Mother Teresa : Pencil Drawing, Portrait

Mother Teresa is a name that hardly requires introduction. She was an angel on the earth. She was a Saint.

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Mother Teresa, A Divine Soul

Mother Teresa had personified peace and love, through her sacred deeds. This compassionate woman had become synonymous of the word 'Mother' to thousands of orphan children who were not unfortunate to have the love of their real mothers. She was owner of unmatched popularity, only next to Mahatma Gandhi. Despite her growing age, her saintly glow and energy were the things her devotees loved to see.

She was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, which is now capital city of Republic of Macedonia. She had lost her father at the age of nine. During her childhood, she preferred to read the stories of great missionaries. That hobby made a great impact of her mind. From early age of her life, she was committed to a religious life. She had left her home at the age of 18 and had joined Sisters of Loreto and become a missionary.

Mother Teresa, Mother of Children of India

Since the day Mother Teresa put her first foot in India, She was determined to help poor and down trodden people. She had come to India in the year of 1948 and had adopted citizenship of India. She had preserved a big corner of her heart for the children who were orphaned in their early age of from their birth itself. She founded Missionaries of Charity. She worked from the city of Kolkata (Calcutta).

The awards and recognitions she was given were many in number. But she had kept her work going on without looking at the awards. The Government of India was very quick in recognizing her humanitarian services. She was given a prestigious award of Padma Shri in the year 1962. After that she continued to figure in the lists giving high awards of national and international importance.

Mother Teresa and Nobel Prize

The Noble Prize Committee acknowledged the services she had done to the poor people and orphans and the humanitarian activities she had done during her life. She was given Noble Prize for Peace in the year 1979. By giving this prize to Mother Teresa, the Nobel Prize committee has enhanced the value of the prize itself.

Mother Tresa, A Saint of Twentieth Century

It is not of much importance whether she is to be declared as Saint by the followers of Christian religion or not. She was a living Saint. The people of India who have met her in person believe that her presence was divine and her blessings were fruitful. When she left this world for her heavily abode, on September 5, 1997, every one who knew her had observed a sad day. She was Mother to all whom she met.

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