Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997

Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997 (Photo: Túrelio on Wikimedia-Commons, CC-BY-SA) born Agnese Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun with Indian citizenship who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950.

Mother Teresa has just been given sainthood status by Pope Francis on 15.3.16 http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/15/europe/pope-mother-teresa-becomes-saint-september-4/index.html

For over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, first throughout India and then in other countries.

Mother Thersa won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980 for her humanitarian work. Following her death she was beatified by Pope John Paul II and given the title Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

Mother Theresa had a special interest in homeopathic medicine because of its effectiveness and low cost. Mother Teresa opened her first charitable homeopathic dispensory in Calcutta in 1950. She even prescribes homeopathic medicines herself sometimes.

At present, four charitable homeopathic dispensaries are run under the guidance of the Mother’s Missionaries of Charity. One of these dispensaries primarily provides homeopathic medicines to poor and sick children in Calcutta, while the other three provide homeopathic medicines to anyone who needs them.

Dr. (Sister) M Gomes, a physician who has worked at the Mother’s Mission in Calcutta since 1945, notes that one of the obstacles to the spread of homeopathy in the Mother’s work is inadequate funding for homeopathic hospitals. At present, several Sisters are studying homeopathy at a homeopathic medical college in order to improve the care they can offer poor people. Continue reading Mother Teresa 1910 – 1997