Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Last week the kids and I celebrated Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta's Feast Day. Born in 1910, she chose to dedicate her life to God at a young age and joined the Sisters of Loreto at 18 years old. Shortly after she began missionary work in Darjeeling, India. At age 36 she felt the call from God to help the poor in India and with a little medical training and littler support, she founded The Missionaries of Charity. The organization's purpose was to take care of "the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society..." Over time the organization was grown from 13 members to over 4000 nuns all over the world.