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.
Mother Teresa Biography
As the Missionaries of Charity grew under Mother's leadership, they expanded their ministry to other countries. By the s she had become internationally well known as an advocate for the poor and helpless, due in part to a movie and book, Something Beautiful for God by Malcolm Muggeridge. She did not think women had the right to have abortions and said "The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? Mother Teresa received criticism over the years, especially in recent years as debate about sex and abortion grew. Christopher Hitchens says that, instead of trying to help the poor, she encouraged them to endure pain and continue to suffer. She was a friend of poverty. She said that suffering was a gift from God".
Nun and missionary Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, devoted her life to caring for the sick and poor. Her order established a hospice; centers for the blind, aged and disabled; and a leper colony. She died in September and was beatified in October In December , Pope Francis recognized a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa, clearing the way for her to be canonized on September 4, Mother Teresa at a hospice for the destitute and dying in Kolkata Calcutta , India, Mother Teresa was born on August 26, , in Skopje, the current capital of the Republic of Macedonia. The following day, she was baptized as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.
Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born Aug. Agnes was fascinated with missionaries from an early age, and by 12 she knew that she would commit herself to a religious vocation. Although she lived to be 87, she never saw her mother or sister again after the day she left for Ireland. Sister Teresa began teaching history and geography in Calcutta at St. She remained there for 15 years and enjoyed the work, but was distressed by the poverty she saw all around her.
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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.
The Roman Catholic nun called Mother Teresa received the Nobel peace prize in for helping to relieve the sufferings of the poor. She was especially active in the slums of Calcutta now Kolkata , India. Less than 20 years after she died, Mother Teresa was named a saint of the Roman Catholic church. She was born on August 27, , in Skopje, Macedonia. Her birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.
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. She attended public school in Skopje, and first showed religious interests as a member of a school society that focused on foreign missions groups that travel to foreign countries to spread their religious beliefs.