Blessed Mother Teresa Bobblehead Contest

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Mother Teresa of Calcutta Bobblehead Figure

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Bobblehead Figure

When I first saw this week’s contest prize, I debated whether or not a “bobblehead” figurine of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta would be appropriate. Many might feel it’s not, but I decided to go ahead and give this prize away because it’s actually the type of thing I’d really like to have on my desk. (Sadly, I’m not allowed to enter and will have to buy my own!)

This week’s prize is donated by TheBobblehead.com. Here are the specifications:

  • Founder of the Missionaries of Charity and winner of the 1979 Noble Peace Prize
  • 7″ tall
  • Prototype hand sculpted and painted
  • Made of polyresin
  • Comes in collector’s color box
  • Bobblehead depicts Mother Teresa holding the rosary

If I had this image of Mother Teresa on my desk, I think her “bobbling head” might remind me to say, “Yes” more frequently in my life: “Yes” to service of the poor, “Yes” to a life spent more fully in prayer, and “Yes” to kindness and gentleness to those who live under my own roof. She famously said:

It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.

So if having a Mother Teresa Bobblehead can remind you to devote yourself to loving in a more Christ-like fashion, be sure to enter this week’s contest.

Visit TheBobblehead.com to order your own Mother Teresa Bobblehead

Today, we’re excited to give our readers the opportunity to win a Mother Teresa Bobblehead figure. To enter, please leave a comment below by midnight Pacific time on Monday, October 15, 2012.

Edit: Our randomly selected winner of this prize is Maria. Thank you to all who entered.

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Lisa Hendey is the founder and webmaster of CatholicMom.com and the author of The Grace of YesA Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Handbook for Catholic Moms. Lisa writes for several online and print publications, enjoys speaking around the country and is a frequent television and radio guest and host. Visit her at LisaHendey.com. Follow Lisa on Twitter @LisaHendey and "like" her on Facebook @LisaMHendey.

28 Comments

  1. Last lent we used a Mother Teresa lenten reader in our family, and my kids fell in love with her. I would love to have this for them. And I think Mother Teresa would have a good sense of humor about it and not be offended either ;)

  2. Victoria Gisondi on

    I love Mother Teresa. I dressed up like her in my Fifth grade public school fashion show! (India was the theme)

    If I had Mother Teresa on my desk it would help me to focus on my cold calls and not goof off on my email. Ugh! Like I should be doing right now!!

  3. Brian K. Kravec on

    Oh, Lisa, our family has a devotion to Mother Teresa and this little collectable would be a great devotional addition to my office!

  4. Please enter me in your contest. I think if we all acted like Mother Teresa even just a little bit, the world would be an amazing place to live.

  5. Kathy Scarlett on

    This quote by Mother Theresa has inspired me! “Let no one ever come to you without leaving better & happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness.”

  6. Mother Teresa was a loving and gentle soul. I really looked up to her and admired her for how she was welcoming towards to marginalized. She was and continues to be an inspiration for all of us even to this very day. Mother Teresa, May you always be with us including those who may be sick, suffering, and homeless.

  7. Sarah Reinhard on

    This makes me smile in so many different ways. If you pick my name, I’m going to give it back and tell you to pick someone else, but I just couldn’t resist commenting. GREAT giveaway!!!

  8. Theresa Ceniccola on

    Considering the fact that most people I know either call me “Mother” or “Theresa” – I think it would be most appropriate to have Mother Teresa’s bobblehead on my desk!! Seriously, I would be honored (despite the fact that it would probably freak out my mom) to have this reminder of the inspirational Saint Teresa on my desk. She would be a constant reminder to do small things with great love. And for me – a small way to show great love is to have a SENSE OF HUMOR!! So yes, sign me up for the slightly irreverent prize drawing:-)

  9. Had the privelege of meeting Mother Teresa in a bathroom in Philadelphia in 1976 at the WWEC. I was pregnant & she was getting older. We know both need bathroom breaks often! Love to see her again.

  10. Kelly Wahlquist on

    On New Years, each member of our family draws a saint out of a hat and that saint becomes our individual patron saint for the year. When my 13 year old pulled Blessed John Paul II, I instantly had “saint envy” (Now, for the record, my 16 year old daughter cantors at Mass, and for the past 7 years has sung the litany of saints, so our little saint hat was over-flowing with holy and virtuous saints! That’s why I was totally bummed when my hero, Blessed John Paul II, was off the market… so to speak.)

    But, the Lord had a plan… go figure! I got Blessed Mother Teresa, and it has been quite a year! I am so grateful to the Holy Spirit for giving me Bl. Mother Teresa. She has become a close friend who inspires, encourages, and drives me each day. Her words and action have become such an example to me. So much so, that I don’t want to give her up come January 1, 2013!

    Thus, I think I really need the Bl. Mother Teresa bobble- head doll, who is always shaking her head “yes” and affirming me in all I do for the New Evangelization!

    Ha Ha and remember, “Peace begins with a smile!”

    Blessings to all,

    Kelly

  11. Mother Teresa is a very inspiring saint! My uncle is a priest in Bangladesh and had the honor of knowing her and carries on her work with the poor in Dhaka.

  12. Marjory Erdman on

    As, I hobble and Bobble my way thorough this journey of life, May I like you Mother Theresa, Keep my mind centered on the needs of others, daily assisit my attitude to be a YES, a kind nod, to those around me in need. Help me to focus on the most vonerable in my circle of influence. Help me stay humble like you, My hope is that your spirit be continualy shared with the youth and young adults I work with, and God bless this adorable modern visual tool. What a delight.

  13. Mother Teresa is someone that inspires me to help others more and help me to be a better servant of God. She was a beautiful person both inside and out. She showed that anyone can be a saintly every day by helping others.

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