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Watch: Mother Teresa’s heart touching 1974 interview where she talks about her inspirational journey of life

Mother Teresa who will be canonised on September 4, 2016 in St Peter's Square in Vatican by Pope Francis, had dedicated her life to serving the poorest of the poor.

mother teresa, mother teresa canonisation, mother teresa interview, mother teresa pope canonisation, mother teresa canonisation in vatican, mother teresa saint Mother Teresa will be canonised as a saint on September 4 this year. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

September 4 will soon go down in history as a very important date. Mother Teresa — the compassionate Catholic nun and missionary will be canonised as a saint on the day this year by Pope Francis at St Peter’s Square in Vatican. Not just Christians, but people across all religions have loved and held her in reverence and hence await the day of canonisation.

Also known as the Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Mother Teresa was born Gonxha (Agnes) Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Yugoslavia to Albanian parents on August 27, 1910. Having found her calling in service to humanity, Mother Teresa left her family at the age of 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto. The same ardent desire to serve the needy and the homeless led her to India to where she set sail on December 1, 1928. In a small hovel, as an independent nun, beyond the comfort that a convent provides, Mother Teresa started on her mission — to embrace the ones on the streets — the lepers, the beggars and provide them the comfort she could.

In what is apparently her second appearance in Irish television, the compassionate figure is seen talking to the presenter, Nodlaig McCarthy. In the touching conversation, she talked about her life and work. Originally published in the year 1974, the conversation highlights the core qualities in Mother Teresa which were reflected in her works.

The Mother talked about her journey when it all started, how difficult it was to leave her people behind and follow the vocation. Mother Teresa said how her mother, “a very holy woman” imparted the love for God and her neighbour in her.

Watch the video here. 


Mother Teresa, who won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979, died on September 5, 1997 due to declining health condition.

First published on: 02-09-2016 at 06:11:08 pm
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