Even when she was a little girl, Teresa worried about poor people. She used to bring them to her aunt, who would be able to help them. When Teresa grew up, she wanted to dedicate her life to helping the poor. She started the Little Sisters of the Abandoned Aged, and her own sister came to help her care for all the older people she was caring for. By the time Teresa died, she had founded more than 50 houses where the aged were cared for with love and dignity.
There are many elderly people who are all alone in the world, with nobody to care for them or love them. Today, think about the elderly people whom you see at Mass every week. Do any of them seem to be alone and without help? How can you help them? Even if you can't think of a way to help, pray that God will send somebody to tend to all older folks in their final years.