On September 5, 1997, the world mourned the loss of the iconic figure, Mother Teresa, originally named Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu. Today marks the 26th anniversary of her passing, a date observed worldwide. Mother Teresa, a highly respected nun celebrated for her unwavering dedication to caring for the sick and impoverished, continues to hold a revered place in history for her humanitarian work.
Born on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, which is now the capital of Macedonia, Mother Teresa’s exceptional commitment in the fight against global poverty earned her the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize in 1979. Her profound impact was further emphasized when she stepped down from her leadership role within the Missionaries of Charity, the religious order she founded, on March 13, 1997. Sadly, just a few months later, on September 5 of the same year, she passed away.
In recognition of her outstanding service to the underprivileged, regardless of their religious affiliations, the Indian government honored Mother Teresa with a state funeral. Additionally, the United Nations paid tribute to her legacy by designating September 5 as the International Day of Charity. This stands as a testament to her enduring influence and her relentless efforts to alleviate human suffering worldwide.
Here are 10 inspirational quotes from her: