True North

from the life of Mother Teresa

By the age of 18, Agnes [Gonxha Bojaxhiu, Mother’s name in the world] had decided to become a missionary nun.

Father Jambrekovic, S.J., her pastor, encouraged her to follow her heart, saying that if the thought of serving God and His people filled her with joy, it was the right path for her. He compared joy to a compass, pointing the way to one’s true vocation.

Mother Teresa, by Maya Gold, 2008