The Order of the White Moon Goddess Gallery Presents



Saint Teresa of Calcutta



A Level III Final Project for The Sacred Three Goddess School

by Priestess Sage Moonmaiden



(©2020. All original material in this work is under copyright protection and is the intellectual property of the author.)


Mother Teresa




I read the project description to choose a goddess or a person that represents the goddess to do my final project on. I instantly knew I would choose Mother Teresa. I grew up in a pagan family of Hungarian Gypsy women. When I was four years old, I fell in love with Mother Teresa and felt strongly that I wanted to be her. I would run around with jeans on my head saying I wanted to be married to our goddess and serve the people with love and kindness the way she had. When I was in elementary school, I would always choose her as my idol for papers and projects, so naturally here I am again honored to write about this woman, as she is the reason, I chose this path.

No, she is not of my faith and no she is not by faith matriarchal, however I find that the path she chose in her own right embodied the mother.



“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has yet com. We have Only today. Let us begin.”

Mother Teresa


Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojahiu in Skopje, Macedonia, now in the Republic of North Macedonia. She was baptized August 27th, 1910 and claims this as her birthday. She was born the youngest of three children to Nikola and Drana Bojaxhiu. Her father died when she was just eight years old, leaving her mother to raise the three children.  At the age of eighteen, she chose the life of a missionary and left home to join the institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Ireland also known as the Sisters of Lerato. She would be known there as Sister Mary Teresa. After four months there she left to move to India and made her first Profession of Vows in Calcutta in May of 1931 and was assigned to teach at the St. Mary’s School for girls. She later went on to become the school’s principal in 1944. She spent 20 years at Lerato and was there noted for her hard work, unselfishness, courage and natural talent for organization.

      On September 10th of 1946 on her way to Darjeeling for annual retreat, Mother Teresa experienced what she called her “call within a call”. She said that she experienced a divine intervention to devote herself to the sickest and the poorest of people. After Her calling she moved to the slums after lobbying for a year and a half to her convent to pursue her calling. She went on to learn basic medicine and wandered out into the streets of Calcutta’s slums. It was that August she first put on the blue and white sari she would wear the rest of her life.

She convinced the government to donate to her cause, and they donated a decapitated building which she used as a home for the dying. She began open-air schools and In October 1950, she received recognition for a new congregation, which was mostly made up of former teacher and students from St Mary’s School.

Donations poured in from around India as she gained more and more recognition for her efforts, which allowed her to expand. Over the next ten years she would go onto establish a leper colony, and orphanage, a nursing home, a family clinic, and mobile health clinics. Her first trip to the United states was in 1971 when she came to New York City to open her first American house of charity. In 1982 she traveled to Beirut, Lebanon, where she would secretly cross between Christian and Muslim Beirut to aid children of both areas. Three years later she would travel back to the USA and opened Gift of Love, a home for those infected with HIV and Aids. AT the time of her death she had over 4,000 missionaries and thousands of more volunteers all around the world. She died September 5th,1997. September 5th is honored as her feast day.

                                    Her Achievements and Honors

1971-Pope Paul VI gave her the inaugural Pope John XXIII Peace Prize

1973-Templeton Prize

1976-received Pacem in Terris Award

1979- received Nobel Peace Prize

1982-appointed honorary Companion of the Order of Australia

1983-United Kingdom and United States gave her many awards which lead to the Order of Merit

1994- Albania gave her the Golden Honour of the Nation

1996- honorary citizenship of the United States



There is much controversy surrounding the good deeds Mother Teresa has done and her beliefs about women and especially women’s rights. She spoke against things such as abortion and was very committed to patriarchal ways. While this does go against my own beliefs, these do not deter me from my admiration to this woman. She was as equally devoted to her higher power as I am to mine, and her need to help those in need was very inspiring to the world. She was said to not have always felt her god and that she feared he may have left her for some time. Nonetheless she continued the work of selflessness, compassion and unconditional love the only way she knew how, and the world took notice.

         “If we judge people, we have no time to love them”- Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa smiling


                                      About Her Sari

Mother Teresa chose a simple sari and opted out of her traditional Habit to show the poor that she was simple and like them. It also was more practical considering the Calcutta climate. The sari is white cotton with three blue bands. These blue bands represent the three vows taken by her missionaries. Initially the nuns would each get about three saris, but as their work became more intense the need for more saris became greater. The eventually bought their own loom and started making them since buying the saris in bulk proved to be difficult. The novices of the missionary wear an all whit sari without the three bands. After four years of formation, and after they have taken their vows, they receive their white and blue sari.

Each blue band represents a vow taken by the nuns during their four years of formation. The first band represents Poverty, the second band Obedience and the third Chastity and Wholehearted service to the poorest of the poor.

                                           Prayer Ritual

Colors – White and Blue

3 Blue candles and one white

Sage to cleanse and purify the space and mind

Rose quartz to honor love and an open heart

Wear white to symbolize purity and humility

Moon water to cleanse the body


Set up the altar and cleanse the area with the sage. Use the moon water and cleanse the rose quartz.

Call the quarter and the elements to protect you and keep out anything unwanted. Honor Mother Teresa with the symbol of the cross either physically or drawn in the air.

Light the candles and hold the rose quartz.

Call Saint Teresa of Calcutta and pray to her for strength to heal others, for the ability to stay humble and to release ego and for her healing love to help us overcome our own illnesses.

Pray to the goddess

Mother thank you for creating a human representation of unconditional love and compassion. We hope to honor you with the same will and drive to heal others and ourselves. Release all that does not serve this intention and release our own ego so that we may be open to all that may need our help. Let this be so.

Give thanks to the goddess, Saint Teresa, elements and the quarters. Close the circle.


Mother Teresa - Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.






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