St Teresa Healing Oil (Patron of Calcutta)
St Teresa Patron Calcutta the remarkable woman who be known as Mother Teresa began life named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, the youngest child born to Nikola and Drane Bojaxhiu.
Receiving her First Communion at the age of five, she confirmed in November 1916.
Her father died while she only eight years old leaving her family in financial straits.
Gonxha’s religious formation assisted by the vibrant Jesuit parish of the Sacred Heart in which she very involved as a youth.
Subsequently moved to pursue missionary work, Gonxha left her home in September 1928 at the age of 18 to join the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known as the Sisters of Loreto, in Ireland.
She received the name Sister Mary Teresa after St. Therese of Lisieux. In December of 1929, she departed for her first trip to India, arriving in Calcutta.
After making her First Profession of Vows in May 1931. Sister Teresa assigned to the Loreto Entally community in Calcutta and taught at St. Mary’s School for girls.
Sister Teresa made her Final Profession of Vows. On May 24, 1937, becoming, as she said, the “spouse of Jesus” for “all eternity.” From that time on she called Mother Teresa.