♦Riguardo a Madre Teresa di Calcutta

 

DATE IMPORTANTI

♦Gli anni giovanili

♦Loreto

♦Gli inizi delle

Missionarie della Carità

♦Una nuova Congregazione

♦Gli ultimi anni

♦La sua eredità spirituale

e la sua reputazione di santità

 

 

 

 

 

Gli anni giovanili

 

                                           1910

                                                   26 Agosto

                                                   Nasce Gonxha Agnes Bojaxhiu da Nikola

                                                   e Drana (di origine albanese) a Skopje,

                                                   oggigiorno, Macedonia.

 

                                    27 Agosto

                                                   Riceve il battesimo nella parrocchia del Sacro Cuore a Skopje.

 

                                                1916

                                    Riceve la prima Cominione all’età

                                                   età di cinque anni e mezzo.

 

                                                   26 Novembre

                                                   Riceve il sacramento della Cresima.

 

                                                1919                                    

                                                   Nikola, suo padre, muore.

 

                                                1910-1923

                                    26 Agosto

                                                   All’età di dodici anni percepisce per la prima

                                    volta la chiamata religiosa

 

 

 

 

Loreto

 

                                                1928

                                    26 Settembre

                                                   Lascia la sua casa per entrare

                                                   nell’Istituto della Beata Vergine Maria (Suore di

                                                   Loreto) a Rathfarnham in Dublino, Irlanda

 

                                    12 Ottobre

                                                   Diventa una Postulante dell’Ordine di Loreto e

                                                   prende il nome di Teresa (da Santa Thérèse di Lisieux)

 

                                    1 Dicembre

                                                   Lascia l’Irlanda in nave per l’India.

 

                                                1929  

                                               6 Gennaio

                                                   Arriva a Calcutta, India.

 

                                    23 Maggio

                                                   Diventa novizia a Darjeeling, India.

 

                                                1931

                                    25 Maggio

                                                   Professione dei Primi Voti di Suor Teresa in Darjeeling.

                                                   Le viene dato come primo incarico l’insegnamento di

                                                   geografia e catechismo nella scuola di St. Mary (Loreto), Calcutta.

 

                                                1935

                                    Ulteriore incarico nella scuola Primaria

                                    St. Teresa (Parrocchia di St. Teresa), Calcutta.

 

                                                1942

                                    Aprile

                                                   Promette con un voto privato a Dio, obbligandosi

                                                   obbligandosi sotto pena di peccato mortale,

                                                   di dare a Dio qualsiasi cosa possa chiederle.

                                                   Di non rifuitarGli nulla”.

                                                  “Questo è ciò che nasconde tutto in me”.

 

                                                1944

                                                   Diventa Direttrice della scuola di St. Mary ed

                                                   è incaricata delle Figlie di Sant’Anna (una comunità

                                                   religiosa indiana affiliata alle Suore di Loreto).

 

 

 

Inizi delle

Missionarie della Carità

 

                                                1946

                                    10 Settembre “Il Giorno dell’Ispirazione”

                                                   Durante un viaggio in treno da Calcutta a

                                                   Darjeeling, riceve la “chiamata nella chiamata”

                                                   a “placare l’infinita sete di Gesù sulla Croce per amore e

                                                   per le anime” lavorando per la salvezza e la santificazione

                                                   dei più poveri tra i poveri”. Questa chiamata doveva essere

                                                   l’inizio della famiglia delle Missionarie della Carità (MC)

                                                   Comincia a ricevere una serie di locuzioni

                                                   interiori che continueranno fino alla metà del 1947.

 

                                                1948

                                    12 Aprile

                                                   Decreto di Exclaustrazione concesso da Papa Pio XII -

                                                   Permesso della Santa Sede di lasciare Loreto per

                                                   poter iniziare la sua missione tra i più poveri

                                                   dei poveri nelle strade di Calcutta.

