The Spiritual Journey Of Saint Theresa Of Calcutta
In order to respond more effectively to both the physical and spiritual needs of the poor, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity Brothers in 1963. Missionaries of Charity brothers is actually a Roman Catholic religious congregation which had above Four Thousand Five Hundred (4,500) nuns and which was active in 133 countries in 2012.
The congregation manages homes for people dying of HIV/AIDS, leprosy, tuberculosis, Orphanages and schools. She is a controversial figure during her life and after her death, Teresa was admired by many for her charitable work. She was praised and criticized for her opposition to abortion and criticized for poor conditions in her houses for the dying.
In spite of increasingly severe Health problems which she had towards the end of her life, Mother Teresa continued to govern her Society and respond to the needs of the poor and the Church.
On the 5th of September, 1997, Mother Teresa’s life on earth came to an end at the age of 87.
December 2015, Pope Francis recognized a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa and canonized her at a ceremony on 4 September 2016 in St. Peter Square in Vatican City. Tens of thousands of people witnessed the ceremony,
During her lifetime, it wasn’t proved that St. Theresa of Calcutta was perfect or never made a mistake but it was proved that her virtue was heroic. And her Feast day is 5th September.