Billions of people all over the world know of Mother Teresa. The petite Yugoslavian-born woman was a well-known figure in my childhood. She answered God’s call to found her own religious order, the renowned Missionaries of Charity. To this day the Missionaries of Charity are dedicated to serving the poorest of the poor all over the world. For her work with the poor, sick, and dying, in the slums of India, she would earn praise and accolades – including the Nobel Peace Prize. You can read more about Mother Theresa here.
Today we are sharing two graphics honoring Mother Teresa who will be canonized a saint in the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, September 4th.
Mother Teresa was known for her fondness for The Paradoxical Commandments by Dr. Kent M. Keith. She kept a copy hanging on the wall of her children’s home in Calcutta. Her tireless attitude to “Do Good Anyway” inspires the first graphic we are sharing with you. You may download it for your personal use here.
We are also sharing a special Mother Teresa quote formatted to be a lock screen for an iPhone or iPad. We have designed these to share with you for your personal use. The iPhone version is here and the iPad version is here.
The story behind this particular Mother Teresa quote occurred the night she received the Nobel Peace Prize. She was asked what we should do to promote peace in the world and she responded with, “Go home and love your family.” When I initially started working on this design project, I initially thought I would make the quote into an office poster. Even though I am a stay-at-home mom it is hard for me to “stop working.” This Mother Teresa quote is a gentle exhortation that our biggest duty is to simply love our families. I then decided I would make this a lockscreen wallpaper for my iPad to remind me to focus on that which is most important. I hope these graphics are useful and inspiring for you!
I had a lot of fun designing this today while my children were doing their schoolwork next to me! I hope to have a masculine lock screen to share with you soon. In the meantime, leave any feedback below as I am new to digital design.
I feel that I could write a chapter on the influence of sewing and motherhood…