Mother Teresa: In My Own Words by Mother TeresaThe legendary Mother Teresas work for—and among—the poor has become the yardstick by which the entire world measures compassion, generosity, and selflessness. Her words and actions have inspired millions of people from every race and religion and country to help the poor and needy, a legacy that is her gift to all mankind for generations to come.
From 1950, when she founded the order of Missionaries of Charity, to winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and then, in 1985, being awarded the Medal of Freedom—the United States highest civilian award—to her final days, Mother Teresa served the world as a beacon shedding the light of hope, comfort, and peace on all.
Mother Teresa: In My Own Words is a timeless testament to the power of her words. Here are the same quotes, stories, and prayers that helped strengthen and inspire the poor, the dying, the suffering, and the doubting who she met during her lifetime, and that will continue to strengthen and inspire all who read them.
The room where Mother Teresa died
Saint Teresa of Calcutta
After living in Skopje for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India , where she lived for most of her life. In , Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity , a Roman Catholic religious congregation that had over 4, nuns and was active in countries in It also runs soup kitchens , dispensaries, mobile clinics, children's and family counselling programmes, as well as orphanages and schools. Members take vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience , and also profess a fourth vow—to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor. She was canonised on 4 September , and the anniversary of her death 5 September is her feast day. A controversial figure during her life and after her death , Teresa was admired by many for her charitable work. She was praised and criticized on various counts, such as for her views on abortion and contraception, and was criticized for poor conditions in her houses for the dying.
Questions and Answers on Mother Teresa. Her family was of Albanian descent. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ. At the age of eighteen she left her parental home in Skopje and joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India. From to Mother Teresa taught at St. Although she had no funds, she depended on Divine Providence, and started an open-air school for slum children.
Her journey, however, took many different paths along the way. Read More. Mother Teresa served as a living example to others, including Fr. Angelo Scolozzi, M. In her own words, Mother Teresa encourages her Missionaries of Charity to embrace their vocation as a gift from God and to use it as inspiration for the work they are doing. And throughout her life, she was wholly relatable.