 

                                    17 Agosto

                                                   Lascia Loreto, vestita per la prima volta con un sari

                                                   bianco bordato di blu, e si reca a Patna per attendere

                                                   a un corso di medicina presso le “Medical Mission Sisters”,

                                                   in preparazione per la sua nuova missione

 

                                    9 Dicembre

                                                   Ritorna a Calcutta e segue un ritiro di otto giorni,

                                                   ospitata dalle Piccole Sorelle dei Poveri.

 

                                    21-23 Dicembre

                                                   I primi giorni tra i poveri negli slum di Calcutta:

                                                   Taltala e Pan Bagan..

 

                                    26 Dicembre

                                                   La prima visita agli slum di Tiljala.

 

                                    27-28 Dicembre

                                                   Visita gli slum di Motijhil, raduna I bambini ed inizia

                                                  la sua prima classe negli slum.

 

                                                1949

                                    26 February

                                                   Si trasferisce all’ultimo piano della casa della

                                                   famiglia Gomes, in Creek Lane, 14.

 

                                    19 Marzo

                                                   La prima candidata, Subashini Das  (Sr. Agnes, M.C.),

                                                   si unisce a Madre Teresa.

 

 

 

La Nuova Congregazione

                                                1950

                                    7 Ottobre

                                                   SLa Congregazione delle Suore Missionarie della Carità

                                                   - in quel momento 12 membri – viene ufficialmente riconosciuta

                                                   nel giorno della festa della Madonna del Rosario,

                                                   come congregazione diocesana nella Arcidiocesi di Calcutta

                                                   sotto la giurisdizione dell’ Arcivescovo Ferdinand Périer, S.J.

 

                                                   Questo giorno, conosciuto come “Giorno del Ringraziamento”,

                                                    è ogni anno festeggiato dalle Suore MC con l’adorazione

                                                   del Santissimo Sacramento durante l’intera giornata.

 

                                                   La festa della Congregazione: 22 Agosto, Il Cuore

                                                   Immacolato della Beata Vergine Maria.

 

                                               1951

                                    14 Dicembre

                                                   Receives Indian citizenship.

 

                                                1952

                                    22 Agosto

                                                   Inaugura la prima casa per malati e moribondi,

                                                   Nirmal Hriday (Cuore puro) - “La casa Tesoro”

                                                   della Congregazione, a Kalighat nel giorno

                                                   della festa dell’Immacolato Cuore di Maria.

 

                                               1953

                                    13 Gennaio

                                                   Inizia l’Associazione dei Collaboratori malati e sofferenti.

 

                                    February

                                                   Si trasferisce in quella che ancor oggi è la Casa Madre

                                                   in 54A, Lower Circular Road (oggigiorno A. J. C. Bose Road).

 

                                    Marzo

                                                   Rivela per la prima volta (all’Arcivescovo Périer) quella “terribile

                                                   oscurità interiore” che esisteva “più o meno dal

                                                  momento in cui ho cominciato il lavoro”.

 

                                    12 Aprile

                                                   Professione dei Voti Perpetui di Madre Teresa come MC

                                                   e Professione dei Primi Voti delle prime dieci suore.

 

                                               1957

                                                   Promette “di diventare un apostolo della gioia per

                                                   consolareil Sacro Cuore di Gesù con la gioia”.

 

                                               1959

                                    Gennaio

                                                   Apre un centro per malati di lebbra a Titagarh.

 

                                    29 Maggio

                                                   Fonda la prima missione fuori da Calcutta in Ranchi.

 

                                   1960

                                    Gennaio

                                                   Il primo viaggio all’estero per assistere alla

                                                   convenzione del Consiglio Nazionale delle Donne

                                                   Cattoliche a Las Vegas, USA.

 

                                               1961

                                                   Dopo 11 anni, “riesce ad amare l’oscurità”,

                                                   realizzando che “non è altro che l’aspetto spirituale

                                                   del suo lavoro,un’identificazione con i più poveri tra

                                                   tra i poveri, gli indesiderati e non-amati”.

 

                                  1962

                                    11 Agosto

                                                   Riceve il primo riconoscimento internazionale,

                                                   il Premio” Ramon Magsaysay”, nelle Filippine.

 

                                  1963

                                    25 Marzo

                                                   Fonda i Fratelli Missionari della

                                                   Carità (Attivi), a Calcutta.

