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Mother Teresa ~ Her Life
Mother Teresa Beatification ~ October 19, 2003
"Every child is precious,
Every child is a gift from God."
"Saying there are too many children
is like saying there are too many flowers."
~ Mother Teresa ~
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BORN Aug. 26, 1910, in Skopje, Ottoman Empire. Named Agnes Bojaxhiu.
1928 Joins Irish convent
1929 Sent to novitiate in Darjeeling, India
1931 Begins teaching at a Calcutta girls' school. Took the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience and was renamed Teresa.
1946 Receives "call" to live and work among the poor
1950 The Pope officially sanctions her order, the Missionaries of Charity
1952 The Home for the Dying and The Home for Children were opened.
1963 Awarded India's
Padmashri, for services to the people of India
1979 Wins Nobel Peace Prize
DIED Sept. 5, 1997, in Calcutta
Oct. 19, 2003
Mother Teresa's Words, Meditations, Quotes, Anecdotes
On Sunday, 19 October 2003, His Holiness John Paul II proclaimed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, "Blessed." On this day, in the Year of the Rosary, the Church also celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Holy Father's Pontificate, as well as World Mission Sunday. The call of Jesus to Mother Teresa in 1946, "Come, be My light," resounded in St. Peter's Square, as we too were invited to radiate the light of Christ in the darkness of human poverty and pain.
The official page of Mother Teresa's cause of beatification (www.motherteresacause.info
) offers additional information about the ceremony.
"The Apostles did not know how to pray, and they asked Jesus to teach them.
He, then, taught them the Our Father.
I think that every time we say
the Our Father,
God looks at his hands,
where we are etched.
"See, I have inscribed you on
the palms of my hands..."
What a beautiful description and also
expressive of the personal love God
feels for each one of us!"
~Mother's Wisdom ~
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