Mother Teresa Biography
In this article, we are going to discuss the life journey of legendary women ‘MOTHER TERESA’. Topic to be covered is her achievements and success story.
Who was Mother Teresa ?
Blessed Mother Teresa was a nun and founder of the order of the missionaries of charity. A Roman Catholic Congregation of women devoted to helping of poor. She spent her whole life in the service of humanity. She is very kind by nature. Born in 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia to parents of Albania descent. Her order establishes a hospice, centres for blind, aged and poor and lame peoples. She won many awards for their humanitarian work.
Where was Mother Teresa born and family?
Mother Teresa was born on 27 August 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia. Teresa childhood name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Teresa’s father Nicola Bojaxhiu worked as a construction contractor as well as a trader. And mother Dranafile Bojaxhiu hailed from a village near Gjakova.
Skopje was located within the ottoman empire. A vast empire controlled by the Turks in the 15th and 16th centuries. Agnes was the youngest child of her parents. Her older sister named Aga and an older brother named Lazar. When she was 9 years old her father died and her happy family totally disturbed. After she undertook public school in Skopje, she first showed religious interests as a member of a school society that focused on foreign missions.
She should commit herself to religious life. Mother Teresa left home at the age of 18. Join the sister of Loreto as a missionary. she never saw her mother or sister again. The dress of Mother Teresa as a missionary of charity is simple white Saree with three blue borders. A Symbol of peace and charity the world over. Agnes finally went to the Loreto Abbey in Rathfarnham, Ireland to learn English.
Teresa Interesting Facts about her belief in God
Teresa love to live a simple life. Her great soul was nourished by the true prayer of God and Mother Mary. This “closeness” to God was her greatest source of energy. That keeps her secure and blare through whole turmoil and perils of life in India. Her daily workplace was dirty and dusty streets. Where she was most needed to help encourage.
Teresa prayed definite learning prayer at a fixed time of the day. The “MEMORARE” is one such prayer, that was a favourite and most loving prayer of Mother Teresa.
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In 1929, Agnes arrived in India and began her training in Darjeeling,near the Himalayan mountains. On 24 May 1931, Mother Teresa took her first religious vows as a nun.On the same time she chooses her name Teresa after Therese de Lisieux, the patron saint of missionaries.
On May 14, 1937, she took her heartfelt oath although serving as a teacher at the Loreto Convent school in eastern Calcutta. While Teresa enjoyed teaching at the school. She was disturbed by the poverty enclosed her in Calcutta.
In 1943 experienced two traumatic periods in Calcutta. First was famine brought despaired and death in the city. The second was the outbreak of Hindu/Muslim violence in August 1946 plunged the city with fear and pain.
For many years, Teresa took and a small band of fellow nuns lived on a minimal income of food, often having to beg for funds. Admired by the local community and Indian politicians. In 1952, she opened her first home for dying, which allowed people to die with honour.
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Teresa often spent time with those who were dying. Some have criticised the lack of proper medical attention, and their refusal to give painkillers. Other say that it provided many neglected people with the opportunity to die knowing that someone cared.
She had a very firm Catholic and faith and took to a strict line on abortion. The death penalty and divorce_ecen of her position was unpopular. Her complete life was influenced by faith and religion. Although that time she confessed she did not feel the presence of God.
In the 1960s, the life of Mother Teresa was brought to wider Public attention by Malcolm Muggeridge. Who wrote and produced a book called “Something Beautiful for God”. In 1979, she was honoured with noble peace prize for work manage to fight and overcome with poverty and distress. Which also constitutes a threat to peace. She did not attend the ceremonial banquet asked for the 1,92,000 fund given to the poor.
In the next few years later, she was the most active and western developed countries. She commented even the west materially prosperous, there was often a spiritual poverty.
All over the last two decades, Mother Teresa tolerated various health diseases but nought could prevent her from achieving her goal of serving the poor unemployed and needy peoples. Just before her very last illness, she was active in travelling the world to the different branches of the Missionaries of Charity. Meanwhile her last few years, she met Princess Diana in the Bronx, New York. The two died within a week of each other.
Awards honored by Mother Teresa
For Teresa consistent commitment and unflinching love and humanity that she sincerely shared, the Government of India respected her with “Padma Shri“, Jawaharlal Nehru Award and Bharat Ratan, India’s greatest Pacifist Award. Blessed Teresa was respected with Ramon Magsaysay award in the year 1962 for International outstanding. Her kind cognacs of three object poor of a foreign land, in whose work led a new company.
In 1971, she was honoured with the first Pope John XXIII peace prize. For her devotion to the poor and display of Christian charity and work for peace. In the year 1979, she was awarded Nobel peace prize, for work tried in the struggle to run over poverty and distress. Which also constitutes a threat to peace.
After many years of serving and helping poor peoples. Deteriorating health, including heart, kidney and lungs problems. Mother Teresa died in Calcutta at the age of 87 on September 5, 1997.
Here list of awards received by Teresa
- Padma Shri Award(1962)
- Pope John XXIII peace prize(1971)
- Prize of the Good Samaritan, Boston(1971)
- Kennedy Prize(1971)
- Jawaharlal Nehru Award(1972)
- Koruna Dut, the angel of charity from the President of India(1972)
- Templeton Prize(1973)
- Albert Schweitzer International Prize(1975)
- Honorary PhD from the Catholic University Of Brussels, Belgium(1982)
- Presidential, medal of Freedom(1985)
- Honorary U.s Citizenship(1996)
- Congressional Gold Medal(1997
Mother Teresa Quotes
- If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love.
- Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle, I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.
- Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
- I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbour. Do you know your next door neighbour?
- We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.
- Peace begins with a smile.
- Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do. But how much love we put in that action.
- Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
- Joy is prayer; it is a strength, love; and a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.