My third portrait was of Mother Teresa. The first being my Father and the second of President Obama. Mother Teresa was such an inspirational person to so many. This piece is called “Mother Teresa of Calcutta” because although she wasn’t Indian, she lived in Calcutta, which became her home for the many and many years that she worked and helped the underprivileged in India. She worked tirelessly for the poor. She gave of her self so that she could alleviate someone’s hardship in whatever small way. And because of that, I was inspired to create and art piece of Saint Teresa.
Mother Teresa was the founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to helping the poor. She was awarded the Jewel of India, the highest honor given to Indian civilians. In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work for helping to alleviate the suffering to humanity. She was considered one of the greatest humanitarians of the 20th century, and was canonized as Saint Teresa of Calcutta in 2016 by Pope Francis, held in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City.
With that I leave you with this quote:
Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. -Mother Teresa