|One Voice Never Forgotten...||
Mother Teresa was an extraordinary servant to humanity, which had been since her childhood. Unfortunately, in 1919, when Mother had nine years of age, her father had died. While the cause of his death remains uncertain, many have conjectured that his political enemies poisoned him. With this event, the circumstances of the family had changed radically. In the aftermath of her father's death, Mother Teresa had become very close with her mother, Drana Bojaxhiu. Her mother, profoundly religious, often took Mother Teresa with her to church, where she distributed food and clothing to the needy. Mother Teresa had seemed more committed to the church and to helping others. They prayed together in church and at home, and they continued being generous to others. The family had given clothing to the needy and shared their meals with the less fortunate. In her later years, Mother Teresa recollected the moment during which she helped her mother bathe the wounds of an alcoholic woman. When Mother Teresa had twelve years of age, she had chosen the path that would lead her to impact the world. In addition to the influence of her mother's devotion to philanthropy, on September 10, 1946, while riding a train to Darjeeling, Mother Teresa had experienced "a call within a call." The words of God had prompted Mother Teresa to dedicate herself to society as a humanitarian, essentially becoming a nun.