                                                   (Co-fondatore: Fr. Andrew, MC dal 1966)

 

 

                                               1965

                                    1 February

                                                   Le Missionarie della Carità diventano

                                                   un Istituto di Diritto Pontificio, il che significa,

                                                   direttamente sotto l’autorità del Papa..

 

                                    26 Luglio

                                                   Fonda la prima missione all’estero,

                                                   a Cocorote,Venezuela.

 

                                               1967-1969

                                                   Apre missioni a Colombo (Sri Lanka), Tabora

                                                   (Tanzania), Roma (Italia), Bourke (Australia).

 

                                  1969

                                    29 Marzo

                                                   La Costituzione dei Collaboratori di Madre

                                                   Teresa è benedetta da Papa Paolo VI.

 

                                  1971

                                    6 Gennaio

                                                   Riceve il Premio per la Pace Papa Giovanni XXIII,

                                                   presentato da Papa Paolo VI.

 

                                    16 Ottobre

                                                   Riceve il Riconoscimento Internazionale “John F.Kennedy

 

                                  1972

                                    12 July

                                                   Sua madre Drana muore a Tirana, Albania

 

 

                                    15 Novembre

                                                   Riceve il Premio Jawaharlal Nehru

                                                   “per l'intesa internazionale”..

 

                                  1973

                                    25 Aprile

                                                   Riceve il Premio Templeton per “Il progresso della Religione”.

 

                                  1975                                    

                                                   Celebrazione del 25° anniversario delle Missionarie

                                                   della Carità; la Congregazione conta più di un migliaio

                                                   di suore in 85 case e in 15 nazioni.

 

                                  1976

                                    25 Giugno

                                                   Fonda le Missionarie della Carità, Suore Contemplative,

                                                   a New York (Co-fondatrice: Sr. Nirmala, M.C.).

 

                                  1979

                                    19 Marzo

                                                   Fondai Fratelli Missionari della Carità, Contemplativi

                                                   a Roma (Co-fondatore: Fr. Sebastian, M.C.).

 

 

                                    10 Dicembre

                                                   Riceve il Premio Nobel per la Pace

                                                   Il rispetto per ogni vita umana,

                                                   particolarmente la sua posizione

                                                   contro l’aborto,  diventa un

                                                   tema ricorrente nei suoi discorsi.

 

                                  1980

                                    22 Marzo

                                                   Riceve il Premio Bharat Ratna

                                                   (Jewel of India) (Gioiello dell’India).

 

                                  1981

                                    26 Giugno

                                                   Fonda il Movimento Corpus Christi

                                                   per sacerdoti diocesani a Roma.

 

                                  1983

                                    Giugno

                                                   E’ ammessa in ospedale, a Roma per precarie condizioni cardiache.

                                    24 Novembre

                                                   Riceve l“Ordine al Merito” dalla Regina Elisabetta.

 

                                  1984

                                    13 Ottobre

                                                   Fonda i Padri Missionari della Carità

                                                   a New York (Co-fondatore: Fr. Joseph, M.C.).

 

                                  1985

                                    24 Dicembre

                                                   Apre la prima casa per malati di AIDS a New York.

 

                                  1986

                                    3 February

                                                   Papa Giovanni Paolo II visita

                                                   Nirmal Hriday aCalcutta.

 

                                  1987

                                    24 Agosto

                                                   Riceve la Medaglia d’Oro del

                                                   Comitato Sovietico della Pace.

 

                                  1988

                                    21 Dicembre

                                                   Fonda la prima missione a Mosca,

                                                   ex U.S.S.R.

 

                                  1989

                                    5 Settembre

                                                   E’ ammessa in ospedale a Calcutta,,

                                                   e sottoposta ad una operazione

                                                   per l’inserimento di un pacemaker.

 

 

Gli Ultimi Anni

                                  1990

                                                   Si dimette dalla carica di uperiora Generale

                                                   ma è rieletta  in Settembre.

