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Mother Theresa- Day 7- 31daysofWomen

Mother Theresa- Day 7- 31daysofWomen

“Spread Love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” Mother Teresa, born August 26, 1910 in Kosovo.
I can’t think of anyone else to celebrate International Women’s Day than Mother Theresa, throughout her life she personified that nurturing quality that every woman possess.
At the age of twelve she understood and accepted her calling to dedicate her life to service and help others committing herself to a religious life and at the age of 18 she started her missionary work.
In 1946 while living in Calcuta and experiencing poverty she experienced what she called “the calling within the calling” and recurve a basic medical training and started a school tending to the needs of the destitute and starving. Soon her work caught the attention of Indian officials and by 1950 after receiving permission from the Vatican she started her contraction “Missionaries of Charity” whose mission was to take care of “the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers, all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people that have become a burden to the society and are shunned by everyone.”
To date Missionaries of Charity have over 600 operating missions , schools and shelters in 120 countries.
She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace. Mother Theresa refused the conventional ceremonial banquet and asked that the $192,000 funds be given to the poor in India.
During her lifetime she encountered many health issues but that never stopped her dedication to humanities and service of those suffering.
She died September 5, 1997 and was mourned by both religious and secular communities. She is considered a rare and unique individual who lived long for higher purposes. Her life-long devotion to the care of the poor, the sick, and the disadvantaged was one of the highest examples of service to our humanity.
Mother Theresa is a symbol of world peace and humanity.

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Wendy Angulo is a New York City born Latina, raised in Caracas, Venezuela. Wendy is a mother, writer, lawyer and the founder of Wendy Angulo Productions, an organization whose goal is to support, encourage, and promote poetry and visual arts in the borough of Queens. Wendy, re-discovered her love for writing in the summer of 2011 after attending a spoken word event in Queens. She then joined the New York City Latina Writers Group where she has been an active member and has taken on the role as the organization’s Program Director. Wendy is an essayist who is currently working on her Memoir. She has read her work at several venues throughout New York City, including Nuyorican’s Poets Cafe, East Harlem Cafe, Sankofa Sisterhood, Camaradas and has been published in the online journal Mom Egg Review; she is a 2016 VONA alum and the sole creator/curator and producer of Canvas of Words, an art and poetry showcase that birthed of Wendy’s desire to bring the arts back to her beloved borough of Queens. Wendy continues to scout for new talent and build new connections to perpetuate the arts and strengthen the literary community.
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