Friday, August 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Mother Teresa

Happy Birthday Mother Teresa
Thanks for giving us the true meaning of life.
Thanks for showing us the true path of mankind. – Yogendra Chavda

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Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje *, Macedonia, August 26 **, the 1910th His family was of Albanian origin. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ. At the age of eighteen, she left her parents' 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 the 24th May 1931, she took her first promise as a nun. From 1931 to 1948 Mother Teresa taught at St. Mary High School in Calcutta, but the suffering and poverty she glimpsed outside the convent walls made a deep impression on her that in 1948 she received permission from his than to leave the convent school and devote herself to working among the poorest of the poor in the slums of Calcutta. Although she had no money, it is dependent on Divine Providence, and started an open-air school for slum children.

He soon joined the volunteers and financial support was also forthcoming. This allowed him to expand the scope of their work.

7. October 1950, Mother Teresa received permission to begin their Holy Orders, "Missionary of Charity", whose main task was to love and care for people, no one was ready to take care of. In 1965 the club has received the International Religious Family by regulation, by Pope Paul VI.

For now includes the active and contemplative branches with his sisters and brothers in many countries. In 1963, both contemplative and active branch of sisters, brothers, a branch was established. In 1979 the contemplative branch of the Brothers was added, and in 1984 the Priest branch was established.

The Society of Missionaries has spread all over the world, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of Europe. They provide effective help to the poorest of the poor in several countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, and are committed to relief efforts following natural disasters such as floods, epidemics and famine, and refugees. The order also has houses in North America, Europe and Australia, where they take care of the inmates, alcoholics, homeless patients and AIDS.

The Missionaries of Charity around the world have the help and assistance of colleagues who became an official International Association on March 29, 1969. In the 1990s there were over one million people in over 40 countries. With colleagues, lay missionaries of Charity try to follow the spirit of the charism of Mother Teresa and their families.

Mother Teresa's work has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world and has received numerous awards, including Pope John XXIII Peace Prize (1971) and the Nehru Prize for her promotion of international peace and understanding (1972). She also received the Balzan Prize (1979) and Templeton and Magsaysay awards.

Mother Theresa Interview (1996)

We all love you Mother Teresa.. :'(

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