Another of my heroes is Mother Teresa. What she has given back to this world is incredible. How did they ever fit such a huge heart in such a little one?
Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in
In 1950, Mother Teresa received permission to start her own order, "The Missionaries of Charity", whose primary task was to love and care for those persons nobody was prepared to look after. In 1965 the Society became an International Religious Family by a decree of Pope Paul VI. It has grown into branches of sisters and brother in many countries and in 1984 a priest branch was established.
The Society of Missionaries has spread all over the world, including the former
The Missionaries of Charity throughout the world are aided and assisted by Co-Workers who became an official International Association in 1969. By the 1990s there were over one million Co-Workers in more than 40 countries. Along with the Co-Workers, the lay Missionaries of Charity try to follow Mother Teresa's spirit.
Mother Teresa's work has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world and she has received a number of awards and distinctions including the Noble Peace prize in 1979. A tiny woman from very humble beginning has changed the life of so many. She left this earth on God’s arm in 1997. The Church is now considering her for sainthood. Amazing what one small woman did in her life time! She inspires me to want to make this world a better place.