Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

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

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The trees, the flowers, the plants grow in silence. The stars, the sun, the moon move in silence. Silence gives us a new perspective.

There is great humility in God. He can stoop down to people like us and become dependent on us for His work to live, to grow, to bear fruit. And He could easily have done it without us. Yet He stooped down and called us to do it.

It is not possible to engage in the direct apostolate without being a soul of prayer. We must be aware of oneness with Christ, as he was aware of oneness with his Father. Our activity is truly apostolic only insofar as we permit him to work in us and through us with his power, with his desire, with his love.

Joy is a sign of generosity. When you are full of joy, you move faster and you want to go about doing good to everyone.

Let us pray for one another. Let us pray that we may accomplish our life's mission, which is to be holy. Let us pray that we will be the love and kindness of God in today's world.

Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead.

Often I wonder what does really God get from me in this state ? no faith, no love ? not even in feelings. The other day I can't tell you how bad I felt. ? There was a moment when I nearly refused to accept. ? Deliberately I took the Rosary and very slowly and without even meditating or thinking ? I said it slowly and calmly. The moment passed- but the darkness is so dark, and the pain is so painful. ? But I accept whatever He gives and I give whatever He takes. People say they are drawn closer to God- seeing my strong faith. ? is this not deceiving people? Every time I have wanted to tell the truth ? ?that I have no faith? ? the words just do not come ? my mouth remains closed. ? And yet I still keep on smiling at God and all.

Persuaded of our nothingness and with the blessing of obedience we attempt all things, doubting nothing, for with God all things are possible. We will allow the good God to make plans for the future, for yesterday has gone, tomorrow has not yet come, and we have only today to make him known loved, and served. Grateful for the thousands of opportunities Jesus gives us to bring hope into a multitude of lives by our concern for the individual sufferer, we will help our troubled world at the brink of despair to discover a new reason to live or to die with a smile of contentment on its lips.

Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world. Seeing and adoring? especially in the lowly appearance of bread, and in the distressing disguise of the poor.

Take God at His Word.

The joy of the Lord is our strength.

The trouble is that rich people, well-to-do people, very often don't really know who the poor are; and that is why we can forgive them, for knowledge can only lead to love, and love to service. And so, if they are not touched by them, it's because they do not know them.

There is more hunger in the world for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.

It is not the magnitude of our actions but the amount of love that is put into them that matters.

Joy is strength.

Let's concentrate on a worthwhile goal: that no child be unwanted, that no person go unloved. And let's not stop smiling at whomever we meet, especially when it's hard to smile.

Love is not something that fossilizes, but something that lives. Works of love, and declaring love, is the way to peace. And where does this love begin? Right in our hearts.

One must really have suffered oneself to help others.

Please choose the way of peace... In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.

Service means an unceasing and wholehearted labor in making ourselves available so that He may live, in and through us, His life of infinitely tender, compassionate and merciful love, for the spiritually and materially poorest of the poor.

Thanks be to God for your families. Try to find room for God in your families. If you are capable of bringing prayer back into your homes, you will be equally capable of overcoming all of the hardships that afflict the world.

The mission? through action or through words, is one mission, the mission of love and compassion.

The true way and the sure way to friendship is being open to each other, accepting each other just as we are, knowing each other.

There is more hunger in this world for love and appreciation than bread.

It is not what to do, but how much love we put into the doing. We can do not greats, only small things with great love.

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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