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Mother Teresa - The Smile of Calcutta

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The great saints devoted their lives to the love of God and of others. Their fascinating life stories will help children discover the great adventure of holiness. This beautifully illustrated book tells the story of such a great saint who lived in our times.

Amid the slums of Calcutta, Mother Teresa offered a comforting smile, consoling arms, soothing hands, a kind look that gave dignity, tears of compassion, and the light of Jesus in the darkness of great poverty. She found God in the poorest of the poor; she cherished them and became a mother to all. She is a powerful witness that "whatever we do for one of the least of our brothers, we do for Jesus" (cf. Matthew 25:40)

Mother Teresa founded an order of sisters to work with her to serve the poorest of the poor, the Missionaries of Charity. When she passed away in 1997 at the age of eighty-seven, the government of India honored her with a state funeral. A million people lined the streets that day to honor their beloved saint. Her tomb quickly became a place of prayer for people of all faiths, rich and poor alike.

Mother Teresa will be canonized a Saint by Pope Francis on September 4.


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St. Teresa of Calcutta

St. Teresa of Calcutta Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/05


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    Daughter of an Albanian businessman who died when Agnes was nine years old. Nun, missionary and teacher in Calcutta, India in 1928. In 1948 she left the convent to work alone with the poor, and became an Indian citizen. She founded the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity in 1950. In 1957 the Missionaries of Charity started their work with lepers and in disaster areas. She received the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize in 1971, the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1972, and the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979, and the Missionaries today work in 30 countries.

Born
    26 August 1910 in Skopje, Albania (modern Macedonia)

Died
    5 September 1997 in Calcutta, West Bengal, India of natural causes

Venerated
    20 December 2002 by Pope John Paul II

Beatified
    19 October 2003 by Pope John Paul II

Canonized
    5 September 2016 by Pope Francis
 

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

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