Summary: Shot on the run over a
period of 5 years in 10 countries
on 4 continents.
Personal account: The author raul
was walking in Los Gatos CA from
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 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
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!
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
I only ask from these critics:
What have you done?
Because Mother Teresa had the
courage and persistence to put
here LOVE into ACTION.
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
Like todays 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 500K 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:
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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' hosing or
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, were 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 prophesized.
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
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
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Our latest collection of quotes by Mother
Teresa about living a life of compassion
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
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
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.” –
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