On Sunday, in Rome, Mother Teresa of Calcutta will be formally canonized as Saint Teresa.
How do you describe a woman who became an influence and teacher the world will never forget?
Faith and Compassion
From the time she was a little girl, she had a heart for the poor.
It was that deeply rooted desire to help that led her to choosing a life of service to God.
Captivated by stories of missionaries, Agnes left her family home in Skopje in 1928 at the age of 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto. “Be so kind to hear my sincere desire,” she humbly wrote to the Loreto Mother Superior. “I want to join your Society, so that one day I may become a missionary sister, and work for Jesus who died for us all.”
She embraced her calling 100%. Those she helped were poorest of the poor, and she lived among them. Very few can say they would’ve done the same. Particularly in conditions that many wouldn’t be able to handle for a single day, let alone a lifetime.