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Blessed Teresa of Calcutta v2
July 18, 2015

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Not all of us can do great things but we can do small things with great love.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Canonized Saint December 17, 2015 by Pope Francis)

Leaders always aim to do great things, which are noble, but in the pursuit of such ambition, we forget about the reason why we want to do great things. Why do we want to achieve them? Do we do if for ourselves or for the love of going through the journey and the people we lead? Apparently, there are leaders who miss this point because they want success so badly. They become abrasive, selfish and unforgiving.

Reginald Brownette with Mother Teresa
Reginald Brownette (far left) with Mother Teresa (fourth from right) in Bourke, New South Wales, Australia – Photo by Brownette Family (

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta also known as Mother Teresa once said that God didn’t choose her to be successful but to serve. However, she built a congregation which has over 5,000 sisters serving across the globe. She, along with her followers, provided home to the ostracized people with Leprosy and AIDS. This kind of work we find uncomfortable or risky but she was able to endure this great sacrifice, no matter what the odds were, because she loved.

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Fran Saguindang Riego de Dios, MS has been in training and leadership development for more than a decade now. In earning her Master of Science in Biology degree, she joined the College of Science and Mathematics faculty of MSU-IIT and published her studies in Asia Life and Philippine Scientists Journals. For her, moving into the corporate world felt odd at first but with the scientific method and discipline in her backpack, it has become a fulfilling experience. You may also visit her personal Science Blog Site at Live Well. She also enjoys music (sings and plays the piano) and art (portrait sketch).
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