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Who Was Mother Teresa?
New Trade Paperback Quantity Available: 1. Seller Image. New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5. Mother Teresa Paperback Maya Gold. Published by DK , New York Mother Teresa was a person of profound prayer and deep love for her religious sisters and her students and her twenty years in Loreto were filled with remarkable happiness. Noted for her charity, unselfishness and courage, her capacity for hard work and a natural talent for organization, she lived out her consecration to Jesus, in the midst of her companions, with fidelity and joy.
He asked Mother Teresa to establish a religious community, Missionaries of Charity, dedicated to the service of the poorest of the poor.
Nearly two years of testing and discernment passed before Mother Teresa received permission to begin. On August 17, , she dressed for the first time in a white, blue-bordered sari and passed through the gates of her beloved Loreto convent to enter the world of the poor. On 21 December she went for the first time to the slums. She visited families, washed the sores of some children, cared for an old man lying sick on the road and nursed a woman dying of hunger and TB.
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On 7 October the new congregation of the Missionaries of Charity was officially established in the Archdiocese of Calcutta. By the early s, Mother Teresa began to send her Sisters to other parts of India. It was soon followed by foundations in Rome and Tanzania and, eventually, on every continent. Starting in and continuing through the s, Mother Teresa opened houses in almost all of the communist countries, including the former Soviet Union, Albania and Cuba.
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In order to respond better to both the physical and spiritual needs of the poor, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity Brothers in , in the contemplative branch of the Sisters, in the Contemplative Brothers, and in the Missionaries of Charity Fathers. Yet her inspiration was not limited to those with religious vocations.
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She formed the Co-Workers of Mother Teresa and the Sick and Suffering Co-Workers, people of many faiths and nationalities with whom she shared her spirit of prayer, simplicity, sacrifice and her apostolate of humble works of love. This spirit later inspired the Lay Missionaries of Charity. During the years of rapid growth the world began to turn its eyes towards Mother Teresa and the work she had started. Numerous awards, beginning with the Indian Padmashri Award in and notably the Nobel Peace Prize in , honored her work, while an increasingly interested media began to follow her activities.
But there was another heroic side of this great woman that was revealed only after her death. Hidden from all eyes, hidden even from those closest to her, was her interior life marked by an experience of a deep, painful and abiding feeling of being separated from God, even rejected by Him, along with an ever-increasing longing for His love.