On the occasion of Mother Teresa’s 113th birth anniversary, let’s take a moment to reflect on her life dedicated to love, compassion, and kindness. Born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, Mother Teresa devoted her life from a young age of 18 to serving the needy and upliftment of the destitute.
Mother Teresa, also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was a symbol of compassion and kindness. She dedicated her life to helping the poor and the marginalized, inspiring countless people to follow the path of altruism.
She demonstrated the true essence of charity to the world. On October 7, 1950, she founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation in Kolkata, aimed at aiding women.
The members of this organization are committed to serving those who lack care and support, regardless of their caste or religion. Mother Teresa’s lifelong dedication and sacrifice in helping the less fortunate without concerning themselves with caste and religion earned her the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
Born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, Mother Teresa devoted her life from a young age of 18 to serving the needy and upliftment of the destitute. Also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, her original name was Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu. The Albanian word “Anjezë” translates to “a little flower.”
Every year, on August 26, the world celebrates Mother Teresa’s birth anniversary, honoring her as an embodiment of humanity. She was recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. On her 113th birth anniversary, let’s take a look at 10 powerful quotes by Mother Teresa that revolve around love and compassion.
Mother Teresa’s 10 Quotes:
1. “The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image.”
2. “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”
3. “God doesn’t require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.”
4. “Love cannot remain by itself – it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action, and that action is service.”
5. “We interfere in God’s plans when we push in things that are not suitable for us. Be strict with yourself, and then be strict from the outside.”
6. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
7. “Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love.”
8. “True love is love that causes us pain, that hurts, and yet brings us happiness. That is why we pray to God and ask Him to give us the courage to love.”
9. “If you are humble, nothing will touch you, neither praise nor disgrace, because you know what you are.”
10. “We have been called to live in realities that are greater than ourselves – to move from repulsion to compassion and from compassion to wonder.”
Mother Teresa‘s life exemplified transitioning from repulsion to compassion and from compassion to wonder in the face of the realities we encounter.