Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu an unknown girl from Skopje Macedonia, became the world-renowned Mother Theresa of Calcutta. She was a woman small in stature but a great giant in her projecton of the love of God.
The Nobel Prize for Peace was awarded to her for her humanitarian efforts to uphold “the poorest of the poor,” the sick, the helpless, homeless children, the destitute dying in the streets in the slums of Calcutta.
She declined the banquet in honour of her Nobel Prize Award and forwarded the money to the poor in India.
She has been described as “the Angel of Mercy” but she described herself as “a pencil in God’s Hands to write His love letter to the world.”
Mother Theresa founded the Missionaries of Charity. The community started with 13 members and today there are more than 4,000 nuns as Missionaries of Charity, worldwide.
She visited Mata in 1967 and in 1976. The Missionaries of Charity opened a house in Cospicua, Malta to cater for the poor and the needy on the island.
Mother Teresa was a nun and she helped and served the poor. Even though she knew God loved her, she was experiencing spiritual darkness; however, she remained one with God, her lover, through praying while serving him. In 1979, she won the Nobel Peace Award because “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace.”