A Mother Teresa scholar from the UK has explained the epiphany moment in the life of two Albanian ‘national heroes’ who lived 600 years apart.
According to Matters India, India’s Complete Socioeconomic & Religious News https://mattersindia.com , in the Zoom Talk on November 23, Mother Teresa author and scholar from Birmingham University, UK, himself an Albanian, Dr Gezim Alpion explored the lives and careers of Gjergj Kastrioti (1405-1468), known mostly by the name Skanderbeg, and Mother Teresa (1910-1997), née Gonxhe Agnes Bojaxhiu, from an ethno-spiritual perspective.
The host was President of the Albanian Australian Community Association Sezar Jakupi.
Alpion is considered the “most authoritative English-language author” on St Teresa of Calcutta, “the founder of Mother Teresa Studies,” and “one of the most intelligent and acute observers on the subject of Albanian culture.”
These two prominent persons from Albanian history, Skanderbeg and Mother Teresa, said Alpion, “gave moral boost to the Albanians in the difficult moment of their national history.” Alpion says both Skanderbeg and Mother Teresa had the turning point of their lives at age 37.
Gjergj Kastrioti, known as Skanderbeg, was an Albanian nobleman and military commander who led a rebellion against the Ottoman Empire in what is today Albania, North Macedonia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia. A member of the noble Kastrioti family, he was sent as a hostage to the Ottoman court.
Mother Teresa née Gonxhe Agnes Bojaxhiu, revered in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje, then part of the Kosovo Vilayet of the Ottoman Empire.née Gonxhe Agnes Bojaxhiu.
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SOURCE: Assist News