What You Never Knew about Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa, also known as Teresa of Calcutta, was born on Aug. 27, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She felt a calling in her youth to serve the poor and to become. Her dream was realized after being accepted into the Sisters of Loreto of Ireland at 18. She took her first vows in 1931, and asked to be named after the French Catholic Saint Therese of Lisieux, the patron Saint of Missionaries. Mother Teresa was then given permission by the order to serve in India, and by 1946, she felt a call to care for the sick. There, she established a hospice, soup kitchens, and the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. News of her humanitarian work spread worldwide, and she was given the Noble Peace Prize in 1979. There are other facts you probably didn’t know about Mother Teresa. What makes her so real is she struggled like many of us do with unbelief, doubt and wondered if her faith was deep enough, but she never forgot Jesus or servanthood. “Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus – a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you,” she said.