MOTHER TERESA's UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
Mother Teresa had a beautiful heart. She decided to work to eliminate the sufferings of the humanity and the misery of the helpless. She stayed in India in major portion of her life.
Mother Teresa was born, 1910, in Skopje, capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Little is known about her early life, but at a young age she felt a calling to be a nun and serve through helping the poor. At the age of 18 she was given permission to join a group of nuns in Ireland. After a few months of training, with the Sisters of Loreto, she was then given permission to travel to India. In 1928 she came to Calcutta (now Kolkata) with a message of love. At first she began her work as a teacher at Calcutta.She took her formal religious vows in 1931, and chose to be named after St Therese of Lisieux – the patron saint of missionaries.When she was working as a teacher she saw the distress of the slum dwellers which touched her heart deeply. She resigned from the service with the permission of the Church and stood amongst the half-fed and half-clothed children.
She converted herself to an Indian. She started to put on Indian dresses and tried to take Indian food. In a short time she became familiar to all as a social worker. She established a school for the poor children. Afterwards, she founded the Missionaries of Charity.Then she founded Nirmal Hriday. Not only in India but also in abroad there are branches of Nirmal Hriday.
“Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service .” – Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa had first been recognised by the Indian government more than a third of a century earlier when she was awarded the Padma Shri in 1962 and the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1969. She continued to receive major Indian awards in subsequent years, including India's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980. Her official biography was written by an Indian civil servant, Navin Chawla, and published in 1992.
Mother Teresa is the mother of the world. She loved everyone and was loved by everyone. She had devoted her entire life in the service of poor, diseased, and under-privileged people. Many people from around the world had come to meet her, and to seek her blessings.She passed on 5th of September, 1997 and the whole world paid their tribute to this noble lady of the present century.
“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread."