Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. 1910 – 1997
A Roman Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, in 1950. For over 45 years, she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity's expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries. Following her death, she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta".
Favorite quotes from Mother Teresa
"Love is doing small things with great love"
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.
There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well. They must have worked for it. I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things that others could use.
There is a terrible hunger for love, we all experience it in our lives. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right in your own family. Find them. Love them.
The dying, the cripple, the mental, the unwanted, the unloved--- they are Jesus in disguise.
It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving.
I see God in every human being. When I wash the leper's wounds, I feel I am nursing the Lord himself. Is it not a beautiful experience?
I do not pray for success. I ask for faithfulness.
Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them.
Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.
Even the rich are hungry for love, for being cared for, for being wanted, for having someone to call their own.
I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
If you want a love message to be heard, it has got to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love
Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.
Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence.
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My Footnote: Sweet loving Mother Teresa of Calcutta takes the cake as an All Time Modern Saint that we should try to emulate. Be advised, the Vatican will never reveal the content of the diary she left behind because in it we could read her thoughts on how she felt in regards to the apathy and hypocrisy that was always displayed by her superiors in regards to her missionary affairs.