Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa


Martin Doblmeier: What do you look for when a young girl thinks she wants to join your order?

Mother Teresa: I look for in her if she has health of mind and body, if she has plenty of common sense, the ability to learn how to love, how to pray, how to learn languages, and also if she has cheerful disposition. These are the four things I look for. The rest can be acquired.

About the interview...

In August 1980, Mother Teresa made her first trip to the United States after winning the Nobel Prize for Peace. The Sisters tried to keep their founder’s first visit to New York a secret but dozens of people gathered that August day outside the convent in the heart of the South Bronx. Martin Doblmeier received a special invitation from the Sisters to meet Mother Teresa that day, to be the first and only journalist to speak to her on this first trip to the U.S.

“We met in the garden beside the convent and videotaped an interview for national television. It was a moment I will cherish forever.” —Martin Doblmeier (President and Founder, Journey Films)


I know God will not give me anything I cant handle. I just wish He didnt trust me so much.

~Mother Teresa

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Biographical Note: 

Mother Teresa was a Catholic nun of Albanian ethnicity and Indian citizenship, who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1979. She was beatified on Oct. 19, 2003 by Pope John Paul II.