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Words of wisdom and compassion by Mother Teresa, now declared a saint

The beloved Mother Teresa — a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and founder of Missionaries of Charity — is to be declared a saint on September 4. Here are some of her famous quotes.

Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic religious sister and missionary who dedicated her life to serve the poor. She will be made a saint on September 4, 2016, Pope Francis announced 19 years after the death of the Nobel Laureate — who spent 45 years serving the poor and sick on the streets of Kolkata. She continues to inspire millions. Here are some of her famous quotes. (Source: Express Archive photo)

Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation in 1950. They run hospices and homes for people with diseases like HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis, apart from soup kitchens, dispensaries and mobile clinics, children's and family counselling programmes, orphanages and schools. (Source: Express Archive photo)

Mother Teresa was the recipient of 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. (Source: Express Archive photo)

Mother Teresa — who will now be a Saint of the Roman Catholic Church — was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta" by then pope John Paul II in a fast-tracked process in 2003, the first step towards sainthood. (Source: Express Archive photo)

Mother Teresa was born as an ethnic Albanian on August 26, 1910, although she considered August 27 — the day she was baptised — to be her 'true birthday'. (Source: Express Archive photo)

In 2002, the Vatican officially recognised the first miracle she was said to have carried out after her death, namely the 1998 healing of a tribal woman Monika Besra in South Dinajpore district of West Bengal — who was suffering from an abdominal tumour. (Source: Express Archive photo)

Mother Teresa left home at age 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto as a missionary. She never again saw her mother or sister. (Source: Express Archive photo)

Mother Teresa arrived in India in 1929, and began her novitiate in Darjeeling — near the Himalayan mountains. (Source: Express Archive photo)

On December 20, 2015, Pope Francis recognised a second miracle attributed to the Mother in Brazil — where a man with an incurable bacterial brain infection was cured on December 9, 2008, after his wife prayed to Mother Teresa in a parish church. He was supposed to undergo an emergency operation, but the moment the neurosurgeon entered the operating room, he found the patient inexplicably awake and without pain. (Source: Express Archive photo)