Sister Teresa became Mother Teresa when she vowed to devote her entire life to the service of God. She received the Padma Shree in 1962 and the Bharat Ratna in 1980. Like, she could sleep in a pile of dirt so the least I can do is read about it. Now, the Society became an International Religious Family. I wanted to know more about her: her teachings, her day to day life and interactions with people, but the book was very heavy on her programs and their administrative details. Mother Teresa's original name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She opened the Nirmal Hriday The Home of the Pure Heart at Kalighat in 1952, a hospice for the dying.
By the 1960s, the Missionaries of Charity expanded its operations throughout India. She also became the principal of the school in 1944. To me, it just did not flow very well at all. These like-minded nuns started the Missionaries of Charity. However, this is a book I will keep on my self because there are many great thoughts.
But there was another heroic side of this great woman that was revealed only after her death. Though she taught in a school in Calcutta between 1931 and 1948, she was not satisfied with her work. She dedicated her life in the service of the poor, ailing and the destitute through the Missionaries of Charities, an order of Roman Catholic nuns, in Kolkata, India. The more I read about her, the more I find that she is no Mother Teresa. It showed that she was just as human and made people angry because of how she refused to back down.
The place where she was buried has become a pilgrimage for the rich and poor and people of different faiths. Despite her health problems, Mother kept governing the Missionaries of Charity and its branches, as efficiently as earlier. Will we be God's pencils in a suffering world or we will be stubbornly congratulating ourselves for our faulse-self-created holiness inside churches? Helping other people could be one of their missions, but that is not all about it. I learned things about Mother Teresa that I had not known before such as that she intentionally kept herself poor at times even when there was opportunity to acquire material items. On 24 May, 1931 she took her initial vows as a nun, the First Profession of Vows. Various projects for rehabilitating slum-dwellers, children's homes, homes for the dying, clinics and a leper colony, etc. She was a hero by a life of doing the small and simple things.
On 19 October, 2003 the Pope beatified the Mother before a huge crowd at St. In December, she departed for India, arriving in Calcutta on 6 January 1929. See, Mother Teresa saw the face of God in every person, no matter their skin color, religion, language, or faults. I appreciated that Spink told some of the criticisms and challenges facing M. And by the way, this book transcends religious lines. I certainly find myself wanting to learn more about her. She was able to realise there was need f Mother Teresa's life and times is pure inspiration from her early calling till her death.
She died on September 5, 1997, just 9 days after her 87th birthday. I highly recommend reading this book regardless of your faith and sex. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. I decided to take a focused approach to learning about people I've heard about all my life but knew very little about. I'm still in her early years in India.
Sufferings and desperation of the hungry tugged at the chords of her heart. Mother Teresa is an inspiring women. We worry for mundane things and ignore some of the realities of this world. They are often called 'sisters. The primary task of the Missionaries of Charity was to take care of those persons who nobody was prepared to look after. A book that inspired me a lot.
On October 7, 1950, Mother Teresa received permission from the Vatican to start her own order. It's good for research, or for anyone who is interested in ministry or simply just helping people out. This book is truly inspiring and shows her life from where she was born to after she died. Awards and Recognitions Mother Teresa believed in the good of Humanity. I am truly amazed and glad I kept this book in my shelf for years.
The process requires the documentation of a miracle performed by the prospective saint. Spink's biography benefits from her own 18-year involvement with the work of the Missionaries of Charity Order as well as from the intimate relationship she developed over the years with Mother Teresa. I had no idea how difficult it was for her to set off on her own. On August 17, 1948, she dressed for the first time in a white, blue-bordered sari and passed through the gates of her beloved Loreto convent to enter the world of the poor. When she was only 12 years old, Agnes the name Mother Teresa was born with felt that God wanted her to lead a life of service to others. Her view of the poor in the western cultures is still a current reality: people desiring to be loved. She was witness to the Bengal Famine in 1943, and experienced the pitiful condition of the poor during the trying times.
She felt as if the Jesus was asking her to come out of the walls and serve the down-trodden of the society. Interesting to learn more about this special woman. However, just as much Mother Teresa enjoyed teaching young girls, she was greatly disturbed by the poverty and misery that was prevalent in Calcutta. The youngest of the children born to Nikola and Drana Bojaxhiu, she was baptised Gonxha Agnes, received her First Communion at the age of five and a half and was confirmed in November 1916. It also spent too much time giving the life stories of secondary characters and just didn't accomplish what I'd hoped to find in reading her biography. While there is a lot of detail about what she did and where she went, the spiritual aspects and impact that she made is missing. She also seemed to get whatever she prayed for.