St. Teresa of Calcutta (1910 – 1997) was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Albania and spent most of her life in India. Known as in a imaginative and prescient of Jesus to serve “the undesirable, the unloved, the neglected,” she based and led the Order of the Missionaries of Charity Sisters in 1950. In 1963 she additionally based the Missionaries of Charity Brothers.
Along with the normal vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, Mom Teresa embraced a fourth vow of service to the poor. She considered herself as an instrument of God’s love and mercy. The non secular practices of pleasure and silence had been assets that energized her soul. Mom Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for initiating applications for the sick, the hungry, the homeless, and the dying. On September 4, 2016 at St. Peter’s Sq. in Rome, Pope Francis celebrated a canonization Mass declaring that Mom Teresa was a saint.
To watch Mom Teresa’s birthday, copy one among these quotes and carry it in your pocket or submit by your pc so that you simply learn it a number of instances in the course of the day and take into consideration the way it applies to your life.
- “On this life we can not do nice issues. We are able to solely do small issues with nice love.”
- “If we now have no peace, it’s as a result of we now have forgotten that we belong to one another.”
- “Silence of the center is important so you possibly can hear God in every single place — within the closing of the door, in the one that wants you, within the birds that sing, within the flowers, within the animals.”
- “Don’t search for Jesus away from yourselves. He isn’t on the market; He’s in you. Hold your lamp burning, and you’ll acknowledge him.”
- “At all times be trustworthy in little issues, for in them our power lies. To God nothing is little.”
- “Variety phrases may be quick and simple to talk however their echoes are actually limitless.”
- Mom Teresa: In My Personal Phrases. This effective assortment of quotes, tales, and prayersis crammed with inspirational ideas akin to: “So far as I’m involved the best struggling is to really feel alone, undesirable, unloved.”
- No Higher Love edited by Becky Benenate and Joseph Durepos. Immerse your self in Mom Teresa’s reflections on prayer, love, giving, being holy, work and repair, forgiveness, struggling and demise, and rather more.
- A Name to Mercy edited by Brian Kolodiejchuk: This excellent compilation of never-before-published teachings by Mom Teresa and tributes to her conjures up us to place love into motion.