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Carole Spandau

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Anaheim, CA - United States

Congrats on your sale Carole! It is truly awesome! v/f

Middleton, ID - United States

Tremendous, and inspiring. Thank you.

Annemasse, B9 - France

powerful painting

Mesquite, TX - United States

Carole, what a lovely portrait of a great woman of God. Excellent work!!

Lively, ON - Canada

Carole, you've done a wonderful job on this! Mother Teresa was certainly a wonderful lady, and embodied the sentiment in the old song "to be His hands extended" to a hurting world!

Falls Church, Va - United States

Only a real artist can paint an old person and you did justice to mother Teresa potrait

Albuquerque, NM - United States

One of my favorites..so beautiful..ty for sharing this beautiful painting with the world..I love it.

Thornhill, On - Canada

Great portrait..how great she was.

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Mother Teresa

Artist

Carole Spandau

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Painting - Oil On Canvas

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On 10 September 1946, Teresa experienced what she later described as "the call within the call" while traveling by train to the Loreto convent in Darjeeling from Calcutta for her annual retreat. "I was to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them. It was an order. To fail would have been to break the faith." As one author later noted, "Though no one knew it at the time, Sister Teresa had just become Mother Teresa".

She began her missionary work with the poor in 1948, replacing her traditional Loreto habit with a simple white cotton sari decorated with a blue border. Mother Teresa adopted Indian citizenship, spent a few months in Patna to receive a basic medical training in the Holy Family Hospital and then ventured out into the slums.Initially she started a school in Motijhil (Calcutta); soon she started tending to the needs of the destitute and starving. In the beginning of 1949 she was joined in her effort by a group of young women and laid the foundations to create a new religious community helping the "poorest among the poor".She wrote in her diary:

Our Lord wants me to be a free nun covered with the poverty of the cross. Today I learned a good lesson. The poverty of the poor must be so hard for them. While looking for a home I walked and walked till my arms and legs ached. I thought how much they must ache in body and soul, looking for a home, food and health. Then the comfort of Loreto [her former order] came to tempt me. 'You have only to say the word and all that will be yours again,' the Tempter kept on saying ... Of free choice, my God, and out of love for you, I desire to remain and do whatever be your Holy will in my regard. I did not let a single tear come.


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