                                                   1990 - 1997 sono anni di intensa

                                                   attività, nonostante il peggioramento delle

                                                   condizioni di salute; apre più di

                                                   170 case in tutto il mondo,

                                                   includendo Uganda, Pakistan,

                                                   Slovacchia, Papua New Guinea, Cambogia, Albania,

                                                   Iraq, Germania Ungheria, Honduras, Yemen, U.S.A.,

                                                   Filippine Haiti, Uzbekistan.

 

                                  1991

                                    2 Gennaio

                                                   Scrive una lettera aperta ai Presidenti degli Stati Uniti

                                                   e dell’Iraq per evitare una guerra..

 

                                    Dicembre

                                                   In seguito ad un un attacco cardiaco viene sottoposta

                                                   a una angioplastia negli Stati Uniti USA.

 

                                  1993                                   

                                                   Viene sottoposta ad un intervento cardiaco..

 

                                  1996

                                                   Viene sottoposta ad un ulteriore intervento cardiaco;

                                                   le sue condizioni di salute peggiorano seriamente.

 

                                  1997

                                    13 Marzo

                                                   Sr. Nirmala, M.C. viene eletta per succedere a Madre

                                                   Teresa come Superiora Generale.

 

                                    Maggio-Giugno

                                                   L’ultimo viaggio a Roma, New York, e

                                                   Washington, D.C.

 

                                    5 Giugno

                                                   Riceve la Medaglia d’Oro del Congresso degli Stati Uniti,

                                                   l’ultimo di più di 700 riconoscimenti e onori

                                                   a lei attribuiti durante la sua intera vita.

 

                                    5 Settembre

                                                   Muore nella Casa Madre,

                                                   Calcutta, all’età di 87 anni.

                                    13 Settembre

                                                   Le è concesso un funerale di stato e

                                                   viene sepolta nella Casa Madre.

                                                   Alla sua morte, ci sono

                                                   3,842 sorelle che servono in 594

                                                   case in 120 nazioni,

                                                   363 fratelli attivi in 68 case in 19 nazioni,,

                                                   14 fratelli contemplativi in 4 case in 3 nazioni,

                                                   13 padri in 4 case in 3 nazioni.

 

 

 

La sua eredità spirituale e

Reputazione di Santità

                                  1999

                                    12 Giugno

                                                   Si apre la fase Diocesana

                                                   della Causa per la Beatificazione e

                                                   Canonizzazione di Madre Teresa.

 

                                    26 July

                                                   La sessione di apertura

                                                   dell’Investigazione Diocesana sulla vita,

                                                   virtù e reputazione di santità di Madre Teresa

                                                   Teresa si svolge nella Chiesa di St. Mary's, Calcutta.

 

                                  2003

                                    19 Ottobre

                                                   Papa Giovanni Paolo II dichiara Madre Teresa “Beata

                                                   nella Domenica delle Missioni, a conclusione della settimana celebrativa

                                                   del 25° anniversario del suo pontificato.

                                                   Nel giorno 5 di Settembre viene fissata la sua festa liturgica.

 

                                  2016

                                    4 Settembre

                                                   Papa Francesco canonizza la Beata Madre Teresa

                                                   durante il Giubileo Straordinario della Misericordia.

 

                                   2016

                                    5 Settembre

                                                   La Chiesa universale celebra per la prima volta

                                                   la festa di Santa Teresa.

Santa Teresa di Calcutta, prega per noi !

 

 

 

Testo © Mother Teresa Center of the Missionaries of Charity

 

♦Mother Teresa of Calcutta

 

IMPORTANT DATES

♦Early Years

♦Loreto

♦Beginning of the

Missionaries of Charity

♦The New Congregation

♦Last Years Last Years

♦Her Legacy and Reputation

of Holiness

 

 

 

 

 

Early Years

 

                                           1910

                                                   26 Agosto

                                                   Born Gonxha Agnes Bojaxhiu to Nikola

                                                   and Drana (of Albanian descent) in Skopje,

                                                   present-day Macedonia.

 

                                    27 Agosto

                                                   Receives Baptism in Sacred Heart Church in Skopje.

 

                                                1916

                                    Receives First Communion at the age

                                    of five and a half.

