Mother Teresa’s lifetime work helped dignify all unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout Calcutta such as the naked, poor, hungry, destitute, homeless, sick, crippled, blind, the lepers, all those people considered a burden to Indian society and shunned by it.
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu born Albanian ended up a citizen of India after spending most of her natural life as a missionary working the worst slums in Calcutta helping the poorest of the poor.
She left home at 18 joined the Institute of Blessed Virgin Mary, or Sisters of Loreto, in Rathfarnham, Ireland, where she assumed her new name Sister Mary Teresa after St. Therese of Lisieux.
After getting her “nom de guerre” Agnes learned some English and transferred to a convent in Darjeeling, India.
While teaching wealthy Calcutta children at St. Mary’s high school she experienced seeing and became distressed by the abject poverty in the area, which made a lasting impression on her.
In 1946 while on a journey God called her to give up everything to follow and serve Jesus Christ into the Calcutta slums amongst the world’s most desperately poor.
Mother Teresa faithfully kept her covenant with the Almighty, despite many doubts about it and hardships, until her death on Sept. 5, 1997, age 87, from a heart attack.
This is my contribution for WP single word prompt:”DIGNIFY”.