Blessed Mother Teresa and judging

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

–Attr. to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

This quotation is all over Facebook today since this is the anniversary of her death and thus her feast day in places where it can be observed. (Since she’s a blessed and not a saint, her feast day is not extended to the whole Church–only to places associated with her in a special way, houses of the Missionaries of Charity, etc.)

The Google search was actually helpful this time because it took me straight to the “Quotes falsely attributed to Mother Teresa and significantly paraphrased versions or personal interpretations of statements that are not her authentic words” page on motherteresa.org, where this quotation is found in the “Quotes that are significantly paraphrased versions or personal interpretations of statements Mother Teresa made; they are not her authentic words:” section of the page. You can see it for yourself.

I could wish that they gave the statement underlying this that she did make, but I’m not quite OCD enough to go hunting for it.

It was also removed from her page on Wikiquote in 2009 as unsourced and no one has since provided a source.

Verdict: Fauxtation

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