14 Of Mother Teresa's Inspirational Quotes For A Better Life
Mother Teresa was a Christian missionary who devoted all her life in the service of weak, downtrodden, helpless and poor people. With a resolution of committing herself to philanthropy, she joined the congregation of the ‘Sisters of Loreto’, at the age of 18. The young Teresa then moved to Ireland and then India, where she the rest of her life. During her early days in India, Teresa taught at the ‘St. Teresa's School’, situated in Darjeeling and also learned Bengali at around the same time. She took her solemn vow while serving as a teacher at the ‘Loreto Convent School’. Later, Mother Teresa established the ‘Missionaries of Charity’ in 1950, a Roman Catholic religious congregation dedicated to the underprivileged. The nuns of this charitable organization, mostly draped in white cotton saris, caught everybody’s attention for their service towards the poor. Later, the ‘Missionaries of Charity’ established homes for the people suffering from HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis. They started several initiatives, such as soup kitchens, dispensaries and mobile clinics, to help people in need. Her efforts caught the attention of many prominent leaders and with their support, the congregation evolved. Mother Teresa was beatified in 2003 and was canonized in 2015 by Pope Francis. She is widely considered a Saint now and has earned thousands of followers over the years.