Mother Teresa

Spectacle story

Mother’s Manila Home, was situated in the Tondo slum area. The people there suffered mostly from T.B. The complete cure for the disease was difficult as it required nutritious diet which the poor could not afford. The Charity home could provide medicines only.Later, it was arranged that the patients would be supplied one meal at …

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Jaipur legs

Jains had set up a charity organisation at Jaipur named ‘Mahavir Handicapped Help Centre’. One of its noble activity is providing artificial legs to needy free of cost. For that purpose they had set up workshop to produce artificial limbs.Mother Teresa praised the works of the organisation and remarked, “There are large number of handicapped …

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Banker rebuffed

As Mother’s fame spread people used to come to meet her from far off places. Once, a Swiss Banker came to see her. That person was a big braggart.He could talk about his fortune, banking wizardry, his aided institutions, his stature as a tall money lord, the social respect he commanded and his limitless generosity.Perhaps, …

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The golden heart

As Missionaries of Charity was growing fast and earning international fame, more and more volunteers were joining the mission to become Sisters. They included foreigners. Mother Teresa was very motherly to the Sisters as she knew that those girls had come to her leaving their homes and dear ones. The Missionaries of Charity must become …

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Mission years

Missionaries of charityDuring her stay at Darjeeling, while recuperating her mind worked out her future plan. The idea of the ‘Missionaries of Charity’, an organisation dedicated to the care of the poorest, sick and abandoned took shape in Mother Teresa’s mind.She returned to Calcutta with a new resolve and clear cut plan.Without wasting time she …

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The parallel

The similar toy train to Darjeeling experience had provided inspiration to one other great person of foreign origin who had made India her home. She had also taken the same train for regaining health. It was Swami Vivekananda’s German disciple Sister Nivedita. She had too made her resolves to serve the poor and sick while …

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India calls

Even before Gonxha entered teens, a resolve to serve the poor and sick of a far off country called India began to germinate in her mind.The seeds of its was sown in young Agnes ‘Gonxha’ by the letters from Yugoslav Jesuit missionaries working in India at Kursiong and Darjeeling missions. Their letters used to be …

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