Through this congregation, Mother Teresa started an open-air school in the Calcutta slums, a hospice, medical centers and a leper colony. Mother Teresa did not write the words, though; that honor goes to a man named Kent M. Keith, who called them “the Paradoxical Commandments.” Keith was a sophomore in college when he wrote the words for the book, The Silent Revolution: Dynamic Leadership in the Student Council, published by Harvard Student Agencies in 1968, according to his website. Keith writes that the version Mother Teresa posted in Calcutta actually read like this: ANYWAY In 2003, he certified the first miracle attributed to Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa (August 26, 1910–September 5, 1997) founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Catholic order of nuns dedicated to helping the poor. However, many people remember her for what is often called the “do it anyway” poem/prayer. Mother Teresa, — MargaretLangstaffEd. She founded a new sisterhood, Missionaries of Charity. Initial Work in India Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. Following her death on September 5, 1997, many of … Becoming a Saint In 1985, she opened a home in New York called Gift of Love for those suffering from HIV/AIDS. (Getty) Mother Teresa, who will become a … Give the world the best you have Many people post the poem on social media: #Mother Teresa's adapted version of Keith M Kent's 'do it anyway' sums up a great way to approach 2015. One widely circulated revision of Keith’s original words has an unknown author. Keith writes that Mother Teresa posted a version of the poem on the wall of a children’s home in Calcutta, this was mentioned in a book about her, and the rest is history. If you do good, people will accuse you of She worked primarily in India to provide comfort and care for the poor, sick and dying. Is the Coronavirus Crisis Increasing America's Drug Overdoses? (@LangstaffEditor) August 19, 2016. The good you do will be forgotten tomorrow, (Getty). Mother Teresa and her helpers built homes for orphans, nursing homes for lepers and hospices for the terminally ill in Calcutta. As a teenager, she first felt the draw of mission work. And you’ll get kicked in the teeth, Nobel Peace Prize After living in Skopje for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life. Keith is also the author of several books. selfish, ulterior motives, HELP PEOPLE ANYWAY She was born in Skopje (now the capital of North Macedonia), then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire. People really need help Begun in Calcutta, India, the Missionaries of Charity grew to help the poor, dying, orphans, lepers, and AIDS sufferers in more than 100 countries. The Nobel Prize committee noted her "work in bringing help to suffering humanity" as its motivation for giving her the award. She founded the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic congregation of women dedicated to the poor, and was canonized as a saint in 2016. That's where she took the name of the patron saint of missionaries but opted for the Spanish spelling of the name. She spent many years in Calcutta, India where she founded the Missionaries of Charity, a religious congregation devoted to helping those in great need. but may attack you if you help them, #Resolutions, — Mauli Rituals (@MAULI_RITUALS) January 1, 2015.