Inspirational Women Series 1

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

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.

Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.

Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is our faith and love.

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

– Quotes by Mother Teresa

Who is Mother Teresa?

Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu was born in Albania during the year 1910 with the birth name of Gonxha Agnes and grew up as an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun. Sadly Mother Teresa’s Father passed when she was only eight years old and even though her mother was now alone, she took on the roll as both Mother and Father, dedicating herself to Teresa and her three other siblings, raising them lovingly but firmly.

From a very young age Mother Teresa felt a great desire to help those in need, spread the love of God and give a lot of her time and compassion to charities. Mother Teresa was noted for her charity, unselfishness and courage.

Mother Teresa suffered several health problems during her last few years of life on earth, two heart attacks, pneumonia, malaria and a broken collarbone, all of which she bore patiently for the love of God and passed in the yea 1997 of heart failure. Mother Teresa lead a very holy life dedicated to God and was beatified in 2003 and canonised in 2016.

Why Mother Teresa Inspires Me – Marie, Marketing Officer at The Like Me CIC.

Mother Teresa suffered the trauma and loss of her father at such a young age, later on she underwent a very dark night of the soul where she experienced very deep feelings of detachment and separation from God, all hidden from the public eye, she suffered in silence. And despite her own suffering, she still whole heartedly dedicated herself to her work and mission on earth, to bring peace, love and the presence of God to everyone around her, even if she didn’t completely feel it herself. Mother Teresa never wanted anyone to feel the hurt and suffering that she felt.