 

                                                   26 Novembre

                                                   Receives the sacrament of Confirmation.

 

                                                1919                                    

                                                   Her father Nikola dies.

 

                                                1910-1923

                                    26 Agosto

                                                   Feels the call to religious life for the first time

                                     at age twelve.

 

 

 

 

Loreto

 

                                                1928

                                    26 Settembre

                                                   Leaves home to enter the Institute of the

                                                   Blessed Virgin Mary (Loreto Sisters) at

                                                   Rathfarnham in Dublin, Ireland.

 

                                    12 Ottobre

                                                   Becomes a Loreto postulant and takes the name

                                                   Teresa (after St. Thérèse of Lisieux).

 

                                    1 Dicembre

                                                   Leaves Ireland by ship for India.

 

                                                1929  

                                               6 Gennaio

                                                   Arrives in Calcutta, India.

 

                                    23 Maggio

                                                   Becomes a novice in Darjeeling, India.

 

                                                1931

                                    25 Maggio

                                                   Profession of first vows as Sister Teresa in Darjeeling.

                                                   Given her first assignment to teach geography and

                                                   catechism in St. Mary's School (Loreto), Calcutta.

 

                                                1935

                                     Additional assignment to St. Teresa's Primary

                                     School (St. Teresa's Church), Calcutta.

 

                                                1942

                                    Aprile

                                                   Makes “a vow to God, binding under [pain of] mortal

                                                   sin, to give to God anything that He Maggio ask,

                                                   ‘Not to refuse Him anything.’”

                                                    “This is what hides everything in me”.

.

 

                                                1944

                                                   Becomes principal of St. Mary's School and put

                                                   in charge of the Daughters of St. Anne (Indian

                                                   religious community affiliated to the Loreto Sisters).

 

 

 

Beginning of the

Missionaries of Charity

 

                                                1946

                                    10 Settembre “Inspiration Day”

                                                   On a train journey from Calcutta to

                                                   Darjeeling, receives the “call within a call”

                                                   to “quench the infinite thirst of Jesus on the Cross

                                                   for love and souls” by “laboring at the salvation and

                                                   sanctification of the poorest of the poor”. This call

                                                   was to give rise to the Missionaries of Charity (MC)

                                                   family.  Begins to receive a series of interior

                                                   locutions that continues until mid-1947.

 

                                                1948

                                    12 Aprile

                                                   Decree of Exclaustration granted by Pope Pius XII -

                                                   permission from the Holy See to leave Loreto in

                                                   order to begin her mission among the poorest of the

                                                   poor in the streets of Calcutta.

 

                                    17 Agosto

                                                   Leaves Loreto, wearing a white, blue-bordered

                                                   sari for the first time, and goes to Patna for a medical

                                                   course with the Medical Mission Sisters as

                                                   preparation for her new mission.

 

                                    9 Dicembre

                                                   Returns to Calcutta and makes an eight-day retreat,

                                                   staying with the Little Sisters of the Poor.

 

                                    21-23 Dicembre

                                                   First days among the poor in Calcutta slums: Taltala

                                                   and Pan Bagan.

 

                                    26 Dicembre

                                                   First visit to Tiljala slums.

 

                                    27-28 Dicembre

                                                   Visits Motijhil slums, gathers children and starts her

                                                   first slum school.

 

                                                1949

                                    26 February

                                                   Moves to the upper floor of the Gomes family house

                                                   at 14 Creek Lane.

 

                                    19 Marzo

                                                   First candidate, Subashini Das (Sr. Agnes, M.C.),

                                                   joins Mother Teresa.

 

 

 

The New Congregation

                                                1950

                                    7 Ottobre

                                                   Society of the Missionaries of Charity Sisters

                                                   - at the time 12 members - officially established

                                                   on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

                                                   as a diocesan congregation in the Archdiocese of

                                                   Calcutta under Archbishop Ferdinand Périer, S.J.

 

                                                   This day, known as “Thanksgiving Day”, is

                                                   commemorated annually by the MC sisters with

                                                   all-day Eucharistic Adoration.

