The Life of a Nun – Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

To dedicate your entire life towards the development of the poor and underprivileged is one of the noblest things can humans can do. Today we will hear the story of one such angel who sacrificed her entire life in the religious conduct of Christianity and helped the poorest of poor. She is none other than Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, the Albanian nun who mostly stayed in India and conducted her good works. She was awarded Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize in 1962 for her good deeds. She was also awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her incredible work in being the messiah to the poor.

She left her own country at a young age and left for Ireland where she stayed for the time being and then made her journey to India, a journey that will be etched into her life forever. She came to Calcutta and saw the many sufferings of the people with diseases that made them socially outcasted. She made sure that she will dedicate her entire life to building a life for the poor and underprivileged. She founded Missionaries of Charity in 1950, an institution that was primarily a Roman Catholic religious congregation. The institution had more than 4500 nuns. Now it is present in more than 133 countries.

Missionaries of Charity, founded by her is an institution that constantly worked to take care of the patients suffering from leprosy, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and others that led patients to get outcasted from society. She was always with the ones with whom no one was there to protect. Her shelter homes were massively popular and soon she became a Mother to all. She was known as Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Her biography was authored by Naveen Chawla with her authorization. She was awarded numerous awards. She was canonized in 2015 by the Pope of the Vatican City and she is now known as Saint Teresa. She is Mother Teresa, an angel sent by God.

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