Blessed Teresa of Calcutta - Mother Teresa
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born on August 26, 1910 in Uskub, Ottoman Empire. Her parents named her Agnese Gonxhe Bojaxhiu.
In 1950, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India. She was a missionary in Calcutta for forty-five years, helping the sick, the poor, abandoned children, and those who were dying.
Mother Teresa was beatified in 1997, after her death by Pope John Paul II. After her beatification, she became known as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. One miracle is attributed to Blessed Teresa which occurred after her death. Another miracle is needed to take place with her intercession in order for Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be canonized a saint.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Quotes
- Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
- The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted
- If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
- Prayer enlarges the heart until it is capable of containing God's gift of Himself.
- Violence of the tongue is very real- sharper than any knife.
- I just take one day. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today to love Jesus.
- Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other - it doesn't matter who it is and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.
- If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Blessed Theresa of Calcutta Commemorated
Catholics around the world commemorate the unselfish life and many charitable works of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. She has been an inspiration to all Christians and an example of truly living the way of Christ.
Many Catholics wear a Blessed Teresa of Calcutta medal or a Blessed Teresa of Calcutta pendant in honor of this holy woman. Mother Teresa inspires all Christians and wearing a Mother Teresa necklace reminds believers to follow her words,
"We can do no great things-only small things with great love."
St. Teresa of Calcutta, Mother Teresa