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10 of Mother Teresa's Most Inspiring Quotes That Will Change the Way You Live

10 of Mother Teresa's Most Inspiring Quotes That Will Change the Way You Live

On Mother Teresa's 106th birth anniversary, we get you the most inspiring quotes by the founder of Missionaries of Charity.

Mother Teresa, who was considered by many as the "reincarnated form of Lord Jesus", may not be around, but she continues to inspire and motivate us by her legacy and the multiple messages she spread on peace, humanity and unconditional love. Mother Teresa dedicated over six decades of her life in the slums of Calcutta and set an example for everybody by devoting her life to service of the needy, particularly lepers, the unwell, and the orphaned. It calls for determination, undeterred conviction to combat multiple challenges and bring peace to all – in a nutshell, to be like her. On Mother Teresa's 106th birth anniversary, we get you the most inspiring quotes by the founder of Missionaries of Charity.

The four-day Mother Teresa International Film Festival (MTIFF), which begins today, will feature 23 foreign and Indian films made on or inspired by the Nobel laureate and includes three world premieres and an India premiere.

To be held at the state government-run auditorium Nandan, the fest opener is an American documentary Mother Teresa.

Besides seven Indian films, entries from USA, France, UK, Spain, Italy, Canada and Japan will be screened.

On October 2, a "Thanksgiving Holy Eucharist" followed by a civic programme will be held at the Netaji Indoor Stadium where among others, Vice President Hamid Ansari will be present.

The celebrations will culminate November 4 with the state government organising a "Homage to St. Teresa of Calcutta" where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be present.

The series of events beginning August 21 include quizzes, talk shows, symposium, and an art exhibition.

A life-size bronze statue of Mother Teresa would also be installed at the Bishop house in the city.

Mother Teresa will be canonised by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sept 4.

Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997, and was beatified just six years later by Pope John Paul II on October 19, 2003.

More than 300,000 pilgrims went to Rome in 2003 for Teresa's beatification -- the first step towards sainthood.

first published:August 26, 2016, 11:40 IST