Mother Teresa

A Woman of Piety and Devotion

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Mother Teresa

A Woman of Piety and Devotion

Posted by: CDFWarrington on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 2:33PM

Picture of Mother Teresa and three other women for Women's History Month

Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun who dedicated her life to serving the poor and needy. She was born in 1910 in Skopje, now part of North Macedonia. Her birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.

At the age of 18, Mother Teresa joined the Sisters of Loreto, a Catholic order that worked in India. She went to Calcutta (now known as Kolkata) in 1929 and spent several years teaching at a school for girls. In 1946, she experienced what she called "a call within a call," which led her to leave the convent and start a new order called the Missionaries of Charity. The Missionaries of Charity focused on serving the poorest of the poor, including the sick, the elderly, and the homeless. Mother Teresa and her fellow nuns lived among the people they helped, and they relied on donations and the generosity of others to support their work.

Mother Teresa's work gained international attention in the 1970s, and she became a symbol of selflessness and compassion. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her humanitarian work, and she continued to work tirelessly until her death in 1997. One of Mother Teresa's famous quotes is: "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." This quote captures the essence of her philosophy of service. Mother Teresa believed that everyone could produce a difference in the world, no matter how small their actions might seem.

A picture of Mother Teresa with her quote 'Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.'

Mother Teresa's legacy continues to inspire people around the world today. The Missionaries of Charity have grown into a global organization with thousands of members. They continue to serve the poor and needy in more than 130 countries.

Mother Teresa's example of selfless service continues to inspire people of all faiths and backgrounds. Her life and work remind us that we are responsible for caring for one another, especially those most vulnerable.

Mother Teresa was an extraordinary woman who devoted her life to serving others. Her work with the Missionaries of Charity inspired countless people worldwide, and her legacy continues to live on today. Mother Teresa's example of selflessness and compassion reminds us that we all have the power to cause a difference in the world, one small act of kindness at a time.

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