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“A life not lived for others is not a life.”: Mother Teresa

“A life not lived for others is not a life.”: Mother Teresa

August 26th, 2021

Mother Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary who was born on August 26, 1910, and died on September 5, 1997. She moved to India after eighteen years in Skopje.


“A life not lived for others is not a life.”: Mother Teresa


Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. The congregation runs homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy, and tuberculosis who are near death. Members swear chastity, poverty, and obedience, as well as a fourth vow: "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor."

“A life not lived for others is not a life.”: Mother Teresa

Interesting Facts about Mother Teresa

Despite the fact that Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910, she did not consider it her own birthday. The reason for this was due to her strong religious beliefs. She was baptised into the Catholic Church the day after her birthday, August 27, 1910. This was also Mother Teresa's genuine birthday, which she celebrated on this day.

“A life not lived for others is not a life.”: Mother Teresa

At the age of 18, Mother Teresa left home and settled in India to begin her religious training as a nun. She regarded India to be her home for the rest of her life, despite the fact that she was neither born or raised here. Mother Teresa, in fact, frequently said that she was Albanian by blood but Indian by citizenship.

“A life not lived for others is not a life.”: Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa not only committed her life to the Lord, but she also dedicated her life to educating. In the mid-1920s, she was hired as a teacher at Loreto Convent School in Eastern Calcutta. She was promoted to the headmistress of the school in 1944 after teaching there for two decades.

“A life not lived for others is not a life.”: Mother Teresa

Her services with the disadvantaged were recognized with this award, which included assistance in the construction of homes for orphan children and other missionary initiatives.

Mother Teresa received one of the world's highest distinctions when she won the Nobel Peace Prize on October 17, 1979. Her services with the disadvantaged were recognized with this award, which included assistance in the construction of homes for orphan children and other missionary initiatives. Mother Teresa was the first woman in India to accept the Nobel Peace Prize when she received it.

India is blessed to have a wonderful soul with us! Wishing her a Happy Birth Anniversary.