Mother Teresa Facts by Savannah

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born on 26th August 1910,

Mother Teresa’s birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.

At the age of 18 she became a nun in Ireland and chose the name of sister Teresa, in memory of Saint Therese of Lisieux.

Mother Teresa is famous all over the world for her work with the poor in India.

She trained as a teacher and became principal of a high school in Calcutta in India.

Mother Teresa received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

mother teresa facts by kaiden

1. Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born Aug. 26, 1910, in Macedonia to a financially comfortable Albanian family (they owned two houses, one of which they lived in). Her father died when she was 8, ending her family’s financial security.

2. Agnes was fascinated with missionaries from an early age, and by 12 she knew that she would commit herself to a religious vocation.

3. When she was 18, Agnes left home and joined the Sisters of Loreto in Rathfarnham, Ireland.

4. Although she lived to be 87, she never saw her mother or sister again after the day she left for Ireland.

5. After a year learning English in Ireland, Agnes transferred to the Sisters of Loreto convent in Darjeeling, India.

 

Mother Teresa by Hannah

  • Her original name was Agnes Gonxha  Bojaxhiu
  • Agnes was born in August 26th  1910, Macedonia
  • Her father died when she was only 8 years old
  • When Agnes was 12 she knew that she would commit herself to religious vocation
  • At 18 Agnes left home to Ireland
  • She took her vows as nun choosing the name Teresa to honour Saints Therese of Lisieux and Teresa of Avila
  • In 1946 Teresa  travelled to Darjeeling  on that journey she realised what her true calling was “I heard the call to give up all and follow Christ into the slums to serve him along the poorest of poor.”
  • It took two years of preparation before she was able to begin doing the work she  felt compelled
  • One of her first projects  was to teach children to read and write by writing in the dirt
  • In addition, she promoted literacy and taught the children basic hygiene
  • Her word, began to spread people started knowing her even people volunteering to help
  • She opened a hospice for the poor and home suffers of leprosy
  • Mother Teresa was honoured with many awards throughout her life
  • These awards were such as Indian Padma Shri ,Peace prize ,Albania’s golden honour of the nation and the Nobel peace prize
  • She refused the traditional Noble honour banquet ,instead requesting that the $192,000 budget be given to help the poor of India
  • Her work continued for the rest of her life

Facts about Mother Teresa by Sadie

IMG_0630Mother Teresa was born on 27th August 1910.  She chose the day she was baptised as her birthday because this was more important to her. Her birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu and she was born in Macedonia. When she was 18 she went to Ireland and became a nun. Also in Ireland she chose the name Sister Teresa. Mother Teresa is famous for her work in India with the poor. For over 45 years she looked after the poor, sick, orphaned and dying. Sadly, Teresa died in September 1997.  She was made a saint in September 2016.

Mother Teresa facts By Ruby

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born on on 27 August 1910.She always wrote her birthday as the 27  August because that was the day of her baptism which was always more important to her than her birth .Mother Teresa was a Roman Catholic  nun who devoted her life serving the poor and destitute around the world. Mother Teresa listened to Gods calling and did exactly what he said. Mother Teresa was  definatly similar to Sean .

Facts about Mother Teresa By Malik.

Mother Teresa is from Skopje, Macedonia. Mother Teresa, formally known as Blessed Teresa.She was a catholic nun.Mother Teresa worked with the poor people.Mother Teresa was entrusted with the mission of proclaiming God’s thirsting love for humanity. Mother Teresa was certainly like Sean Devereux because she acted like him and gave her life for poor children like Sean.

By Malik.

Mother Teresa facts by Emma

Mother Teresa was born on the 26th of August 1910 in Skopje,Macedonia(FYRDM).Later she cosidered the 27th as her “true birthday,”the day she was baptized.
One of her quotes was”If you judge people you have no time to love them.
Spread love everywhere you go.Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.

Mother Teresa facts by Eliza

Mother Teresa was born on August 26th 1910. She acted like Sean Deveruex in many ways including putting others first and helping others. She died in 1997, September 5 Th. She died sadly with congestive heart failure in Kolkata,  India. Her father unfortunately died when she was eight years old , ending her family’s financial security. She was born in Albania and became a nun at the age of 18. She became a nun in 1928 and travelled to Ireland  to join the ‘Sisters of Loreto ‘ in Dublin, Ireland. Mother Teresa is now a famous saint.

Facts About Mother Teresa – By Alice

Mother Teresa was an Albanian-Indian, Roman Catholic Nun and Missionary.

Born in Skopje, Macedonia on the 26th August 1910, Mother Teresa is known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. She lived in Macedonia until the age of 18, before moving to Ireland and then to India where she lived most of her life. At the age of thirty six, Mother Teresa felt the call from God to help the poor and suffering in India. Her work was very difficult and she often went hungry herself while trying to help other people who were suffering, but she never gave up. She was an amazing role model to others.

In 1950 she started a charity know as The Missionaries of Charity  to help the hungry, the homeless, the sick and the blind. Through her hard work and dedication, she was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

Sean Devereux was like Mother Teresa in many ways. He worked as an aid worker and a missionary in Somalia, dedicating his life to helping other, just as she had done. Sadly he was killed in 1993, while working for the charity UNICEF. Because of his kind work and dedication to helping people in need, he has become an important role model, just like mother Teresa.