St. Teresa of Calcutta Leah Zeimet

St. Teresa of Calcutta was born August 26, 1910 as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu and died September 5, 1997. At the age of 18, she left home to join the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her name was changed to Sister Mary Teresa after St. Therese of Lisieux. In May 1931, she went to Calcutta to teach at St. Mary's School for girls.

May 24, 1937, she made her Final Profession of Vows, fully committing herself to Christ. From then on, she was called Mother Teresa. She lived out her promise to Christ through charity, unselfishness, courage, and her ability to lead and organize. On September 10, 1946 she claims to have been given a revelation by Jesus to establish a religious community dedicated to helping the poor.

Mother Teresa is the Patron of World Youth Day and her Feastday is September 5th.

Mother Teresa, as a woman who devoted her life to Christ and his mission for you, please help in finding out what path Christ has for myself. Help me to be accepting to all opportunities to help others that come my way.


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