Amazing Facts About Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa


Humble Beginnings: Mother Teresa, originally named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, was born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, now the capital of North Macedonia. Despite her humble beginnings, she went on to become one of the most renowned figures in modern humanitarianism.


Calling to Serve: At the age of 18, Mother Teresa left home to join the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India. It was during her time in India that she felt a calling within a calling, leading her to leave the convent and establish the Missionaries of Charity.


Missionaries of Charity: In 1950, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata, India, with the mission of caring for “the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.”


Dedication to the Poor: Mother Teresa dedicated her life to serving the poorest of the poor. She and her sisters provided food, shelter, medical care, and love to those in need, regardless of their religion or social status.


Nobel Peace Prize: In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her tireless work in alleviating the suffering of the poor and marginalized. The Nobel Committee praised her for “work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”


Global Impact: Mother Teresa’s compassion and dedication to serving others had a global impact. The Missionaries of Charity established centers around the world, providing assistance to those in need in over 130 countries.


Simple Lifestyle: Despite her fame and the attention she received, Mother Teresa lived a simple and humble life. She wore a plain white sari with blue stripes, the traditional dress of the Sisters of Charity, and owned only a few personal belongings.


Canonization: Mother Teresa was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2003, just six years after her death, and was canonized as a saint by Pope Francis on September 4, 2016. Her canonization process was one of the shortest in the history of the Catholic Church.


Controversy and Criticism: Despite her saintly image, Mother Teresa faced criticism from some quarters. Some accused her of glorifying suffering and criticized the conditions in her facilities. However, many supporters defended her, citing the immense good she accomplished in the world.


 Mother Teresa’s legacy continues to inspire people worldwide to selflessly serve others and to live lives of compassion and love. Her words and actions remind us of the profound impact that one individual can have on the world through acts of kindness and service.




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