Inspiring quotes by Mother Teresa a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate on her 110th birth anniversary

Today is 110th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary,  who also won the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1979  and donated prize money of $192,000 to the poor in India. 

Today is 110th birth anniversary of Mother Teresa an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary,  who also won the Nobel Peace Prize in the year 1979  and donated prize money of $192,000 to the poor in India.

She left her home at the age of 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto and wanted to learn the English language to become missionary. Sisters of Loreto used English as a medium of instruction in India.

Mother Teresa in the year 1929, came to India and started teaching at St.Teresa’s school in Darjeeling. On May 24, 1931, she took her religious vows and taught St. Mary’s High School in Kolkata for almost two decades. In the year 1948, she began serving the poor and the needy. Two years later in 1950, she founded the Roman Catholic religious congregation which was later renamed as Missionaries of charity.

In the year 1979, she won the Nobel Peace Prize for the ‘work she done to overcome the struggle of poverty and distress, which also constitute a threst to peace’.  She refused to take the prize money and donated the entire amount to the poor in India. She provided roof and homes for the poor and needy and also for the people who were dying form AIDS, liprosy and tuberculosis.

Mother Teresa died on september 5,1997, at the age of 87 due to several years of deteriorating health, including heart, lung and kidney problems. At the time of her death, the missionaries of charity has over 4000 sisters and associated brotherhood of 300 members operating 610 missions in 123 countries.  For a week before her funeral, Mother Teresa was laid in repose in an open casket in St. Thomas, calcutta. Former U.N. Secretary- General Javier Perez de Cuellar attributed her as ‘ She is the United Nation. She is peace in the world.’

On Septemeber 4, 2016, Vatican Pope canonized her posthumously as a Patron Saint for her service to the needy and poor. On the occasion of her 1st anniversary of canonization, Mother Teresa was made the co-patron of the Calcutta Archdiocese in the Cathedral of the most Holy Rosary at 5.30 pm on 6 September 2017.

On her 110th birth anniversary  lets look at some of the inspirational quotes by the Nobel Laureate:

1- Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

2- Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.

3- I want you to be concerned about your next-door neighbour. Do you know your next-door neighbour?

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

5- What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.

6- Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

7- Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.

8- God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that you try.

9- We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.

10- Joy is a net of love in which you can catch souls.

11- I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did?

12- If you are humble nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.

13- I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.

14- The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

15- We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

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

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

18- Embodied Kindness but knew when to be firm.

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