Mother Teresa once said, "Every human being comes from the hand of God, and we all know something of God's love for us. Whatever our religion, we know that if we really want to love, we must first learn to forgive before anything else" (Teresa 108). Mother Teresa is an idol because she went out of her way to help the sick and homeless, and when she did, she didn't want any fame for it; she gave all her glory to God. Mother Teresa is known around the world because of her motherly love, hence the name Mother Teresa. Therefore, Mother Teresa is world famous because her help with the homeless, her charity work, and the big role in the Catholic Church.
Generally, Mother Teresa helped the homeless; however, the widespread poverty of Calcutta made a deep impression on her and this led to her starting a new order called "The Missionaries of Charity" (Pettinger). Mother Teresa said "And feed His lambs as He has fed each of you, He loves them as much as He loves you" (Teresa 164). In 1946, Mother Teresa left the convent and went to Calcutta to live with the underprivileged. She wore a white Indian Sari with blue trimmings, giving value to the Indian culture. Mother Teresa lived with many other nuns in a house and had to live off a small income, and often they had to go to the streets and beg for money. Finally, her sacrifices were noticed by the community and politicians. In 1952, Mother Teresa opened her first home for dying and the medically neglected, so people could pass away properly. She served the poorest of the poor because of her love and compassion for God.
Furthermore, Mother Teresas charity work is beyond belief. By 2013, there are 700 missionaries operating in over 130 countries (Pettinger). The missionaries included orphanages, hospices for those with terminal illness, refuges for care and education of orphans and abandoned children, treatment centers, and retreats for alcoholics. In one year of opening her missionaries, she had a lot more helpers than she initially intended. Women from all around would come help and serve food, give out clothes, help with cleaning the shelter, and handed out medical supplies. In October 1950, she won canonical recognition for a new congregation, the Missionaries of Charity, which she founded with only 12 members; most of them former teachers or pupils from St. Mary's School(****MT****). Since Mother Teresa spent basically all of her time at the missionaries and doing charity work, she was essentially relentless.
Subsequently, was one of the biggest role models in her Catholic Church. She was also one of the highest ranked nuns in her church. In particular, she has drawn criticism for her vocal endorsement of some of the Catholic Church's more controversial doctrines, such as opposition to contraception and abortion (****MT***). Although Mother Teresa was primarily raised in the Catholic Church up until she was 18 she had never thought of being a nun. During her early years, however, she was fascinated with stories of missionary life and service (****AC****). When Mother Teresa was 18, she decided to follow her dreams of becoming a nun. In 1928, the future Mother Teresa began her religious life in Ireland, far from her family and the life she'd known, never seeing her mother again in this life, speaking a language few understood (****AC****). Later on Mother Teresa was sent to Darjeeling to the house of Sister of Loreto. In 1931, she made her first vows there (***AC***). After carrying out her vows she was sent to St. Mary's where she embarked on a career in teaching history and geography.