrolment of 494 students (JK to Grade 8). Following in the Church’s recognition of Mother Teresa’s works of charity and her two confirmed miracles, we became Blessed Mother Teresa in 2012 and, most recently, St. Teresa of Calcutta, in September 2016.
The canonization of our dear Mother by Pope Francis in Rome was a very special occasion, one that we reflected upon and celebrated together. As a whole school community, students and staff live out our Board’s Pastoral Theme of “People of Love” by following St. Teresa’s incredible model of how we can make a difference in our world. She teaches us to ‘be the light of God’s love to others’ as she became the face of Jesus to the world. Our modern day saint worked tirelessly to do small things with great love. By following her fine example, we realize that one act of generosity at a time can create a lifetime of goodness and joy.
In Waterloo Catholic District School Board, we believe that one of the many gifts of Catholic Education is that by the time our students graduate, through the collaboration of home, school and parish, they truly come to understand the life and journey of their school’s patron saint. This saint then, becomes a life gift, an inspirational model to us all.
And, what an incredible life gift we have been given in our own St. Teresa of Calcutta.