Mother Teresa the humanist was born as Gondza Bojadziu in Skopje on August 26, 1910. She was a missioner of goodness and winner of numerous awards, including the Nobel prize.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, in a ceremony held at the “St. Peter” square, declared Mother Teresa a saint on September the 4th, 2016. The canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa was attended by Macedonian state and church delegation, led by Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov.
The canonization of Mother Teresa was also attended by numerous pilgrims and dignitaries from around the world. The presence of 13 heads of state or government was announced and 600 accredited journalists from all over the world covered the event that was followed by 125 tv houses. Vatican Radio transmitted live in six languages.
Otherwise, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and her miraculous nature was recognized by the Roman Catholic Church.
Following the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church, a saint can become a person that has made at least two miracles. The ceremony of her beatification as a blessed person was a step towards declaring a saint. Beatification took place in 2003, six years after her demise, after Pope John Paul II recognized her first miracle, curing the Indian woman Monica Besra in 1998 who was diagnosed with tumors in her abdomen. Five years later, Pope Francis recognized the second miracle of Mother Teresa, connected with her power of healing, inexplicable healing of man from Brazil with a few brain tumors in 2008, while he was in coma.
According to the Catholic church, her holiness is that she dedicated her live to help the most vulnerable groups in society.
The ceremony of beatification of Mother Teresa, held at the “St. Peter” in Rome, was attended by over 300 thousand pilgrims. The solemn service was managed by then head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope John Paul II, while the ceremony was attended by numerous Macedonian delegation, led by President Boris Trajkovski.
Her words will not tell us anything new, nothing that we have not heard. They are simple, just as her life, but powerful as much as her work. These are one of her greatest quotes:
“Let us always meet with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
“Believe in small things because in them lies your strength.”
“Love begins at home, and it doesn’t matter how much we do, but how much love we bring in what we do.”
“Spread the love wherever you go. When someone comes to you, let them leave happier than they came. ”
“Being unwanted, uncared, forgotten by all … it means to be hungrier and poorer than the one who has nothing to eat.”
“Peace is born from a smile.”
“If you can not feed 100 people, feed at least one person.”
“Each of us feels that what he does is just a drop in the ocean. But if we do nothing, the ocean will be poorer for that one drop. ”
“We will never be aware of how a simple smile can make many good things.”