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September 7th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   Comments Off on MOTHER TERESA HONOURED

A commemorative stamp was issued by USPS  in honour of Mother Teressa on her  13th death anniversary.  Mother Teresa, the Macedonia-born ethnic Albanian nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta in 1950 and was also honored with the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979.

Mother Teressa

Mother Teressa

Teresa  was born on 26 August 1910 as Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu and  worked extensively for the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying. She had a special place for leprosy patients. After her death, she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

Agnes left her home in 1928 to join the Sisters of Loretto in Ireland. Six weeks later, she was sent to India as a teacher for the Sisters’ school in Calcutta. While teaching in Calcutta, Mother Teresa began her work with the poor and sick, a work that would become her life’s calling.

She worked tirelessly for 50 years in the service of the poor and the down-trodden.

She was loved by all, but her critics accused her of accepting dirty money.

Some raised concerns about the way she ran the Missionaries of Charity. Still others accused her of working to convert people or of limiting herself to keeping people alive rather than tackling poverty itself. (more…)