Mother Teresa of Calcutta
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ABOUT MOTHER TERESA:
Recommended video (because there are no actors - only Mother Teresa herself):
MOTHER TERESA DVD BY ANN & JEANETTE PETRIE
Summary: Shot on the run over a period of 5 years in 10 countries on 4 continents.
The author raul was walking in Los Gatos CA from a job to take a bus
home in Santa Cruz, and in the sidewalk he sees a $5 bill? I picked it up and looking to the
front saw the sign announcing a new movie about Mother Teresa. Then farther away
saw the Greyhound bus leaving the station for SC. The next was was in 2.5 hours, i had
the money in my hand and went in and saw the movie. The effects were incredible...
The me and my roommate Jerry went again to see the movie, and did so seven times!
In the end all our hairs were standing, and a radiance of joy streamed from our depths...
Other remarkable stories i heard in CA: The inmates of the San Quentin Prison in SF,CA
that were in the death row wrote to her and asked for a visit because the were also dying.
She did came, and it was awesome to hear their guards saying the prisoners
of which they were usually afraid of, were all jumping with joy that she was coming!
And the angle from an inmate himself:
The Reactions to Mother Teresa’s Work and Beliefs - some authors comments:
Notes on Mother Teresa critics: When someone attains such levels of recognition the
dark (or minds that work in very low light...) forces (jealousy, fame seekers etc.)
will do everything to discredit them.
I only ask from these critics: What have you done?
Because Mother Teresa had the courage and persistence to put here LOVE into ACTION.
She actually did provide a valid alternative to abortion - in her 'adoption instead of abortion'.
Its is in fact another sign of spiritual elevation - all such beings were revolutionaries
and challenged many assumptions of their days. Some were crucified for their teachings...
Like today's we have abortions, that is a major business for many in so called
developed countries, were there are huge monetary interests involved - as has become
the 'health' industry. But it’s obvious that abortion can be easily reduced a lot
by simple early realistic education and avoiding unwanted pregnancies,
or accepting them in some cases as a blessing, else were did we all come from?
In some basic calculations, in the US it costs $500 per abortion, and we have a minimum
of 500,000 abortions per year - that is $250,000,000 in income for the 'health' industry.
And some of these abortions methods are actually illegal in other countries...
Interesting view point: https://www.care-net.org/abundant-life-blog/abortion-costs-us-9-trillion
Education avoids what is actually killing and also possible future repentance
or simply suffering. She also challenged attempts to turn her Missionaries
of Charity into some form of incorporation. Actually, on close inspection
she did open a new path to God: By serving the dying a person will come to
face his or her own mortality very soon and deeply, thus providing the
age old reason for spiritual inquiry - the survival of death. Most
spiritual paths include the deep consideration of ones aging and mortality.
But in so called 'modern' society there is a tendency to hide the aging
away in 'retirement' housing, hospices or hospitals. Thus, younger people
will not see what lies for them in the future clearly. It's the same as
the history of the future Buddha, where his father did all he could to
hide the fact of aging and death from his son so that he would become
a king rather than a monk, as was prophesied.
Summary of Biography:
Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity,
a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor.
Considered one of the 20th Century's greatest humanitarians.
In 1979 she received the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work.
She was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.
Nun and missionary Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic church as
Saint Teresa of Calcutta, devoted her life to caring for the sick and poor.
Born in Macedonia to parents of Albanian-descent and having taught in
India for 17 years, Mother Teresa experienced her "call within a call"
in 1946. Her order established a hospice; centers for the blind,
aged and disabled; and a leper colony.
Her Mothers example:
In the aftermath of her father's death, Agnes became extraordinarily
close to her mother, a pious and compassionate woman who instilled in
her daughter a deep commitment to charity. Although by no means wealthy,
Drana Bojaxhiu extended an open invitation to the city's destitute
to dine with her family. "My child, never eat a single mouthful
unless you are sharing it with others," she counseled her daughter.
When Agnes asked who the people eating with them were, her mother uniformly
responded, "Some of them are our relations, but all of them are our people."
