Mother Teresa has been finally declared as a saint by Pope Francis 19 years after her death in 1997. After the miracles were presented at the Vatican City which is required for Sainthood, Mother Teresa has now been canonized.
She came to India when she was 19 years old and worked for the poverty ridden people. She established “Missionaries of Charity” in Kolkata to help the poor and the orphans. She received Nobel Peace prize in 1979 for the extraordinary works she had done.
Here are some quotes of this amazing lady which will show you the light and inspire you to become a better person.
In the book “Mother Teresa: Come Be My Light” the author described her “mission statement” which read
“If I ever become a Saint–I will surely be one of ‘darkness.’ I will continually be absent from Heaven–to light the light of those in darkness on earth.”
When asked about her nationality in an Interview, Mother Teresa told,
“I am everything. Every country I love and I am a child of God to love the humans.”
After coming to India from Albania, she saw the poverty ridden people and their suffering. She was a teacher but as told by Mother Teresa herself, she felt a “call within a call”, an urge to do something for the needy people.
“I see somebody dying, I pick him up. I find somebody hungry, I give him food. He can love and be loved. I don’t look at his color, I don’t look at his religion. I don’t look at anything. Every person whether he is Hindu, Muslim or Buddhist, he is my brother, my sister.”
Mother Teresa had also donated the amount of money she received with Nobel Peace Prize to the poorest of poor in India.
A priest in Missionaries of Charities has told that she often used to say,
“Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.”
Mother Teresa was a devoted catholic nun who dedicated her whole life to make the world a better place. She believed in being in the present moment. She wrote in her book Where There is Love, There is God,
“The future is so much in the hands of God, I find it much more easy to accept today because yesterday is gone and tomorrow has not come and I have only today.”
She has always spread the words of love not only while speaking but through writing as well. In the same book, she wrote,
“We have been created for greater things, to love and be loved.”
She vividly expressed her belief in the individuals.
“I do not agree with the big way of doing things. To us, what matters is an individual.”