Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
1910
1997

Catholic Nun of Albanian Ethnicity, Founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, Winner of Nobel Peace Prize, Beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Author Quotes

To bring souls to God- and God to souls.

Unless you become like a little child, you cannot enter into heaven. And what is being a little child? It is having a clean heart, a pure heart.

We have to give until it hurts. We need to give from the resources we would like to keep for ourselves. We need to give to the point of sacrificing. We must give something that we find hard to give up.

We need to be someone for the naked who not only lack clothing but mercy. We need to be someone for the destitute who not only lack a roof over their heads, but who are deprived of having someone who cares, someone to belong to.

What have we got that we have not received? asks St. Paul. If I have received everything, what good have I of my own? If we are convinced of this we will never raise our head in pride. If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.

When you know how much God is in love with you then you can only live your life radiating that love.

Your service must come from a heart filled with God. This is not impossible. It is possible with the one who can do everything. Without him, we can do nothing.

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.

Violence of the tongue is very real- sharper than any knife.

We interfere with God?s plans when we push in someone or something else not suitable for us. Be strict with yourself, and then be very strict with what you are receiving from the outside.

We need to bring prayer into our family life. Through prayer, we will be able to teach our children and relatives to share. We will gain more through genuine prayer than with mere words.

What I do you cannot do; but what you do, I cannot do. The needs are great, and none of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.

When you look at the inner workings of electrical things, you see wires. Until the current passes through them, there will be no light. That wire is you and me. The current is God. We have the power to let the current pass through us, use us, to produce the light of the world, Jesus, in us. Or we can refuse to be used and allow darkness to spread.

Zeal for souls is the effect and the proof of true love of God. We cannot but be consumed with the desire for saving souls? zeal is the test of love and the test of zeal is devotedness to His cause--spending life and energy in the work of souls.

To show great love for God and our neighbor we need not do great things. It is how much love we put in the doing that makes our offering Something Beautiful for God.

We are all called to be saints. We all have been created in the image of God to love and to be loved.

We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.

What is important is that we are able to smile at one another in our families. With a generous and cheerful smile, we should be able to accept everything that happens, both the joyful things and the sad things.

Whenever you share love with others, you'll notice the peace that comes to you and to them.

To the good God nothing is little because He is so great and we so small- that is why He stoops down and takes the trouble to make those little things for us- to give us a chance to prove our love for Him.

We are bound in conscience to help. If a soul desires God, he has the right to be given the means to go to Him. No one has the right to stand between.

We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully.

We need to realize that poverty doesn't only consist of being hungry for bread, but rather it is a tremendous hunger for human dignity. We need to love and to be someone for someone else

What is our spiritual life? A love union in which the divine and the human give themselves completely to one another.

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First Name
Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu
Birth Date
1910
Death Date
1997
Bio

Catholic Nun of Albanian Ethnicity, Founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India, Winner of Nobel Peace Prize, Beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta