Mother Teresa left behind a legacy of forty-five hundred sisters, four hundred brothers, and countless spiritual workers, missionaries, and volunteers in whose hearts and work her spirit lives on. It is possible that no one person has ever received more awards and honors than Mother Teresa. Always one to practice deep humility, Mother Teresa was reluctant to be single out and given such honors. A living example of the motto “The more you give away the more you receive.”(2:25)
In 2002 the pope recognized Mother Teresa’s healing of an Indian woman as the miracle needed to beatify her, to declare her to have attained the blessedness of heaven and to add her to the Roll of the Bless. On October 19, 2003 Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Mother Teresa brought to the world a great and living lesson in joyful and selfless love (5:23). Mother Teresa died long time ago but she still lives in the heart of the people.