10 photos of the beginning of the spiritual path, mother TeresaPictolic
26 August 1910 in Skopje, was born Agnes Gange of Boagiu, or as he knew her entire world, mother Teresa of Calcutta, founder of the order of mercy, winner of the Nobel peace prize, and Holy. Especially solemnly the anniversary is celebrated in India, it was here, in Calcutta, in the late 1940s, years mother Teresa founded a monastic community, whose core business was to establish schools and hospitals for the poor. Today, the Order of charity of mother Teresa operates in more than hundred countries around the world.
In honor of this date we present a gallery of works about the forgotten vocation of man, taken by photographer Homer page, who met with mother Teresa at the beginning of her spiritual journey.
Spiritual mission Theresa.
In 1948, when Teresa was 38 years old, she went from Indian convent with the intention of creating his own monastic congregation "Sisters missionaries of love", which would help the most needy people of Calcutta — the sick, the dying, a leper. In addition to this, she held out a hand for homeless children, giving them shelter and love. The shelter, which she opened, was called Nirmala Shishu Bhavan and took any baby that came in there.
Mission Teresa appeared at a crucial moment for the city when the number of inhabitants increased due to the influx of refugees that emerged during the fighting between India and Pakistan at the end of British colonization.
Inspired by the image of Christ, Teresa started her mission alone, but soon joined her other sisters. Until 1963, the date of Foundation of the parish for his fellow Catholics, members of the organization were women.
A day in the life of.
The sisters got up at 4:40 a.m., went to mass, then some went to town in search of sick and dying, while the other remained to look after the orphans in the orphanage. In the photo, the sisters wash their sarees.
The assistance program.
The shelter has also opened its doors to homeless women with babies and pregnant women.
Teresa was doing her job honestly, its congregation has never required a lot of money for work and did not build grandiose plans, and was just doing his job. Mother Teresa argued that congregations do not need a leader. According to her, God help her and her sisters in carrying out their mission.
In 1957, when was this picture, Theresa has gained some popularity not only among the homeless of Calcutta, who received refuge in her shelter.
Photographer Homer Paige stumbled across the congregation "Sisters missionaries of love" during a photo shoot malaria for the United Nations in 1957. Some photos were printed in the Jubilee Magazine, while others, such as this one, never published before.
Teresa did a great job.
Half of hospice patients were infectious patients.
Today, mother Teresa would have turned 108 years.
Becoming a sister at age 18, Agnes Gange of Boagiu chose the name Teresa, admiring Theresa of Lisieux, a Carmelite nun of the nineteenth century, which gave the world the "little way" — a philosophy that encourages people to do good, even heroic, deeds in the name of love to God.