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Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

                              Mother Teresa

The world has produced many great personalities in the past. Some of them are gifted with God’s special ‘call’, perhaps the most illuminating example is Mother Teresa. She was a teacher, a nun, and a social reformer and her works with far-reaching impact completely transformed the lives in the slums of Calcutta. She rises as a savior and uplifts the whole society. It was Mother Teresa who foresaw the need for a total transformation for the poor and helpless in the Calcutta slums. It was only her efforts that eliminated the tensions of the destitute and dying in the slums of Calcutta and breathed an air of love, care, and freedom. 


 Born on 26th August Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhju) was the youngest child of her parents. At the age of 8, she lost her father, Nikkole. It was her mother, Dranafile, who sowed the seeds of charity into the heart of little Agnes. She greatly helped in shaping the religious ideas of Agnes. At the age of eighteen, she realized her way and chose to be a nun. Her long career began with an assignment as a teacher at St. Theresa School in West Bengal and reached the highest glory as a saint, she deserves it.       

According to Mother Teresa, God and love are the two sides of the same coin. The principle of love she took from the life of Jesus Christ. Love was the most important element of her personality and it was her investment. According to her, all relationships, whatever may be, are woven into beautiful patterns with the thread of love. She saw God even in the lowest and poorest persons. She experienced God’s presence in the poor and helpless. She also believed in the power of a smile. A smile can melt any heart and win any heart. 

  Angel Chosen by God Almighty

In 1946, on a train journey to the Himalayas, Mother Teresa experienced a call from The Almighty God that paved the way for entering into a new life with a single mission, love. She established a new congregation- "Missionaries of Charity". In 1995, ‘Nirmal Hriday’- the home of the charity was opened. Within a short period, many social service centers were opened by Mother Teresa. Orphanages for children, homes for leprosy patients, and charitable dispensaries are some of them.


 A Long List of Honors

Mother Teresa divine mother of India was honored with several awards and prizes with one voice. She was the recipient of many national as well as international awards. Nobel Peace Prize, Ramon Magsaysay Award, Jawaharlal Nehru Award, Bharat Ratna, and Pope John XXIII Peace Prize are some of them. Spreading the message of love, she stands as a beacon of light for future generations. 


A Saint, Who Dedicated Her Life to the Poor and Abandoned


Mother Teresa devoted her whole life to noble and worthy causes like serving the poor, sick, destitute, and dying. She was great because she was more humane than the rest of us. She became extraordinary through the expression of the ‘ordinary’ values of love, care, and smile. On 5 September 1997, when she breathed her last breath, she had already created history in her respective field by that time, the tremendous moral and spiritual weight felt by the world. In reality, she did not belong to India, Ottoman, or Yugoslavian. Like all saintly messengers of God, she also belonged to the whole of mankind. 

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