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

The first step to becoming holy is to will it. St. Thomas says, " Sanctity consists in nothing else than a firm resolve, the heroic act of a soul abandoning himself to God. By an upright will we love God, we choose God, we run toward God, we reach Him, we possess Him." O good, good will which transforms me into the image of God and makes me like Him!

The poor are our brothers and sisters... They are the people in the world who need love, who need care, who have to be wanted.

There are many in the world dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love.

It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. 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. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.

It takes humility to recognize the greatness of God shining through us.

Learn to forgive. How do we learn to forgive? By knowing that we too need to be forgiven.

Little things are indeed little, but to be faithful in little things is a great thing.

Many people are very, very concerned with the children in India, with the children in Africa where quite a number die, maybe of malnutrition, of hunger and so on, but millions are dying deliberately by the will of the mother. And this is what is the greatest destroyer of peace today. Because if a mother can kill her own child -- what is left for me to kill you and you kill me -- there is nothing between.

Our prayers should be burning words coming forth from the furnace of a heart filled with love. Devoutly, with great sweetness, with natural simplicity, without any affectation, offer your praise to God with the whole of your heart and soul.

Prayer unites us. Simply open your hearts to Him. Also, simply accept what He sends you. With a big smile, generously give Him what He asks of you. God will do the rest, never fear.

Somebody loves us, too - God Himself. We have been created to love and to be loved.

The fruit of faith is love, and the fruit of love is service...spread love everywhere you go.

The poor give us much more than we give them. They're such strong people, living day to day with no food. And they never curse, never complain. We don't have to give them pity or sympathy. We have so much to learn from them.

There are many people who can do big things, but there are very few people who will do the small things.

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.

It's not about how much you do, but how much love you put into what you do that counts.

Learn to self-conquest, persevere thus for a time, and you will perceive very clearly the advantage which you gain from it.

Loneliness is the leprosy of the modern world.

May God break my heart so completely that the whole world falls in.

Our total surrender will come today by surrendering even our sins. We need humility to acknowledge our sin. The knowledge of our sin helps us to rise. "I will get up and go to my Father. "

Prayer, to be fruitful, must come from the heart.

Sometimes a good feeling from inside is worth much more than a beautician.

The fruit of love is service. The fruit of service is peace. And peace begins with a smile.

The poor must know that we love them, that they are wanted. They themselves have nothing to give but love. We are concerned with how to get this message of love and compassion across. We are trying to bring peace to the world through our work. But the work is the gift of God.

There are no great things, only small things with great love. Happy are those.

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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