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

We are to be all love, all faith, all purity for the sake of the poor we serve.

We must know exactly when we say yes to God what is in that yes. Yes means "I surrender," totally, fully, without any counting the cost, without any examination, "Is it all right? Is it convenient?" Our yes to God is without any reservations.

We sometimes feel that what we do is just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.

What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight; build it anyway.

Would that we could be so convinced of this necessity of silence! I think then the road to close union with God would become very clear.

It is a wonderful thing that God Himself loves us tenderly. Knowing this should give us courage and joy for living.

It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.

Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet especially your family. Be holy ? let us pray.

Life is a game, play it.

Love, to be real, must cost - it must hurt - it must empty us of self.

Our life of poverty is as necessary as the work itself. Only in heaven will we see how much we owe to the poor for helping us to love God better because of them.

Prayer is the mortar that holds our house together.

So many signatures for such a small heart.

The commitment spouses profess in their marriage vows is important. They accept each other in good times and in bad times. I think that this is something that we should always try to do with a smile.

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.

The world today is hungry not only for bread but hungry for love; hungry to be wanted, to be loved.

There should be less talk; a preaching point is not a meeting point. What do you do then? Take a broom and clean someone's house. That says enough.

It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home.

It is very important that right from the beginning we simply live the gospel. Live the gospel in prayer; live the gospel in words. You won't be able to give what you don't have.

Kind words may be short... but their echoes are endless.

Listen in silence, because if your heart is full of other things you cannot hear the voice of God.

Make us worthy, Lord, to serve those people throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands, this day, their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give them peace and joy.

Our poor people are great people, a very lovable people, They don't need our pity and sympathy. They need our understanding love and they need our respect. We need to tell the poor that they are somebody to us that they, too, have been created, by the same loving hand of God, to love and be loved.

Prayer makes your heart bigger, until it is capable of containing the gift of God himself. Prayer begets faith, faith begets love, and love begets service on behalf of the poor.

Some people come in our life as blessings. Others come in our life as lessons.

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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