Teresa was an apostle of love on this earth. Her selfless work for the
homeless, destitute, aged and the unwanted people on streets was a
manifestation of her divine self.
Teresa was born in
1910 in Yugoslavia. Her
real name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. When she was nine years old, her
died. Her mother Drana was a religious lady and looked after the
mother earned for her bread and butter by sewing wedding dresses. She
every evening with her family. Thus Teresa had her mother's influence
her life as a deeply caring human being. Teresa was instilled with love
concern for others.
came to India as a missionary in 1929 for the
first time. She taught history and geography in a school and then took
in nursing. It was 10th September, when an inspiring event took place
life. She was travelling by train to reach Darjeeling. When her train
there, a child beggar begged something from her. She heard a divine
help and serve poorest of the poor. The call was an order of duty and
moved on that path with purity and obedience.
remained bachelor throughout her life,
serving crippled and helpless people on the pavements. She founded many
organizations in Calcutta which served suffering humanity,
Charity', 'Nirmol Hridoy', homes for the sick and the dying and
Bhawan’, for the disabled and mentally retarded children.