 

                                                   Feast of the Society: 22 Agosto, Immaculate Heart

                                                   of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

 

                                               1951

                                    14 Dicembre

                                                   Receives Indian citizenship.

 

                                                1952

                                    22 Agosto

                                                   Opens first home for the sick and dying,

                                                   Nirmal Hriday (Pure Heart) - “Treasure House” of

                                                   the Congregation -in Kalighat on the feast of the

                                                    Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 

                                               1953

                                    13 Gennaio

                                                   Begins the Sick and Suffering Co-Workers.

 

                                    February

                                                   Moves to present-day Motherhouse at 54A, Lower

                                                   Circular Road (presently A. J. C. Bose Road).

 

                                    Marzo

                                                   First disclosure (to Archbishop Périer) of the “terrible

                                                   darkness within” existing “more or less from the time

                                                   I started ‘the work’ ”.

 

                                    12 Aprile

                                                   Mother Teresa's final profession of vows as an

                                                   MC and first profession of the first ten sisters.

 

                                               1957

                                                   Resolves “to become an apostle of joy to console

                                                   the Sacred Heart of Jesus through joy”.

 

                                               1959

                                    Gennaio

                                                   Starts a center for leprosy sufferers at Titagarh.

 

                                    29 Maggio

                                                   Founds first mission outside Calcutta in Ranchi.

 

                                   1960

                                    Gennaio

                                                   First trip out of India to the convention of the

                                                   National Council of Catholic Women

                                                   in Las Vegas, USA.

 

                                               1961

                                                   After 11 years, “comes to love the darkness”

                                                   realizing  hat it is the spiritual side of her work,

                                                   an identification  with the poorest of the poor,

                                                   the unwanted and unloved.

 

                                  1962

                                    11 Agosto

                                                   Receives first international award, Ramon

                                                   Magsaysay Award, in the Philippines.

 

                                  1963

                                    25 Marzo

                                                   Opens first home for the sick and dying, Nirmal

                                                   Hriday (Pure Heart) - “Treasure House” of the

                                                   Congregation -in Kalighat on the feast of the

                                                    Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 

                                               1965

                                    1 February

                                                   The Missionaries of Charity becomes an institute of

                                                   Pontifical Right, that is, directly under the Pope's

                                                   authority.

 

                                    26 July

                                                   Founds first mission outside India in Cocorote,

                                                   Venezuela.

 

                                               1967-1969

                                                   Opens missions in Colombo (Sri Lanka), Tabora

                                                   (Tanzania), Rome (Italy), Bourke (Australia).

 

                                  1969

                                    29 Marzo

                                                   The Co-Workers of Mother Teresa have their

                                                   Constitutions blessed by Pope Paul VI.

 

                                  1971

                                    6 Gennaio

                                                   Receives Pope John XXIII Peace Prize, presented by

                                                   Pope Paul VI.

 

                                    16 Ottobre

                                                   Receives John F. Kennedy International Award.

 

                                  1972

                                    12 July

                                                   Her mother Drana dies in Tirana, Albania.

 

                                    18 Ottobre

                                                   Receives John F. Kennedy International Award..

 

                                    15 Novembre

                                                   Receives Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International

                                                   Understanding.

 

                                  1973

                                    25 Aprile

                                                   Receives Templeton Prize for “Progress in Religion”.

 

                                  1975

                                                   Celebration of the Silver Jubilee of the Missionaries

                                                   of Charity; the Society numbers over a thousand

                                                   sisters in 85 foundations in 15 countries.

 

                                  1976

                                    25 Giugno

                                                   Founds Missionaries of Charity Contemplative Sisters

                                                   in New York (Co-foundress: Sr. Nirmala, M.C.).

 

                                  1979

                                    19 Marzo

                                                   Founds Missionaries of Charity Contemplative

                                                   Brothers in Rome (Co-founder: Fr. Sebastian, M.C.).

 

 

                                    10 Dicembre

                                                   Receives Nobel Peace Prize

                                                   Respect for every human life,

                                                                   particularly her stance against

                                                                   abortion, becomes a recurrent

                                                                    theme in her speeches.

