Mother Teresa is admired for her tireless work for the good of society and for inspiring countless people around the world. Today, August 26, is the 112th anniversary of the birth of Mother Teresa, who was canonized in 2016. In 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu Skopje, Macedonia on August 26, 1910, Mother Teresa was always religious. At the age of 12, Mother Teresa felt God's call and decided to become a missionary. In 1928, she left her parental home and joined a community of nuns in Ireland called the Sisters of Loreto, which had missions in India.
After a few months of training in Dublin, Mother Teresa was sent to India, where she taught at a school in Calcutta and then Calcutta from 1931 to 1948. It is believed that he was inspired by the sight of poor people at this time and decided to dedicate himself to the upliftment of the poor.
Despite the fact that she had no financial means to support her work, Mother Teresa worked for the poorest of the poor in the city and created an open-air school for children in the slums. On October 7, 1950, he founded the Missionaries of Love, an organization that selflessly works for the poor regardless of their faith, color or social class.
Mother Teresa's extraordinary work is recognized worldwide and has received many awards and honors. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and was also honored with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award, in 1980. Mother Teresa also received the Balzano Award in 1979 and the Templeton and Magsaysay Awards. He was canonized by the Pope in a Vatican ceremony in 2016.
Here are some quotes by Mother Teresa.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
When you don't have anything, then you have everything.
Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.
A life not lived for others is not a life.