Anjene Gonxhe Bojaxhu was born of Albanian parents on 26th August 1910 in Skopje, which is present day Macedonia. She first felt called to religious life at a tender age of 12. When she was 18, moved by a desire to become a missionary she left her home and went to Ireland where after her training, she became a Loretto nun and took the name Sister Mary Teresa after St. Therese of Lisieux. Soon thereafter she came to India and worked as a teacher at St. Mary’s School in Kolkata and in 1937 she made her Final Profession of Vows, becoming as she said the “spouse of Jesus” for “all eternity“. From that time on she was called Mother Teresa. A person of intense prayer with a great love for her students, she was noted for her charity, courage, unselfish attitude and a capacity for hard work. Continue reading
The more the humility, the better the littleness!
Jeanne Jugan grew up in a small town in revolutionary France, in 1792. Times were tough as violence ruled during those days. For thousands, begging was a way of life. Those who openly practiced their faith were not merely ridiculed but they were imprisoned or killed. Jeanne received her faith formation secretly and at great risk, from her mother and a group of women who belonged to a lay movement. Later, she went to work as a kitchen maid for a wealthy family. Continue reading
When I was approached to serve at a North-East mission in Assam, I was super excited as I always wanted to serve God on mission. But this privilege came with a choice; choosing between my student concert and the mission. I asked God to direct my path and help me discern what His will was for me. God directed me towards the mission and I gladly said yes. Continue reading
Being a lecturer by profession, I’m blessed with long vactions, but never before had I used my vacations or my free time to serve God at missions. I have been in the community for just about a year now, and after having heard so much about mission activities, I was longing to experience mission life myself.My prayers were finally answered this year. Continue reading