[2013] lauren bui: Mother Teresa

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[2013] lauren bui: Mother Teresa

Agnes was born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia, she was then baptized the day after she was born. Her family was a devoted Catholic Family, her mom Nikola Bojaxhiu being deeply involved in a local church. In 1919, when Agnes was only 8 years old her father, Dranafile Bojaxhiu suddenly became severly ill and died. She attended a primary school ran by the religious community, and then in middle school/high school she went to a state ran school. As a young girl, she sang in the local choir and often sang solos. At the age of 12 Agnes felt her first calling to a religious life. Six years later at the age of 18 she decided to become a nun and set off to Ireland to Join the Loreto Sisters of Dublin. It was then she took the name Sister Mary Teresa after Saint Therese of Lisieux.



Birthdate- August 26,1910 Death- September 5, 1997 Career-NunEducation-Institute of the blessed Virgin MaryPlace of Birth-Skyopje, MacedoniaPlace of Death-Calcutta India

Founder of the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, an organization of Roman Catholic of women dedicated to helping the poor.Was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 in December.She was also awarded the Jewel of India, the highest honor that is granted on Indian civillians.

Places Served

She became a saint due to her service to the poor which inspired multiple people to follow after her.

Early Life

Mother of Teresa

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

Ireland-Loreto Sisters of DublinDarjeeling, India-First Profession of VowsCalcutta, India-Teached at Saint Mary's High School for GirlsCalcutta, India-Missionaries of Charity

Why shes a saint

"The worst poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved" ~ Mother of Teresa


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