Quote of the day
Monday, December 12, 2016. Great motivational words
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
Clad in a white, blue-bordered sari, she along with her sisters of the Missionaries of Charity became a symbol of love, care and compassion for the world.
Mother Teresa, in full St. Teresa of Calcutta, also called St. Mother Teresa, original name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 26, 1910. Her family was of Albanian descent. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God.
She devoted her life to serving the poor and destitute around the world. She was a ray of hope for many, including the aged, the destitute, the unemployed, the diseased, the terminally ill, and those abandoned by their families.
In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and has become a symbol of charitable selfless work.
Considered one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th century, she was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016.
Top 4 Facts You Did Not Know About Mother Teresa
- As Sister Teresa, she set aside her nun’s habit in 1948 and adopted instead the simple sari and sandals to fit in with the women she worked with.
- Pope Paul VI came to meet her in 1965 but she informed him that she was too busy with her work among the poor to meet with him.
- She was voted as one of the 10 most admirable women 18 times in Gallup’s yearly poll.
- When she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, she refused the traditional Nobel honor banquet and requested that the $192,000 budget be allocated to help the poor in India.
Mother Teresa’s Great Motivational Words