St. Thérèse - Marie Thérèse Martin was born at Alençon, France on January 2, 1873, the youngest of five daughters. Pope John Paul II declared her a Doctor of the Church in 1997. Gonxha Bojaxhiu, The Woman, First Communion, Youngest Child, Agnes Gonxha, Mothers Theresa, Mothers Teresa, Amazing Photos, Little Flowers
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Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje*, Macedonia, on August 26**, 1910. 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.
Mother Teresa (1910-1997) She ministered to those who no one else was willing to reach out to. The Lepers, the destitute, the babies that had been aborted late in pregnancy. She depended on God and listened to him. She stood up for her faith, and went out from the convent. She followed God until the day she died. I want to be this kind of woman.
Mother Teresa -Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Catholic order of nuns dedicated to helping the poor. Begun in Calcutta, India, the Missionaries of Charity grew to help the poor, the dying, orphans, lepers, and AIDS sufferers in over a hundred countries. Mother Teresa's selfless effort to help those in need has caused many to regard her as a model humanitarian.
Found written on the wall in Mother Teresa's home for children in Calcutta: People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you
Let us beg from Our Lady to make our hears "meek and humble" like her Son's was. We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully. Do not let a chance pass you by. It is so easy to be proud, harsh, moody and selfish but we have been created for better things. Why stoop down to things that will spoil the beauty of our hearts? - Mother Teresa
Thérèse discovered the community life of school something for which she was unprepared. She wrote later that the five years of school were the saddest of her life and she found consolation only in the presence at the school of her dear Céline, Céline cherie (photo: Thérèse aged 8, 1881)