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Mother Teresa by DemiIt is not how much we do but how much love
we put in the doing
that makes our offering
something beautiful for God.
-- MOTHER TERESA
Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910, Mother Teresa was called to a religious life at a young age and began her novitiate in 1928. She took the name Teresa after Saint Teresa of Lisieux, the patroness of missionaries, and dedicated her entire life to helping the poorest of the poor in India and, later, throughout the world.
Founder of the Missionaries of Charity in 1950, she came to be known as Mother Teresa and oversaw thousands of nuns as they ministered to the poor, the starving, and the dying.
Mother Teresa was the recipient of many of the worlds most prestigious humanitarian awards, including the United States Medal of Honor and the Nobel Peace Prize. She died in Calcutta, India, in 1997 and was beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 19, 2003. In his homily the pope said, Let us praise the Lord for this diminutive woman in love with God, a humble Gospel messenger and a tireless benefactor of humanity. In her we honor one of the most important figures of our time. Let us welcome her message and follow her example.
Blessed by Pope John Paul II himself, Demis Mother Teresa is a glorious biography of one of the most beloved women of our time -- a woman whose actions and words will inspire us all.
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After living in Skopje for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India , where she lived for most of her life. In , Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity , a Roman Catholic religious congregation that had over 4, nuns and was active in countries in It also runs soup kitchens , dispensaries, mobile clinics, children's and family counselling programmes, as well as orphanages and schools. Members take vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience , and also profess a fourth vow—to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor. She was canonised on 4 September , and the anniversary of her death 5 September is her feast day.
She made the decision to leave her family and become a nun at the young age of 18 with the desire to be a teacher. She traveled to Ireland and then later to India for her novitiate period. The order was dedicated to teaching the girls of some of the poorest Bengali families and it was here that Mother Teresa learned to speak both Hindi and Bengali. Her hopes as a teacher was to help to eliminate the poverty of the girls through education. She continued to teach in the school and in became the school principal and she was loved by many for her kindness and devotion to education.
She was born on August 26, , in Macedonia. She belonged to a family that was financially secured. Her parents were Kosovo-Albanians. She was fascinated with missionaries from an early age and she decided to commit herself to a religious vocation. She left her home when she was only 18 years old to join the Sisters of Loreto in Rathfarnham, Dublin in Ireland. She took her vows as a nun in
Mother Teresa's devotional work among the poor and dying of India won her the Nobel Prize for Peace in She is also known as the founder of the only Catholic religious order still growing in membership. At the time of her birth Skopje was located within the Ottoman Empire, a vast empire controlled by the Turks in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Agnes was the last of three children born to Nikola and Dranafile Bojaxhiu, Albanian grocers. When Agnes was nine years old, her happy, comfortable, close-knit family life was upset when her father died.