“Charity begun at home”! This is very well known sentence from most of our childhood to elder age. But how many persons do it exactly it, in their lifetime!
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was one of them! In 1910, she had born in Albania to a financially comfortable family. When she was just 8 years old, she lost her father. But hopefully we are known about all things. So let’s try to know something more than that. Here are 10 interesting facts about Mother Teresa’s life-
Interesting Facts About Mother Teresa
#1: A Firm Choice
After her father’s death she and her family was suffering economically, but in just age of 12 she sacrifice herself for a religious vocation and never let back again. With such a firm choice made at such a young age is admirable.
#2: Feeling the Pain
When she was 36 years, one day she felt the call from God to help poor Indian. In 1929 she come India with Sisters of Loreto as a missionary. While trying to feed and help the poorest of the poor, she constantly starved with hunger and went on to even to beg for food.
#3: The Name
She took her first religious vows as a nun on 24 May 1931, At this time she choose a name, but some other nun already convent that name, then she was changed her name and opted “ Teresa”. The name that saved the lives of many and is remembered with respect till today date.
#4: The Look
She began her missionary work with the poor in 1948, and replacing her traditional nun dress with a simple cotton saari, with a blue border. Simplicity reveals the true beauty. In her case it revealed her true inner beauty which is more precious and rare than the outer beauty.
#5: Voice Listened to
Mother Teresa traveled to assist and minister to the hungry in Ethiopia. In which year famine was held in Ethiopia, Mother Teresa spread some word to President Ronald Reagan regarding a famine. Once he got the news, the U.S. government rushed to Ethiopian with food and medicine.
#6: Various Ways
Another interesting fact about Mother Teresa was that when she used to travel in airplanes she used to collect leftover food from people on the plane. She used to give the food to the poor and hungry people. Such was her dedication to help the poor.
Albania has its international airport named after her. It is known as Aeroporti Nene Tereza.
#8: The Teacher
One time in Kolkata, Teresa teaches History and Geography at St. Mary’s, a high school, and she remained there for 15 years.
#9: The Nobel Prize Winner
Mother Teresa said “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizen, an Indian but By faith, I am a Catholic nun”. But not only India, Mother Teresa was operating 517 missions in more than 100 countries. In 1979 she received the Nobel Peace Prize for her humanitarian work.
#10: The Sad Demise
After 1st heart attack in 1983 she received pacemaker. 1996, Mother Teresa fell and suffered the break of her collar bone. In August she went through from malaria and failure of the left heart ventricle and finally. 5th September, 1997, we lost our mother.