Mother Teresa : The Living Saint Who Will Forever Live in Our Hearts
Saint of the Gutters ‘ as she was called , Mother Teresa of Calcutta is indeed the only living saint the world has known because she had the most generous heart in places of the most wretched conditions . Mother Teresa was immersed in projects for helping the poor of India and of all of the world until her death in 1997 at age 87 . Through her service to the ill and destitute , she proclaimed her message that the poor must be loved because [banner_entry_middle]
a loving God created them
Although all we know of her was that she was a nun who worked whole-heartedly within India ‘s poorest of the poor , Mother Teresa had a sheltered childhood . She was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje Macedonia , on August 26 , 1910 . Her family was of Albanian descent and her father Kole was a rich merchant . Although there is some confusion about her nationality and about the history of her family , the young Mother Teresa spent 18 years of her life in Skopje , before she went to Ireland in 1928 to join the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary sailing later , to India as a teacher . Baptized with the name Gonxha which meant flower bud ‘ with gentle pink color and plump , Mother Teresa went to a public school in Skopje , but also attended classes at her parish . At that time in Skopje were coming a great number of missionaries whose spoke an interesting stories for India , and that struck the curiosity of young Gonxha to make a firm decision to lave her borne city and to go to a long trip to absolutely unknown , but mystically attractive India . At meetings of the Sodality of Mary in Skopje , the pastor would read letters by missionaries from Yugoslavia (mostly from Croatia ) who were serving in India . Agnes Gonxha followed the stories they told with ever-increasing interest , an interest which would make a path for her decision to serve as a missionary . Agnes from Skopje , later Mother Teresa of Calcutta has never doubted that the voice of God reached to the very depths of her being (My Macedonia Website
It was when she reached the age of twelve when she felt strongly the call of God . She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ . In 1946 Sister Teresa experienced her call within a call which she considered divine inspiration to devote herself to caring for the sick and poor . 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 . After a few months ‘ training in Dublin she was sent to India , where on May 24 , 1931 , she took her initial vows as a nun From 1931 to 1948 , Mother Teresa taught at St . Mary ‘s High School in Calcutta , but the suffering and poverty she glimpsed outside the convent walls made such a… [banner_entry_footer]
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