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A Legacy of Love

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Agnes Bohaxhiu, other wise known as Mother Teresa, is known worldwide as one of the most remarkable missionaries. Following the call of her Lord, Mother Teresa traveled to the slums of India to serve Christ. Her work was based on the verse, Matthew 25: 35:
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. (Matthew 25: 35, NIV)
In Something Beautiful for God, Muggeridge explains, “Mother Teresa is fond of saying that welfare is for a purpose – an admirable and a necessary one – whereas Christian love is for a person.” Person by person, she has touch numberless people all over the world.
Born in 1910 in Yugoslavia, Mother Teresa attended government school and became a member of the Sodality. At the same time in 1925, Yugoslav Jesuits began missions in Calcutta, India and wrote to Europe about their Bengal Missions. When these letters were read to the sodalists, Mother Teresa jumped at the opportunity and volunteered. She joined the Loreto Abbey in Ireland, who had connections with the missions and in 1928 found herself in Darjeeling, India. Over the following twenty years, Mother Teresa served at St. Mary’s High School and led ‘The Daughter’s of St. Anne,’ the Indian order of Loreto Sisters. Then in 1946, She requested and received permission, to leave the cloister and work in the slums of Calcutta.
In 1948, Mother Teresa traveled to Patna to the ‘American Medical Missionary Sisters,’ where she received three months of intensive nursing training. Later she returned to Calcutta, to serve the poorest of the poor, gradually sev...

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...ayer, joy, humility, and love. Muggeridge states, “To me, Mother Teresa represents, essentially, love in action, which is surely what Christianity is about.”
Serving her Savior, Mother Teresa touched thousands of lives, for the glory of Christ. She founded numerous centers internationally for the care of the unloved, rejected, and undesirable. Mother Teresa truly followed her life verse, feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, and loving the unwanted. Moving to India to live among the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa showed a selfless love that the world continues to marvel. Her remarkable legacy continues to inspire the world in Christian love.

Works Cited
Muggeridge, M. Something Beautiful for God. New York, NY: Harper & Row,
Publishers, Inc. 1971.
“Who was Blessed Mother Teresa?.” < http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Teresa/WhoWasTeresa.aspx >
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