Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, Yugoslavia, on August 27th, 1910. Her real name is Gonxha.
When she reached the age of 18, she began feeling God's call to become a nun. She began her religious life in the order of the Loreto Sisters, in Ireland, in 1928.
Her strong self-discipline helped her during the early years of her life in a convent. We know that since she left her homeland, she never saw her mother again. Her father died when she was a little kid.
When she made her first vows in 1929, she chose the name of Teresa. She was sent to Calcutta to teach in a high school for girls, called the St. Mary's High School.
It was in this land that she felt what she called “the call within her call” to give up all and follow Jesus to serve Him among the poorest of the poor.
After all the necessary permissions, she began her missionary work in 1948. She replaced her Loreto habit with the simple white cotton sari decorated with a blue border. This dress became overtime well known over the whole world.
What began as a small order with 13 members in Calcutta, today has more than 4000 nuns. They run orphanages, charity centers and AIDS nursing homes. They take care of blind people, the poor and the homeless, refugees, aged people and victims of floods, epidemics and famine.
Our dear Mother has received so many honorable mentions from governments and civilian organizations, too many to mention.
Blessed Mother Theresa has not yet been canonized. But we are sure this will not take long, for her life was too heroic. Besides that, in her biography, "A Life of Love", it comes clear to us how she lived the Roman Catholic Faith.
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This Female Saint of Love did indeed know how to put the first commandment in practice: " You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind."