Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa, who died on 5 September, 1997, was popularly known as the "saint of the gutters" for her extraordinary love and dedication to the poor, the homeless and sick people.Today is her tenth death anniversary She received several national and international awards for her dedicated service during her lifetime. They include Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award in India, the Magsaysay Award in 1962, the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971, the John F. Kennedy International Award in 1971 and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.In October 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa, taking her to the final step before she could be declared a saint. The beatification acclaimed the popular nun to be called the Blessed Teresa of Kolkata.

Few years ago I visited the local Mother Teresa Home which is a malnutrition center, with my friend , Shei from Oxford. We were really touched by the dedication and service of the sisters there looking after seriously ill children , some of them were retarded and abandoned by their families.Many destitute parents who cannot look after their children leave them in the care of the home and after they recover being fed and nourished they take them home.Others are adopted by good families.Thousands of lives have been saved.
I plan to visit the home again and take gifts for the children.The kids are so loving they just run to you and hug you.
The Sisters of Charity work in 135 countries around the world.

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Donetta said...

Oh Honey, In Russia it was like that but the hid the worst from us. The Orphanage workers tried so hard. They were so under staffed. My little Dash was on the side of the orphanage with the children considered to be unadaptable. He is the joy of my life. Miss Fiction my daughter was so malnourished as well that it has left her with neurological damage We pray for her healing.

Pijush said...

Mother Teresa was an emblem of peace and the way she helped the poor and destitute in Kolkata is unbelievable. We all admire her.

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Becky Wolfe said...

I can't believe its been 10 years already. She was an amazing woman!