The one time I saw her in action confirmed my belief that she was a saint. To tell this story though, I have to tell another story first. When I was in graduate school, a friend and I won a free trip to Puerto Rico.
Missionaries of Charity Missionaries of Charity motherhouse in Kolkata On 10 SeptemberTeresa experienced what she later described as "the call within the call" when she travelled by train to the Loreto convent in Darjeeling from Calcutta for her annual retreat.
It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith. Teresa adopted Indian citizenship, spent several months in Patna to receive basic medical training at Holy Family Hospital and ventured into the slums.
With no income, she begged for food and supplies and experienced doubt, loneliness and the temptation to return to the comfort of convent life during these early months: Our Lord wants me to be a free nun covered with the poverty of the cross.
Today, I learned a good lesson.
The poverty of the poor must be so hard for them. While looking for a home I walked and walked till my arms and legs ached.
I thought how much they must ache in body and soul, looking for a home, food and health. Then, the comfort of Loreto Mother theresa virtuous person former congregation] came to tempt me.
Of free choice, my God, and out of love for you, I desire to remain and do whatever be your Holy will in my regard. I did not let a single tear come.
Muslims were read the QuranHindus received water from the Gangesand Catholics received extreme unction. Teresa then expanded the congregation abroad, opening a house in Venezuela in with five sisters.
Responding to requests by many priests, in Mother Teresa founded the Corpus Christi Movement for Priests  and with priest Joseph Langford the Missionaries of Charity Fathers in  to combine the vocational aims of the Missionaries of Charity with the resources of the priesthood.
By the Missionaries of Charity numbered about brothers and 5, sisters worldwide, operating missions, schools and shelters in countries. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world.
As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus. She began dozens of projects, undeterred by criticism of her stands against abortion and divorce: The first Missionaries of Charity home in the United States was established in the South Bronx area of New York Cityand by the congregation operated 19 establishments throughout the country.
Following a second attack inshe received an artificial pacemaker. Inafter a bout of pneumonia in Mexico, she had additional heart problems. Although Teresa offered to resign as head of the Missionaries of Charity, in a secret ballot the sisters of the congregation voted for her to stay and she agreed to continue.
Although Teresa had heart surgeryher health was clearly declining. The Missionaries of Charity were aided by co-workers numbering over one million by the s.
She received a state funeral from the Indian government in gratitude for her service to the poor of all religions in the country.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif called her "a rare and unique individual who lived long for higher purposes. Her life-long devotion to the care of the poor, the sick, and the disadvantaged was one of the highest examples of service to our humanity. She is peace in the world.
President Pratibha Patil said, "Clad in a white sari with a blue border, she and the sisters of Missionaries of Charity became a symbol of hope to many — the aged, the destitute, the unemployed, the diseased, the terminally ill, and those abandoned by their families.
Secretary Giriraj Kishore said that "her first duty was to the Church and social service was incidental", accusing her of favouring Christians and conducting "secret baptisms" of the dying. According to its citation, "The Board of Trustees recognises her merciful cognisance of the abject poor of a foreign land, in whose service she has led a new congregation".
Muggeridge was undergoing a spiritual journey of his own at the time.Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, known the world over as Mother Teresa, was an Albanian-born Indian citizen who abided by her religious faith of Roman Catholicism to serve the unwanted, unloved and uncared people of the caninariojana.com Of Birth: Skopje.
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Gale Langley, studied at California. Mother Teresa fought against poverty, going out into filthy streets to serve the destitute, but also embraced it in her own life, giving up all her material goods and physical comfort. Apr 21, · Mother Teresa was a religious imperialist who believed that Hinduism and Islam were wrong, and Catholicism is right.
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