 

                                  1980

                                    22 Marzo

                                                   Receives Bharat Ratna

                                                   (Jewel of India) Award.

 

                                  1981

                                    26 Giugno

                                                   Founds Corpus Christi Movement for diocesan

                                                   priests in Rome.

 

                                  1983

                                    Giugno

                                                   Hospitalized in Rome for a heart condition.

                                    24 Novembre

                                                   Receives Order of Merit from Queen Elizabeth.

 

                                  1984

                                    13 Ottobre

                                                   Founds Missionaries of Charity Fathers

                                                   in New York (Co-founder: Fr. Joseph, M.C.).

 

                                  1985

                                    24 Dicembre

                                                   Opens first home for AIDS patients in New York.

 

                                  1986

                                    3 February

                                                   Pope John Paul II visits

                                                   Nirmal Hriday in Calcutta.

 

                                  1987

                                    24 Agosto

                                                   Receives Gold Medal of the

                                                   Soviet Peace Committee.

 

                                  1988

                                    21 Dicembre

                                                   Founds first mission in Moscow,

                                                   former U.S.S.R.

 

                                  1989

                                    5 Settembre

                                                   Hospitalized in Calcutta,

                                                   undergoes pacemaker implant surgery.

 

 

 

Last Years

                                  1990

                                                   Resigns as Superior General

                                                   but is re-elected in Settembre.

                                                   1990 - 1997 are years of intense

                                                   activity, even as her health

                                                   deteriorates; opens more than

                                                   170 houses around the world,

                                                   including in Uganda, Pakistan,

                                                   Slovakia, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Albania,

                                                   Iraq, Germany, Hungary, Honduras, Yemen, U.S.A.,

                                                   Philippines Haiti, Uzbekistan.

 

                                  1991

                                    2 Gennaio

                                                   Writes open letter to the presidents of the United

                                                   States and of Iraq to avert war.

 

                                    Dicembre

                                                   Has a heart attack and angioplasty in USA.

 

                                  1993

                                                   Undergoes heart surgery.

 

                                  1996

                                                   Undergoes further heart surgery; health seriously

                                                   deteriorates.

 

                                  1997

                                    13 Marzo

                                                   Sr. Nirmala, M.C. elected to succeed Mother Teresa

                                                   as Superior General.

 

                                    Maggio-Giugno

                                                   Last journey to Rome, New York, and

                                                   Washington, D.C.

 

                                    5 Giugno

                                                   Receives United States Congressional Gold Medal,

                                                   the last of more than 700 awards and honors

                                                   bestowed upon her during her lifetime.

 

                                    5 Settembre

                                                   Dies in Motherhouse,

                                                   Calcutta, at age 87.

                                    13 Settembre

                                                   Given a state funeral and

                                                   buried in Motherhouse.

                                                   At her death, there are

                                                   3,842 sisters serving in 594

                                                   houses in 120 countries,

                                                   363 active brothers in 68 houses in 19 countries,

                                                   14 contemplative brothers in 4 houses in 3 countries,

                                                   13 fathers in 4 houses in 3 countries.

 

 

 

Her Legacy and

Reputation of Holiness

                                  1999

                                    12 Giugno

                                                   Diocesan phase of the Cause of

                                                   Beatification and Canonization of

                                                   Mother Teresa opens.

 

                                    26 July

                                                   Opening session of the Diocesan

                                                   Inquiry into Mother Teresa’s life,

                                                   virtues and reputation of sanctity held in St. Mary's

                                                   Church, Calcutta.

 

                                  2003

                                    19 Ottobre

                                                   Pope John Paul II declares Mother Teresa “Blessed”

                                                   on Mission Sunday, concluding the week-long

                                                   celebration for the 25th anniversary of his pontificate.

                                                   Settembre 5 is established as her liturgical feast.

 

                                  2016

                                    4 Settembre

                                                   Pope Francis Canonized  Blessed Mother Teresa

                                                   during the during this Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy.

 

                                   2016

                                    5 Settembre

                                                   The universal Church celebrated Saint Teresa Teresa

                                                   1st Feast.

Saint Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!

 

 

 

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