Mother Teresa – “Only The Good” Friday

March 19, 2009 · Print This Article

The first time I remember seeing Mother Teresa was the night she received the Nobel Peace Prize,  in 1979.   That evening, she stood before the world as example of doing good… and that it was possible to bridge cultures, classes and religions with caring and love.   When Mother Teresa received the prize, she was asked, “What can we do to promote world peace?” She answered “Go home and love your family.”


She and her Missionaries of Charity worked tirelessly among the poorest of the poor.  She established  hospices centers, a home for the dying,  orphanages and leper houses all over India.  She the expanded the order throughout the globe.   At the time of her death, at the age of 87,  the Order of the Missionaries of Charity had over 4,000 sisters, an associated brotherhood of 300 members, and over 100,000  lay volunteers, operating 610 missions in 123 countries.


Today…. on this “Good Friday… I give tribute to Mother Teresa, who is one of my shining stars.    For you… here are  three of my favorite Mother Teresa quotes.  You can download them free HERE and print them. (Be patient with the download… the file is large.)  Place them on your desk, counter top or fridge… as a reminder of the good we can do for each other.

Join my friends today… and check out their posts for “Only The Good” Friday.   Sheila…..  Shelly..…  If you would like to be one of my OtGF friends…write a post on your site… and make a comment on mine.  I will include you next week.

Spread the “Good”

Insightful Nana

P.S.  Mother Teresa started her mission at the age of 18.  She left the home of her mother and father, and never saw them again.   What a sacrifice… what a woman.
P.P.S Enjoy this short video of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.


6 Responses to “Mother Teresa – “Only The Good” Friday”

  1. This Eclectic LifeNo Gravatar on March 20th, 2009 4:36 am

    Thanks again for joining me in my mission to spread an “optimism virus” on the internet. Please remind your readers to stop by my Only The Good main page to have their links included.

    Mother Terese was quite an inspiration to us all! “Go home and love your family,” indeed!

  2. This Eclectic Life » Only The Good Friday on March 20th, 2009 4:38 am

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  3. TeresaNo Gravatar on March 20th, 2009 12:57 pm

    Those are just lovely, thank you for the gift. I will pass your site on to others. Have a nice weekend :O)

  4. JamieNo Gravatar on March 20th, 2009 3:30 pm

    In addition to her work, what I admired most about Mother Theresa is that she didn’t let doubt get in her way. She testified that there were times when faith deserted her and she questioned both her religion and her purpose. Rather than giving up, she simply went ahead with her great acts waiting patiently for faith to catch up with her again when most needed. She was truly a beautiful soul.

  5. PollyNo Gravatar on March 20th, 2009 9:10 pm

    Thank you so very much for sharing the quotes. I will print several and give them to my daughters, daughters in law, etc. I love your site. Take care, Friend.

  6. MounikaNo Gravatar on August 26th, 2010 2:48 am

    It is great you gathered some of her quotations
    I was so impressed with these quotations
    I want to see some more quotations
    I will share my favourite quotation of her with you ie “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in an ocean but if that drop is not there ,the ocean is less because of the missing drop”

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