A brief way of looking into Mother Teresa’s life through her handwriting. We all know that she was a great person, someone who would be missed and this article is a tribute to her and her never ending love for humanity.
At the age of twelve, Mother Teresa felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ. At the age of eighteen she left her parental home in Skopje and joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish community of nuns with missions in India. On October 7, 1950, Mother Teresa received permission from the Holy See to start her own order, “The Missionaries of Charity”, whose primary task was to love and care for those persons nobody was prepared to look after. For her work with the poor around the world she received the 1979 Noble Peace Prize and 1971 Pope John XXIII Peace Prize and India’sJawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding in 1972. Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997.
Mother Teresa’s handwriting tells us that she was a person who had high ideas and the ability to achieve them. This fragile looking woman has given some very tough arguments and fought for what she believed to be right. (Shown in her P’s and high t- bars). She was an intelligent person who had the ability to pick up quickly on people and situations and find solutions to their problems. Her clear and well formed writing tell us how balanced her personality was and how clear she was about the outcome she expected of a situation. Her slightly rightward slant indicates a warm and caring person who would be sympathetic by nature but at the same time keep her head firmly on her shoulders and take whatever decisions she felt were necessary for the good of all. The woman had high level of determination (shown in the down strokes of the letter “y”) and an open mind to take in other peoples thinking but also the ability to know what could be acceptable and what wouldn’t. Her strokes are firm, and the endings are solid, indicating a decisive manner along with being a fast writer which indicates a person who has ready answers to every occurrence.
Her handwriting tells us that she was a honest and straight forward person but would like to keep her opinions to herself unless someone asks for them or the need to express them arises. Her high t-bars indicate the high level of vision she had and the absence of lead in strokes indicate that she wanted people to take her and her work seriously. She had already decided as to how she wanted to spend her life serving the poor and needy and nothing would have been able to drift her from her chosen path.
“I try to give to the poor people for love what the rich could get for money. No, I wouldn’t touch a leper for a thousand pounds; yet I willingly cure him for the love of God”.