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

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.

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.

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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