Education and Nunhood
Agnes attended a convent-run primary school and then a state-run secondary school.
The congregation made an annual pilgrimage to the Church of the Black Madonna
in Letnice, and it was on one such trip at the age of 12 that she first felt a
calling to a religious life. Six years later, in 1928, an 18-year-old
Agnes Bojaxhiu decided to become a nun and set off for Ireland to join the
Sisters of Loreto in Dublin. It was there that she took the name
Sister Mary Teresa after Saint Thérèse of Lisieux.
A year later, Sister Mary Teresa traveled on to Darjeeling,
India, for the novitiate period; in May 1931, she made her
First Profession of Vows. Afterward she was sent to Calcutta,
where she was assigned to teach at Saint Mary's High School for Girls,
a school run by the Loreto Sisters and dedicated to teaching girls
from the city's poorest Bengali families. Sister Teresa learned
to speak both Bengali and Hindi fluently as she taught geography
and history and dedicated herself to alleviating the girls'
poverty through education.
On May 24, 1937, she took her Final Profession of Vows to a life
of poverty, chastity and obedience. As was the custom for Loreto nuns,
she took on the title of "Mother" upon making her final vows and
thus became known as Mother Teresa.
'Call Within a Call'
On September 10, 1946, Mother Teresa experienced a second calling, the
"call within a call" that would forever transform her life.
She was riding in a train from Calcutta to the Himalayan foothills
for a retreat when she said Christ spoke to her and told her to abandon
teaching to work in the slums of Calcutta aiding the city's poorest and sickest people.
Since Mother Teresa had taken a vow of obedience,
she could not leave her convent without official permission.
After nearly a year and a half of lobbying, in January 1948 she finally
received approval to pursue this new calling. That August, donning the
blue-and-white sari that she would wear in public for the rest of her life,
she left the Loreto convent and wandered out into the city.
After six months of basic medical training, she voyaged for the first
time into Calcutta's slums with no more specific a goal than to aid
"the unwanted, the unloved, the uncared for."
Missionaries of Charity
Mother Teresa quickly translated her calling into concrete actions
to help the city's poor. She began an open-air school and established
a home for the dying destitute in a dilapidated building she convinced
the city government to donate to her cause. In October 1950,
she won canonical recognition for a new congregation, the
Missionaries of Charity, which she founded with only a handful
of members—most of them former teachers or pupils from St. Mary's School.
As the ranks of her congregation swelled and donations poured
in from around India and across the globe, the scope of
Mother Teresa's charitable activities expanded exponentially.
Over the course of the 1950s and 1960s, she established a leper colony,
an orphanage, a nursing home, a family clinic and a string of
mobile health clinics.
Mother Teresa Biography
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Our latest collection of quotes by Mother Teresa about living a life of compassion and purpose.
These Mother Teresa quotes will inspire you to be a better person.
Mother Teresa is admired by millions because of her charitable work and the lives she touched.
Some of her views were controversial, but no one can deny the power of her words and actions!
Mother Teresa’s quote, “I was once asked why I don’t participate in anti-war demonstrations.
I said that I will never do that, but as soon as you have a pro-peace rally, I’ll be there”,
lead me to want to find out more about her.
I soon bought the book, Love: The Words and Inspiration of Mother Teresa, that inspired me to write Vid’s Viddles.
I’m going to share with you 50 of the best quotes by Mother Teresa that I assure you
will inspire you to appreciate life more, love more, and find beauty all around you.
Powerful Quotes by Mother Teresa on Kindness and Love:
1.) “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” – Mother Teresa
Most Inspiring Quotes by Mother Teresa about life
2.) “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
3.) “I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” – Mother Teresa
4.) “Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” – Mother Teresa
5.) “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa
6.) “God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.” – Mother Teresa
7.) “Live simply so others may simply live.” – Mother Teresa
8.) “Prayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the depth of our hearts.” – Mother Teresa
9.) “I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” – Mother Teresa