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The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century

Her iconic white garb with its blue stripe trim is now equated with her ideals of service and charity among "the poorest of the poor." Born Agnes Bojaxhiu to Albanian parents living under the Ottoman...
  • ShanN

    "Stay where you are. Find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right there where you are — in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools. You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see. Everywhere, wherever you go, you find people who are unwanted, unloved, uncared for, just rejected by society — completely forgotten, completely left alone." -Mother Theresa.

  • Elizabeth Ebelhar

    "Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work." -Mother Teresa All time most humble woman with the most beautiful passion for people and our God. Such an inspiration.

  • Polly King

    Blessed Mother Teresa's "humility list." Profound and inspiring.

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We have always known Mother Teresa as an old wrinkled woman. This is a pic of an 18 year old young Mother Teresa.

Some wise words from Mother Teresa!

I look at this and the thought that comes to amount of good deeds can overpower the virtue of being beautiful. That can't be true. No it isn't. Diana might have been more famous, but I'll be Teresa was happier.

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

Mother Teresa, 1910-1997 was a Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. Over 45 years, she ministed to the poor, sick, orphaned and dying. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta" In 1979 she was the recipient of Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work.

19 Oct 1979, Calcutta, India --- Mother Teresa with children from the orphanage she operates in Calcutta. Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Boyaxihu) the Roman Catholic, Albanian nun revered as India's "Saint of the Slums," was awarded the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. --- Image by © Kapoor Baldev/Sygma/CORBIS

A living, breathing Jesus to the least of these. When I die, I hope even a little something of my life would resemble her's.

From Mother Theresa - "Show kindness through your face, your eyes, your smile and through the warmth of your greetings. You must bear a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well.

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one. ~ Mother Teresa