Honoring Saint Teresa of Kolkata (Mother Teresa)

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Wisdom from Mother Theresa

Joanne Guidoccio

motherteresaIt’s official.

Earlier today, Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint at a mass in St. Peter’s Square. Two miraculous cures of the sick after Mother Teresa’s death in 1997 have been attributed to her intercession.

Born Agnes Goinsha to Albanian parents, Mother Teresa dedicated her life to helping the poor. She began her charitable work in the slums of Calcutta and later founded the order of Missionaries of Charity. Today, that network has grown to over 4,500 nuns, operating nursing homes, orphanages, hospices, and other programs around the world.

Honored by many world and religious leaders including Pope John Paul II, Indira Gandhi, and Queen Elizabeth, Mother Teresa has also been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (1979) and Congressional Gold Medal (1997).

My favorite quotations from Saint Teresa…

Peace begins with a smile.

In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great…

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