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Pro-life meeting at Bonn, Germany. Photo by Túrelio (13 July 1987)

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Quotes of the Day for 27 August 2003 – Teresa

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born at Shkup on this day in 1910. She is considered Albanian, although her birthplace was a Turkish province then and is now part of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. She became a novice of the Sisters of Loreto in Ireland at age 18, and was sent to Bengal the next year where she cared for the terminally ill. She moved to Calcutta and started a leprosarium, caring for lepers. By 1979 she was known to the world as Mother Teresa, and was given the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The quotes:

Before you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of the heart.

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much.

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.

Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go.

Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within the reach of every hand.
     - All from Mother Teresa, 1910 - 1997


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