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Mother Teresa

Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

Mother Teresa1919-1997




-The indian Government awarded Mother Teresa the Padma Shri, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding and Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.-In 1971, she was awarded the first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize for "her work with the poor, display of Christian charity and efforts for peace."-In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize

-Even though she lived to be 87 she has never seen her sister or her mother ever since she left to Ireland-She opened the "House of the Dying" where she could take care of patients-She learned English in Ireland-Mother Teresa learned how to speak Bengali and Hindi-She suffered from lung, heart, and kidney problems which eventually led to her death-One of her final and humble words were "by blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus."-Mother Teresa founded a religious group called the Missionaries of Charity in 1950-Over the 1950s and 1960s, she formed a leper colony, an orphanage, a nursing home, a family clinic and a bunch of health clinics.

Mother Teresa's quotes always get me in a good mood and I hope you enjoy too!

Mother Teresa feeds a kid in Calcutta

Wait what did she do?

Mother Teresa was born on August 26, 1910 as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia. Agnes was the last of three children. Her parents were Nikola and Dranafile Bojaxhiu who were both Albanian. She was later baptized on the next day after she was born. Her family was deeply devoted to the Catholic church. In 1919, Dranafile, Agnes' dad, suddenly fell ill and died when she was only eight years old. Over the years, Agnes spent a lot of time with her mother. At the age of twelve, Agnes felt her first calling to religious life. Later on, when she was eighteen, she moved to Ireland where she would become a nun and join the Loreto Sisters of Dublin. This was where she took the name Sister Mary Teresa after deciding to be named after Saint Therese of Lisieux. She then traveled to Darjeeling, India where she would later spend most of her life and make her First Proffession of Vows. In the year 1937 she finally took the title of Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa had a "call within a call" in 1946 and it changed her life forever when she decided to move to the slums of the Himalayan foothills to serve the poor.

“It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love is put in the giving.”~Mother Teresa


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